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Malegaon: The Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU) will open 200 community colleges in
the country, Vice-Chancellor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai has said,
reports The Hindu.
IGNOU study centre at the State Resource Centre (SRC) at Nandavanam
in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, Prof. Pillai said the aim was to
open at least one college in each district. The State already had 20
According to the
report, Each community college will have a twelve-member academic
board and an 8-member executive committee. The Vice-Chancellor said
IGNOU was extending assistance to Army personnel in acquiring
diplomas and degrees.
Pointing out that
there were 89 dropouts for every 100 school enrolments in the
country, Prof. Pillai said community colleges had a big role in
imparting education to those who cannot afford it the formal way.
Education M.A. Baby inaugurated the community college of the State
Resource Centre. In the first phase, the college will offer
associate degree in Adult and Continuing Education, diploma in
Beauty Therapy and a certificate programme in Yoga and Meditation.
Speaking on the
occasion, the Minister said joint efforts can take the country
forward in the education sector. Mr. Baby lauded the efforts of the
SRC and the IGNOU in this regard.
Presiding over the
function, V. Sivankutty, MLA, said the enthusiasm witnessed during
the literacy drive in the State was missing in continuing education
programmes. State General Education Secretary James Varghese
welcomed the gathering. Public Relations Director M. Nandakumar,
Kerala State Literacy Mission Director M. Jayadevan and IGNOU
Regional Director B. Sukumar addressed the gathering.