IGNOU to launch BA programme for deaf students

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IGNOU to launch BA programme for deaf students


VADODARA, 24 May: They may not have the power of speech, but education would soon empower over 40 lakh hearing impaired adult students in the country. These students can now dream of attending college, graduating with degrees and jobs in their hand.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), UK will launch first of its kind Bachelor in Arts (BA) programme for hearing impaired in India.

The programme will kickstart with 40 seats from this academic year at IGNOU’s Delhi campus offering full–time BA in Applied Sign Language Studies and BA honours in Applied Sign Language Studies. “We are educating these students and parents about this course across the country. The initial response has been very encouraging,” said Sibaji Panda, hearing impaired scholar from UCLAN, who was in the city on Sunday to deliver lecture at Ayurvedic College.Read More……..