The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started offering select post-graduate programmes in the regular mode, its Vice-Chancellor has said.

In keeping with international trends in education, IGNOU is now following flexible modes of education delivery -- combining face-to-face, distance and on-line approaches of dissemination, the Vice-Chancellor, V N Rajsekharan Pillai said.

The majority of programmes in the university are offered in dual mode, which includes distance teaching, regular and personal academic counselling with regular practices, project work and work-place training, he said.

IGNOU has also launched the community college scheme, an alternative system of education which aims at empowering individuals through appropriate skill development leading to employment in collaboration with the local industry.

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