Bilapur: Bilapur-based Dr. CV Raman University (CVRU) has bagged the acclaimed World Education Award 2016 that was held recently in Dubai. CVRU, which was launched by the AISECT Group in 2006 as Central India’s first private university, has won the award for the ‘Best and Next Practices in Open and Distance Learning’ category. Mr. Abhishek Pandit (Governing Body Member, Dr. C.V. Raman University) received the award from Dr. Ayoub Kazim (Managing Director, Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City) and Mr. V. Radhakrishnan (State Minister of Education, Sri Lanka).
World Education Summit (WES), organized by Elets Technomedia, is the world’s premier platform on education for everyone who is passionate about education and learning. Over the years, the Summit has become the largest gathering of education leaders. WES 2016 aimed to recognize, highlight, honour and encourage leading models, projects, processes of excellence and sustainable innovation in school and higher education. The Awards, which were a part of the Summit, saw entrepreneurs in the education space getting recognized, giving the award winners a platform to showcase their innovations and best practices. There were 70 award nominations across 40 categories.
Ever since its launch, CVRU has endeavored to offer world-class education which would equip students to fulfill the intellectual and manpower needs of the industry. The University has launched the Institute of Open & Distance Education (IODE) to provide advanced and high quality education to students even in the remotest corners of the country. IODE provides comprehensive guidance to students through study material, improvement of skills, acquisition of professional qualifications, continuing education and professional development at workplace, self-enrichment through online advanced technologies, diversifying & updating of knowledge as well as empowerment through higher education even in the remote areas. In order to provide individualized support to the students pursuing its distance learning programmes, CVRU has a large number of study centers throughout the state of Chhattisgarh. At these study centres, students interact with the academic counselors and fellow students, refer to the books in digital library, watch and listen to the Audio-Visual programmes as well as interact with the coordinators on administrative & academic matters.
Commenting on the prestigious World Education Award being given to the University, CVRU’s Chancellor Mr. Santosh Kumar Choubey said, “The University was started with the purpose of providing equal opportunity and world-class education to students in the surrounding areas and I am glad to see that it is treading on a successful path. CVRU has a unique and interactive programme delivery methodology in the distance learning mode which follows a multimedia approach for instructions such as self-instructional written material or self-learning material, audio-visual material aids, teleconferences, I.T. project work, practicals and the largest network for learning support system. It is heartening that our hard work and efforts have been acknowledged at such a reputed international platform.”
Skill development is a mandatory part of the course curriculum at the Institute of Open & Distance Education (IODE) as the University intends to contribute extensively towards bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower for the industry. It has joined hands with the National Skill Development Corporation to skill and train the youth in a range of sectors such as IT, Computer, Hardware, Networking, Teacher Training, Banking, Retail, Telecommunication and financial services etc.
CVRU’s constant endeavor for improving the quality of education in the distance and open mode of learning has led to many effective outcomes for the students. These include flexible individual study in terms of pace and duration, use of latest information and communication technologies, modular approach to programmes, use of cost effective programmes, socially and academically relevant programmes based on students’ need, nationwide student support service network, providing need and knowledge-based professional education, convergence of open and convectional education systems, setting the national standards for Distance Education, student support division with Material Production & Dispatch Division (MPDD) and building of Rojgramantra.com portal for continuous placement support to the students so that they can have better opportunity of building a bright future for themselves.