Shakti Mehra, who suffers from Down syndrome, which usually makes a child slow, is a post graduate in Psychology along with his mother from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

“Disability is no bar and IGNOU is the only university which has provided my child a platform to educate himself despite his disability”, said Dr Deepa Mehta, Phychologist who had come with many former students on the second day of 31st foundation day celebrated at the regional centre.

They organized a round table conference of former and present IGNOU students on ‘Support Services- the present and Future’.

Ghanshyam Wangneo (66), from Kashmir, a retired GM, MOIL and a mechanical engineer by profession.  Wangneo is currently pursuing MA in English from IGNOU.

“I already had a good job but literature was my first love.  IGNOU gave me the platform at this age to pursue my dream,” he said.

“One day, when I was searching a course for my daughter on the Internet, I came to know about IGNOU and the journey began,” he added.

Muskaan Mishra (44) who completed her MA in Psychology from IGNOU, was a teacher at Ira International.  Mishra, who is preparing for her PET (PhD entrance exam), praised the university and said that it is a good platform for women to carry on their studies in proper collaboration with home.

Source: Times of India