First time in India Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will launch a certificate course on sand art.
International sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik will help the university to design and develop the programme.
Prof Ravindra Kumar vice chancellor of IGNOU announced sand art course will be available under the university’s massive online open course (MOOC) programme, which offers students an opportunity to learn online.
More than 300 MOOC courses will be offered on the government’s own internet platform called ‘Swayam’, sand art will also come on this platform. Students can access the website and learn the art through videos.
Sudarsan Patnaik requested to help the university to develop a one-month sand art certificate course for enthusiastic art students.