CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES


5.1 Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)

School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)

The Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management has been developed by the School of Engineering and Technology, IGNOU in collaboration with the Ministry of Power for professionals employed in electrical power utilities or the electricity sector to upgrade their skills, enhance systemic efficiency and demonstrate commercially viable electricity distribution system that deliver quality power to the satisfaction of the beneficiaries. As a part ofthe national strategy evolved to address and concern of human resource development, this specially designed programme provides opportunityof capacity building in power sector; it is targeted to provide training to the participants ofpower distribution utilities /companies, engineers and learners of electricity sector.

This programme addresses the general concerns and issues in the electricity distribution sector, including awareness and exchanges good practices amongst the stakeholders in the power industry. You are a stakeholder in the power industry, both as a consumer and as an employee or you may be aspiring to take up a job in the electrical industry. Therefore, you would surely welcome this opportunity of capacity building through a specially designed training programme.

Objectives:

The objectives of this programme are to:

  • Disseminate information about the current developments and reforms in the power distribution sector,
  • Generate awareness about the applications of emerging technologies and trends in the sector, and
  • Educate about various aspects of powerdistribution management to the personnel in the powersector/ candidates aspiring to take up a job in the electrical industry.

Eligibility: Engineering graduate/Engineering Diploma Holders OR

Science/Commerce/ Arts Graduates or equivalent with 2 years experience in power utilities or the electricity sector

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.5,400/- for full programme


5.2 Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE)

School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

This Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE) (with an exit option of Certificate in Information Security (CISE) after successful completion of first three courses of 12 credits) programme has been designed to prepare the youth to experiment and learn the skills andtechniques needed for providing protection and security to our information available in the virtual environment and to make learners both responsible and smart citizens. This is an Advanced Certificate level programme with an exit option of Certificate in Information Security (CISE) after successful completion of first three courses of 12 credits and total 18 credits of worth. Student can complete this programme in minimum period of six months or the maximum period of two years.

This programme emphasized and specifically stressed on User’s Security Awareness and Needs as follows:

  • 1. Securing one’s own desktop
  • 2. Securing one’s own data
  • 3. Securing one’s connectivity
  • 4. Secure browsing. (E-mail, Internet Application)
  • 5. Secure Internet transaction
  • 6. W3C Compliance
  • 7. Employee perspective of ISO 27000
  • 8. Securing Web servers/services
  • 9. Cyber Forensics
  • 10. Securing in the mobile world
  • 11. Govt. rules in IT Security

Eligibility: 10th orits equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.5,400/- for full programme


5.3 Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (PGCAE)

School of Education (SOE)

This programme aims at providing an opportunity to all those interested in pursuing short-term professional development and capacity building programme in adult education. It will be useful to the graduates interested in working at the grassroots level as well as to those with Masters Degree or even higher qualification and interested in seeking career at middle or higher level in the field of adult education, extension and allied areas.

Objectives:

  • To promote professional competency and capacity building of all those interested in the field of adult education, extension and allied areas.
  • To develop their knowledge and understanding of various aspects of theory, policies and programmes of adult education.
  • To promote their understanding of diverse approaches to organizing and managing an adult learning set-up.
  • To improve their knowledge and understanding ofparticipatory curriculum planning, development and transaction as well as participatory training, evaluation and research in adult education.
  • To enhance their ability to critically analyse, appreciate and promote the role of adult education in the emerging social, economic, political, cultural and other situations at different levels.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University/ Institute

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycles of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,200/- for full programme


5.4 Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL)

School of Law (SOL)

The Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law seeks to address the changing needs of the knowledge society in the area of Cyber Law.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the programme are:

  • To enable learners to understand, explore and acquire a critical understanding of Cyber Law
  • To develop competencies for dealing with frauds, deceptions (confidence tricks, scams) and other cyber crimes such as child pornography, that are taking place via Internet.
  • To make learners conversant with the social and intellectual property issues emerging from ‘cyberspace’.
  • To explore the legal and policy developments in various countries to regulate cyberspace.
  • To develop an understanding of relationship between commerce and cyberspace.
  • To provide learners an in-depth knowledge of Information Technology Act and legal framework of Right to Privacy Data Security and Data Protection.

Eligibility: Graduate inany discipline or4th and5th yearstudentsof 5yearintegratedLLB course who passedthree years.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 8,400/- for full programme


5.5 PG Certificate in Patent Practice (PGCPP)

School of Law (SOL)

Patent is the most significant form of Intellectual Property to encourage creativity in science and technology and protect invention and development for the creation of new technology and business expansion throughout the world.

Objectives:

  • Provide learners in-depth knowledge of the Indian Patent Law
  • Train learners in writing of patent application; and
  • Develop expertise in patent search.

Eligibility: Degree in Science/ Technology/Medicine, Law and Fourth & Fifth year students of integrated LL.B. Course who passed three years. Learners with experience in dealing with patents and technology transfer will be preferred.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.8,500/- for full programme


5.6 PG Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)

School of Translation Studies & Training (SOTST)

PG Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation programme is intended for those who have had graduation degree with knowledge of Hindi and Bangla and who aspire to make their career in the area of translation. The objectives of the programme are to facilitate intra-lingual, inter-lingual academicand cultural activity between these two Indian languages and to promote national integration. In addition to this the programme aims to create job potential and confidence in the people who work through these Indian languages.

The programme comprises of the following 4 courses of 4 credit each with a total of 16 credits.

Eligibility: Graduation

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,600/- for full programme


5.7 PG Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGCMHT)

School of Translation Studies & Training (SOTST)

PG Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation programme is intended for those who have had graduation degree with knowledge of Hindi and Malayalam and who aspire to make their career in the area of translation. The objectives of the programme are to facilitate inter-lingual, intra-lingual academic and cultural activity between these two Indian languages and to promote national integration. In addition to this the programme aims to create job potential and confidence in the people who work through these Indian languages.

Eligibility: Graduation

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,600/- for full programme


5.8 Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

The Post Graduate Programme in Agriculture Policy seeks to develop human resource for planning, development and implementation of national policies in agriculture. The objectives and salient features of the agriculture policy framework along with strategies and issues should be known to all the stakeholders of the system for an effective implementation of development programme. The Programme covers various aspects essential for the policy formulation in order to achieve overall economic development of the country. Some of the main aspects pertain to stages and factors in Indian agricultural development process,components of policy formulation,international andnational trade policies, intellectual property rights, research and development policy. The target group includes persons/organizations involved and graduates desirous to involve in policy making and implementation at the state/regional andcentral levels having stake in agriculture and rural development.

Objectives:

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • Create understanding ofthe salient features ofthe agriculture policy frameworkamong policymakers, implementers and other stakeholders of the system for its effective implementation.
  • Develop human resource for:
  • Identification of strategic issues with reference to national policies in agriculture;
  • Analysis of policy aspects and its operationalization; and
  • Development of an implementation framework for agriculture and rural development policies.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/- for full programme


5.9 Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Objectives:

  • To promote the Gandhian concept of peace and social regeneration.
  • To spread Gandhi’s vision of peace and non-violent activism.
  • To understand Gandhi’s concept of World Order for Global Peace and Security.
  • To develop Peace and Conflict Resolution from the Interdisciplinary perspective.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,200/- for full programme


5.10 Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)

School of Education (SOE)

It provides opportunity for educating and training the instructors of the visually impaired. The programme equips the learners in the use of modern and updated information and assistive technologies. Provides experience in acquiring skills & competencies. Certification will help in getting gainful employment in this emerging and challenging area.

