IGNOU gets five star rating for innovations and startup by MoE
NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been awarded five star rating for innovation and startups by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) for the year 2019-2020. Out of more than 1,000 universities, institutes and colleges including technical institutes only 110 have been awarded with five star rating.
Speaking on this achievement Vice Chancellor of IGNOU Nageshwar Rao said, “It is a great achievement for an open and distance learning university”. He further congratulated all the faculty and staff of the university particularly the NCIDE faculty for taking up several innovative initiatives.
Giving more detail on this accomplishment, Director Om Prakash Sharma said, "Two years back, an Institute's Innovation Council (IIC) was set up at IGNOU under National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE)”.
He further added, “IIC at IGNOU carried out various activities aimed at promoting the innovation, startups and entrepreneurship in the university by involving both the faculty and the students. In addition to it, 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 recognized by the Ministry's Innovation Cell and can be found on their portal.
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