The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOV) has created a provision for students to pursue the degree course in digital mode in this pandemic situation. The curriculum has been framed in such a way that is it feasible for the students to attain the certificate with knowledge.
Only certain courses like MA in Hindi, MA in Gandhi and peace studies, certificate courses in Arabic, information technology, BA in tourism, and certificate courses in library and information science have been pictured at the moment. Apart from these some education-related services like a national digital repository, education FM radio has been implemented digitally.
The courses were inaugurated on a webinar by Ramesh Pokhriyal, the Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD). These courses will commence soon and that it will take place digitally until the end of the course. Also the minister stated in the press that India’s student population equal to that of the US’s population and it is a vital concern that the students should be educated and impart the knowledge despite the pandemic. He further stated this is in addition to the previously developed educational platforms like National Digital Library (NDL), Swayam, Swayam Prabha, Diksha, etc.
In his speech on the webinar he mentioned the importance of cultivating the national language, Hindi, as it connects various people across the nation. Also educating the students on Gandhi’s principles and peace will lead to a healthy nation.