Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is planning to offer new courses in analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical sale management and food safety management at the study centre here, said Dr. S. Raja Rao, Regional Director, IGNOU, Visakhapatnam. After inaugurating a study centre at Government Arts College here on Wednesday, he said admissions were open to masters programmes like MCA, M.Com, MSW and MA in Rural development, Tourism management, English, Hindi, Philosophy, Gandhian peace studies, education, public administration, economics, history, political science, sociology and gender and development studies through the university. He said the university was offering courses like BCA, BA, B.Com, BTS, BPP etc.
Post-graduate diploma and certificate courses on intellectual property rights, cyber laws, paralegal practices, anti-human trafficking, human rights and disaster management were also being offered through the study centre at Damodaram Sanjivaiah National Law University, Visakhapatnam. He said the Rajahmundry study centre was the second centre in the district and more centres would be opened. The IGNOU is presently offering 153 courses throughout the country and having international study centre in 43 countries. It has 67 regional centres and 3,380 study centres extending distance education facilities to students, he added. Assistant Regional Directors Bhansidar and D.G. Anbalgan, Principal of the Arts College Ch. Mastanaiah, M. Francis, Assistant Director, State Information Centre, and others attended.