New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) while hosting its 30th convocation at New Delhi on Thursday to confer degrees/diplomas/certificates to 2,38,000 students, Minister of State for Higher Education HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey launched 11 free Massive Open Online Courses.
The MHRD has given the channels of ‘Swayam’and ‘Swayamprabha’ to IGNOU so that it can bring a digital revolution in higher education.
As per sources, the university has introduced 11 MOOCs out of which two, Certificate course in Russian and Certificate course in e-learning, are already functional.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Ravindra Kumar said that as many as 1,53,454 students took admission through this mode for the January 2017 cycle. Students are now allowed to edit the filled-in information before final submission to the University. With the shifting of the fee module to the last stage, the system has become more student-friendly.
He also mentioned that IGNOU has signed a MoU with the Kendriya Vidyalas across the nation to conduct its term end examinations in these schools now.