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Friday, August 29, 2014  

Glory Institute holds graduation ceremony
By A Staff Reporter

MUSCAT The Glory Institute, the authorised partner institute of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou), here in Oman, held a convocation ceremony to felicitate students of the institute as well as counsellors at the Indian Embassy auditorium on Tuesday.

Dr Silima Nanda, deputy director, International Division Ignou was the guest of honour at the function.

Addressing the gathering of students, staff members, faculty and counsellors, HE Anil Wadhwa, India’s Ambassador to the Sultanate, said: “I must compliment the Glory Institute and its directors for their commendable services to the expatriate Indian community in Oman by way of offering various graduation and post-graduation programme of Ignou, which have proved to be immensely helpful in ensuring their intellectual and professional growth.

In her address, Silima Nanda told the audience that the Ignou launch in Oman had taken place in 1997 and consequently the Glory Institute, under the sponsorship of Ashwin Dharamsey, was doing a wonderful job in providing distance learning facilities to one and all.

She informed the gathering that Ignou was the largest open university in the world with over two million students on its rolls.

Later students of the institute presented a cultural programme comprising a colourful fashion show, a modern group dance performance and a presentation of songs by the orchestra ‘Variants’.

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