Nagpur: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has conducted its 28th convocation on August 8 by awarding degrees, diplomas to as many as 1,91,818 candidates. To help its students spread across the globe, it was held through Technology Mediated Web Convocation at 56 regional centers including here in Nagpur. In this, the students have option to attend the convocation nearest to their place of stay.
At Nagpur the convocation was held at Guru Nanak Bhavan, RTM Nagpur University, where as many as 1,758 students were eligible for receiving their degrees and diplomas out of which 554 presented in person and received their degrees.
For those who could not attend, certificates will be sent by speed post. One student of this region Mohammad Ozair Farooqui received the University Gold Medal for his PG Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC), as he stood All India First in this Program. Director, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) Dr Satish Wate was the guest of honour at the Nagpur event. He awarded the gold medal and distributed certificates to the students. Highlight of the program is presence of 25 orphan school children from Jeewan Ashray Sewa Sanstha, Nagpur in the convocation as special guests. They sung two patriotic songs in a sweet voice.
Dr Wate presented them with a momento as a token of appreciation.
Regional director Dr P Sivaswaroop in his regional centre report enlisted various activities of the RC in ‘Reaching the Unreached’. He emphasised the initiatives in reaching to tribals, prisoners, commercial sex-workers, villagers.