New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) conducts a three-day meeting of its international partner institutions, commencing from September 15, 2010 (Wednesday).The main purpose of the meeting is to make its various programmes more practical and feasible. The meeting was organized by IGNOU’s International Division (ID) IGNOU.
Kusum Sharma, Director, ID said that the meeting will provide a forum for a wider exchange of ideas between all stakeholders to make IGNOU programmes more viable. She also added that the meeting will give a platform to the programme partners to interact, think, share experiences and identify problems in day-to-day functioning and develop strategies to stop ambiguities.
V N Rajasekharan Pillai, IGNOU, Vice Chancellor, has said that the university aims at globalization and internalization of education. He also said that there is an immediate need to personalize solutions according to the need of the partner institutes across the world, which should be widely discussed.
As per sources, the International Division of IGNOU has a total of 7400 enrolled students. It has also been extended to Britain. In addition, the ID plans to extend it to Canada and France. The meeting is being attended by large number of IGNOU partner institutions in Singapore, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Sharjah, among others.