Objectives:

  • To sensitize the learners in understanding the people with visual impairment.
  • To orient the learners about assistive andinformative technologies in general and for people with visual impairment in particular;
  • To equip the learnersin the use ofassistive andinformation technologies in teachingpeople with visual impairment;
  • To provide learners experience in acquiring skills and competencies in facilitating learning in people with visual impairment.

Eligibility:

i) Bachelor degree in Computer Science from a recognized university (BCA/BSc-Computer Science) OR

ii) Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university with diploma/certificate in Computer Science OR

iii) Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university subject to the condition that PGCIATIVI will only be awarded after successfully completing the CIT programme from IGNOU.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 Years, offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs 5,400/- for full programme


5.11 Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI)

School of Sciences (SOS)

The School of Sciences has developed the Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Geoinformatics (PGCGI) with the help of several eminent experts across India drawn from ISRO, DRDO, IIT, C-DAC, DST, IITM and many private and government universities. The PGCGI programme intends to familiarise the learners with basic concepts of geoinformatics and its applications. It is built around concepts and skills at the basic level to make it easy for a learner who wishes to understand how geoinformatics can be put to practical use. It provides opportunity to learners interested to develop basic skills and willing to go for higher studies in geoinformatics.

Programme Objectives:

Objectives of the programme are to:

  • provide theoretical knowledge and practical exercises in the basics of geoinformation science,
  • acquaint the learners with spatial data, their analysis and applications, and
  • widen opportunities of learners for higher studies and developing career in different sectors of employment involving geoinformatics.

Target Group:

  • Defence personnel
  • School and college/university teachers either teaching or interested to teach geoinformation science related courses
  • Working professionals possessing little or no exposure to geoinformatics but are interested to initiate and develop skills in this field, and
  • Graduates desirous of developing skills in this field.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs.6000/- for full programme


5.12 Post Graduate Certificate in Climate Change (PGCCC)

School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

In the backdrop of importance placed on creating awareness on climate change science and adaptation strategies by various ministries under the Government of India, the programme was tailor-made to incorporate the developments in the domain of climate change with respect to human influences on climate, the consequences of climate change, climate change conventions and protocols. The learners will be enriched with knowledge on the impact of climate change on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The learners will be capacitated with the response options to the climate change like mitigation and adaptation strategies.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

  • To expose the learners to the domain of climate change and conventions on climate change
  • To acquaint the learners with impacts of climate change on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • To equip the learners with the mitigation and adaptation strategies against climate change
  • To develop an understanding on climate change assessment tools
  • To acquaint the learners with interaction between climate change and society.

TARGET GROUP

  • School and College level Teachers teaching Environmental Sciences related subjects.
  • NGO professional, Environmental Executives, Policy makers, Journalists.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The problem of climate change transcends traditional academic boundaries and demands realistic and holistic solutions. This programme is aimed at both recent graduates wishing to specialize in climate change and sustainability, and professionals wishing to extend their knowledge and expertise or seeking a career change. Career opportunities in this wide and growing field are numerous: in industry, academics, consultancies and environmental agencies.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme offered in ODL mode consists of 16 credits with four courses of 4 credits each.

Number of credits: 16 (4 Credits per course)

Compulsory Courses: Three

Optional Course: Any one of the optional courses.

Eligibility : Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university

Medium of Instruction : English

Duration : Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fees Structure : Rs. 3800/- for full programme


5.13 Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Management of CBRNE Disasters (PGCMDM)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

The term CBRNE stands for ‘Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive’. Disasters related to such agents can occur accidently. However, when used intentionally they become agents of mass destruction.

CBRNE disasters are ill-understood, diagnosis is difficult and very little management tools exist to manage these disasters, including medical management. Medical management of CBRNE disasters require specific knowledge and skill set that is not covered in the undergraduate curriculum. India is particularly vulnerable to CBRNE attacks. Thus, society and governments need to create special provisions to deal with them.

In light of the above facts, IGNOU in collaboration with Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and active support from Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) have developed a 6 months PG Certificate programme in Medical Management of CBRNE disasters through open and distance learning for MBBS doctors.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

After completing the programme, the learner should be able to:

  • develop competencies on protection, mitigation and medical management of CBRNE casualties
  • get sensitized about the current R&D initiatives and future directions. Target Group
  • comprehend the parameters, enormity and complexity of CBRNE threat from a medical perspective
  • describe the impact of chemical, radiological, biological, explosive and nuclear agents on human health
  • assess the health effects of a CBRNE scenario using external and internal assessment tools
  • discuss regarding the medical counter measures, detection equipments and SOPs of medical management of CBRNE impacts.
  • deliver first aid and initiate immediate life saving responses to a CBRNE disaster

Target Group

  • Medical personnel & students engaged in or interested in disaster medical management
  • Doctors in armed forces, police forces, health services, railways, airports/ports, & NDRF or State disaster forces who have to or can be called on to respond in face of CBRNE disasters.
  • Doctors working in or for organizations considered vulnerable to CBRN attacks or accidents such as industrial complexes, Shrines, melas, areas prone to terror attacks, border towns etc.
  • Faculty in all large and medium-large hospitals (public & corporate sector)
  • Medical Management staff of all referral hospitals
  • Retired doctors who want to contribute to the Nation’s strength & medical security in CBRN.

Eligibility : MBBS (recognised by MCI). Only Indian Citizens would be considered

Medium of Instruction : English

Duration : Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fess Structure : Rs. 5,500/- for full programme


5.14 Certificate in Visual Arts – Painting (CVAP)

School of Performing & Visual Arts (SOPVA)

The certificate programme in Painting aims to imparting basic knowledge andskill of drawing, medium and composition with the development of creative and aesthetics sensibilities. The course tends to inculcate creativity, precision and use of tool & materials.

Objectives:

  • To develop the self observation, visualization and self motivation to create an art work.
  • Introduce them to concept of Indian Art Practices and Aesthetics.
  • To understand and use of Material and Technique.

Eligibility: 10th pass, No upper age limit

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 3,600/- for full programme


5.15 Certificate in Visual Arts – Applied Art (CVAA)

School of Performing & Visual Arts (SOPVA)

The certificate programme in Applied Art aims to develop basic applied and design skills with creative and aesthetic understanding.

Objectives:

  • To develop the visualization and Designing sensibility to create an art work.
  • To understand and use of Material and Technique for graphic design.
  • Introduce them to concept of Indian Art Practices and Aesthetics.
  • To impart knowledge of Graphic designing and advertising.

Eligibility: 10th pass, No upper age limit

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/- for full programme


5.16 Certificate in Performing Arts – Theatre Arts (CPATHA)

School of Performing & Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Certificate course in Theatre Arts aims to provide basic introduction to the art of theatre to the learners. This course offers both theoretical and practical inputs to the students.

Objectives:

  • To introduce the art of the theatre to the learners.
  • To provide basic training in theatre.
  • To provide knowledge of theatre appreciation to the enthusiasts.

Eligibility: 10th pass, No upper age limit

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 3,600/- for full programme


5.17 Certificate in Performing Arts Hindustani Music (CPAHM)

School of Performing & Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Certificate in Hindustani Music is to enable the learner to receive the basic knowledge of theory and practical aspects of Hindustani music. This will also enable the learner to realize that basically there is only one music in our country. After passing through changes it converted into two distinct types of music – Hindustani & Karnatak.

Objective:

This programme is aimed to creating awareness and appreciation of Hindustani music. This will also help the learner to gain knowledge of practical as well theoretical aspect of the art form.

Eligibility: 10th pass, No upper age limit

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/- for full programme


5.18 Certificate in Performing Arts Karnatak Music (CPAKM)

School of Performing & Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Certificate of Performing Arts- Karnatak Music aims to provide Karnatak classical music education to the discerning students who do not have access to study it through conventional system. This course has been designed for serious Karnatak Music students to get knowledge of the subject theoretically as well as practically. It is an introductory proramme to disserminate the basic knowledge of this art form with ample practical inputs.

