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980 eligible students clear different courses under IGNOU Kohima Centre

IGNOU Kohima

Kohima, February 20: Altogether 980 eligible students from across Nagaland were conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates during the 37th convocation ceremony of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
The IGNOU Kohima Regional Centre marked the occasion at the Capital Convention Centre here along with the rest of the 39 Regional Centres across the country and abroad through which over 3 lakh eligible students were conferred with their certificates.
Of the 980 successful students under IGNOU Kohima Regional Centre, 723 got their master’s degree, 122 bachelor’s degree, 88 diplomas, and 47 certificates.
Congratulating the successful learners as the guest of honour of the convocation ceremony, Director of Higher Education Nagaland Dr. A. Nshoga said they are the torch bearers of tomorrow to promote higher education in the public domain and therefore encouraged them to utilize the knowledge and skills they have acquired for the greater good.
The Higher Education director said that IGNOU opens a wide vista to the common people in the remotest part of the country to access higher education with great opportunities.
IGNOU played a significant role in nation building through their education programs accessible and affordable to cross sections of people and brought the world closer at their doorsteps, he said.
Online and Distance Learning (ODL) programs made higher education learning more comfortable to every group of people because of better technology to support the systems, he said, adding that over the years, ODL has become one of the most effective technologies in teaching and learning process to impart quality in higher education without much challenges and hassles.
IGNOU is doing a remarkable task by extending higher education learning towards marginalised and Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Groups (SEDG), Differently Abled Persons (DAP) and even extended to jail inmates across the country, he said.
This university is making a significant contribution to higher education sectors in teaching, research, training, community development, extension activities and professional development, he said.
He informed that IGNOU Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates are recognized by all member Universities of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and are at par with Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates of All Indian Universities/Institutes as per UGC Notification order.
IGNOU degree is valid and recognized by the UGC and also approved by the Distance Education Bureau and is NAAC A++ accredited, he said.
IGNOU degree is highly valuable which provides affordable access to higher education, he said.
Maintaining that obtaining an IGNOU degree is the only way to attain graduate or postgraduate qualifications while managing work or family commitments, he said that one of the biggest advantages that makes an IGNOU degree valuable is the flexibility that it offers.
Learners can study at their own pace with the liberty to balance their education with work or other commitments, he said.
Furthermore, he noted IGNOU’s adoption of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) well before the announcement of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Meanwhile, Dr Nghoga congratulated the IGNOU Regional Centre, Kohima for making the institution a centre of excellence, and made valuable contributions to the learners in the field of ODL of higher education in the state of Nagaland.
Regional Director I/c of IGNOU Kohima, Dr. Mayonmi Shimray delivered the welcome address and provided insights into the achievements of the Kohima Regional Center. He said that of the total learners under IGNOU Kohima, over 220 physically received their certificates during the ceremony today.
He also highlighted the growth of IGNOU Kohima Regional Center from 32 learners in 2001 to over ten thousand learners today, offering a variety of programs.
IGNOU Kohima Centre learners Ongnetchanger Longkumer, Hekhuli and Shilpa Bhowmick shared their experiences in IGNOU. A special song by Manini Moro enthralled the gathering while Assistant Registrar of IGNOU Kohima Centre Sushil Kumar Singh tendered the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)