DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES


4.1 Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) aims at developing the professional competencies of the library and information professionalsin an automated and networked environment.The programme also providesopportunities forin depthor intensive practical to enhance technological skills ofthe learnersto independently develop or manage a computerized library and information centre.

Programme Objectives:

The objective of the programme aims to impart to the learners knowledge and skills:

  •  associated with fundamentals of computer technology;
  •  of library automation and services provided by an automated library;
  •  of the components of an information system;
  •  of networking and Internet technology in general and library and information networks in particular;
  •  of Internet with special reference to the information resources available in different forms and subjects;
  •  to develop web-enabled content;
  •  to about the legal issues associated with information;
  •  to design and develop a programme by enhancing skills on programming based on specific languages such as Java or Visual Basic or C++; and
  •  to undertake a practical based project in order to specialize in one of the thrust areas on library automation and networking.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 17,000/- for full programme


4.2 Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The major objectives of the programme are to:

  •  Provide comprehensive knowledge to the learners on disaster preparedness, mitigation and rehabilitation.
  •  Enable the learners to carry out risk assessment and vulnerability analysis.
  •  Generate community awareness, and strengthen institutional mechanism for community mobilisation and participation in disaster management.
  •  Develop communication skills for disaster preparedness.
  •  Create greater awareness about effective disaster response in various emergency situations.
  •  Equip learners with tools for meeting emergency medical requirements.
  •  Incorporate gender sensitive disaster management approach; and
  •  Inculcate new skills and sharpen existingskills ofgovernment officials, voluntary activists,development professionals and elected representatives for effective disaster management.

Target Group

The Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management shall cater to the needs of the following target groups:

  •  Government functionaries
  •  NGO functionaries and Volunteers
  •  Military, Para-military, Police, Home Guards, and Civil Defence personnel
  •  Geologists, Scientists, Meteorologists, Engineers, Administrators, and other Government and Public Sector Undertakings officials
  •  Rural Development Functionaries, Primary Health Centres Functionaries, Relief Workers, Social Workers, Environmentalists, etc. and

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 6,300/- for full programme


4.3 Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGDGPS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Objectives:

  •  To impart knowledge particularly to young people on the thoughts and ideas of Gandhi on economic, social, political, sustainable and environmental issues.
  •  Development skills on peace making and peace building.
  •  To develop peace methods from the interdisciplinary perspectives.
  •  To train the participants in peace making and conflict resolution in real life situations.
  •  To enable the Diploma holders to join Media, NGOs, Teaching and Research.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

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

Fee Structure: Rs.3,700/- for full programme


4.4 Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development provides comprehensive knowledge of socio-economic factors affecting the transformation of rural society. The contents are designed to impart an integrated understanding to learners about the crucial dimensions of rural development. It aims at enabling the learners to acquire skills related to planning, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects and programmes. The Programme also introduces the learner to the basic aspects of research and project-work. The Project Work provides its learners an opportunity to study rural development problems, which enables them to develop necessary skills to undertake research work in rural development. The learners of PGDRD interested in Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD) are entitled for credit transfer except RDD5.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

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


4.5 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy is aimed at developing professionals in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from social and employment perspectives. The contemporary social scenario has resulted in an increased need and demand for professional support in terms of counselling and family therapy, which is being increasingly recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strengthening families, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as social-psychological problems, maladaptive behaviours, declining mental health, and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasingly witnessed in the present times. However, though the need for counselling and family therapy professionals is being increasingly felt, there is a dearth of professional support and experts who could lend a helping hand in promoting positive family processes and help individual family members in distress in a comprehensive way. As a result, there is a tremendous felt need for education and training in this area. By developing the requisite knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy, this unique programme of study would help to train professional cadres in the field, equipping them for both wage-employment and self-employment, and thus fill the existing lacuna.

A unique feature of this programme of study is that on successfully completing it, the learner can enroll for the second year of M.Sc. in Counselling and Family Therapy [M.Sc. (CFT)], in subsequent session through credit transfer, as per University Rules.

Eligibility:

Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development,Human Development and Childhood Studies, ChildDevelopment andFamily Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines. “Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Philosophy, MBBS or equivalent qualification in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha or Homeopathy Medicines, Nursing etc. from a recognized University.

OR

Bachelor’s degree with a higher degree in any of the above mentioned subjects or Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,800/- for full programme


4.6 Post Graduate Diploma in Translation (PGDT)

School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)

Post Graduate Diploma in Translation(PGDT) aims to teach Translation from English to Hindi and vice-versa. Translation is a major professional area in our country and plays an important role in our understanding of the diversity of Indian culture and society. Post Graduate Diploma in Translation is designed to develop the translation skills of the learners and train them as translators. Besides imparting the knowledge of the theory and practice of translation, it enables the students to understand the socio-cultural dimensions of translation. The programme consists of 4 Courses and a Project comprising Practical Translation.

PGDT is a Programme of Translation from English-to-Hindi and vice-versa. It is advisable for students seeking admission in it to have proficiency in both languages

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

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


4.7 Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

School of Management Studies, the biggest business school in Open Learning System in the world has developed an innovative programme in the area of International Business. The main objective of this programme is to equip the students with necessary conceptual, entrepreneurial andanalytical skillsrequired for handling the International Business Operations. The curriculum focuses on the applied aspects of International Business.

The salient features of this programme are as follows:

  •  Focus on operational areas of International Business
  •  Courses designed and prepared by top notch academia in the field of international business
  •  Strong Students Support Services
  •  Opportunity to interact with the leading experts through teleconferencing.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 8,200/- for full programme


4.8 Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)

School of Sciences (SOS)

Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development has been developed by the School of Sciences, IGNOU in collaboration with the South Asia Foundation Learning Initiative (SAFLI) and other Open Universities of the SAARC region, namely, Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Pakistan, B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), Hyderabad and BRAC University, Bangladesh.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  •  Disseminate information and exchange knowledge and experiences gained in the pursuit of the goal of sustainable development.
  •  Strengthen regional co-operation in environmental capacity building especially in the area of environmental management.
  •  Educate and train individuals from different walks of life, viz. development functionaries, government officials, journalists, policy makers, farmers, industrialists, grassroots workers, environmentalists who have a stake in protecting the environment as well as ensuring a better quality of life for the people of their countries.

Eligibility: Graduate from a recognized University/Institution

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 7,000/- for full programme


4.9 Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)

School of Sciences (SOS)

Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC) isa continuing education programme aimed forthe enhancement of skills of the chemists employed in Industry, Research & Development and National Laboratories. It is also useful for all those Science Graduates who are aspiring to get employment in these labs.

Objectives

The broad objectives of the Programme are:

  •  To provide training in modern analytical techniques to the learners,
  •  To provide appropriate theoretical background and develop practical skills for analysing materials even in trace amounts using modern analytical methods and instruments,
  •  To enable students acquire the analytical data and interpret the same using statistical principles, and
  •  To inculcate a problem solving approach by coordinating different analytical techniques.