Objective:

  • To provide basic voice training.
  • To teach learners the basic skills of singing Karnatak Music.
  • To create understanding of historical evolution of Karnatak Music.
  • To provide knowledge about the technical terms of Karnatak Music.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/- for full programme

Eligibility: 10th pass, No upper age limit


5.19 Certificate in Performing Arts Bharatanatyam (CPABN)

School of Performing & Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Indian classical dances bring out the quintessential cultural ethos of diverse regions of India. This programme offers training in the basics of Bharatanatyam, a popular classical dance form and provides a holistic and integrated approach to Indian performing arts through theory courses with 70% – 30% weightage for practical and theory. This is an innovative program from IGNOU which combines the strength of both IGNOU and its Programme Study Centres. It combines the flexibility of distance and continuing education with conventional learning system and provides for face-to-face interaction through its program study centres, for both Theory and Practicals.

Objectives:

  • To impart and create a holistic knowledge base of Indian cultural forms of expression like Dance, Music, Painting and Theatre.
  • To improve culture sensitivity and develop cultural know how.
  • To impart strong and solid basic practical training in dance that is fundamental for advanced learning.

Eligibility: 10th pass, No upper age limit

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/- for full programme


5.20 Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)

School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)

This programme aims at acquainting the beginner with essential rudiments of Arabic Language, and gradually and systematically inculcates inthem an ability to speak, write and read the language with a certain degree of accuracy and confidence. The programme is bilingual in medium and has self learning materials which are quite simple, innovative and learner friendly. The programme is worth 16 credits, each credit amounting to 30 hours of total study time.

Eligibility: 10+2 or 18 years of age

Medium of Instruction: English/Arabic

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/- for full programme


5.21 Certificate in French Language (CFL)

School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)

The Certificate in French Language Programme aims to introduce the French language to beginners and gradually build up skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, simultaneously developing intercultural competence. The programme is developed around the textbook Connexions, Methode de francais and based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language) used for international standardization of pedagogy of European languages around the world.

The book is being supplemented with additional self study materials developed by IGNOU in the form of user manuals with study guide, exercises on grammar plus CDs for developing spoken language skills and pronunciation.

The significant feature of the programme is that materials have been prepared both in English-French and HindiFrench to be accessible to a large number of learners. This makes them have choice of opting for either of the two media, as per their linguistic background.

The programme is of 12 Credits, each credit amounting to 30 hrs. of total study time.

Eligibility: 10+2 and 18 years of age (minimum)

Medium of Instruction. English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 6,600/- for full programme


5.22 Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL)

School of Foreign Language (SOFL)

The Certificate inRussian Language is six-month programme of 16 credits. The programme aims at providing beginners with basics of Russian Lanauge. The objective of the programme is to introduce learners to the basics of Russian grammar and phonetics so that they can read, write, listen and speak Russian in an accurate manner. The programme bilingual (Russian/English) in medium and has Self Learning material integrated with Audio Visual components, which will further enhance their learning capacity. The Programme will enable learners to speak and write Russian with confidence in their daily communications.

Eligibility: Minimum age 18 years. No formal qualification is required Class 10 level of English proficiency is desiable.

Medium of Instruction: Russian and English

Duration: Minimum six months and Maximum 2 years offerd in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 2,500/- for full programme


5.23 Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The Certificate in Disaster Management Programme aims at providing knowledge to the learners in the areas of disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation, relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation. The programme would be of use to NGO functionaries and volunteers; military,paramilitary, police,home guards, civil defence personnel; professionals such as  Geologists, Scientists, Meterologists, Engineers,Foresters, Fire-service personnel, Administrators, Government and Public Sector Undertakings officials,Rural Development Functionaries; Urban Government Officials; Primary Health Centres Functionaries; etc.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 2,600/- for full programme


5.24 Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The Programme is of use to general public, at every age and at all levels of formal and non-formal education. Professionals, ecologists, hydrologists, foresters, landscape architects, administrators and planners, engineers, industrialists, agriculturists, etc. will find this programme useful. The NGOs with their dissemination capabilities shall also find it useful.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/- for full programme


5.25 Certificate Programme in NGO Management (CNM)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play an important role in various developmental issues across the states in India. VAN (Voluntary Action Network India), an apex body of Indian voluntary organizations estimates that there are 1.2 million NGOs working in India. As per the data available with the planning commission, there are more than 12,000 NGOs in the country. In view of the increasingly important role of the voluntary sector in the developmental process, all levels of policy making have stressed the importance of building its capacity to face the developmental challenge.

The emphasis of the management education process hither to, had been limited to the private sector and or large public undertakings. The capacitybuilding effortsfor the voluntary sectorhave remained limited to organizing workshops and training programmes and formal course work in universities. However, given the size of the sector, and if we add to this the many socially spirited individuals involved in social activism, the capacity building needs of the sector can only be catered to by undertaking distance education programmes.

Objectives:

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To provide the basic managerial concepts to NGO workers;
  • To give a firsthand experience to the NGO workers or for that matter to the end users of the programme;
  • To help and enhance the skills of end users at various levels of management.

Eligibility: 10+2 or Matriculate with at least 3 years of work experience in NGO sector.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/- for full programme


5.26 Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

This programme has been developed jointly by IGNOU, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and Commonwealthof Learning (COL) Canada, with an aim to enable NGOs and other agencies to develop business skills among the street children, unemployed youth, rural and urban disadvantaged sections and women, so that these groups can avail gainful self employment opportunities.

In order to be eligible for the award of the Certificate in Business Skills, one has to complete the following 4 courses equivalent to 18 credits :

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 3,200/- for full programme


5.27 Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)

School of Humanities (SOH)

This Programme is based on the communicative approach to language teaching and is designed to enhance the teachers’ understanding of the learners, the learning process, and the nature and structure of the English Language. It will also help teachers to innovate strategies for teaching the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Eligibility: Graduation or 3 years of B.EL.ED or 2 years PTT, ETT or 10+2 with 2 years teaching experience

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/- for full programme


5.28 Certificate in Functional English (Basic Level) (CFE)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The Programme will improve the learners’ proficiency in the English language. The objective of the Programme is to give the learners practice in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, communicative grammar and study skills so that they can function in English in the social and academic spheres. It will also acquaint the learners with some professional skills which will prepare them for a job. This course enables learners to engage in conversations and write with confidence in all spheres of their daily life.

Eligibility: 10+2 orits equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 4,000/- for full programme


5.29 Certificate in Urdu Language (CUL)

School of Humanities (SOH)

This Program is basically meant for Hindi and Urdu speakers who do not know how to read, write and correctly speak the Urdu language. It introduces script writing, pronunciation skills, communication and comprehension of Urdu prose and poetry. The student develops competence in the areas and also the ability to extract socio-cultural information from the texts. Each course has 8 credits.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in studying Urdu.

