Srinagar: The Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar has ensured effective student support services for enrolled IGNOU learners and prospective learners in the Kashmir valley
Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation no induction meetings have been conducted in off line mode under SOPs direction. However, this year Regional Centre Srinagar took the initiative to organize the Induction mode in offline mode to address the enrolled and Prospective learners of Jan 2022 session.
In this regard, Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar has organized an induction meeting for the learners enrolled in January 2022 session.
The aim and objective of the meeting was to aware the learners about their pursuing programmes related to the academic activities in their respective disciplines and subjects. In ODL system induction meeting is an important component to understand the academic platforms, student support services and online academic facilities for the enrolled learners so that they can complete their academic programmes in time and proper way.
The first induction meeting was conveyed at SC-1202 Amar Singh College, Srinagar in the leadership of Principal, Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather and SC-1202 Coordinator, Prof. Mujeeb Kawoosa. Due to large number of learners, the meeting planned in two phases, morning phase was held at 10:00 AM and the second phase was held at 01:00PM at the auditorium Hall of Amar Singh College on May 7, 2022. The meeting was convened by Regional Director, Regional Centre Srinagar Dr. Kamlesh Meena. The meeting was attended by Principal, Amar Singh Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather, Coordinator SC-1202 Prof. Mujeeb Kawoosa, Assistant Coordinator Prof. Ashfaq Ahmad, Prof. Kawsar Muzamil & Prof. Rinku Pawar faculty of Deptt. of English, University of Kashmir.
The Principal has formally welcomed the Regional Director and praised for organizing such programmes which are literary meaningful and result oriented efforts made by Dr. Kamlesh Meena for betterment of learner community. The induction programme was started by Regional Director Dr. Kamlesh Meena made a power point presentation and with deliberation by enlightening the basic information, knowledge and basic essential components of ODL which is required for the learners to pursue their various programmes offered by IGNOU through Regional Centre Srinagar. In the meeting Dr. Kamlesh Meena spoke about the submission date of assignments, examination forms, projects and practical components of related programmes.
The learners have been informed about the various facilities provided by IGNOU like eGyankosh, e-resources, Gyan Darshan, Gyanvani, SWAYAMPRABHA online educational channels. The induction meeting has provided the space of question hour session for learners to raise their queries, questions, clarification of their doubts about the pursuing programmes. This meeting was participated by huge number of IGNOU learners who took the admission for January 2022 session.
The important purpose and objective of this induction meeting was to introduce with academic counsellors, Part Time Staff with the learners. On this event number of academicians, dignitaries and other well renewed personalities attend the meeting. In addition on the same induction meeting day the Regional Director Dr. Kamlesh Meena has arranged the distribution of Study Material to all learners who participated in the Induction meeting. After the completion induction programme the learners have been advised to visit Regional Centre Srinagar for collection of study material. A satisfactory number of learners have visited Regional Centre Srinagar on the same day and received the Study Material from the office of Regional Centre Srinagar even on National Holidays. This induction meeting remained satisfactory from the side of organizer and participants of the Induction meet.