IGNOU Opens Admissions for Transgenders for Free

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In a reform for the transgender, the Indira Gandhi National Open University has announced that transgender students can now study in any of the programmes offered by the university for free.

Who announced the decision to enroll transgenders in IGNOU?

VC Ravindra Kumar announced this decision as the IGNOU founder's memorial lecture paying homage to the founding Vice Chancellor G Ram Reddy.

IGNOU Opens Admissions for Transgenders

What does former VC have to say?

"The government should give freedom and spend 6 per cent of the GDP on education. Main thrust should be to devise effective strategies to address the challenges for the growth of education in India and to realize the potential of the country's demographic dividend as envisaged in the national education policy of the year 2016," Kakatiya University former VC Y Vaikuntham said at the event.

Memorial Lecture

The memorial lecture is held every year on June 2 and hosts a number of eminent personalities. This year, the chief guest was Jawaharlal Nehru University VC M Jagdeesh Kumar who delivered a presentation on 'Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn'.

Guests at the event

Eminent poets including Shri Gopal Das Niraj, Shri Santosh Anand, Shri Kunwar Bechain, Shri Budhinath Mishra, Shri Lakshmi Shankar Vajpai, Shri Madhav Kaushik and Shri Vishnu Saxena were among others guests at the event.

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