Medium of Instruction: Bilingual Hindi/Urdu

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,200/- for full programme


5.30 Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The Certificate in HIV and Family Education provides comprehensive knowledge about what, why and how of HIV/ AIDS, family life education, facts of life and substance abuse. The contents are designed to impart an integrated understanding to the learners about the issues involved in HIV/AIDS and behaviour modification. The target groups include School teachers, NGO functionaries. para-medicals. parents of adolescents and those interested in acquiring knowledge on the subject. The Certificate Programme has the following courses of 4 credits each. A learner has to choose 2 compulsory courses and any optionals from the 4 electives. One has to acquire 16 credits for a certificate.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs, 1000/- for full programme


5.31 Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The Certificate Programme in Social Work in Criminal Justice System aims to train a cadre of graduate professionals interested in working in the correctional settings such as jails, family courts, beggars’ home, special schools for boys and girls, observation home/rescue home etc. The programme would be also relevant for the various NGO professionals who are working in the correctional settings. The programme is offered for a period of six months both in English and Hindi. A learner has to acquire 16 credits, 8 credits will cover the theory and 8 credits will be practicum.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,300/- for full programme


5.32 Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

The concern for bio-medical waste management has been felt globally with indiscriminate disposal of health care waste and the rise in deadly infections such as AIDS, Hepatitis-B. The need to educate different health care professionals/ workers about health care waste management is thus very important. To cater to the needs of these health care professionals, the School of Health Sciences, IGNOU and WHO, SEARO have developed a Certificate Programme in Health Care Waste Management in the South-East Asia Region Countries.

The programme aims to:

  • Sensitize the learners about health care waste and its impact on our health and environment.

Acquaint the learner about the existing legislation, knowledge and practices regarding health care waste management in South-East Asia Region countries.

Equip the learner with skills to manage health care waste effectively and safely.

Eligibility: Minimum of 10+2 qualification

Target Group: Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Health Managers and other professional workers working in health care institutions.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,700/- for full programme.

5.33 Certificate in Newborn and Infant Nursing (CNIN)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS) Certificate in newborn and infant nursing is a continuing nursing education programme of six months for inservice nurses (RNRM). It comprises of 16 credits (6 credits in theory and 10 credits in practical) having 2 courses (1 theory and 1 practical course).

Objectives:

The programme aims to:

  • Enhance and update the knowledge, skills and practices of nursing personnel in care of newborn and infants
  • Enable Nursing personnel to provide effective nursing care to normal, at risk and sick newborn and infants.

Eligibility: Nursing Professionals (RNRM) with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) / B.Sc. (N) or above

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.5,900/- for full programme


5.34 Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing (CMCHN)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

Certificate Programme in Maternal and Child Health Nursing is continuing nursing education programme of six months for in-service nurses (ANM/RNRM). It has 16 credits (6 credits in theory and 10 credits in practical) and has 1 theory course and 1 practical course.

Objectives:

  • Update the knowledge and skills of health care providers in reproductive and child health
  • Enable the health care providers to render effective health care to mother & child

Eligibility: Nursing Professionals(RNRM) withDiploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and above OR Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) /Female Health Worker (FHW)/Health Supervisor(HS)/ Lady Health Visitor (LHV)/Public Health Nurse (PHN).

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.5,900/- for full programme


5.35 Certificate in Home Based Health Care (CHBHC)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

Certificate Programme in Home Based Health Care is a 6 months programme of 14 credits (Theory 4 credits, Practical 10 credits) for 10th Pass students. This programme has been developed to prepare a work force in the country with the skills required to look after elderly and people suffering from chronic progressive illnesses. This programme will help the family members and patients to cope with the stress of care to their long term ailing relatives which will add to the quality of life of patients as well as of relatives.

Objectives:

The broad objectives of this programme are to:

  • provide care to people at home setting after discharge from tertiary care.
  • prepare a work force in the country with the skills required to look after elderly and people suffering from chronic progressive illnesses.

Eligibility: Minimum educational qualification – 10th pass (Matriculation)

Medium of Instruction: English/Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/- for full programme


5.36 Certificate in Community Radio (CCR)

School of Journalism & New Media Studies (SOJNMS)

Eligibility: 10th pass or its equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English/Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 5,900/- for full programme


5.37 Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)

School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM)

The Programme is aimed at familiarising you with varied aspects of Tourism, creating awareness about Tourism, imparting basic training in organising Tourism services and opening career opportunities. It consists of two courses of eight credits each.

Eligibility: 10+2 pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,000/- for full programme


5.38 Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The Certificate in Foods and Nutrition is basically a Post-Literacy level awareness programme meant for people with basic reading and writing skills. The Programme aims to acquaint the learner with the role of food in ensuring healthy living for the individual, family and community. It includes features like food selection and preparation, nutrition from infancy to old age, economics of food, kitchen gardening, food adulteration, consumer rights, safety and education, etc. The programme lays primary emphasis on Nutrition with relevance to present day scenario, cost effectiveness, environment friendly approaches that reaches to almost the entire nation, hence making the learners responsible and aware citizens of tomorrow.

Eligibility: No formal qualification, Minimum age of 18 years as on the last date for receipt of Admission form.

Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Oriya.

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 1,400/- for full programme


5.39 Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

This programme provides in-depth theoretical aswell practical knowledge relatedto both nutrition andchild development. It provides a basic understanding of food, nutrition and health; principles of meal planning; nutrition related disorders; principles of food budgeting, food selection, food storage and food preservation.

It enables learners to understand the development of children from birth to six years of age, promote their development by organizing appropriate play activities and learning experiences, and be aware of principles of setting up ECCE centres.

This programme will be of interest to functionaries working with children in the birth to 6 age group where their work involves meeting nutritional needs of children as well as their learning and play needs. Such functionaries could be working in diverse settings, such as creches, preschools, anganwadis and balwadis. The target group could also include parents and others interested in knowing about the development of young children.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 2,000/- for full programme


5.40 Certificate in Rural Development (CRD)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

This Programme in Rural Development provides a comprehensive knowledge of socio-economic factors affecting the transformation of rural society. The contents are designed to impart the integrated understanding about the crucial dimensions of rural development. It is primarily meant for those learners who, because of the limitations of time and resources are unable to take up Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development but are still interested to have a comprehensive orientation in rural development within a short period of time. The learners who have completed CRD and further interested in programmes of rural development i.e., MARD and PGDRD are entitled for credit transfer.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/- for full programme


5.41 Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)**

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed with the support of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. India occupies second position among the silk producing countries in the world besides being the largest silk consumer. The limited coverage is being made by the Central Silk Board under the educational and training components for the farmers, entrepreneurs and technicians through its institutional network. CSB and IGNOU aim to impart scientific & entrepreneurial principles to the farmers and technicians involved in mulberry cultivation and silkworm production through ODL.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • prepare the rural youth/farmers for accepting sericulture as profit making enterprise;
  • impart knowledge and technical skills in various aspects of Sericulture; and
  • create awareness about the opportunities and employment in Sericulture.

Eligibility: 10th pass out OR non-10th pass-out having two years experience in the field of sericulture. The experience certificate should be from the extension officials of the Dept of Sericulture/Agriculture/Extension/Recognized NGOs/ Industry.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.4,200/- for full programme


5.42 Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)**

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed with the support of APEDA, GoI.

Chemical fertilizers and pesticides rob the soil health, life, and vitality and thus produce crops that lack balanced nutrition. These crops further contain residues of the poisonous chemicals that disrupt the health of human. Now emphasis is being laid on organic agriculture which primarily depends on the On-farm resources and maintains the farm biodiversity for sustaining the production in long run without use of chemicals.

The present programme aims to educate the farmers about various aspects of organic production and certification.

Objectives:

  • to impart knowledge and proficiency in Organic production practices, Certification process and Marketing of organically raised agricultural products, and
  • to promote self employment and income generation.

