Friday, July 17, 2009

IGNOU Community Colleges in Kerala

According to the media reports , Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is opening a community college in Thiruvananthapuram as part of its programme of educational empowerment of people at the grassroots level.
Community College programme is an alternative system of education serving all segments of the society through open- access admissions.
The community college will be inaugurated at the Lekshmi N. Menon Institute of Empowerment of Women Thiruvananthapuram.
The programme offered a range of courses at affordable cost to students who wanted to complete their graduation but were not academically or economically able to pursue their study in a formal system.
About 15 teachers would be put on roll in each college to conduct the classes
Lekshmi N. Menon Community College will have four programmes under the scheme certificate courses in Computer Basics, Tailoring and Garment Designing, Panchkarma and Nursing and a Diploma programme in Retailing.
The courses would comprise a two year curriculum leading to an associate degree, after which the student could join third year of an undergraduate course or can directly enter an occupation or trade.

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