IMPHAL, April 3 - The 32nd Convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Regional Centre, Imphal was held here on Wednesday, according to an official report.
Addressing the Convocation, Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said that the occasion is a golden opportunity to share thoughts and views on higher education in a unique forum where almost all stakeholders are present � students, teachers, academicians, researchers, some policy makers both past and present and outstanding members of civil society.
With the main objective to promote open and distance education system in the country, IGNOU was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 and since then it has been constantly trying to bring about democratisation in higher education and provide quality education irrespective of age, religion, gender and region.
The Governor also inaugurated an exhibition. Certificates to 1,694 PG Diploma, Diploma and Degree learners in different courses were also distributed during the Convocation ceremony.