Thursday, 29 March 2012

IGNOU School of Management Studies starts using SMS Alerts Service

IGNOU's one of the largest schools SOMS started using SMS Alerts Service from March 28th, 2012. They sent a message to all the students who have to attend interview for internship  during their first year of BBA reg. about the schedule of interviews. Hence forth, I am expecting that all students who are enrolled to programmes offered by SOMS will receive updates by SMS and will be communicated about all the relevant developments about their programmes as soon as decisions are made by SOMS. I thank and congratulate Prof.Nawal Kishore, Director, SOMS for starting to use SMS services.

Monday, 26 March 2012

RC, Dehradun starts using SMS Alerts Service

IGNOU Regional Center at Dehradun started using SMS Alerts Service on March 26th, 2012. I congratulate and thank Mr.Umesh Tripathi, Assistant Regional Director for the initiative taken in its usage at RC, Dehradun due to his interaction with me during STRIDE Orientation Programme organized during this month for newly recruited ARDs / DDs. Today, they sent appr. 4000 SMS to the learners. Definitely, IGNOU learners in the jurisdiction of RC, Dehradun stand immensely benefited due to this service as communication gap between RC and learners get reduced due to SMS service. Now, they just need to update their mobile number with RC whenever their number changes. They don't need to seriously think about changing their communication or residential address unless they are anticipating any physical deliveries of course material etc.  from IGNOU.  Hence forth, just as other RCs which are using SMS Alerts Service are doing,  RC at Dehradun can plan activities for learners at very short notice. Learners in the jurisdiction of RC, Dehradun can register their mobile numbers with RC by e-mailing their 10-digit  mobile number and enrollment number to I wish all the best for RC, Dehradun and learners.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

IGNOU School of Health Sciences starts using SMS Alerts Service

This is a major break through. SOHS is the recent addition to the list of Schools of IGNOU that are using SMS Alerts Service. SOHS started using SMS Alerts Service from February 29, 2012. The interest shown by Dr.Biplab Jamatia and Dr.T.K.Jena, Director of SOHS to start SMS Alerts Service can be gauged by the frequency at which SOHS is using the service. Appr. 14910 messages were sent today alone. Definitely, students of SOHS across the country stand to benefit from this service as they receive updates immediately by SMS as and when they happen. Today, they informed by SMS about the list of lectures that are uploaded to Youtube. There is no way earlier for any student to know that a lecture pertaining to their discipline was uploaded. SMS made it possible. Of course, I can keep continuing writing about the benefits of SMS service to the students endlessly. Anyway, let me stop here. I wish you all a VERY HAPPY HOLI. If you are a student of any programme offered by SOHS, and you did not receive any SMS from  SOHS until now, mail your 10-digit mobile number along with programme to which you are enrolled to  Wishing you all, ALL THE BEST  : Dr.P.V.Suresh