New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, on Sunday i.e. August 29, 2010, announced the launch of Center of Excellence for Advance Education and Research in association with International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT) Pune. The centre will be started at I2IT campus at Pune.
Prof. K. Subramanian, Director, Advanced Centre for Informatics and Innovative Learning (ACIIL), IGNOU, said that the collaboration will create a platform for the students aspiring to study at I2IT. Further, he said that the joint venture is the right step to stimulate developing India to become a developed nation.
IGNOU-I2IT Centre of Excellence for Advanced Education and Research offers full-time, face-to-face Postgraduate (PG) and Research programmes in Advanced Scientific/Technology, and Management areas. The institution will be a center of excellent for imparting high-end skills and certification for teachers in various engineering colleges, management schools, and institutes in India.
The collaboration is the need of the 21st Century. The University sources said that the coalition with I2IT will pave the way in assuring and delivering high quality professional/technical education in India.