Eligibility: 12th pass or its equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.4,800/- for full programme


5.43 Certificate in Water Harvesting & Management (CWHM)**

School of Agriculture (SOA)

Over the years with consistent rise in population, urbanisation and industrialisation, increasing demand for agriculture produce, has led to over-exploitation of limited surface as well as groundwater resource. This has also resulted in sharp decline in groundwater table. The situation can be effectively reversed through rainwater harvesting which essentially means collection and storage of the rainwater from rooftop or from surface catchments for future use. Despite various initiatives including legislative measures, very little rainfall is conserved and harvested. This certificate programme intends to generate mass awareness and disseminate skills through trained human resources, about rainwater harvesting techniques and management for the optimal use of harvested water by all concerned.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • Sensitize and educate learners on augmentation & utilization of water resources;
  • Impart necessary skills and expertise to understand water harvesting techniques; and
  • Enable learners to act as trainers and organizers at household and community levels for water management in terms of its usage and also for water conservation.

Eligibility:

i) 10 th pass

ii) BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/- for full programme


5.44 Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF) **

School of Agriculture (SOA)

Poultry Farming has been one of the most important subsidiary occupation of the farming community in India. It is a remunerative business both in rural and urban areas due to the requirement of small space, low capital investment and quick return throughout the year. It has a significant role in the eradication of malnutrition and poverty as well as eliminating un- and under-employment among the rural masses. However, due to lack of modern and updated method of poultry farming, the farmers are practicing their own way which is unproductive and not commercially viable. The present programme aims to impart knowledge and skill to make Poultry Farming a viable business. The target group includes: Rural youth, Women, Farmers and Entrepreneurs.

Objectives: The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • develop and strengthen Human Resource by infusing/imparting knowledge and skill in Poultry Farming through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode;
  • create awareness about the opportunities of employment and livelihood in Poultry Sector; and
  • impart basic knowledge and technical proficiency in Poultry Breeding, Housing, Management and Nutrition.

Eligibility: 8 th Pass

Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi, Mizo and Telugu

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/- for full programme


5.45 Certificate in Beekeeping (CIB) **

School of Agriculture (SOA)

There is always an increasing demand for the honey across the world. Most of the honey is being collected from the wild resources (forest) and a limited population is engaged to rear the bees. Due to less technical knowledge and poor infrastructure, the honey production is less. A great potential exists in this area, when this unorganized sector can be established into an organized one for the betterment of the society.

At village level, successful honey production provides nutritional and economic security and also empowerment to the farmers, farm women, and rural youth. Beekeeping also helps conserve the natural resources. There is a need to impart improved technical knowhow to the traditional beekeepers in order to facilitate the adoption of improved technologies available in this area.

The certification may be required to the beekeeper to seek any financial help from any bank, non-governmental or governmental agencies, etc.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • impart education about modern beekeeping.
  • build human resource in the beekeeping sector.
  • diversification of apiculture to increase income of the farmers; and
  • develop entrepreneurial skills in beekeepers.

Eligibility: 8 th Pass or Professional Beekeepers

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,400/- for full programme


5.46 Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)

School of Law (SOL)

Certificate in Human Rights Programme is an innovative learning package of 16 credits spread over 2 courses. It has been designed specifically to sensitize and educate professionals and workers who, as a part of their routine duty, interact with masses daily. Besides general students, specific target groups include law enforcement personnel (police, army, paramilitary forces) and functionaries of the lower judiciary and administrative officers, primary school teachers and NGO functionaries. In preparing the course material, special care has been taken to address the concerns raised by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the time of launching of the UN Decade for Human Rights Education.

Eligibility: 10+2 OR itsequivalent OR BPPfrom IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,600/- for full programme


5.47 Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP) (Revised)

School of Law (SOL)

This 16 Credit Programme on Consumer Protection is open to candidates with 10+2 qualifications or have done BPP from IGNOU. The Programme aims at creating an overall awareness and training on Consumer Affairs with special emphasis on Consumer Protection. After completing this Programme the learners may become consumer activists, work in industries, NGOs and government departments on consumer affairs. They can file and plead their own cases in Consumer Redressal forums created under consumer Protection Act, 1986.

Eligibility: 10+2 OR itsequivalent OR BPPfrom IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/- for full programme


5.48 Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law & Business Laws (CCLBL)

School of Law (SOL)

The main objective of the programme on Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law & Business Laws (CCLBL) is to have complete understanding and knowledge about the promotion and functioning of the small economic and business enterprise within cooperative framework, acquire through knowledge about the cooperative legal framework within which the institutions have to function and to have an overview about various business laws governing the functioning of economic and business enterprises.

Eligibility:

i) 10+2 for in-service personnel (with minimum three years service)

ii) Any degree for fresher

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.7,400/- for full programme


5.49 Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT)

School of Law (SOL)

Objectives:

  • To bring about awareness and provide comprehensive understanding to the learners in Anti Human Trafficking.
  • To develop functional understanding and coordination amongst learners about various stake holders/agencies associated with the process of Human Trafficking directly or indirectly.
  • Awareness building in the area of law, policies, rehabilitation and prevention aspects of Human Trafficking amongst the learners.
  • To develop practical skills for learners to engage with the process of understanding, Rehabilitation, prevention and reintegration of Human Trafficking.
  • Prepare well informed professionals, those working in the government agencies, civil society organisations and corporate sectors about the courses and extent of Human Trafficking and the ways for prevention, rehabilitation and reintegration.

Eligibility: Any Graduate,10+2 with five years of experience in the related field/10th standard (after doing bridge course from IGNOU, they will be admitted).

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,300/- for full programme


5.50 Certificate in International Humanitarian Law (CIHL)

School of Law (SOL)

This programme is developed with the support of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), New Delhi.

Objectives: The objective of the programme is to develop :

  • Knowledge and skills in the area of International Humanitarian Law.
  • To provide specialists understanding on contemporary issues International Humanitarian Law in South Asian Regions.
  • To enhance the competencies of professional already working in the area of IHL.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/- for full programme


5.51 Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS)

This is a programme which not only imparts fundamentals of Computer Systems and Information Technology but also introduces advanced technologies suchas Multimedia and Internet. This programme is also having a dedicated practical course. Students get hands-on experience in the areas of Word Processing, Spread Sheets, Presentation Tools, Databases and Web Site Development. One of the highlights of this programme is that students also learn a little bit of Programming using ‘C’ language.

Eligibility: 10th Pass OR SSC OR BPP from IGNOU OR DLC from Microsoft or equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,000/- for full programme


5.52 Certificate in Guidance (CIG)

School of Education (SOE)

The Certificate in Guidance Programme is a joint project of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

This Programme would enable the participants to:

  • develop an understanding of child development and individual differences in the context of the educational processes,
  • develop an understanding of the concepts and processes involved in guiding elementary school children for learning and socio-emotional development,
  • identify children with special needs and problems, and
  • Suggest intervention strategies for parents, teachers, social workers, volunteers and other adults to facilitate allround development of children.

The Programme is essentially for a target group comprising of teachers, parents, social workers, personnel from voluntary agencies or any individual who is interested in understanding and guiding children. The Programme consists of four courses of four Credits each.

Eligibility: Teachers of recognized Institutions OR Pass in Matriculation/SSC OR BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi and Odia

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycles of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs.2,000/- for full programme


5.53 Certificate in Communication & IT Skills (CCITSK)

School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

The Certificate in Communication and IT Skills is a 16 Credits programme. The course has been designed keeping in mind the BPO industry and other forms of industry. The Communication Skills course covers area of listening, reading, writing, grammar pronunciations, vocabulary and speaking. The IT Skills course covers area like MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Excel.

Eligibility: 10+2 pass with English as one of the subject Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.5,700/- for full programme


5.54 Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)

School of Sciences (SOS)

This programme is designed to provide the know-how and skills needed to work as a laboratory technician in a School/ College Science laboratory. It will train learners to extend effective and efficient services to the Science teachers and students in these laboratories. It is a highly skill-oriented programme and involves intensive practical work. The objectives of the programme are to help learners to know about basic facilities and equipment in School/College Science laboratories, and train them in the skills of organizing and managing these laboratories, maintaining simple instruments and taking care of laboratory safety aspects.

