In August this year, the IGNOU University will launch the course on spiritualism and moral education in association with the Swaminarayan Sansthan. All the centers of the Swaminarayan Sansthan will cater as study centers for the IGNOU in Indian and in abroad.
In a statement released, the vice-chancellor of IGNOU, Ravindra Kumar said, "The varsity is mulling to establish a Swaminarayan Chair at its campus, and start value education and spiritualism programmes by August 2017. The collaboration will make all the centres of Swaminarayan Sansthan in India and in abroad IGNOU study and exam centres for the programmes," he said. The syllabus for the course Pracheen Bhartiya Sabhyata Aivam Sanskriti is also in the final stage of approval''.
"We look forward to teach today's generation the rich culture and values of India," a representative from the Swaminarayan Sansthan said in the release.
IGNOU, also known as Indira Gandhi National Open University, is India's distance learning university located in New Delhi in Maidan Garhi. The university is run and maintained by the central government of India in which more than 4 million students are enrolled and is probably the largest university in the world. The university has 228 certificates, diploma, degree and doctoral programs. The faculty strength of the university is 810 with 574 other staff members.