IGNOU-CNR knowledge centre opened

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Shillong, Nov 28 (UNI) The Regional Director of IGNOU here said that the institution has been providing need based and low cost programmes to students who are denied a chance for further studies due to povertgy and other factors.

Speaking at the inauguration of IGNOU-CNR (Confederation of NGOs of Rural India) knowledge centre at Mawkeng, Director Dr D Laloo said the new centre will provide two courses for the students - Bachelor's Preparatory Programme (BPP) and Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN). The centre was inaugurated by Meghalaya Minister for Food and Civil Suppplies J A Lyngdoh.

The IGNOU is providing need based programmes so that the students do not have to depend on government jobs but can create self-employment.

CNRI Adhoc Convenor of Meghalaya chapter Ms Bellbora Wankhar said the Centre had agreed to set up a knowledge-based study centre at Mawkneng to cater the needs of the youth realising the increasing trend of dropouts in the state.

Dr Laloo informed that the Centre, Meghalaya government and North Eastern Hill University has recognised the Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses of IGNOU.

Besides, an agreement has also been reached between the state government and IGNOU to provide training to Primary School Teachers of the state.

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