An IGNOU study centre will be set up at the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) premises. The regional director of IGNOU UC Pandey spoke on the
announcement Friday to the media saying, "University has taken a clutch of initiatives for students. Opening a study centre at MANIT is one of them."
Pandey spoke about the centre saying , "The centre will introduce a few programmes of the open university like geo-informatics, management and engineering. It will give access to world class infrastructure and academic expertise of MANIT to all those, who otherwise cannot avail such facilities through conventional way of education. Free of cost facility will be a big help to students not studying in the institute."
"IGNOU regional centre,Bhopal, has become first such centre in the country to have taken initiatives for sensitizing village panchayats about IGNOU-run courses. The idea is to motivate panchayat functionaries and seek their help to sensitize people about educational opportunities available through IGNOU. A special study centre for slum dwellers will also be opened.