Eligibility: 10+2 with Science subjects or equivalent OR pass in HigherSecondary with Science subjects or equivalent and one year of experience of working in a School/College/University science laboratory OR 10th pass or equivalent with Science subjects and two years experience of working in a School/College/University science laboratory

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.4,200/- for full programme


5.55 Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)

School of Sciences (SOS)

This awareness level practical-oriented programme provides some strategies for teaching mathematics to children in a way that will make them feel positive about it. The Programme is aimed at pre-primary and primary school teachers, as well as parents of young children. Its basic objectives are to help primary school teachers to critically look at their mathematics teaching strategies and alter them to suit their students’ background; to refresh these teachers about children’s learning processes in the context of mathematics learning; and to make the discourse of mathematics teaching available to a wider section of society. The objectives are expected to be met by exposing the learners of this programme to the need for giving a meaning and context while learning or teaching mathematical concepts, processes and skills.

A special component of this programme is a 2-credit project. This is a chance for the learner to actively engage with young children to see how they acquire mathematics.

Eligibility: Adult with 10th pass

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/- for full programme


5.56 Certificate Programme in Value Education (CPVE)

School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)

CPVE is a six months certificate programme designed to inculate the importance of value education in teachinglearning process among teachers, teacher educators, graduates, NGOs and professionals from the corporate and other sectors.

Objectives:

  • To orient the target group of teachers (mostly elementary) for integrating values in their transactional process of teaching and learning.
  • To generate awareness and interest for inculcating positive values among teachers, professionals, students, parents and the community.
  • To develop awareness andsocietal responsibility among NGO’s, Government servants and civil society organizations.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/- for full programme


5.57 Certificate in Energy Technology and Management (CETM)

School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)

CETM aims at equipping all its students about various energy resources, energy conversion processes, energy use, energy conservation, energy planning and management.

Objectives:

The broad objectives of the Programme are:

  • To give an over view of various energy resources, their availability and energy use pattern
  • To give an exposure about environmental effects of energy use
  • To give an overview of renewable energy technologies
  • To conduct an energy audit and implement energy conservation measures
  • To see the importance of Energy, Economy and Environment interaction
  • To know how to make energy plan
  • To know about energy efficient devices for energy conservation.

Eligibility: 10th Pass

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; offered in January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 2,700/- for full programme.


5.58 Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Electrical Technicians) (CCPD)

School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)

Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (for Electrical Technicians) (CCPD), programme has been developed by the School of Engineering & Technology, IGNOU in collaboration with the Ministry of Power under IGNOUMoP Project towards implementing the competency based skill development training for the electrical technicians/ equivalent level work force of the country.

The main objectives of this programme are to :

  • To offer need based and tailor made academic programme for the specific need of technicians/equivalent level workforce engaged in electricity sector,
  • To train, assess and certify the skills and competencies of electrical technicians,
  • To provide better industrial education linkage by matching learner’s educational needs while collaborating with professional bodies,
  • To help technicians to improve their ability and to make them eligible for acquiring further knowledge/training/ educational qualification,

Provide more accessible and quality skill development training that meets the real work needs of power industry

To develop entrepreneurial skills in the learners,

Employment related educational programme aiming at increased job potential and economic activities Who can be benefited by this programme (Target group):

Electrical Technicians or Manpower working in Power distribution sector /Electricity Sector;

Candidates aspiring to take up a job in the electricity sector / working in relevant field min. 8th passed;

Electrical Technicians having or pursuing trade certificate in Electrician /Lineman /Wireman /Electric Fitter or related trade;

Electrical Technician having license for Foreman/ Lineman/Wireman or license in relevant area of expertise;

Candidates having electrician apprenticeship;

Candidates with ITI / Dip./Deg. (passed/pursuing) interested in relevant field.

Eligibility :

Electrical Technicians /Equivalent tradesman or manpower working in electricity/power sector

OR

General candidates or private electrical technicians 8th passed minimum

Medium of Instruction : English/Hindi

Fee Structure : Rs. 3,200/- for full programme

Duration : Minimum 6 months and maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July session.


5.59 Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

This programme is meant to sensitive library and information professionals at grass root level. It gives an opportunity to those who are already working in libraries without having any professional qualifications. The Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS) programme comprises of four courses. Out of the four courses, three courses have both practical and theoretical aspects whereas one course deals only with theoretical aspects of the subject.

Eligibility : 10+2 Passed or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction : English. Students can write assignments and TEE in Hindi language also.

Duration : Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission

Fee : Rs. 3000/- for full programme.


5.60 Certificate Programme on Life and Thought of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (CLTA)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Programme Details

The certificate Programme is designed keeping in view of the Life and Thought of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar ranging from social, political, economic, issues to law and Constitution come through with more clarity. The objectives of the programme is to acquaint ad sensitize the learners and make them responsive citizens to realize constitutional means as fundamental and inherent for the welfare and building of Indian Society.

Course Objectives

The Certificate Programme on Life and Thought of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (CLTA) is a 16 credits program, consisting of four courses of 4 credits each. There are as follows courses:

Eligibility: 10+2 orits equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.800/- for full programme


5.61 Certificate in First Aid (CFAID)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

Certificate in First Aid is a 6 months programme of 16 credit programme with 1 theory and 1 practical course open to all those who have completed class 10th examination. This programme aims at developing knowledge and skills about first aid to enable the learners to provide first aid in various emergency situations.

Objectives:

  • Develop knowledge and skills about first aid.
  • Enable the learners to recognize the symptoms/conditions which require first aid.
  • Develop the ability of dealing with emergency situations.
  • Enable the learners to provide first aid in various situations and settings.

Academic Session: January and July of every year.

Target Group: The programme is open to the General Public/General Population/Professionals/ Non-professionals with the keenness to pursue the course, employed in anysector/or unemployed/housewives/self-employed/entrepreneur etc.

Eligibility: The programme is open for all those who have completed class 10th examination.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 3,000/- for full programme


5.62 Certificate in Tribal Studies (CTRBS)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The Certificate Programme in Tribal Studies (CTRBS) is an extension of the University’s efforts towards addressing the wider issues of tribal development. The programme aims to support individuals working in the social and welfare service sector targeted for the tribals to acquire professional education and will enable them to be trained, educated which in turn will help them better understand the issues and remove the bias if any formed during the course of their work.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 900/- for full programme


5.63 Certificate in Japanese Language (CJL)

School of Foreign Langauge (SOFL)

The programme aims at providing beginners with basics of Japanese Language. The objective of the programme is to introduce learners to the basics of Japanese grammar and phonetics so that they can read, write, listen and speak Japanese in an accurate manner. The programme is bilingual (Japanese /English) in medium and has self-learning material integrated with Audio Visual components.

Eligibility : 10+2 or equivalent with knowledge of English, Minimum 18 years of age.

Medium of Instruction : Japanese and English

Duration: Minimum 1 years and Maximum 3 years; offered in July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure : Rs. 5,500/- for full programme


5.64 Certificate in Korean Language & Culture (CKLC)

School of Foreign Lanauge (SOFL)

The programme aims at providing beginners with basics of Korean Language. The objective of the programme is to introduce learners to the basics of Korean grammar and phonetics so that they can read, write, listen and speak Korean in an accurate manner. The programme is bilingual (Korean /English) in medium and has Self Learning material integrated with Audio – Visual components.

Eligibility : 10+2 or equivalent with knowledge of English, Minimum 18 years of age.