Eligibility: Science Graduate with Chemistry or B. Pharma./B.Tech. degree holders.

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme


4.10 Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDAST)

School of Sciences (SOS)

Statistical Techniques deal with acquisition, representation, analysis and interpretation of data. Statistics is an emerging field and the demand for statistics professionals is increasing by the day due to its potential applications in several fields such as rural and urban planning, data monitoring, natural resources management, management of industrial and business problems and social and agricultural development, etc.The PG Diploma in Applied Statistics Programme (PGDAST) has been developed to cater to the needs of working professionals and graduates aspiring for employment in industries (e.g., software, pharmaceutical industries), National Laboratories, R & D Organisations and Academic Institutions.

The programme aims to provide the knowledge and computer based exercises in selected areas of statistics and to acquaint the learners with the use of statistical tools in the analysis of industrial, social and business data. Programme

Objectives:

  • To provide learners with the core knowledge required for statistical applications,
  • To acquaint learners with the use of statistics in applied sciences and industries,
  • To provide computer based exercises in selected areas of statistics, and
  • To equip learners with the skills of using appropriate statistical technique for applications in various fields.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline.

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs.7,600/- for full programme.


4.11 Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)** (Revised)

School of Journalism & New Media Studies (SOJNMS)

PGJMC is a programme for those who want to learn and upgrade their skills in communication, journalism and allied fields. It is also an opportunity for working professionals to enhance and update their knowledge and get a formal degree for it. This programme is also aimed at general learners who want to have an understanding of the society and media’s role in it, especially in a fast paced, technologically oriented world.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject

The learners must have the knowledge of English language and should be able to express themselves in simple correct English.

The learners should possess working knowledge of computers- MS Office and other simple software and should have internet access.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycles of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,500/- for full programme and is payable in one installment.

This is a 32 credit programme. After the completion of this programme, a learner can seek admission in the second year of the MA programme in Journalism and Mass Communication which is also for 32 credits and get a Masters’ degree (64 credits).


4.12 Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production (PGDAPP)

School of Journalism & New Media Studies (SOJNMS)

The Programme has been designed to address the growing need for training in audio/radio production by imparting both theoretical and practical skills. The aim of the programme is to prepare students in planning, producing audio programmes and managing radio stations.

The programme is aimed at the following target groups:

  • General students who want to develop skills in audio production to work as radio programmers, presenters, producers and managers;
  • Professionalsworking in Prasar Bharati and private production houseswho want to acquire theoretical knowledge of the subject to upgrade their skills;
  • Students of Journalism and Mass Communication who want to specialise in audio production and management of radio station;
  • Teachers for knowledge-enrichment;
  • Institutions and individuals interested in setting up radio stations.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,600/- for full programme


4.13 Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)

School of Education (SOE)

The Programme has been visualised and developed in response to the recommendations of the National Policy of Education (1986) and several other committees on higher education teachers to provide necessary knowledge, understanding and skills pertaining to teaching in higher education. The programme is meant for prospective and/or in-service university and college teachers.

The Programme is meant for:

  • teachers in universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning.
  • those having a postgraduate degree in any discipline with at least a IInd Division.
  • professional degree holders in areas such as Engineering, Medicine, Agricultural Science and law etc.

Eligibility: Teachers in an institution of higher education or Post Graduate Degree holders in any subject including a Professional Degree

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

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


4.14 Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET)

School of Education (SOE)

While classrooms with blackboards and printed textbooks are still quite common, we are fast moving towards a world where education is available anytime, anywhere with the help of technology. Revolutionary changes are taking place due to technology playing an important role in educational processes. Even within classrooms there is a paradigm shift and the teacher is becoming a facilitator and manager of learning as technology plays the role of a surrogate teacher. Therefore, from merely having technology at the periphery of the teaching-learning scenario and using it occasionally, now there are thoughts of integration of technology in teachingand training. In view of these changes in the educational scenario, it is important for teachers and trainers of the 21st century to be well conversant with the techniques of integrating technology into the instructional system.The programme,Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET) launched by IGNOU introduces teachers, trainers and those involved in developing educational programmes for various media to the field of Educational Technology.

Objectives:

This programme aims to develop a cadre of teachers and other professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills for organizing teaching and training with the help of appropriate technologies. The objectives of the programme are as follows:

The programme will help the learners to:

  • Develop an understanding of the nature of educational technology and its impact on teaching and learning;
  • Develop an awareness about the various educational technologies and their pedagogic uniqueness;
  • Develop the skills needed for making optimum use of the technologies enabling collaborative practices and sharing of educational resources;
  • Make judicious selection of technology and integrate it successfully in the instructional system;
  • Develop the know-how of designing and developing courseware for various media.

Target Population:

  • Teachers teaching at different levels
  • Developers of educational programmes for various media
  • Educational administrators
  • Others interested in the field of educational technology

Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

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

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


4.15 Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM)

School of Education (SOE)

The programme aims at developing essential skills, competencies and values needed for effective school leadership and management. It also enables principals to create an effective and enabling environment, and aims to develop a cadre of talented and competent principals to improve the capacity and performance of schools. The programme has been developed in collaboration with the Education Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Objectives:

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To develop essential skills, competencies and values needed for effective school leadership and management.
  • To enable head teachers/principals to create an effective and enabling environment.
  • To improve the overall performance of the school.
  • To develop a trained and competent cadre of head teachers/principals.

Eligibility:

i) Prospective and In-service Head Teachers/Principal with Graduate Degree from a recognized University

OR

ii) Graduate /Post Graduate Teachers

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

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


4.16 Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)

School of Education (SOE)

The programme has been developed to meet the ever increasing demand for trained manpower in administrative and management position in various educational systems and organizations. The programme has been designedto provide a comprehensive view on the theoretical as well as practical aspects of educational management and administration in the existing and emerging educational scenario.

Objectives:

  • To improve the individual performance as educational managers and leaders;
  • To enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of educational organizations;
  • To upgrade skills in areas such as interpersonal relationship, leadership and team building, strategic planning and decision-making, necessary for effective management;
  • To develop anunderstanding ofbasic management concepts and their applicationsin an educational environment.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 7,000/- for full programme


4.17 Post Graduate Diploma in Pre Primary Education (PGDPPED)

School of Education (SOE)

The Post Graduate Diploma in Pre Primary Education (PGDPPED) is a specialized programme for preparing teachers for the pre-primary level. The Programme has been developed to meet the ever increasing demand for trained manpower in pre-primary educational institutions. The programme has been designed to provide a comprehensive view of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of pre-school education in the existing and emerging educational scenario.

Objectives:

  • To systematize experiences and strengthen the professional competencies of pre-school teachers.
  • To enable teachers to organize meaningful learning experiences for pre-school children.
  • To develop skills required in selecting and organising learning experiences
  • To understand the developmental needs of pre-school children.
  • To impart knowledge and develop an understanding of various aspects of pre-school management.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme


4.18 Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (PGDAE)

School of Education (SOE)

This programme is the result of collaborative efforts of IGNOU, UNESCO and JNU aimed at capacity building and professional development of adult education with an emphasison participatory adult learning,documentation, information dissemination and networking at local, national and international levels.

