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IGNOU resumes free admission process for transgender

BHUBANESWAR: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has made up our minds that it is going to resume the loose admission programme for transgender students from this session (July 2019). It had stopped the loose admission programme a few months ago.

Manoj Kumar Dash, Ignou's Bhubaneswar regional centre director, said this while addressing handed out students on the instance of 32nd convocation of the university. Main function was once conducted in Delhi and parallel programmes were organised in any respect 67 regional centres including Bhubaneswar of the establishment around the country.

On June 30, 2017, the university had introduced to exempt the program charge for transgender candidates taking admission into more than a few educational programmes presented by means of it. But later it was once discontinued by means of the establishment.

The transgender candidates can follow on-line for taking admission into more than a few programmes for the upcoming admission cycle (July session). To get this get advantages, they've to upload any certificates issued by means of the government or another competent authority in beef up of their candidature as transgender, sources said.

The candidates can also touch Ignou regional centre here or any of its study centres for more main points on the on-line admission and more than a few educational systems, said an officer.

On the instance of convocation programme, a student of Bhubaneswar regional centre Pragnya Paramita Acharya bagged gold medal for her outstanding efficiency in PG in journalism and mass verbal exchange. "We are feeling proud that a student from our regional centre got the gold medal in national level," he added.

Srikrishna Deva Rao, vice chancellor of National Law University, Odisha, and senior IPS officer Sudhansu Sarangi attended the function as guest of honour and special invitee respectively on the instance.

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