Kozhikode: Vatakara Regional Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was planning to expand its activities with the aim of reaching out the unconventional catchment areas, a top official said Friday.
The expansion was being planned through the university's technology empowerment for the benefit of the people who have been deprived of education because of various socio economic reasons, the centre's Regional Director Dr M Shanmugham said.
The IGNOU's 27th Convocation will be held at New Delhi and simultaneously at the 53 regional centres, across the country, including at Vatakara here through tele-conferencing mode on April 16, he told reporters here.
He also said the centre had taken steps to set up a study centre at Kannur Jail where around 50 jail inmates had registered in different programmes of IGNOU starting from January this year. 'All the facilities like academic support and examinations are arranged at jail', he said.
IGNOU has initiated steps for the creation of multimedia learning centre with its own academic resources in the two acres of land allotted by the local self state government of Maniyur Panchayat, he said.