The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) recently held its 34th virtual convocation ceremony, awarding students from various programs 2,37,844 degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Virtually nine medals were awarded to deserving students at the ceremony. Around 55 PhDs and 13 MPhil certificates have been awarded to students who have been successful in various fields. On this occasion, the students stood out and out of a total of 29 medals, 21 were awarded to female students and of the total number of doctorates and master’s degrees awarded, 37 were awarded to female students.
Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, Minister of Education, underlined in his speech the need to offer an education that can make you independent. He said it was the culmination of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which integrates vocational training and brings constructive changes to the education system.
To achieve the goal of a 50% gross enrollment rate (TBM) by 2035, IGNOU must make a decisive contribution, he added.
IGNOU Vice Chancellor Nageshwar Rao said the university has provided uninterrupted academic support to students through digital technology through its network of 56 regional centers and 21 schools. He noted that in addition to the online sessions of the regional centers during the pandemic, the IGNOU faculty organized more than 300 sessions on Facebook.