Monday, July 18, 2011

6-yr-old achieves 1st division in IGNOU's course of pottery

New Delhi, Mar 27 : Six-year-old Divya Prakash Pandey has surpassed all his elder classmates by passing a certificate in Craft and Design (Pottery) Programme in first division.

Divya has become the youngest pride of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) by passing the course under School of Engineering and Technology in July 2010 session with 76 per cent marks.

He is not only the youngest student at IGNOU but also the youngest student ever admitted in any university.

A class two student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Divya, had interest in Craft and Design (pottery) since childhood and so during the course of his studies, he created fusion in craft and design as well as magic, a university official said.

"He has created wonder in the world of clay by designing the famous magic trick 'Water of India' besides designing different pattern and creating innovative ideas in craft and design," he said.

The CCDP course is developed under the IGNOU-Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) project and aims at upgrading the knowledge and skills of artisans engaged/interested in pottery.

This programme envisages no prerequisite educational qualification for the target group of rural artisans and interested youths. It introduces artisans to conceptual designing as well as cost analysis and marketing of products.


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