IGNOU: Free higher education for transgender students

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In a landmark decision, The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to give a full fee waiver for the transgender students.

Crossing all the milestone, IGNOU has come up with a praiseworthy move to provide the education free to transgender students.

While giving a statement to TOI, M Rajesh, Regional Director of IGNOU’s Kochi Center said, “With an aim to integrate this special group into the mainstream, IGNOU has decided to offer full fee exemption for transgender in all its academic programmes”.

This move was announced by the Vice-Chancellor Ravindra Kumar during the 22nd Prof G Ram Reddy Lecture.

Now, all the transgender students will now be able to study all courses without paying any fee at IGNOU.

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