Objectives:

  • a) To promote professional competency and capacity building of the adult education functionaries as well as all those who are not in service, but interested in the area of adult education;
  • b) To develop their knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of theory and practice of adult education;
  • c) To promote their understanding of adult education policies and programmes;
  • d) To enable them to document, manage and disseminate knowledge and information on various aspects and processes related to adult education;
  • e) To promote their knowledge, understanding and skills vis-a-vis diverse approaches to organizing and managing an adult learning set-up;
  • f) To equip them with the skills of involving the community in participatory planning, development and transaction of curriculum and in participatory training, evaluation and research in adult education;
  • g) To enhance theirunderstanding and skills of networking for their personal,social, and professional development; and
  • h) To develop in them the ability to critically analyse, appreciate and promote the role of adult education in the emerging social, economic, political, cultural and educational situations at the national and international levels.

Programme Study Centres (PSCs)

All programme study centres of IGNOU where MA (Education) Programme of IGNOU is on offer are provisionally the PSCs for this programme also.

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

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs.7,200/- for full programme


4.19 Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PGDPSM)

School of Vocational Education & Training (SOVET)

The basic objective of this programme is to improve career opportunities of science and non-science graduates. The programme is especially designed for those seeking career as a Medical Representative or for the capacity building of those already in this profession. Science and non science graduates can take admission in the programme.

Eligibility:

Graduate degree in any discipline with Science in 10+2

OR

Graduate degree in any discipline without Science in 10+2 but with 2 years of working experience as a medical representative in a pharma industry.

Medium of Instruction: English

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

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


4.20 PG Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS)

School of Vocational Education & Training (SOVET)

This PG Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS)(with an exit option of PG Certificate in Information Security (PGCIS) after successful completion of first semester) programme has been designed to bridge the gap in the awareness and competency required by various categories of people such as the users of Internet and various IT enabled services about deeper aspects of Information Security, responsible use and management of IT services. This is a PG Diploma level programme with an exit option of PG Certificate in Information Security (PGCIS) after successful completion of first semester and total 32 credits of worth. Students can complete this programme in minimum period of one or maximum period of three years.

The Programme aims at imparting:

  • To spread awareness of information security and protection.
  • To provide protection and security to personal data and to build data oriented infrastructure in the companies.
  • To raise high professional ethics in the individuals and students towards providing information security.
  • To experiment and learn the skills and techniques neededfor providing protection and security to our information.

Eligibility:

  • i) B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech (Computer Sc.)/ B.Tech (IT) or its equivalent. OR
  • ii) Bachelor Degree in any discipline or its equivalent from a recognized university / Institute with CIT/CIC/ACISE/ CISE from IGNOU or a Certificate in Computer Science/ Computer Application from a Govt. recognized institute with a minimum duration of 6 months or studied Computer Course as a part of the curriculum in Bachelor/PG Degree. OR
  • iii) Bachelor Degree in any discipline or its equivalent from the recognized university/ institute with 1 year working experience in Computer Application/ IT

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs.21,600/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 10,800/- per semester


4.21 Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PGDIPR)

School of Law (SOL)

The Programme Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights was revised and launched in 2013. The Objectives of this programmes are to:

  • Acquaint the learners with basic concepts of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Develop expertise in the learner on IPR related issues; and
  • Sensitize the learners with the emerging issues in IPR and the rationale for the protection of IPR

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,200/- for full programme.


4.22 PG Diploma in Criminal Justice (PGDCJ)

School of Law (SOL)

Objectives:

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To keep pace with emerging developments in criminal justice
  • To create well-informed citizens and professionals in the area of criminal justice
  • To enhance the competencies of the professionals already working in the area of criminal justice system.

Eligibility: Any Graduate, Graduate in Criminology, Social Work & Functionaries of Criminal Justice Administration.

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme


4.23 Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)

School of Extension & Development Studies (SOEDS)

India is 2nd largest urbansystem in the world with more than 30% of urban population. It is expected that by 2025, half of India’s population will be urbane. The urbanization has created manifold problems such as transportation, poverty, unemployment, unauthorized housing colonies, slums and squatter settlements. The criticality of the urban problems has not been properly understood due to less emphasis on urban development issues in the academic curriculum at the graduation and post-graduation levels. Therefore, PGDUPDL will be useful for the people involved in the urban development programmes and also to the graduates who wish to pursue urban development as a career. The Postgraduate Diploma holders will be fully equipped to serve various Government and Non-Government Organizations dealing with urban planning and development. The programme also strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of inservice personnel working in Government and Non-Government Organizations,Private orCorporate sectors and handling various urban development projects and programmes viz; Functionaries and elected representatives of Municipal Councils, Corporations, Municipal and Nagar Panchayats; Architects, City and Town Planners (Bachelors and Masters in Architecture, Planning and Related Discipline); Civil Engineers, Corporate Real Estate Professionals; Employees of the Autonomous Institutions/ NGOs, Private or Corporate sectors working in various urban development sectors; Programme Officers, Project Officers, Research Investigators, and Research Assistants dealing with urban development in various International and National Organizations. Also this programme will be useful to the fresh graduates who wish to pursue a career in urban development.

Objectives:

  • To provide opportunity to the learners to deepen their knowledge and understanding of urban development.
  • To expand capacities of the working urban development professionals on varioustheoretical and practical aspects of urban planning and development.
  • To develop professional knowledge and skills in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of urban development programmes.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

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

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


4.24 PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies (PGDFCS)

School of Intra-Disciplinary & Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

The Programme PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies primarily focuses on time, geography, space and literature of the folklore and culture of the world in general, and of India in particular. The Programme aims to find out the relation between folk culture and context through various frameworks borrowed from disciplines such as Literature, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Folklore Studies and emerging disciplines such as Culture Studies. This Programme is a result of the interdisciplinary approach to the paradigms of knowledge. The Programme focuses on themes such as oral literature, material culture, social customs, performing arts, the theories and methods of folklore employed so far such as historical-geographical, historical-re-constructional, ideological, functional, psychoanalytical, cross-cultural, structural and contextual — all of which demand an inter-disciplinary approach. The social relevance of the Programme may be categorized as:

  • In a vast and diverse country like India, it is important that policy planners are sensitive to the impact of the developmental processes on the marginalized communities. This programme can contribute to that since it has two major concerns, first, to study the marginal society in their specificity, second, the impact of the contact with more complex societies on the marginal communities as tribes.
  • This Programme seeks to address to that section of students who are not covered by formal education, mainly those students who seek to join the NGO circles or intend to pursue higher education in trans-disciplinary subjects such as Ethnography, Migration Studies, Marginal Studies, etc.
  • It has the objective of appreciating culture and folklore in all their composite forms and of evaluating the social and political context in which culture manifests itself. It has the object of study and the location of political criticism by its focal points such as Marginal Studies, Tribal and Folklore Literature, Language Death and Preservation, etc.
  • It has an obligation to an ethical appraisal of traditional as well as the modern society.
  • Some of the important faculty in this Programme may be categorized as Critical Theory, Cultural Critic, Cultural Geography, Cultural History, Culture Theory, Ethnography,Feminism, Gender Studies, Museum Studies, Orientalism, Popular Culture Studies, Post-structuralism, Social Structuralism, Language Studies, History and Anthropology, etc.

