New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will shortly start specialized degree programmes along with short-term courses in the field of textile. The decision came as a response to growing demand for tailor-made courses in the textile industry.
IGNOU will now offer courses including B. Tech, MBA, M. Phil and PhD in Textile Management. Apart from these courses, the University will also conduct three-month and six-month short-term courses in the same subject. The programmes will start from the next academic session.
IGNOU signed a memorandum on Wednesday with the Institute of Textile Management, Coimbatore, for building up these courses. Dayanidhi Maran, Textile Minister and Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Textile, were also present during the signing of MoU.
IGNOU Vice Chancellor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai said students will be given more opportunities through this MoU, to pursue education in the field of textile.
While stating the importance of IGNOU in these courses, S.R. Pujar, Director of the Institute of Textile Management said that the University will assist in spreading these programmes to all parts of the country, in the long term, due to its several resource centers across the country.