Srinagar: Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Regional Centre, Srinagar on Wednesday held its 27th Convocation at College of Education here.
Acting Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir Prof. Meraj-ud-Din Mir was the Guest of Honour and the convocation was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Shah. As many as 6500 degrees were awarded to learners in different disciplines.
The main highlight of the convocation was the three gold medals awarded to Tariq Ahmad Bhat of district Kupwara for securing first position in Political Science. Besides the students the convocation was attended by large number of Principals of different Degree Colleges, IGNOU Coordinators, Counsellors, academicians and other eminent personalities. Prof Mir in his address said that the IGNOU is doing great service in the field of distance education by providing the higher education to the people of the country and abroad.
Prof Mir explained the importance of distance education in higher education for a vast country like India. He appreciated various innovations in ODL system and their effective implementations in IGNOU for promoting student support services.
The Deputy Commissioner in his presidential address highlighted some of the main activities of IGNOU, Regional Centre Srinagar and praised the work done by the centre especially for the Kashmir division. He also appreciated increase in enrolment in different disciplines by IGNOU, Regional Centre, Srinagar.
The Regional Director IGNOU, Regional Centre, Srinagar Dr. Nurul Hasan presented a detailed and comprehensive report about IGNOU Srinagar highlighting the activities of the Regional Centre, Srinagar in Kashmir including Leh and Kargil. He also informed that more IGNOU study centres are in the process of establishment in the far flung areas of Kashmir.
A vote of thanks was presented by Dr. M Safdare Azam, Assistant Regional Director.