Target Group

Any graduate who wants to enter tourism, archaeological development or management of museums, NGOs working for Tribal Rights, academic institutes offering programmes on Folklore and Culture Studies.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

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


4.25 Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

The programme fulfils specified needs of a middle level administrators in hospital or health care set-ups. This comprehensive programme provides a professional qualification and an insight in to the managerial function for those serving graduates who wish to take up hospital and health administration as a career. It will also be of immediate benefit to those who are currently engaged in hospital administration at senior level.

Selection Procedure

Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be selected on the basis of the criteria laid down by the School of Health Sciences, IGNOU. The criteria for selection will be developed taking into account hospital experience, years of service and educational qualification. Selection will be made on Regional Centre/PSC basis. In each Programme Study Centre (PSC) a maximum of 40 students will be admitted. At present PSCs for the programme are at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubneshwar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Pune and Srinagar.

Programme Design

PGDHHM is a multimedia package which includes General Management, Management of Human Resources, Finance, Logistics and Equipment in Hospitals. It also includes Organisation & Management of Hospital Planning, Organisation and Management of all types ofservices provided in a hospital. Further it includes health system management including epidemiology and biostatistics. Each course is considered as a separate entity by itself, although interrelated when conceptually comprehended as issues of the hospital system.

Eligibility:

  • a) Medical/Dental graduates from a Medical/Dental Institutes of India or other countries recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) or Dental Council.
  • b) Graduates inIndian System of Medicine (ISM) andHomeopathy, Nursing& Pharmacyrecognized by the respective Council with three years of hospital experience.
  • c) Candidates holding MBA degree or PG Diploma in Financial, Material or Personnel Management with five years hospital experience.

Preference will be given to applicants working in hospital/health care institutions and holding administrative responsibilities.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.25,200/- for full programme.


4.26 Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

This programme has been developed to provide an opportunity to MBBS doctors in government and private sector for updating their knowledge and developing skills in the area of Geriatric Medicine for providing comprehensive care to the elderly.

Objectives:

After completion of the programme, the learners should be able to:

  • Upgrade their knowledge and skills for providing comprehensive health care to elderly;
  • Inculcate the inter-disciplinary approach for diagnosing and managing of geriatric problems and
  • Improve their clinical, social and communication skills by undergoing hands on training in medical colleges.

Eligibility: MBBS

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.26,000/- for full programme


4.27 Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

The programme is intended to provide an opportunity to medical personnel and private practitioners for upgrading their knowledge and skills in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) for providing better quality of MCH services. The programme covers the concepts, practices and application for knowledge in the field of MCH services and aims at improving the knowledge and skillsof medical personnel working both in the governmental health care delivery system and the private sector and not for registration of additional qualification by MCI.

Objectives:

After completion of this programme, a student should be able to achieve the following objectives:

  • imbibe comprehensive knowledge of ongoing Maternal and Child Programmes and be able to manage Health Care Services at different institutional levels;
  • tackle the disease outbreaks and effectively manage the National Health Programmes especially in relation to MCH services;
  • provide antenatal care including those of high risk pregnancy, conduct normal delivery, handle common emergency care related to pregnancy and its outcome and identify referral situations;
  • manage common gynecological morbidity and provide family planning services;
  • provide newborn care, identify high risk babies, diagnose and manage common childhood morbidity including emergencies; and
  • acquire knowledge on nutritional needs, assess growth and development of childrenand manage their respective problems.

Eligibility:

MBBS. For PGDMCH, the experience does not necessarily mean work experience in Government service. It will be counted as period between the date of completion of internship and June 30 of the year in which s/he is applying for admission, irrespective of place of work. PGDMCH is being offered through Programme Study Centre (Medical Colleges) and Skill Development Centres (District Hospitals) which would be allocated by the Regional Centre after finalisation of the admission.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.30,000/- for full programme


4.28 Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine Programme (PGDHIVM)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

School of Health Sciences, IGNOU in collaboration with NACO has developed a one year Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine for MBBS doctors. This programme is being offered through distance mode having 28 days contact session for hands on skills training in the Medical College and 30 days training in the ART Centres. The programme is being offered through 3 PSCs namely B J Medical College, Ahmedabad; Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata which are successfully conducting the Programme since 2012.The Programme is not for registration of additional qualification by MCI.

Objectives:

After completion of this programme, a student should be able to:

  • 1. Imbibe comprehensive knowledge on basics of HIV as related to details of management of HIV/AIDS in tertiary care set up.
  • 2. Manage all complications as well as opportunistic infections due to HIV/AIDS at the time of need and
  • 3. Recognize and handle emergencies related to HIV/AIDS and its complication and take bedside decision for management whenever required.

Eligibility: MBBS Degree recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 60,000/- for full programme


4.29 Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

Objectives:

The objective of the PG Diploma Programme is to prepare professionals for development, implementationand auditing of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems in the country. The Programme has been developed in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), GOI. It seeks to develop India’s capability to meet the global food safety and quality requirements and enhance the competitiveness of food products. In long term perspective, it would contribute to ensure consumer safety within and outside the country.

This PG Programme shall enable the students to:

  • Comprehend the issues of safety and quality in food production, handling, processing and trade.
  • Build technical proficiency in undertaking food safety and quality assurance in food processing chain i.e., from farm to fork.
  • Ensure the safety and quality of food products as per mandatory legal requirements and voluntary standards including export regulations, if required.
  • Design and implement: Good Hygienic Practices (GHP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Quality Management Systems (QMS): ISO 9001, Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS): ISO 22000, Laboratory Management System: ISO 17025 and Retail Standards.
  • Be able to effectively plan, conduct, report and audit as per the guidelines of the ISO 19011-2002.
  • Undertake Standard Microbiological and Chemical analysis of Food Products.
  • Apply Good Hygienic,Manufacturing, Laboratory,Transportation andRetail Practices in Food Processing/ Hospitality industry and Retail outlets.

