Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will launch a certificate course on sand art as a first of its kind in the country. Noted sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik from Odisha will help the university to design and develop the programme.
It was announced by university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar at the East Zone Regional Directors’ Meet held here on Friday. This course will be available under the university’s massive online open course (MOOC) programme, which offers students an opportunity to learn online.
IGNOU has developed more than 300 MOOC courses. These courses will be offered on the government’s own internet platform called ‘Swayam’. The programme on sand art will also come on this platform. Students can access the website and learn the art through videos.