Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The last date for receiving the ideas from the students is January 20, 2019.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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.