Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IGNOU to allow writing of exams in regional languages

KOCHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is making an effort to help its students by allowing them to write the examinations in regional languages.

The universitys student evaluation division is currently working on implementing the proposal at the ground-level in its 60 regional centres across the country.

V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU, said that the university had been working on a series of new and path-breaking ideas to meet the diverse and often daunting expectations of a large number of learners who cannot afford to acquire education from a conventional university.

Prof. Pillai said the move to allow students to write exams in regional languages is part of its initiative towards universalisation of education.

The university authorities said that students would get their results faster and conveniently, with the decision to allow students to write exams in regional languages.

IGNOU has also created six zones to decentralise evaluation of answer scripts. The move is expected to benefit over 30 lakh students of the university.

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