IGNOU Gets 100 Applications From Transgenders For Free Education

Published on : 26th July 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

IGNOU introduced free education for transgenders with an aim to provide educational opportunities and thus create better livings.

24 July, 2017: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has enrolled 661 transgender students in various courses after the ‘Others’ category was introduced in the admission form in the year 2012. Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) designed for those who haven’t completed their class 12 is receiving the highest number of applications.

IGNOU Free Education Program

IGNOU has now announced free education for transgenders from this year and has received 100 applications till now. This initiative was announced earlier this month during the 22nd Prof G Ram Reddy Lecture by the Vice Chancellor Ravindra Kumar.

As per reports from India Today Education, Dr Ekta Sharma, Assistant Regional Director, IGNOU RC Delhi III said; "Transgenders live a secluded life as they are not accepted by their families, in particular and society in general. They spend their life in their own small community, struggling for their existence throughout life. Giving them educational opportunities will support them in earning their lively hood in a respectable manner and also for their social mobility,"

The free education initiative was taken for more than 40000 transgenders in the state who don’t have necessary qualification and thus loose on good jobs.

About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.