IGNOU Awarded 5-star Rating by MoE for Innovations and Startups

Durgesh Rai Durgesh Rai
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The Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) has awarded Indira Gandhi National Open University with a 5-star rating for its innovation and startups for the year 2019-2020. 

According to the officials, IGNOU has initiated various entrepreneurship programmes and start-ups which involved both teachers as well as students. The innovations were made at both headquarter and regional centres. 

The institute had also set up an IIC-Institute's Innovation Council under the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE). It was this council that played a crucial role in bringing about new innovations and start-ups in the institute. 

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The Vice-chancellor of IGNOU congratulated all the faculty members, especially the ones who belonged to the NCIDE department for their efforts in bringing up innovations every time. 

“It is a great achievement for an open and distance learning university,” added Vice Chancellor of IGNOU.

A detailed report that consisted of all the innovations and start-up was submitted to MIC by IGNOU, regularly. It was on the basis of this report that MIC qualified IGNOU for a 5-star rating. These initiatives have been uploaded on the MIC portal too. 

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Only 110 colleges from more than 1000 universities have been awarded a 5-star rating of which IGNOU is also a part of. The colleges included technical institutes too.

The Director of IGNOU, Dr Om Prakash Sharma, took the news to the official Twitter handle of the institute and shared the certificate there