IGNOU awarded ‘Five Star’ rating
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Acknowledging the arious significant innovations and startups carried out by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) has awarded the university ‘Five Star Rating’ for the year 2019-2020.
Out of more than a thousand universities, institutes and colleges, including the technical institutes, only 110 have been awarded ‘Five Star’ rating. IGNOU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nageshwar Rao has congratulated all the faculty and staff of the university, particularly the NCIDE faculty for taking up several innovative initiatives and said that it is a great achievement for an Open and Distance Learning University.
Two years back, on the directions of the Ministry’s Innovation Cell (MIC), an Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC) was set up at IGNOU under National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE). IIC at IGNOU carried out various activities aimed at promoting the innovation, startups and entrepreneurship in the university by involving the faculty and the students.
NCIDE tried to create a culture of innovation in the university both at headquarters and the Regional Centres and encouraged the staff, faculty and students towards innovation. The different innovative initiatives and practices undertaken by the faculty and the Regional Centres were also compiled and reported to the MIC’s portal from time to time. The innovative initiatives by the IGNOU have been recognised by the Union Ministry’s Innovation Cell and also showcased on their portal for students to recognise the potential and opportunities available after enlisting with the university.