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IGNOU'S educational radio channel to make a comeback

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After a break of one year Indira Gandhi National Open University's (IGNOU) educational radio channel Gyan Vani and television channel Gyan Darshan are all set to come back on-air again.

According to TOI report, the announcement on comeback of channel was made by the IGNOU vice-chancellor professor Nageshwar Rao in Lucknow on November 3. He was speaking during the inauguration of country's largest regional centre building.

The official website of IGNOU will also be revived, which provides study materials of different universities.

IGNOU: Edu radio channel to make a comeback

IGNOU had also stopped uploading study materials on the website some time back and the varsity will start re-uploading its study material soon.

Besides these, IGNOU is chalking out a plan to make changes in its syllabus to introduce Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and skill based courses. The university will also introduce courses in footwear technology and tourism from the upcoming academic session.

Gyan Vani and Gyan Darshan, after airing for 10 years, went off-air in October last year.

The AIR's additional director general on September, 19,2014 sent a communication to Prof M Aslam, IGNOU vice-chancellor, which said, "All channels will be closed following non-payment of the dues, depriving lakhs of Gyanvani listeners their crucial learning resource" as reported by newspapers.

IGNOU's radio channel Gyan Vani was launched in 2001 as a small initiative to involve millions of listeners who are dependent on the station for various local, educational and socio-cultural needs.

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