Port Blair, Nov. 19: In 1985, by an Act of Parliament, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was established as a Central University to meet the educational needs of millions of people; thus emerged as ‘People’s University’. The success of IGNOU in reaching the ‘unreached’ sections of India is a great achievement in higher education of our Country. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been accorded A++ grade by NAAC.
The Port Blair – Regional Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), has reached the unreached population and provided higher education to nearly 60,000 Students of Andaman & Nicobar Islands since its inception in 2006with 08 active Learner Support Centres spread in different Islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The Regional Centre of IGNOU at Port Blair has celebrated the 37th Foundation Day of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) at its premises on 19th November, 2022.
The Chief Guest Dr. C. Sivaperuman, Scientist-D, Zoological Survey of India, Port Blair has shared his experience about the development of IGNOU activities at A &N Islands.
Dr.Sivaperuman in his speech invited IGNOU, Regional Director and students to collaborate with ZSI for workshops and other programmes. He also briefed the learners, how ZSI had earlier collaborated with IGNOU in various seminars and event in the past as well.
The Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre-Port Blair Dr.RVR Murthy conveyed the greeting to all the staff and IGNOU learners and addressed the RC Staff. In his address Dr.RVR Murthy recollected the contribution of Port Blair Regional Centre in providing quality higher educational opportunities in the Islands. Dr.RVR Murthy recollected that in recognition of IGNOU services in the field of higher education the UT Administration has conferred “Certificate of Commendation” twice on IGNOU, Regional Centre in 2011 and 2017, put greater responsibility on each one of the Staff to rededicate ourselves to service the learner community in a proactive manner. Allthe Staff and learners of IGNOU have participated in 37thIGNOU Foundation Day programme at Port Blair. The main programme has been relayed through the Gyandarshan Channel has been viewed by the RC Staff at its premises. A communication from the Regional Director, IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair