Acting IGNOU VC agrees to revoke decision on ending regular courses

Create: 05/02/2012 - 17:43

furore over doing away with the regular courses being run at the Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU) has come to an end, confirmed a university official. The Acting Vice-Chancellor
of the Open University Professor M Aslam, has reportedly, agreed to revoke his
decision while agreeing to give a written assurance for the same.

200 students from 21 regular courses of IGNOU were on indefinite hunger strike
since the last 20 days protesting against VCs decision. The students in order
to have a word with Prof Aslam closed the main gate. Meanwhile, the VC called
police and all the students were detained. 

so happened that despite this indefinite hunger strike since so many days, the
VC did not come to meet us. So today we closed the main gate to have a word
with the VC. He called police and all of us were detained,” said Ashish Sharma,
student, IGNOU. 

to Sharma, directors from 14 departments also joined their protest. “There was
a meeting with the police official and our VC, and he has agreed to revoke his
decision and give a written assurance on that,” said Sharma.

students dubbed the decision as ‘abrupt’ on the VC’s part, a senior official
said a meeting was held and some concrete decisions have been taken regarding
the issue.

Deccan Herald]


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Dear, Shiv Kumar Vyas, I hope you understand the difference between 'Paid news' and 'news'. This news has been sourced from a credible news organisation and it just states facts. To inform you IER did a story on this last week ( which has opinion from all the stake holders including students and former VC. When I went there around 100 students were sitting there.

If you are from a government system or know IGNOU you must be well acquainted with the practices of how letter goes from one department to other.


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Thanks for your paid news (the culture of disgraced reporting) away from the truth and facts. It would have been nice had you put up the scanned copy of the letter/ assurance issued by VC, IGNOU or a photograph of students belonging to IGNOU. (1) Hardly 20-25 students were on sitting on strike (2) The gate was closed by the students and the IGNOU officials did not intervene in doing so as they were hopefully instructed not to do so. The event appeared to be sponsored by the Academic Mafia who are feeling threatened that their so called On Campus Full Time Face to Face Shop can no longer take shield. Hope a day come when all this mafia its game plan get exposed to the public at large.

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