Kerala’s first Open University to become a reality soon

The long wait for an open university in the state might be over soon.

Published: 12th June 2019 06:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2019 06:52 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The long wait for an open university in the state might be over soon. The special officer, who was appointed to study the feasibility of the project, submitted a report in this regard to the government on Tuesday. The decision to start an open university was announced by the Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel in October last. 

According to Rajan Gurukkal, vice chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council, the council had prepared a draft report for the same and submitted to the government. “However, things got delayed due to a lot of reasons like flood and elections,” he said. The appointment of the special officer too got delayed and once appointed the officer was directed to prepare a new report.

“The report is ready and it will be submitted to the government on Tuesday,” said Dr Prabash, special officer, open university. According to him, there is a huge prospect for the establishment of an open university in the state. “Around two to three lakh students will benefit once the university comes into existence, he said. 

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