Eligibility:

  • i) Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects.
  • ii) Degree in allied Scienceslike Agriculture/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ Post Harvest Technology/ Engineering/ Home Science/ Life Science/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Dairy Technology/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/ Hotel Management and Catering/ Hospitality Management, or equivalent etc.
  • iii) Science graduate in disciplines like Geography, Statistics with Physics & Maths, Art Subjects and Medical Lab technology and with minimum three years experience in food processing and / or quality control. These students should have minimum 1 year experience in quality control activities.
  • iv) Arts/Commerce graduate with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplines viz fruits and vegetables, dairy technology, meat technology, cereals, pulses and oilseeds etc. with minimum 5 years experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) and out of which 2 years experience should be in quality control activities.
  • v) BA/B.Com graduates with minimum 7years experience in FoodProcessing/ FoodQuality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) or holding senior position in Govt./ Semi Govt. Units involved in Food Quality Control.
  • vi) Master’s Degree awarded without a first degree is not recognized for purposes of admission to IGNOU’s Academic Programmes.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs.14,400/- for full programme


4.30 Post Graduate Diploma in Plantation Management (PGDPM)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

India is home to many plantations and is one of the largest contributors in the world. The sector has great significance due to its high employment potential and provides employment to the weaker section of the society, of which majority are women. In addition, the plantation industry offers lot of potential for earning foreign exchange by way of exporting plantation produce. The sector has scope for high-income generation, if managed well. The programme seeks to develop competent human resources for the plantations industry. The programme provides exposure to various management practices that are relevant and crucial for professional management of the sector as well as provides the technical know-how required to effectively managing different kinds of plantations.

Objectives:

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • develop professionals in plantation industry;
  • impart knowledge and skills in production, processing, marketing and finance management in the plantation sector, and
  • upgrade the technical proficiency of professional working in the plantation Industry.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.

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


4.31 Post Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing (PGDBP)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The PG Diploma in Book Publishing is meant to provide an opportunity for :

Self employment to aspiring/practicing publishing professionals OR Skill-upgradation/skill-acquisition in the various aspects of publishing OR

Training aspiring publishing professionals in marketable skills in the various areas of publishing, including specialized editing, copyediting and proofreading, marketing, distribution, sales etc.

The unique aspect of the programme is the month-long training/apprenticeship at a publishing house and the possibility of employment thereafter.

Eligibility : Bachelor Degree + knowledge of English & knowledge of word processing

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.8,000/- for full programme


4.32 Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies(PGDWGS)

School of Gender & Development Studies (SOGDS)

This Post Graduate Diploma programme is meant for learners interested in acquiring conceptual, theoretical and analytical knowledge in the areas of women’s and gender studies.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 6,500/- for full programme fee, to be paid on annual basis (first and second semester registration together)


4.33 Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science (PGDSS)

School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies (SOITS)

  • The PGDSS programme mainly focuses on the genesis and principles of sustainable development, its tools, implementation and assessment strategies in a holistic way. The major objectives of the programme are:
  • To provide opportunity to the learners to deepen their knowledge and understanding about sustainable development and the principles of sustainability science.
  • To expand capacities of learners on various theoretical and practical aspects of sustainable development.
  • To develop professional knowledge and skills in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable development projects and programmes.

PGDSS holders will be fully equipped to serve various Government and NGOs dealing with environment, development and livelihood improvements. Fresh graduates who complete this Diploma will be the potential candidates suitable for employment at the grassroots, supervisory and other middle level positions in Environment and Development sector. The programme also strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of in-service personnel working in Government and Non-Government Organizations, Private or Corporate sectors and handling various sustainable development projects and programmes viz., Employees of the Institutes/NGOs, Private or Corporate sectors working in various Sustainable Development projects; Programme Officers, Project Officers, Research Investigators, and Research Assistants dealing with environment and development issues in various International and National Organizations.

Eligibility: Any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University / Institute.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,200/- for full programme


4.34 Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling (PGDCOUN)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling would provide both academic learning and professional education and training in counselling, extending beyond theoretical knowledge. This programme is tailored to suit counsellors working in a wide range of organizational and community context as well as individuals in a family. With the fast changing social scenario, the problems being faced by people from across the board are many. Unlike in the western world, counselling services are very inadequate in India. There is a growing demand for counsellors in schools, corporate sector, health care setting, social and welfare sectors, correctional settings etc. However, schools/universities where counselling course/programme are taught in India are very few. There is an urgent need for specially trained counsellors to handle the stress of employees working with call centres, corporate sectors, families, family courts, correctional settings, school, universities and educational institutions, rehabilitation centres, refugee camps, institutions for the differently abled, aged child care and adoption centres, family planning, voluntary counselling and testing centres, rural sectors especially where farmers are drivento commit suicide, de-addiction centres etc. This programrne would enrich the functionaries working in NGOs, welfare agencies as well as in human resources management.

Eligibility: Post Graduation from any discipline from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 13,200/- for full programme fee


4.35 Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH)

School of Social Science (SOSS)

The P.G. Diploma in Mental Health is offered by the Discipline of Psychology, School of Social Sciences (SOSS), IGNOU. The Programme aims at providing the learners a sound base in the field of mental health through an in-depth study into a broad range of psychological issues and concerns related to mental health. It is a capacity building programme to train the physical and mental health personnel to take care of the pressing and crucial need of the society to address the mental health and well-being of the people. The P.G. Diploma in Mental Health programme aims at fulfilling the mental health requirements of people keeping in mind the shortage of mental health personnel in India.

Eligibility:

  • I. Post graduates in Psychology/Social Work/ Nursing
  • II. All Medical graduates (Allopathy/Homoeopathy/Ayurvedic/Unani/Siddha)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years. Admission cycle will be once a year in July.

Fee Structure: Rs.8000/-The Programme


4.36 Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (PGDDVS)

School of Extension & Development Studies (SOEDS)

There is a huge gap between the need for professional leaders and traditional courses available in developmental sector. This programme has been designed to impart quality education and training in the area of Development Studies. The programme is meant for development professionals across the sectors and also to fresh graduates interested in pursuing carrier as development professional.

Programme Objectives:

  • To impart knowledge on various aspects of development studies.
  • To train qualified human resources in the professional area of development studies.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 5000/- for full programme


4.37 Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health (PGDEOH)

School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies (SOITS)

Programme Description : Environmental and Occupational Health focuses on assessing the public health risks associated with biological, chemical, physical, biomechanical and psychosocial hazards in natural and built environments. Environmental health specialists focus on the effect of environmental pollution on the health of human beings. The human health is a reflection of socio-economic & physical environment. The main link between the workplace and the general environment is that the source of the hazard is usually the same, whether it is an agriculture activity or an industrial activity. The Programme aims at various concepts related to generalenvironment,environment at the work place, related hazards and evaluation of health risk assessment by providing solutions to various aspects of environmental health occupational hazard management, epidemiology, health policy and management, and environmental health promotion. The successful leamers will be able to work with health practitioners, researchers and policy makers to develop, evaluate andmonitor health policies, programmes and practices related to healthy environments

Eligibility: 10+2 in Science stream and graduation from any discipline

Medium of Instruction : English

Duration : Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years.

