Vastavam web:Indira Gandhi National Open university(IGNOU) is waiving the fee for transgender who wish to join the courses. For transgender candidates aspiring to pursue a course in tourism or psychology, help is at hand. Encouraging the third gender to pursue higher studies, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will provide them free education from its Julysession.
The move is aimed at bringing universalisation and democratisation in education. So far IGNOU has been providing free education to sex workers, jail inmates and weavers.
According to the university's Lucknow region director Manorama Singh, free education totransgender will be provided across the country. There are over 3,000 study centres and 54 regional centres in India. In UP, there are close to 150 study circles. "We have sought help from transgender activists and our target is to enroll at least five this time. The idea is to promote education among the third gender," said Singh.