IGNOU's vice chancellor announced that the University is partnering with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's Common Services Network
“After the MoU, IGNOU will be able to collaborate with NeGD to prepare e-governance training videos. NeGD will be providing all the technical assistance required for the LMS. While partnering with CSCs will be fruitful for IGNOU students,” VC Ravindra Kumar said as the university celebrates Independence Day on campus at Maidan Garhi, Delhi.
He further added for electronic service delivery, NeGD and CSC are the access points which will help in reaching out to the villages in India and this will contribute to “a digitally and financially inclusive society,” said Kumar.
The organizations will sign the Memorandum of Understanding on August 22, 2017. During the event the open news letter of the University was also launched as a digital news portal called 'IGNOU Digi News'. During the event a digital version of the program called 'Bachelors Preparatory Program' was also launched in the form of CD.