IGNOU trains statistical personnel

August 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) organised a training programme on micro- and macro-economics for personnel of the Indian Statistical Service (ISS), a statement said Tuesday.

The programme was conducted in association with the National Academy of Statistical Administration (NASA) for its ISS personnel.

“About 37 ISS probationers participated in the training. It is for the first time that we were assigned this important training,” said Narayan Prasad, economics professor at the varsity.

“Yoga and two days’ educational tour were also part of the training,” he added.

According to the varsity, 41 lectures were delivered during the training in mid-July, with participation from senior economists of the country.

“All the ISS probationers were evaluated through a written test, followed by distribution of certificates among the participants,” said the statement.

The feedback on the training programme was also obtained from the participants.

IGNOU, which started with two courses and 4,000 students in 1985, now offers around 450 programmes and has around three million students on its rolls.

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