A web portal dedicated for online registration and management for Indian Air Force personnel has been launched by the vice-chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai.
â€śThis collaboration could be a model for many countries in terms of size and services. In terms of university, we are getting empowered by providing such a capacity and showing that a university too can undergo such collaborations,â€ť said Prof Pillai.
Launched under project Aksashdeep, the website will help airmen posted anywhere in the country to register themselves for any associate degree online.
Air Vice Marshal Satyendra Kumar, Assistant Chief Of the Air Staff (Education) said â€śKeeping in mind the highly demanding job of the air force personnel, they can register themselves through this portal of IGNOU.â€ť
Project Aksahdeep was launched in December last year with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the agreement, the existing airmen training institutes are registered as community colleges which maintain a high degree of autonomy.
The memorandum has enabled all serving airmen to obtain Bachelorâ€™s degree within 8 to 13 years of their service. These certificates, diplomas and associate degrees awarded would be similar to the one awarded to other students of IGNOU.
Group Captain Kuldip Singh, Director, Project Akashdeep and Wing Commander C. R. Sreeji, Joint Director for the project were present on the occasion along with Pro Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, Prof. K. R. Srivathsan and Prof. P. R. Ramanujam.