Friday, June 29, 2018

Ignou to open study centres in 11 major jails in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will open study centres at 11 major jails of the state to provide education to jail inmates. The university is already providing this service at five jails in the state, said official sources.
Ignou Bhubaneswar regional centre assistant director Santosh Kumar Panigrahi said his university will provide free education to the inmates. "We are planning to provide 18 certificate courses to the inmates," he added

The Ignou will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government to provide add on courses to undergraduate and post graduate students of 303 government aided and non-aided colleges of the state. The university will open study centres at these colleges and provide at least five certificate courses to each college.

A student, continuing study in the college, can enroll his name for the certificate courses. It will help him or her to get add on skill in his or her future.

The university will also give training to national health mission (NHM) workers about food and nutrition, critical nursing, waste management and HIV AIDS and family therapy, said the officer.

The university has decided to provide training to students of Indian Oil Corporation's Mancheswar training centre. It will give certificates to these trainees.

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