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IGNOU mulling over establishing Swami Narayan Chair in Campus

30 May, 2017

“The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is mulling over establishing a Swami Narayan Chair in its campus and start value education and spiritualism programmes by August 2017,” announced Prof. Ravindra Kumar, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, during a meeting with the representatives of the Swami Narayan sansthan recently.

“With this collaboration, all the centres of Swami Narayan in India and abroad shall be established as IGNOU study centres and exam centres for the programme,” he informed.

The course, titled as ‘Pracheen Bhartiya Sabhyata Aivam Sanskriti’ for the syllabus is at the final stages of approval and only few formalities have been left. It is being decided that the inauguration for the course shall happen at the AksharDham Research Centre, premises of the temple in Delhi.

“We want some educational institution to collaborate so that the students get some accreditation for the courses. We are like a NGO and students get certificate from us but, if an educational institute collaborates with us, then students will be motivated,” said one of the representatives from the spiritual group.

“We look forward to teach today’s generation the rich culture and values of India. We aim to bring into their notice that education is not only studying engineering, medical, commerce, philosophy etc., but its connotations are wide. Around 60,000 students per year undergo our examination but with no certification. Around 22,000 students are asosciated with us from USA, England and Africa with all our curriculum online,” he added.

He explained that under the head, ‘Satsang, Shiksha Pariksha’ value education and Indian culture has been explained in their literature since 50 years whose examinations are held in July and February annually with a pre-test in the world. “We are not a regular college, but still it has a curriculum and examination system,” he expressed.

Other officials of the university present during the meeting were, Dr. V V Reddy, Director, Regional Services Division, Dr. Purnendu Tripathi, DD VCO, Dr. Fuzele, Director, School of Law, B B Khanna, Director, Academic Coordination Division, Prof. K.Ravi Shankar, Finance Officer & Dr. J.K.Srivastava, School of Humanities.


10 May, 2018