Special study centres of IGNOU have been established in the following Jails to provide education to the prisoners.
Central Jail Kotbhalwal
Central Jail Srinagar
District Jail Jammu
District Jail Udhampur
Different courses viz. BPP, BDP etc. through IGNOU are being run in these centres. The response from the inmates to these courses has been encouraging and the successful candidates at the end of the training courses are awarded certificates from IGNOU to enable these prisoners to start their livelihood after their release.
Under the Skill training programme to young inmates in Jail, over 500 inmates in jails of Jammu and Kashmir are at present receiving basic education through IGNOU.
In Central Jail Srinagar, Central Jail Kotbhalwal Jammu and District Jail Jammu, 65 inmates are being imparted basic computer training. This group of inmates will be taking their online examination.