Saturday, July 02, 2011

Open University gives nod to IRCS to open Community Colleges

The Tamil Nadu Open University has given its nod to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) to start as many as 60 Community Colleges (CC) under the guidance of the University Grant Commission (UGC), an IRCS official said today.

The CCs would organise weekly compulsory classes for its students on technical courses like Turner, Fitter, and also basic computer courses on subjects like MS Word and Power Point, according to Ramesh Kumar, State Co-ordinator, Youth Red Cross, IRCS, Chennai Branch.

Some of those who were working full-time after not being able to go to college despite qualifying for it in 10th standard and Plus Two examinations, could join in the CCs by paying a nominal fee, Kumar said. He said besides technical courses, the CCs would also offer diploma courses on Arts and Science. He further said the IRCS had been negotiating with the Open University to implement the courses "very soon."

Source: The Economic Times (Online Edition), July 2, 2011
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