The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Vice Chancellor also launched the installation of a grid connected rooftop solar power plant in the campus to harness the power of solar energy and to cater to the electricity demands of the university in the Capital.
The power generation from the proposed solar plant will not only reduce IGNOU’s power bills, but will also fulfil its “clean energy mission” and reduce their carbon footprint simultaneously, said an IGNOU statement.
The Vice Chancellor distributed awards to the security guards of the university’s main campus for their work in COVID-19 times.
The Vice Chancellor’s address also had mention of how digital technologies can be used effectively for learner support services including admissions, counselling, study material distribution and examinations.
Professor Rao also commended the university faculty and staff members for using social and digital media for connecting with the students online and counselling and conducting Facebook Live lectures across programmes.