Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students

INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY

 Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC) 
National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE) 
‘Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students’

 IGNOU has set up Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) at the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE). IIC at IGNOU aims at promoting idea generation, grassroots innovation, develops prototype, solve problem in the local context with a view to generating intellectual property and one of the objectives of IIC at IGNOU is to recognize the power of idea and transform the ideas in to workable solutions. The IIC and IGNOU is organizing an ‘Idea Competition’ for its students followed by “Festival of Ideas” to showcase and recognise the ideas of IGNOU students. IGNOU students can submit their original and creative ideas that can solve any daily life problem in any of the fields including Food, Agriculture and Rural Development, Clean Energy and Alternate Fuel, Clean Water and Water Management, Swacchhata Initiatives and Waste Management, Health Care and Hygiene, Education and Open University System and Smart Transportation and Traffic Management. The ideas in these areas could be interdisciplinary also. The ideas will be evaluated on the criteria of their novelty, complexity, clarity and details, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, cost effectiveness and future prospects, etc. The selected students will be invited to participate and present their ideas in the Festival of Ideas on February 28, 2019 at IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Further, they will be mentored and nurtured for developing business plan to work on the ideas. This will be an unique opportunity for IGNOU students to showcase their ideas and vision. In this context, bonafide IGNOU students are invited to submit their ideas in the prescribed Proforma to the Director, NCIDE at IGNOU through email at ncide@ignou.ac.in or by post. The Proforma can be downloaded from IGNOU website (www.ignou.ac.in). The selected students from different regions will be invited to present their work in the Festival of Ideas and the selected best three entries will be awarded prizes and certificates. 

The last date for receiving the ideas from the students is January 20, 2019.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

World AIDS Day 2018: Theme, awareness slogans, history, key facts

Today, that is December 1 2018, World Health Organisation (WHO) joins global partners and citizens to commemorate AIDS Day under the theme 'Know Your Status'.
This is also an occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day -- a pioneering global health campaign first initiated by WHO in 1988.

2 objectives of the theme of AIDS Day 2018

It is estimated that currently only 75 per cent of people with HIV know their status.
WHO advocacy and communication for World AIDS Day 2018 with the theme 'Know Your Status' aims to achieve the following objectives:
  • Urge people to know their HIV infection status through testing, and to access HIV prevention, treatment and care services
  • Urge policy-makers to promote a 'health for all' agenda for HIV and related health services, such as tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis and non-communicable diseases

Saturday, December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day 2018: 5 Things You Should Know

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year. The day is dedicated to spreading awareness about the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is spread by infection from a virus called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The day is marked by the World Health Organisation as a global public health campaign. One can be at a greater risk of HIV if one has unprotected anal or vaginal sex, sharing contaminated needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, receive unsafe injections, blood transfusions, tissue transplantation, medical procedures that involve unsterile cutting or piercing; and experience accidental needle stick injuries including among health workers.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Induction Meetings 25.03.2018

Induction Meeting
Induction is the organised programme of welcome and introductory activities you will participate in as a new student joining a particular programme of study. Induction is a mandatory element of starting University and all new students are expected to participate. Over the induction you will have the opportunity to:
  • Find out about your programme of study.
  • Meet your fellow students, lecturers and find your way around the University.
  • Find out from current students what IGNOU is really like and have any of your questions answered about what to expect.
  • Find out more about the University's support systems and resources to help you study.
Being the Distance learning Programme the role of induction meeting is more important as you will be able to communicate with the university officials, study centre officials and your lecturers face to face.

The following points are discussed in detailed in the meeting:
  1.         Programme Objectives and Its Structure
  2.         Counselling Sessions and Teaching Methodology
  3.      Course Material, I Card , Exam Form, Revaluation, Credit System, Grades  
  4.      Assignments and Its Importance 
  5.      Examination System
  6.      Evaluation System of the University
  7.      Important dates like for filling the examination form, assignment submissions.