He said "We would like to strengthen the student support services in just two ways- First- Which would be related to the operational side which would cater to helping students with filling in the forms. And the other would be to focus on improved counselling for students. We give them reading material but we also hire experts from different colleges and universities who teach students a particular subject at a fixed time of the week".
"We, have a number of programmes which range from Bachelor's to Ph.D's and we would like to have more experts who can tackle students doubts", he added. Mr.Pradhan also emphasized on Self-assessment.
As on the speech on Independence Day he also said "We celebrate the 66th Independence Day today and see the University on the world map, for that self-introspection becomes the must". However, IGNOU shall soon reach its goal in strengthen up the Students Support Services.