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


4.38 Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)

School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)

The broad objective of the Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) programme is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry. The programme’s thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical andapplication-oriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development. The programme emphasizes the application of software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications/networking and commercial problems.

This PG Diploma is a stand-alone programme consists of 12 courses worth 36 credits. It has been designed with a semester approach in mind. The courses are aimed at skill development in computers using various technologies. It prepares the student to aim for a programmer level/web developer in a software company to design and develop small business application software or lab personnel/technician in institutions or a freelancer to develop software projects.

Eligibility: Any Bachelor’sdegree ofminimum 03 (three) years duration from a recognized University AND Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level; else the student is required to pursue and pass the BCS-012 course concurrently with PGDCA.

Medium of Instruction : English

Duration : Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure : Rs. 21,600/- for full Programme to be paid semester wise @Rs.10800/- per semester. Non-Maths students have to pay Rs.1400/- additional in the first semester.


4.39 Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education is a programme for continuous knowledge and skills up-gradation for those working in the sector of Early Childhood Care and Education. It is a unique holistic package that equips the learner to foster the holistic development of young children (i.e., children from birth to 6 years of age) and will be of interest to those who are working with children in birth to six age group in diverse settings, such as creches, preschools, pre-primary classes, nursery schools, anganwadis and balwadis; those managing such early childhood care and education centres; parents and others interested in knowing about the development of young children.

Eligibility: 10+2 orits equivalent

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

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

Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi & Tami


4.40 Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The Diploma Programme is a holistic package which provides opportunities to the learner to gain knowledge about nutrition and public health. It also enables the learners to develop skills in communicating nutrition and health related information to the community. The aim of the programme is to develop a knowledge base in areas of nutrition and public health, promote awareness about concepts and principles in communication and their application in nutrition and health education and develop skill in playing the role of nutrition/health educators in the Community.

Learners with basic 10+2 qualification, and an interest in community work will find the Diploma very useful. It is a professional training programme. People working with both governmental and non-governmental sectors in the role of community workers would also benefit from this Programme. The Diploma will provide an additional qualification helping them to improve their professional competence and promotion chances. The Diploma in Nutrition and Health Educations a 32 credit programme consisting of four courses.

Eligibility: 10+2 orits equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

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


4.41 Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration and Development (DPLAD)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

Panchayati Raj System existed in India since long. After independence a number of committees were constituted to make recommendations for its revival. Conflicting interest at various level eclipsed the concept as well as its practice. It was only after a long debate spread over decades that the Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, outlined the task of rejuvenating the Panchayati Raj System in India. As a result of this historic legislation and passingof Conformity Acts by various states and holding of elections in the country in mid 1990s , there were more than 3 million people electedat various levels ofPanchayati Raj Institutions. While a numbers of steps are being taken by various organizations to develop awarenessprogrammes, for these elected members, there are more than million development functionaries across the country surving these institutions and working shoulder to shoulder with elected representatives. There are exercises/activities entrusted to the Panchayats that need expertise and coordinated action by various development function arise. This diploma programme in Panchayat Level Development and Administration through distance mode of learning is addressed towards fulfilling this task.

Objectives:

The major objectives of this progamme are to:

  • Equip panchayat level functionaries with the necessary knowledge, skills and talents needed for strengthening local democracy and the process of decentralized planning.
  • Help them to work with elected representative in a cooperative and coordinated fashion.
  • facilitate people’s participation through a denovo approach, attitude and action by the panchayat.

Eligibility: 10+2 orits equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

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


4.42 Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)

School of Tourism & 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.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent OR BPP from IGNOU Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

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


4.43 Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)

School of Sciences (SOS)

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs.6,900/- for full programme


4.44 Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The Programme provides understanding, skills and professional knowledge in the art of imaginative writing in order to develop the creative ability of those interested in taking up writing as a career. Applicants for this programme are expected to have a flair for writing. The Programme consists of two compulsory courses and four elective courses.

Eligibility: 10+2 or any one without 10 +2 but age should be 20 years or above.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and maximum 4 years; Offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.3,800/- for full programme


4.45 Diploma Programme in Urdu (DUL)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The aim of this Programme is to enable/acquire understanding of Urdu language and literature beyond Certificate level. It also provides knowledge of the art of creative writing, technique of translation, editing and publishing etc. The objectives of this Programme are also to provide a historical background of Urdu language and literature and comprehension capability of Urdu prose and poetry.

Eligibility: 10th Pass with Urdu as one of the subjects or its equivalent or Certificate in Urdu Language from IGNOU.

Medium of Instruction: Urdu

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

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


4.46 Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The Diploma in HIV and Family Education aims at providing basic and accurate information about HIV/ AIDS, sex and sexuality, family life education, alcohol and drugs and communication and counselling. The contents are designed to impart anintegrated understanding to the learners about the issues involved in HIV / AIDS and behaviour modification. The main objective of this programme is to enhance the knowledge and skills of functionaries involved in HIV/AIDS and related issues. The main target groups include school teachers, NGO functionaries, para-medicals, parents of adolescents and those interested in acquiring knowledge on the subject.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.1,500/- for full programme


4.47 Diploma in Business Process Outsourcing — Finance and Accounting (DBPOFA)

School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

IGNOU, in association with Accenture has designed and developed the Diploma in Business Process Outsourcing – Finance and Accounting, an innovative programme (the first of its kind) in the open and distance learning system. This programme will provide the opportunity to the students to develop their professional skills, to be eligible for employment in the growing BPO industry. This Diploma programme incorporates a unique blend of theory and practical courses, designed by eminent academicians, subject matter experts, BPO training organizations and e-learning organizations, to provide students with a comprehensive learning model.

Facts and Benefit of the Programme

IGNOU BPO Diploma is targeted towards undergraduate, graduate and working professionals

  • First of its kind BPO certification launched with academia & industry collaboration
  • It ensures imbibing key skills related to F&A in BPO industry
  • First time complimenting classroom counselling with e-learning sessions.
  • It qualifies the student to apply to all type of BPO organizations

Eligibility:

10+2 or its equivalent with English as compulsory subject & 50% aggregate.

OR

Bachelors degree and above (with English as compulsory subject at 10+2 level)

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs.19,200/- for full programme. But when you break it in installments it is as follows 1st Semester Rs. 9,600/- + 2nd Semester Rs. 9,600/


4.48 Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)

School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS) (in collaboration with School of Social Sciences)

The Diploma programme aims to sensitize development workers on gender issues and impart necessary expertise to enable learners to function as specialists on women’s issues. The programme also imparts necessary expertise to enable learners to function as trainers and community organizers in addressing gender issues. It caters to the needs of persons employed in non-governmental organizations and governmental organizations engaged in gender planning and training. The courses can also be used as multiple media training packages for use in training contexts. The programme includes both national and international perspectives and concerns.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent OR Non 10+2 with three years working experience as development workers at any level.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycles of admissions.

