Tuesday, August 29, 2017

IGNOU launches lecture series on BHARAT-BODH

29 August, 2017
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in association with Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM) inaugurated a lecture series on Bharat Bodh. The inauguration was done by Sh. Prakash Javadekar, Minister for HRD, Govt. of India. He said, “the lectures should be conducted in a series all over India.” He also inaugurated the IGNOU DIGI NEWS of the University which shall be made available on its website for the entire IGNOU fraternity and its students and learners.
“Bharat’s education system became such that we kept on forgetting Bharat’s culture and insisted on remembering the rest of the world’s. It is necessary to know and remember the world but this does not imply that we can forget Bharat. It is necessary to understand the Bharat and its glorious past,” he said while bringing forward the need to conduct this conference. 
He suggested that, “All the philosophy and Indology students of colleges should attend this lecture series. People do not know about India. We should know the true identity of our own country. Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India, which is a course in CBSE taught in class 11th and 12th, teaches India’s culture from ayurveda to science.”
“We will replicate such courses with NCERT because we think our true identity begins with the identity of our nation. Without knowing it, we will not be able to decipher the truth about the world. We are open to discussions about the value of our past.”
The Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, Prof. Ravindra Kumar confirmed that, “The University shall soon launch a new formal academic programme called Certificate course in Bharat Bodh. This will talk about the cultural wealth of India and will also take a critical look at it. We will not take everything for granted and critically examine it and whatever is valuable we will retain it.”
Talking about the series of this lecture, he said, “It will be an interactive series where we will invite people to raise questions, issues and debates from all over India with the help of our regional centres having nationwide presence. A lot of traditional wisdom is available in our country which is untapped. We have to make a syllabus which is India centric.”
Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal's Secretary of Organizing Committee, Shri Mukul Kanitkar referred to teaching of Swami Vivekanand who ‎through his various books and lectures tried explaining meaning of Bharat and what constitutes and binds this great country. He said that every country is unique and excels in that field; citing examples, he said that English were good at politics so pursued policy of imperialism world over. Similarly Vivekanand in 1897 had said that Americans would excel in business as Americans are very enterprising and today they have whole world as their market. India too has some traits which are our identity which we need to recognize and realise that would be Bharat Bodh for us. And that is our endeavour through this lectue series. 
Prof. H. R. Nagendra, founder vice chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) in his lecture dwelt upon the science that is Yoga which he said transcends asanas and exercise as is understood by people but it is a science where "Prana" that is the real you which is beyond body and matter connects with the eternal energy that is changeless and constant. He referred to quantum mechanics principles and how those principles manifest themselves in Yoga. 
Swami Atmapriyananda, Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekanada University talked about the oneness of human beings. He stressed on Indian thought of all of us being part of the same energy source and eventually becoming part of the same eternal energy after death.

Monday, August 28, 2017

11 lakh teachers to be trained by March 2019

NEW DELHI: Come Gandhi Jayanti, the ministry of human resources development will start one of the largest teacher education programme across the country, aimed at training around 11.09 lakh untrained teachers by March 2019. The ministry, on Teachers' Day, is also likely to kickstart the ambitious project of teaching 2,000 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas using tablets for science and mathematics subjects.

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told TOI that teachers' education was an important part of school education reforms and there were over 11 lakh untrained teachers in schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan - six lakh in government schools and five lakh in private ones. Earlier, under the RTE Act, they were supposed to complete diploma in elementary education by 2015.

Claiming that there would be no further extension and this was the last chance to train themselves or lose their jobs, Javadekar said, "We have extended the time up to 2019 as untrained teachers are an injustice to students. So, for the first time, we are going to train them through Swayam and Swayam Prabha, not through DEd or BEd colleges. We expect more than eight to nine lakh teachers to register, but the actual figure will be available on September 15."

