[AI] IGNOU launches online courses in two subjects

renuka warriar erenuka at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 08:35:05 EDT 2008

The Hindu News Update Service
News Update Service
IGNOU launches online courses in two subjects 

Monday, June 9, 2008 : 1535 Hrs       
New Delhi (PTI): The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Monday launched online courses in two subjects and pledged to offer all its courses
in online mode to help students pursue higher studies sitting at home. The courses are Masters Degree in Library Science and post-graduate certificate
in Cyber Law. 

"This is just a beginning. We will offer all our courses in print and online mode," IGNOU Vice Chancellor Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai said after launching
the courses. All the academic activities like admission, classes, assignments and examination will be held online in these courses. These courses will
provide virtual learning environment right from registration to certification. 

The students will have to furnish their details through Internet to get admission while the university will provide the course materials and classes on
its website. 

The university will also introduce an online admission system under which there will be a payment gateway for receiving admission fees from the students.

The university has developed a digital repository of learning resources. About 80 per cent of the study materials of IGNOU has been put out in the digital
repository which has been thrown open to the public in its website. 

IGNOU also launched webcasting facility for its educational channels, GyanDarshan and Gyanvani. 


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