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


4.49 Diploma in Paralegal Practice (DIPP)

School of Law (SOL)

This programme aims to develop understanding of laws that affect individuals in their everyday life and to develop elementary skills inaccessing legal and judicial institutions and processes, to enable individuals to use public advocacy.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

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

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


4.50 Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

Diploma in Nursing Administration is a one-year Continuing Education programme of 28 credits (Theory 16 credits, Practical 12 credits) for in-service nurses. This programme has been developed for nurses working in hospitals or community or educational institutions. This programme will help to upgrade the administrative knowledge and skills of the in-service nurses to enhance their administrative competence. Programme is approved by IGNOU Statuary Bodies and UGC.

Note : It is not recognised or approved by Indian Nursing Council.

Objectives:

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will be able to:

  • Strengthen the knowledge of administrative concepts and their application in improving nursing services.
  • Develop an understanding of recent trends in health care systems nursing.
  • participate co-operatively with an individual and groups for improvements of nursing services.
  • Develop skills in maintaining administrative competence with effective supervision to provide quality nursing care.

Eligibility:

General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with two years of experience in the profession. (for male nurses or nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme should have a certificate in any of the nursing course of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery) OR

B.Sc. (Nursing) with no experience

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.9,600/- for full programme


4.51 Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

The Diploma in Critical Care Nursing is a continuing nursing education programme of one year for in-service nurses (RNRM) having 2 theory and 2 practical courses, comprising 32 credits (12 credits in theory and 20 credits in practical). The programme aims at enabling nursing professionals (RN and RNRM) to develop and apply advanced nursing care knowledge and skills for providing comprehensive nursing care to Critically ill patients in intensive care settings.

Objectives:

  • Develop and apply advanced Nursing care knowledge in Critical Care settings.
  • Acquire proficiency in applying advanced skills in Caring Critically ill patients.
  • Function as Critical Care Nurse Specialist and Practitioner.
  • Educate Nursing Professionals in Critical Care Nursing.

Eligibility: Registered Nurse (RN) and (RNRM) at all levels (GNM/BSCN/ or above)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.5,300/- for full programme


4.52 Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits & Vegetables (DVAPFV)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

The Diploma programme has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. The programme aims to develop competent human resource in the field of post harvest management of fruits andvegetables and production of value added products from them. It intends to inculcate vocational and entrepreneurial skills to widen employment opportunities, as well as self employment particularly among rural youth and the disadvantaged sections of the society. It seeks to addressthe workforce requirements of the food processing industries and focuses on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing workers. The programme caters to educational requirements of the horticulture farmers, food processors, skilled workers and technicians in the fruits processing industries, NGO functionaries/trainers, entrepreneurs, staff of Food Processing Training Centre (FPTC)/ horticulture/ post harvest/ food processing departments of the States/ Central, rural educators, farmers, etc.

Job opportunities for the pass outs of this programme include: procurement assistant, fruits/vegetables grader, post harvest technician, junior plant operator/production technician/ supervisor in fruit and vegetable processing industry, qualitycontrol assistant,packaging supervisor, fruit andvegetable cold storage supervisor, transport supervisor, retail supervisor, marketing assistant, store assistant, extension assistant, trainer, and self entrepreneur as procurer, trader, transporter, food processor, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables produce.

Objectives:

  • To provide the knowledge & skills for minimizing the post-harvest losses and production of value added food products,
  • To develop human resource for post harvest management and for primary processing of fruits and vegetables produce at the production areas/ clusters,
  • To develop youth as young entrepreneurs for self employment through food processing and associated activities,
  • To impart knowledge and technical proficiency in
  • – Procurement of raw materials,
  • – Preparation of value added products,
  • – Prevention of losses in fresh and processed horticulture produce,
  • – Marketing and economical aspects, and
  • – Managing small and medium enterprises.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,700/- for full programme


4.53 Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. The Diploma in Dairy Technology aims to develop competent technician level human resource for dairy industry. Upgrading the technical proficiency of lower level workers/ technicians already working in the dairy and allied sectors is also intended. The focus is to develop competencies in procurement of milk, fluid milk processing, production of value added products and quality control aspects in dairy industry. It also imports development of skills for entrepreneurship to encourage self employment in dairy processing activities. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate good manufacturing practices in the processing sector and hygiene. The quality milk and milk products produced will have good market and export potential. The target group includes: youth, workers/ technicians working in dairy industry; dairy and food processors in unorganized sector; personnel working in dairy cooperatives, state dairy departments and dairy science institutions; small and medium entrepreneurs; NGO functionaries/ trainers and dairy farmers.

Job Opportunities :

For the pass outs of this programme the job opportunities include: secretary of dairy cooperative society, milk procurement supervisor, milk tester, dairy plant operator/ technician/supervisor, product technician ( ice cream/ cheese/ butter/indigenous dairy products unit), dairy assistant, chilling centre supervisor, quality control assistant, packaging assistant, marketing assistant, distribution assistant, retail supervisor, store assistant, extension assistant, trainer, and self entrepreneur as milk contractor, transporter, dairy products manufacture (indigenous and western), owner of milk parlour/milk booth/ ice cream parlour, wholesale distributor, retailer and exporter of milk and milk products. Objectives: The objectives of the programme are to:

  • develop technician level human resource for dairy industry;
  • upgrade the technical proficiency of existing workers and lower level / technicians working in the dairy and allied sectors;
  • develop skilled young entrepreneurs for self employment in milk processing and associated activities; and
  • impart knowledge and technical proficiency in:
  • – Clean milk production and handling
  • – Processing of milk
  • – Manufacture of western and indigenous dairy products
  • – Testing and quality control of milk and milk products
  • – Marketing and economical aspects -Managing small and medium enterprises

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

Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi and Telugu

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 15,200/- for full programme


4.54 Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed with the support of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. The Diploma in Meat Technology aims for imparting basic knowledge and skills for quality production of meat and meat products. Development of human resource for industry is also part of it. Stress is on training of personnel for self employment and creating awareness and competency in the meat processing as well as poultry processing. The focus shall be to develop competencies in good slaughter practices, handling of meat on scientific lines, production of quality meat and meat products, and testing and quality control of meat and meat products. It also includes poultry processing. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate good manufacturing practices in the processing sector and hygiene. The target groupincludes: youth,workers/ technicians working inmeat and poultry industry,small andmedium entrepreneurs, poultry and meat processors in unorganized sector, personnel working in slaughter houses, processing plants, NGO functionaries/ trainers and farmers.

Job opportunities for the pass outs of this programme includes: animal procurement supervisor, meat processing technician, laboratory assistant, byproduct plant technician, poultry processing technician, technician in egg industry, meat and egg grader, packaging supervisor, technician in leather industry, marketing assistant, distribution assistant, store assistant and self entrepreneur as manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of fresh meat, meat products and egg products, byproducts handler like leather producer, casing producer, blood meal and bone meal producer.