"We will start the courses on October 2 and will continue them till June 2018. Next year, it starts in July and it will go on till March 19, 2019. The programme includes 1,080 lectures and nine courses in 10 languages. Apart from online training there will also be a total of 24 face-to-face workshops during school holidays. For the first time, we are having this kind of technology-enabled teacher training for lakhs of teachers."

The ministry is also planning to roll out tablet-based learning in KVs from September 5. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan submitted the proposal to the ministry in May and the pilot run will begin with students of Class IX or Class XI. "The idea is to supplement the knowledge the students get from their books in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects using technology," said a ministry official.

Students will not only access reading material online but also submit their assignments for online evaluation. Over 2,000 students from KVs across 25 regions will be selected for the pilot. At least one school in every region will be covered by the initiative.
Based on the outcome of the experiment, the ministry will decide on incorporating the scheme into school education, in 2018.

KVS has already prepared the training module for teachers who will be part of the pilot run. The HRD ministry, it is learnt, will provide tablets free of cost to students. A student will be able to retain the device for two to four years, depending on which class he or she is in.

Information regarding Induction meeting for CAL Programme at Study Centre 0742 D

August 26, 2017

Dear Student,

We welcome you to the CAL Programme of IGNOU. You have been allotted our special Study Centre (SC Code:- 0742 D). The Induction meeting of CAL Programme will be held on 10th September 2017 at 11.00 a.m. at New Horizon School Complex, Near Humayun Tomb, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi-110013.

The detailed schedule of classes will be displayed on the Centre’s notice board on 10th September 2017. Please visit study centre blog http://ignou-0742.blogspot.com for more details.

It is compulsory to submit the examination form to appear in the Term End Theory Examination December, 2017 without late fee from 1st September to 30th September 2017.

We assure you that we will provide you the best support in terms of counseling session and other university related services. We will be available for your help on telephone number 9891910281 and 9811239735.

Wishing you a successful career ahead.

(Naveen Bhatia)
Centre In-charge

You can visit us at:  http://ignou-0742.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Placement Drive with Road To Naukri.com for IGNOU students on August 24, 2017 in IGNOU Campus

The Campus Placement Cell (CPC) in association with Delhi NCR Regional Centres, is organizing a Campus Placement Drive for the pursuing Bachelor Degree and select Master Degree Programmes on August 24, 2017(Thursday) at Baba Saheb Ambedkar,  Convention  Centre, IGNOU Campus, New Delhi–110 068. The drive is open for all the eligible students registered with Regional Centre of Delhi NCR. The event is planned for the RoadToNaukri.com a HR company. The company provide recruitment platform for various clients of Delhi NCR. In the present case the event will be conducted for the following companies: Intelenet Global Services, Karvy Data Management Services, Kochar Technologies, and Tata Business Support Services.  Hon’ble Vice Chancellor has already approved the date and proposal of CPC for this event.

The Placement Drive has been targeted for the students as per details given below:
All the students registered in, January, 2016, July 2016, January 2017 and July 2017 sessions from the following UG programmes:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 
Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)
Bachelor of Science (BSC)
Bachelor of Social Works (BSW)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS)
All fresh and RR students registered in January, 2016, July 2016, January 2017 and July 2017 in sessions from the following PG programmes

Master of Arts (History) – MAH
Master of Arts (Political Science) – MPS
Master of Arts (English) – MEG
Master of Arts (Public Administration) – MPA
Master of Computer Application – MCA
Master of Arts (Tourism Management) – MTM
Master of Commerce – MCOM
Master of Social Work – MSW

Thursday, August 10, 2017

India will gain 100% literacy in next 5 years, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar says

JAIPUR: Union HRD MinisterPrakash Javadekar on Saturday claimed that India would achieve 100 per cent literacy rate within the next five years.

"There was a literacy rate of 18 per cent in the post independence era. Today it has gone up to 80 per cent and I guarantee that within next five years, it will be 100 per cent. There will be no illiteracy in the country," he said here while speaking at the 'Festival of Education' organised by the Rajasthan government along with education provider GEMS Education.