Medium of Instruction : Korean and English

Duration: Minimum six months and Maximum 2 years; offered in January and July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure : Rs. 2,500/- for full programme


5.65 Certificate in Spanish Language & Culture (CSLC)

School of Foreign Language (SOFL)

The programme aims at those prospective learners who are interested in learning Spanish language in a non-native context and who desire to receive culture information on the Spanish-speaking countries.

The general objective of this programme is that the learners acquire language skills (pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and basic communicative competence, both in oral and written communications) as well as socio-cultural competence in the target language that will in enable them to communicate effectively with the Spanish-speaking world in the activities related to daily life.

The curriculum of this programme is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) by the Council of Europe for all European Languages and it is expected that those completing this programme will achieve the A1 level of communicative competence.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • In this course students will develop their linguistic and socio-cultural competencies, at the beginner level, in the target language that will allow them to communicate with Spanish speakers in the activities related to daily life.
  • In this course students will develop communication skills at the breakthrough level, which will allow them to establish a successful communication related to daily life tasks.

Eligibility: 10+2 pass, with the knowledge of English

Medium of Instruction: Spanish and English

Duration: Minimum 6 months; Maximum 2 Years, offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 4,500/- for full programme


5.66 Certificate in German Language (CGL)

School of Foreign Langauge (SOFL)

The programme is offered in academic collaboration with the Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi, a cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. This programme aims at introducing the basics of the German Language and gradually develops the learners’ abilities to encourage a better cultural understanding of Germany. It is a bilingual (German, English) blended integrated radio & video programme with a substantial component of faceto-face counseling at designated centers.

This programme comprises 14 credits, each credit amounting to 30 hours of total study time, comprising of the following three courses:

Eligibility: Adults who have successfully completed 10+2 or its equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: German and English

Fee Structure: Rs. 2500/- for full programme

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years ;admission offered in both January and July sessions


5.67 Certificate in Fashion Design (CFDE)

School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

The programme aims at preparing students for employability in the Indian apparel industry. It will develop basiknowledge and skills in pattern making and sewing techniques. The programme will cater the needs of those who aspire to make their careers as assistant designers in the apparel sector/export sector/want to become entrepreneur/would like to update their existing knowledge and skills specifically in pattern making and sewing.

Objectives:

  • Develop basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of fashion design.
  • Develop understanding of the fashion industry in India and across the globe.
  • Impart fundamental knowledge of textiles.
  • Impart skills in digital technology in CAD.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of pattern making skills and sewing techniques.
  • Develop entrepreneurship and communication skills.

Eligibility: 10+2 (Senior Secondary)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; admission in both January & July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs. 5000/- for full Programme.


5.68 Certificate in General Duty Assistance (CGDA)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

The General Duty Assistant (GDA) program is a short duration skill based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed by hospitals and healthcare facilities to provide support to nurses, doctors as well as other healthcare team members in ensuring quality care to the patients. This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to provide support by undertaking non-clinical tasks or the activities that have been directed by the healthcare team members.

Every healthcare setting big or small, needs GDAs to undertake and manage non-clinical activities within a healthcare setting (e.g. patient sample transportation, documentation, infection control and cleanliness). The GDAs can progress to take up similar profiles such as Home Health Aide, Nursing aides and assistants, or can also have vertical progression by taking up more responsibilities such as GDA supervisor, Floor supervisor etc. after adequate experience.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

  • Demonstrate skills in patient positions and use of assistive devices, Preparation of Patient care unit ,skills in transporting a patient, handling of samples , drugs and linen and use and after care of equipments
  • Demonstrate skills General Hygiene and Grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, eye, ear, skin, hair, nail and foot care, feeding the patient , taking care of elimination needs and Procedures
  • Practice infection control measures, promote safety and demonstrate right methods of bio medical waste management

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass

Medium of instructions: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; admission in both January & July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,000/- for full Programme.


5.69 Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

A Geriatric Care Assistant (GCA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who usually works in a hospital, home or Old Age home environment and provide care to the elderly or old age patients. Internationally they may be called by similar names such as Elderly Care Attendants, Geriatric Nursing Aides or Patient Care Assistants. The programme aims to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed to provide support to old age patients and assist other healthcare providers majorly in home/ old age home (including assisted living facilities) settings, rehabilitation facilities or otherwise in hospitals as well.

With the increase in geriatric population as well as social limitations such as nuclear families, there is greater evidence of requirement of Geriatric Care Assistants. The CGCA program is thus a platform for gaining knowledge, to understand the activities and variety of care interventions that are required by an elderly patient.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

  • Demonstrate skills in basic geriatrics care such as assessment, patient positions, movements, preparation of facilities/environment of the patient, feeding, hygiene, grooming, dressing, bathing and elimination needs of the geriatrics patients, oral care, hair care, eye and ear care, skin, nail and foot care of geriatrics patients.
  • Demonstrate skills in management of positions & pressure points, disabilities and well being of geriatric patient, including counseling skills and management of mental health issues in geriatrics patients as well as Basic Life Support (BLS) measures & first aid in the event of emergencies.

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass with Science .

Medium of instructions: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum of 2 years; admission in both January & July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,500/- for full programme


5.70 Certificate in Phlebotomy Assistance (CPHA)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

The Phlebotomy Assistant program is a short duration skill based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed by diagnostic/ healthcare service providers to assist medical laboratory technologist/pathologist. This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to draw quality blood samples from patients, storage & transport to laboratory for medical testing.

With the fastest growing market of diagnostics and laboratory chains, the demand for Phlebotomists is incremental. Phlebotomy assistant can also be the entry point for candidates who may be interested in undertaking Medical Laboratory Sciences as their profession, however, to get streamlined in the medical laboratory field, the phlebotomy assistants will be expected to undergo desired higher level qualification.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

Demonstrate the ability to collect, storage, transport, receive, accept or reject and store blood, etc.;

Practice infection control measures including collection, segregation, storage , transportation and disposal of the Biomedical Waste in the lab/unit , techniques to maintain the personal hygiene & use of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work place

Demonstrate Basic Life Support (BLS) measures & first aid in the event of emergencies,

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass with Science.

Medium of instructions: English

Duration: Minimum 6 Months and Maximum of 2 years; Admission in both January & July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs.7,500/- for full Programme


5.71 Certificate in Home Health Assistance (CHHA)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

A Home Health Assistant (HHA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and one who monitors the patient’s condition. The Home Health Assistance (HHA) is a short duration skill based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce who can be employed to provide patient support and assist other health care providers in home settings.

With the increase in non-communicable diseases, critically ill patients and accidental cases there is greater evidence of requirement of home based assistance. Many home health assistants also work in assisted living facilities, which provide independent living in a homelike group environment, with professional care available as needed.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

Demonstrate Skills of general hygiene and grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, eye, ear, skin, hair, nail and foot care.

  • Demonstrate Skills of feeding the patient, taking care of elimination needs and procedures.
  • Demonstrate skills to enable geriatric/paralytic/immobile patient to cope with changes to their health and environment including preventing risk of falls
  • Demonstrate Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and other actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies.
  • Practice infection control measures, promote safety, list usage of protective devices and right methods of bio medical waste management at home level.

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass .

Medium of instructions: English

Duration: Mimimum 6 months and Maximum of 2 years; admission in both January & July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,000/-for full Programme


5.72 Certificate in Community Health (CCH)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

Certificate Programme in Community Health (CCH) is a Six Months programme of 18 credits (8 credits in theory and 10 credits in practical) It has 2 theory and 1 practical course.

The Progaramme has been designed, developed and implemented in collaboration and funding from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) Government of India.