Objectives:

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • provide knowledge and skills for quality production of meat and meat products;
  • develop human resource for meat industry and associated activities;
  • train personnel for self employment; and
  • impart knowledge and technical proficiency in:
  • Good slaughter practices
  • Handling of meat on scientific lines
  • Production of quality meat and meat products
  • Testing and quality control of meat and meat products
  • Managing small and medium enterprises.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,700/- for full programme


4.55 Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. The Diploma programme aims at providing technical support for the food processing industry specially engaged in Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds as well as creating self employment opportunities for the rural youth. It seeks to address the workforce requirements of the food processing industries and focuses on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing workers. The target group includes: youth, farmers, skilled workers in food processing industries, food processors in unorganized sector, personnel working in food processing cooperatives, and food processing institutions/ industries, small and medium entrepreneurs, NGO functionaries/ trainers and progressive farmers.

Job Opportunities :

Job opportunities for the pass outs of this programme include: Self entrepreneurship, laboratory assistant, packaging supervisor, store house keeper, production line supervisor, distribution assistant, food processor, plant operator in cereals, pulses and oilseeds industries, procurer and retailer of food grain industry, quality control supervisor and plant manager in the food industry (rice mill, flour mill, pulses mills and snacks manufacturing units etc).

Objectives:

  • To develop a technician level human resource for Food Industry based on Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds.
  • To upgrade the technical proficiency of existing work force working in this sector.
  • To develop youth (Urban & Rural) as young entrepreneurs for self-employment in the Food Industry based on Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds and allied activities.
  • To impart knowledge and technical proficiency in:
  • – Processing of Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds into Value Added Products;
  • – Post harvest operations involved in Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds;
  • – Prevention of losses in raw and processed produce;
  • – Manufacture and production of various products based on above crops;
  • – Marketing and distribution of finished products at maximum economic returns; and
  • – Managing small and medium enterprises.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 11,700/- for full Programme


4.56 Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed with the support of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. This Diploma programme aims to develop competent human resource in the field of post harvest management of fish and production of value added fish products. It is intended to inculcate vocational and entrepreneurial skills to widen employment opportunities, as well as self employment particularly among rural youth, women and the disadvantaged sections of the society. It seeks to address the workforce requirements of the food processing industries and focuses on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing workers in the field offish harvesting and processing. The programme caters to the educational needs of rural youth, workers/ technicians working in fish and fish processing industry including fishermen, small and medium entrepreneurs, fish processors inan unorganized sector, and personnel working in processing plants, NGO functionaries/ trainers and farmers.

The objectives of the Programme are to:

  • develop and strengthen human resource by infusing and imparting knowledge and skill in Value Added Fish Products;
  • train personnel for self-employment and creating awareness and competency in the fish processing as well as fish products preparation; and
  • impart basic knowledge and technical proficiency in Post-Harvest Management, primary processing of fish, value addition, quality control and marketing.

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

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full Programme


4.57 Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)

School of Agriculture (SOA)

This programme has been developed with the support of the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India. The Diploma in Watershed Management aims at developing competent human resource inthe field of Watershed Development/Management. It intends to impart basicknowledge and skills for water harvesting, conservation and utilization, soil erosion and its management integrated farming systems, animal husbandry, agroforestry, funding, monitoring, evaluation and capacity building of watersheddevelopment programmesbesides extension andcommunication skillsfor longterm socio-economicdevelopment of the society. It will provide the basic understanding of various activities undertaken during the development of watersheds. The diploma programme also intends to address the workforce requirement of the watershed management and focus on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing personnel in the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP). The target group includes rural youth, social workers/volunteersworking with NGOs/ government functionaries implementing watershed development programmes.

Job opportunities for the passouts of this programme include: Self Entrepreneurship, soil conservation and agriculture/ horticulture inspectors, agro-forestry surveyors, livestock assistantswater harvesting technicians/supervisors, in Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) dealing with watershed projects, Urban Housing Boards, Private Real Estate Builders, Soil Conservation Departments and Ground Water Boards, Secretary in IWMP Projects.

Objectives

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • Develop human resource for watershed development. Introduce the principles of the watershed management approach and the value of working in a watershed;
  • Generate awareness of sustainable development and maintenance of natural resources;
  • Delineate different techniques for accessing and predicting physical, chemical and socio-economic conditions within a watershed including water quality;
  • Mobilization and capacity building of rural youth, women and landless; and
  • Develop skills for development of small scale irrigation and water storage/supply structures for human and livestock through water and soil conservation strategies.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,600/- for full Programme


4.58 Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DTG)

School of Foreign Langauge (SOFL)

The Diploma in Teaching of German as a foreign language is the first of its kind through distance mode with an active practical component of classroom teaching. This programme is aimed at meeting the needs of professional German language teachers.

This programme was developed in collaboration with Goethe Institute Max Muller Bhavan, University of Vienna and IGNOU and aims to train teachers professionally by enhancing higher language learning competencies. It will become a model for teacher training in other European Languages.

Eligibility : DTG is meant for all persons who have a B.A. degree and German knowledge of B1 (according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages) and/or equivalent language proficiency and who want to teach German as a Foreign Language at Indian secondary schools.

Medium of Instruction: German

Duration of the Programme : Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in only January session of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,300/- for full programme


4.59 Diploma in Retailing (DIR)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

Programme Details

The Programme is of 32 credits comprising of 16 credits of theory courses and 16 credits Internship and Viva-Voce. There shall be three months of Internship. The Viva-Voce shall be conducted at the regional centers after submission of workbook- BRLT-005

Fee Structure: Rs 8000/- for full programme

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration of the programme:- Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 Years; offered only July cycle of admission.


4.60 Diploma in Event Management (DEVMT)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The Diploma in Event Management aims to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills in one of the most exciting and rapidly growing industry, the event industry. Event Management is a multimillion dollar industry and is also called the ‘business of experiences.’ An event is about people coming together to create, operate and participate in an experience. Every industry be it a business group, charity group or a society, holds events of some size or type in order to market themselves, build businessrelationships, raise money orcelebrate. From the traditional community gatherings, festivals, fairs, and parades, today we get to see technology as well as theme based, dramatic and larger than life social and cultural events. We also have business events such as meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions, (MICE), activations, brand promotions, Intellectual Property, managed events, digital and rural events, sports, entertainment, fund-raising events, and much more.

Events today are economic and social drivers of many companies, cities, regions and countries, placing global demands and opportunities. As a fast emerging profession Event Management combines creativity, knowledge and experience. Hence there is a need for more focused learning to bridge the gap between the growing need for trained professionals and their availability. This programme provides a unique opportunity for those who want to pursue Event Management as a profession. It will also be useful for the youth who want to build their skills and utilize their creativity in this field. Whether learners are preparing to enter this profession, preparing for advancement within it, preparing to start their own entrepreneurial venture or preparing for certification as a professional, this Diploma programme will provide a comprehensive knowledge of the competencies required for a professional event manager or event coordinator or event planner.

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 8,000/- for full programme


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