IGNOU signs MoU with Papua New Guinea varsity

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed yesterday, envisages development of cultural, educational and scientific ties between the two universities.

Besides higher education and training, the universities will collaborate to offer degree, diploma and certificate programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels, he said.
"The IGNOU programmes at the UNITECH are likely to start from July 2010 session.
Identification of programmes, meeting of joint coordination committee etc. will take about 3 to 4 months," Salima Nanda, Director Incharge, IGNOU's International Division, said here.

"As the country has its session beginning from February and ours in January and July, some standard understanding will have to be developed before the IGNOU programmes take off in the island nation," she said.

Mohammad Abdus Sattar, the UNITECH's pro-Vice Chancellor for academic affairs said, "UNITECH intends to bring in modern curricula for students.It has 13 degree programmes, including four in natural sciences such as agriculture, food technology etc."
With this, IGNOU has increases its presence to 34 countries with 53 partner institutions abroad.

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