The Minister: Distance Education Aims to Educate Everyone

Collegiate Education Minister R. Bhuvane said here on Tuesday that distance education aims to educate everyone.

She continued, saying that the goal of distant learning is to include underrepresented groups in the field of education, during the Sree Narayanaguru Open University’s first phase dedication ceremony.

Working with LSGs and the Prisons Department, Sree Narayanaguru Open University has done an excellent job of providing education to members of the public from a variety of social backgrounds. Important turning points in the development of Navkeralam have been the generation of knowledge capital and the conversion of students from job seekers to employers. “Extensive programs are being conducted in coordination with various departments to bridge the gap between employment and education,” the spokesperson stated.

Using the Open University’s Nano Entrepreneurship course as an example, she continued, “The university is committed to producing responsible generations.” The Minister also made available the Open University’s exam handbook, self-study materials, video lectures, and four-year undergraduate course syllabus. Pro Vice Chancellor S. V. Sudhir, Registrar Divakaran, poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar, and members of the university syndicate attended the event, which was chaired by University Vice Chancellor P. M. Mubarak Pasha. On October 2, 2020, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan officially opened the university’s first phase and approved and adopted the strategic plan, which sets the university’s course for the following ten years.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted permission for the institution to provide 28 undergraduate and graduate programs. Through 23 study centers and four regional centers, more than 22,000 students have enrolled in various courses.

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