IGNOU & Indian Army Renew ‘Army Educational Project’ For Five Years


New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Indian Army have renewed their agreement for Army Educational Project (IAEP) for five more years. The first MoU was signed on May 24, 1999, for five years and since then it has been extended periodically.

“Under IAEP, Recognised Regional Centres (RRC) have been established in six Army HQ Commands under a single-window operational basis. Regional Services Division (RSD) of IGNOU works as the nodal point to facilitate smooth functioning of RRCs across the country. The RRCs are at Kolkata, Chandimandir, Lucknow, Udhampur, Pune and Jaipur,” according to the IGNOU release, reported The Indian Express.

IGNOU has extended its academic programmes to the defence personnel and their families on a single-window basis.

The collaboration between the varsity and Army will facilitate educational opportunities to Army families without dislocating the enrolled learners from their units, except for academic counselling and term-end examinations.

The university recently launched a new course, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry through open and distance mode.

Candidates are required to have a plus-II pass certificate with Biology, Chemistry and Physics as subjects to be eligible to apply for the programme. One can apply for the course on or before August 31 via online mode.

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