The programme aims at improving the knowledge, skills and competencies of in-service registered nurses (RNRM) and Ayurveda Practitioners to enable them to serve as competent human resource essential for strengthening the primary health care services at peripheral level.

It may be noted that the candidates for this Programme are selected by MoHFW and Programme is open ONLY to sponsored candidates from National Health Mission (NHM) MOHFW Govt. of India through State Health Mission/State Government.

The prospective learners may contact respective State Health authorities (State Health Mission) for procedure of selection and sponsorship for admission.

Objectives

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • Enhance knowledge and skill of learners in providing community health care services.
  • Develop competencies in dealing with issues of public health.
  • Provide comprehensive primary care based on protocols appropriate to subcentre level.
  • Perform preventive and promotive actions for improving community health.
  • Perform common laboratory investigations.
  • Provide treatment based on protocols as appropriate to subcentre level

Eligibility: GNM/B.Sc. Nursing/PB B.Sc. Nursing/ Ayurveda Practitioners/ BAMS

Medium of Instruction: English initially

Duration: Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; admission in both January and July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs. 15,000/- Cycle (subject to change)


5.73 Certificate in Persian Language (CPEL)

School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)

The Programme aims at those learners who are interested in learning Persian Language in a non-native context and who desire to have knowledge of Persian culture.

The prime objective of this programme is that the learnersacquire language skills (grammar, pronunciation, cocabulary, antonyms & synonyms, basic communicative competence, both in oral and written communication. The programme will enhance the learners to communicate effectively with the Persian/Iranian speaking world in the activities and exercises related to daily life.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • In this course the students/learners will develop their linguistic competencies at the beginner level
  • In this course the learners/students will develop situation based communication skills at the breakthrough level

Eligibility: 10+2 or 18 years of age

Medium of Instruction: English & Persian

Duration: Minimum 06 months and Maximum 2 Year, offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: 1,600/- for full Programme


5.74 Certificate Programme in Yoga (CPY)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

Yoga is essentially a practice based on an extremely subtle science, which focusses on bringing harmony between mind, body and spirit. It is a very powerful means to achieve physical, mental and emotional well being. Yoga paves the way to discover the self, the external world and the nature. It is an art and science for healthy living. Yoga has benefits including education, health and stress management.

After studying this particular programme, the learner shall understand the basic principles and practice of yoga. The candidate will become aware about the history and the contribution of various Yogis in the field of Yoga and attain both physical and mental health thorugh Yoga.

Eligibility: Class XII pass from any recognized board (any stream)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 06 months and Maximum 2 Year, offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 5000/- for full Programme


5.75 Certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Management (CPSCM)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Certificate Programme in Peace Studies and Conflict Management (CPSCM) is designed to provide general introduction to peace and conflict phenomena. To equip the learners with the Knowledge and skills to understand and analyse peace processes and conflict management at the local, national and international level.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Appreciating the common goals of Higher Education, Research and Training to empower people to participate in the process of establishing world peace, accelerating national development and improving the quality of life of people.
  • Realising the knowledge and understanding of Gandhian Philosophy and action in general and truth, non-violence, sarvodaya, satyagraha and sustainable development in particular.

Eligibility: 10+2 in any discipline, (Those who don’t posses 10+2 qualification can also be admitted after clearing IGNOU’s preparatory programme.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 Year ; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 3500/- for full Programme


5.76 Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)

School of Sciences (SOS)

Environment is everybody’s business. It has been observed that many individuals, who have the benefit of education and are actively engaged in their professions, often have strong desire to educate themselves on environmental matters. They also want to play a significant role in environmental management of their neighbourhood. Sometimes, due to misinformation or availability of excessive information on a subject, these individuals despite their enlightened background, are not in a position to appreciate significant environmental issues. They are also sometimes misled by adverse propaganda. Owing to these reasons, the Appreciation Course on Environment has been developed by the University in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India, as a noncredit awareness course.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • disseminate information on national and international environmental issues;
  • create environmental consciousness among professionals, academicians and other members of society who can play an active part in opinion making within the societyso that corrective environmental action could be encouraged; and
  • facilitate development of environmental leadership among individuals who may organize/participate in environment upgradation programmes.

Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized University or equivalent qualification

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 months and Maximum 1 Year; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 1100/- for full Programme


5.77 Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)

School of Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

The Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development explores the linkages between ‘population’ and ‘sustainable development’ in India, focusing on the intersection of population issueswith areassuch ashealth, education, opportunities for livelihoods, environmental safety and sustainable development.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce the contemporary issues in the field of population studies concerning the interrelationships between population and social and economic development.
  • To explore and gain insights into the appropriate strategic planning for population stabilization.
  • To understand other related thematic areas including environment, gender, reproductive health and other health issues, ageing and population displacement within broader perspectives of population and development.
  • To provide an understanding of theory based knowledge as well as field experiences on the several dimensions pertaining to population and sustainable development.

Eligibility : Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from any recognized University

Duration : Minimum 3 months and Maximum 1 year; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Medium of Instruction : English

Fee Structure : Rs. 1000/- for full programme.


5.78 Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (APVPFV)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

Objectives : The main objectives of the programme are:

This programme has been developed in Collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Government of India.

Imparting knowledge and skills for minimizing the post-harvest losses, primary processing of fruits and vegetables at the production areas/clusters and production of value added products from Fruits and Vegetables.

Developing entrepreneurship and skill development for self-employment in food processing and associated activities.

Eligibility

Any 8th standard passout who can read and write Hindi or English or regional language who is a Progressive farmer or good producer of the fruits and vegetables. Farmers may be selected from one block so that they have close geographical proximity. .

A farmer or office bearer of the Association of Fruits and Vegetables / Horticulture Association, (if any) in the district (developed by MoA under Horticulture Mission).

Entrepreneurs involved in the procurement/processing of Fruits and Vegetables.

Farmers/Farm Women/Representatives of the Farmer’s Interest Group/Farm Women Self Help Group sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) of the district.

Representative of NGOs, Government Undertaking, Mandies, Cold Storage who are directly dealing with preservation, processing and Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables.

Representative of NGOs, Government Undertaking, Mandies, Cold Storage who are directly dealing with preservation, processing and Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables.

Field level functionaries of the State Departments of Agriculture and Allied Departments.

Medium of Instruction : English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum one and a half months and Maximum six months; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure : Rs. 1000/- for full programme


5.79 Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) Government of India.

Objectives: The main objectives of the programme are:

  • Imparting knowledge and technical proficiency in Dairy Farm Management Practices, Animal Healthcare, Fodder Production and Clean Milk Production.
  • Development of the necessary human resource for dairy farming system on scientific lines and
  • Encouraging entrepreneurs among the youth for self-employment through Dairy Farming.

Eligibility : No formal education, Able to Read and Write Hindi/Telugu

Medium of Instruction : Hindi and Telugu

Duration: Minimum two months and Maximum six months; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure : Rs. 1100/- for full programme


5.80 Awareness Programme on Goods and Services Tax (GST)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

This program is developed in collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institutes Limited. This programme imparts basic knowledge and skills required to fulfill the various requirements under the GST Act. This programme would be beneficial to people who are engaged in maintaining accounts and filling of various indirect tax returns. Entrepreneurs engaged in small-scale business ventures can also benefit from this programme as it given an overview of the various procedures and formalities to comply with under the GST act.

Objectives:

The main objective of this programme is to impart skills to book keeping professional to fill varoius regular GST returns along with the various compliance requirements.

Eligibility: 10+2 pass

Medium of Insturction : English

Duration: Minimum 2 Months and Maximum 6 months; offered in both January and July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 3500/- for full programme


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