A first of its kind in the country, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is gearing up to introduce a certificate course on sand art which is the pride of Odisha. The announcement was made by the University Vice Chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar at the East Zone Regional Directors’ Meet on Friday. The course will be available under the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) programme. The university has developed over 300 MOOC courses. These courses will be offered on Government’s own internet platform ‘Swayam’. The new course on sand art will also be available on this platform, through which the students can access the website and learn the art through visuals. Hope this will really help to many students who keeps interest in sand art.