Kerala government to start Open University on the lines of IGNOU

An Open University on the lines of IGNOU would begin operations in Kerala , said state Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel on Wednesday.According to him the University will begin to function from the academic year 2020-21 after examining the report submitted by Prof Prabash, special officer appointed to study the feasibility of the project.


“There is no additional liability for the government. The Open University will make use of the staff and facilities of the distance education departments of various universities,” Jaleel told media here.


Private registration for the courses at various universities will end this year and from 2020-2021, the students can register with the Open University, he said.


“The entrance, exams, valuation, administration and all related to the university will be completely online,” Jaleel said.


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The decision to set up the university was announced last October.


The Open University will benefit those who have registered for distance education programme under Kerala, Calicut and Kannur Universities and those who have registered privately under Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi Universities.


Courtesy: INDIA TV


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