A group of 37 students from 11 countries visited the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to acquaint themselves with the education system in India. Wards of non-resident Indians, the group visited the varsity under the “Know India Programme” by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA).
An official Under secretary, MOIA, M.K.Pandey said “These youth are the children of Indians settled abroad and are visiting different educational institutions in India. The basic idea is to expose them to diversity of our country”. According to an IGNOU official, the group showed a lot of interest in the programmes offered by the varsity and also had an interactive session with the vice Chancellor, M.Aslam.
Initially, Mr. M.Aslam said “they were particularly interested to know about the prospectus of placement, admission procedure and academic programmes being offered by IGNOU internationally.” He also added “We are operating in 43 countries across the world through 82 partner institutions and student strength of 44,000. IGNOU will reach learners wherever they are and this is what we call 'Education at your Doorstep'”.