New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) awarded 2,37,844 degrees, diplomas and certificates of different programmes to successful students at the 34th convocation on Thursday.
The function was held virtually from the IGNOU headquarters in view of the surge in COVD-19 cases. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addressed the 34th convocation of IGNOU through virtual mode.
As many as 29 Medals were awarded to the meritorious students at the ceremony. 55 PhD and 13 MPhil Degree certificates were also conferred to the successful students in different streams.
This time female students have excelled and out of total 29 medals, 21 were awarded to female students and of the total PhD and MPhil degrees awarded, 37 were to female students.
Congratulating the successful students, the education minister lauded the role played by IGNOU in making quality higher education accessible to all through the affordable open and distance mode, NDTV reported.