Lockdown due to coronavirus across the country has led to a reduction in university enrollment. Universities had circulated several cutoffs list to fill the seats. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) admissions has been highest in Patna during the lockdown. IGNOU supervises the enrollment twice a year, one in January and the other in July. At the starting of 2020, 22,841 students registered in several courses at IGNOU.
The university accepted 41,175 selections during the lockdown in July. It was the first time in the decade that the university has collected this many nominations in July. This is a big record for IGNOU. 35773 selections were done the previous year in the July session and integrating both the session’s total, 51817 registrations were registered. This year IGNOU admissions has received 64016 nominations.
In 2010, IGNOU had 19815 appointments covering both seasons. The number of nominations heightened to more than 44 thousand in ten years. There has been no session in the last ten years in which enrollment has not heightened. Simultaneously, one to three thousand registrations had improved every year.
This year the admission numbers have increased from ten to fourteen thousand. This is a remarkable moment, says IGNOU director Abhilash Nayak. Adding further he stated that where registrations and admissions have lessened across the country, Students’ confidence in IGNOU has increased. The increase in enrollment during lockdown is highly motivating.
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