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IGNOU Saudi Arabia held its convocation in Riyadh

Friday, May 14, 2010 04:11:45 PM, Staff Reporter

Malegaon: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Saudi Arabia organized its fourth convocation at the Indian Embassy in Riyadh over the weekend. reports Arab News - Saudi Arabia's leading English Daily.

According to the report, forty-eight students, including a gold medalist, received their degrees and certificates from the event's chief guest, Indian Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad.


Indian Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad and IGNOU Saudi Arabia’s Riaz Mulla with new graduates at the convocation held in Riyadh.

(Photo: Arab News)

Silima Nanda, director of IGNOU's international division, and Professor Motilal Koul, director of IGNOU's school education, congratulated Riaz Mulla, director of educational consulting and guidance services, on receiving IGNOU's best partner institute award from 38 countries.

"Never give up your aspirations," the ambassador told students and urged them to pursue education throughout their lives.

Mulla said IGNOU Saudi Arabia, which started with 65 students in 2004, today has more than 2,500 students enrolled on various courses. Mulla and Shahnaz Patel, director of IGNOU Saudi Arabia, presented mementos to the ambassador.











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