Nagpur: In a large relief for tribal areas, the University Grants Commission (UGC) these days exempted Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) from the stringent Open and Distance Learning Regulations.
Regional director P Sivaswaroop stated the apex body admitted that the Ignou Act changed into greater wider in its scope and insurance of open and distance education earlier than exempting the college from the ambit of Open and Distance Learning (ODL).
He added that Ignou centers jogging in interior areas of Gadchiroli, Wardha or even Kalmeshwar had to be shut if the hard norms had been carried out to Ignou.
Sivaswaroop said two centers are running at Kurkheda in Gadchiroli and at a Wardha village wherein 2 hundred students are enrolled. The Yerla center within the rural clinic is providing vocational health care course and has so far admitted one hundred college students, he said.
“The ODL rules prescribed the right infrastructure like faculties. Most town centers are run in famous faculties,” he said.
Meanwhile, the open university would roll out several new programs besides complete price waiver for SC/ST candidates for the upcoming educational 12 months.
Sivaswaroop stated that the admissions are online and the candidates can follow on Ignou portal. The final date for certificates programs is July 15 and for all other guides, it is July 31.
The local center will also be supplying new programs like MA in Development Studies, Certificate in the German Language, and Certificate in the Japanese Language. Among overseas languages, French and Spanish language certificates publications are already on offer at Nagpur.
Sivaswaroop stated that in order to help interested rookies among SC/ST community, Ignou has extended charge exemption to SC/ST students who desire to enroll in certificate, degree, PG degree and bachelor diploma program of Ignou for July 2019 session.
Employed SC/ST applicants aren’t eligible for this exemption. Altogether 128 programs are to be had for SC/ST applicants below this scheme, along with foreign languages, IT and vocational publications.
He said that this 12 months, admissions to BED and MBA programs could be thru entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). This front for January 2019 session will be conducted via NTA on July 27.
Nagpur: A couple of months ago, Bhopal resident Rajiv (name changed) turned into diagnosed with most cancers. However, at some point of his diagnosis lab results have been inconclusive and his physician couldn’t determine the nice line of treatment for the kind and stage of most cancers he was laid low with.
Just then, someone suggested him to journey to America which draws sufferers from across the world because of its superior analysis and great most cancers treatment facilities. Instead, Rajiv approached an internet portal which facilitated all of the 2d opinion and accurate diagnosis from pinnacle US medical doctors and labs, as a result, cutting time, cost and problem that includes a treatment tour overseas.
The portal Arbuda, which additionally means ‘Cancer’ in Sanskrit, could now provide such services in India from Nagpur after it started receiving common queries from medical doctors right here. It has tied up with city-based HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre in which sufferers ought to at once get hold of the session from US medical doctors.
“Cancer sufferers in India have developed a notion that the ultimate treatment lies in the US. But it is bulky to travel any such long distance all through the contamination as there are several dangers. We have been often getting queries from Indian docs which is while we notion of starting the portal to hyperlink the patients with nice US medical doctors and labs,” stated Arbuda CEO Vivek Deshpande.
The idea changed into conceived via Deshpande and his pal Dr. Pawan Reddy, who’s an oncologist based out of the United States. Atul Kedar will be the neighborhood coordinator at HCG Centre.
Deshpande stated, “When an individual or a cherished one is diagnosed with most cancers, they experience like giving up of the world. This devastating information consumes its own family and patient with numerous questions and worries. The leader amongst them are those associated with treatment. Finding out the exceptional diagnosis technique and proper treatment may be daunting.”
The CEO stated Arbuda’s seamless web-based platform helps any doctor or affected person collaborate with enterprise leaders to broaden their diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities. “Imagine the peace of mind one will get on understanding that a nearby doctor has got right of entry to mod the ern-day lab and modern-day assessments and specific prognosis,” he stated.
Innovations within the US has cured several patients of existence-threatening conditions which vary from affected person to patient. “Arbuda guarantees that every affected person’s plan is analyzed by using a cutting edge synthetic intelligence platform that compares their analysis with similar cases from across the globe and proved insights,” Deshpande said.