SRINAGAR: IGNOU Regional Centre, Srinagar organized its 32nd Convocation here at Kashmir University on Wednesday in which as many as 11,000 degrees were awarded to learners in different disciplines.
According to a statement issued here, as many as 11,000 degrees were awarded to learners in different disciplines in which a gold medal was awarded to Nazma Yaqoob, a mother of a child, hailing from a small village of Kokernag, Anantnag for securing first position, throughout India, in order of merit in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development.
Besides the students, a large number of Principals of different government colleges, IGNOU coordinators, programme incharges, academic counsellors, academicians and other eminent personalities, attended the convocation.
KU Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat said that IGNOU is doing great service in the field of distance education by providing the higher education to the people of the India and abroad. He explained the importance of distance education in higher education in India. He appreciated various innovations in ODL system and their effective implementations in IGNOU for promoting student support services. He was happy to see that more and more female students are perusing their education through IGNOU.
Regional Director IGNOU, Dr Nurul Hasan presented a detailed report about IGNOU’s regional centre, Srinagar. He informed that more IGNOU study centres are in the process of establishment in far flung areas of Kashmir to reach the unreached. He also emphasized and assured to further strengthen the student support system.
Dr Tariq Ashai highlighted some of the main activities of IGNOU, Regional Centre Srinagar and praised the work done by the centre for Kashmir Valley. He also appreciated the increase in enrolment in different disciplines and praised the services of open university in the valley.
Earlier, Peer Javeed Iqbal, Academic Incharge, IGNOU Srinagar presented the welcome address.