IGNOU COMMON PROSPECTUS


ignou common prospectus

Contents


1. THE UNIVERSITY

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Prominent Features
  • 1.3 Important Achievements
  • 1.4 The Schools of Studies
  • 1.5 Academic Programmes
  • 1.6 Course Preparation
  • 1.7 Credit System
  • 1.8 Support Services
  • 1.9 Programme Delivery
  • 1.10 Evaluation System
  • 1.11 Associate Studentship
  • 1.12 International Students Residing in India
  • 1.13 Provisional Admission
  • 1.14 Online Admission System
  • 1.15 eGyan Kosh
  • 1.16 Vidya Lakshmi Portal

2. MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • 2.1 Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • 2.2 Master of Science (Food Nutrition) (MSCDFSM)( offered only in July Session)
  • 2.3 Master of Arts (Rural Development)(MARD)
  • 2.4 Master of Science (Counselling and Family Therapy) (MSCCFT)(offered only in July Session)
  • 2.5 Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM)
  • 2.6 Master of Arts (English) (MEG)
  • 2.7 Master of Arts (Hindi) (MHD)
  • 2.8 Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • 2.9 Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC)
  • 2.10 Master of Arts (Philosophy) (MAPY)
  • 2.11 Master of Arts (Education) (MAEDU)
  • 2.12 Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC)
  • 2.13 Master of Arts (History) (MAH)
  • 2.14 Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)
  • 2.15 Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)
  • 2.16 Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)
  • 2.17 Master of Arts (Gandhi and Peace Studies) (MGPS)
  • 2.18 Master of Arts (Psychology) (MAPC)
  • 2.19 Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS)
  • 2.20 Master of Arts (Anthropology) (MAAN)
  • 2.21 Master of Arts (Development Studies) (MADVS)
  • 2.22 Master of Arts (Adult Education) (MAAE) (offered only in July Session)
  • 2.23 Master of Arts (Gender and Development Studies) (MAGD)
  • 2.24 Master of Arts (Women and Gender Studies) (MAWGS) (offered only in July Session)
  • 2.25 Master of Arts (Distance Education) (MADE)
  • 2.26 Master of Commerce (MCOM)
  • 2.27 Master of Science (Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science) (MSCMACS) (offered only in January Session)
  • 2.28 Master of Arts (Translation Studies) (MATS)
  • 2.29 Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) (MAJMC)

3. BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • 3.1 Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)
  • 3.2 Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • 3.3 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • 3.4 Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (BLIS)
  • 3.5 Bachelor of Business Administration (Retailing) (BBARL)(offered only in July Session)
  • 3.6 Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP)

CBCS BASED BACHELOR’s DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • 3.7 Bachelor of Arts (BAG)
  • 3.8 Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMG)
  • 3.9 Bachelor of Science (BSCG)
  • 3.10 Bachelor of Arts (Vocational Studies) Tourism Management (BAVTM)

CBCS BASED BACHELOR’s (Honours) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • 3.11 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Economics (BAECH)
  • 3.12 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) History (BAHIH)
  • 3.13 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political Science (BAPSH)
  • 3.14 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology (BAPCH)
  • 3.15 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Public Administration (BAPAH)
  • 3.16 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sociology (BASOH)
  • 3.17 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Anthropology (BSCANH)
  • 3.18 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English (BAEGH)
  • 3.19 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Hindi (BAHDH)

4. DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

  • 4.1 Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)
  • 4.2 Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)
  • 4.3 Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGDGPS)
  • 4.4 Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)
  • 4.5 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Family Therapy (PGDCFT) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.6 Post Graduate Diploma in Translation (PGDT)
  • 4.7 Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO)
  • 4.8 Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)
  • 4.9 Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)
  • 4.10 Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDAST)
  • 4.11 Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)
  • 4.12 Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production (PGDAPP)
  • 4.13 Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)
  • 4.14 Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET)
  • 4.15 Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM)
  • 4.16 Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)
  • 4.17 Post Graduate Diploma in Pre- Primary Education (PGDPPED)
  • 4.18 Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (PGDAE) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.19 Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PGDPSM)
  • 4.20 Post Graduate Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS)
  • 4.21 Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PGDIPR)
  • 4.22 Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice (PGDCJ)
  • 4.23 Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)
  • 4.24 Post Graduate Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies (PGDFCS)
  • 4.25 Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM) (offered only in January Session)
  • 4.26 Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM) (offered only in January Session)
  • 4.27 Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH) (offered only in January Session)
  • 4.28 Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine (PGDHIVM) (offered only in January Session)
  • 4.29 Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.30 Post Graduate Diploma in Plantation Management (PGDPM) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.31 Post Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing (PGDBP) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.32 Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies (PGDWGS) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.33 Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science (PGDSS)
  • 4.34 Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling (PGDCOUN)
  • 4.35 Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.36 Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies(PGDDVS)
  • 4.37 Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health (PGDEOH)
  • 4.38 Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
  • 4.39 Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)
  • 4.40 Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE)
  • 4.41 Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration and Development (DPLAD)
  • 4.42 Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)
  • 4.43 Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)
  • 4.44 Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)
  • 4.45 Diploma Programme in Urdu (DUL)
  • 4.46 Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)
  • 4.47 Diploma in Business Process Outsourcing  Finance and Accounting (DBPOFA)
  • 4.48 Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)
  • 4.49 Diploma in Paralegal Practice (DIPP)
  • 4.50 Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA) (offered only in January Session)
  • 4.51 Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN) (offered only in January Session)
  • 4.52 Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.53 Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.54 Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.55 Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.56 Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.57 Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.58 Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DTG) (offered only in January Session)
  • 4.59 Diploma in Retailing (DIR) (offered only in July Session)
  • 4.60 Diploma in Event Management (DEVMT)

5. CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

  • 5.1 Advance Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)
  • 5.2 Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE)
  • 5.3 Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (PGCAE)
  • 5.4 Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL)
  • 5.5 Post Graduate Certificate in Patent Practice (PGCPP)
  • 5.6 Post Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)
  • 5.7 Post Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGCMHT)
  • 5.8 Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)
  • 5.9 Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPS)
  • 5.10 Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)
  • 5.11 Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI)
  • 5.12 Post Graduate Certificate in Climate Change (PGCCC)
  • 5.13 Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Management of CBRNE Disasters (PGCMDM)
  • 5.14 Certificate in Visual Arts—Painting (CVAP)
  • 5.15 Certificate in Visual Arts—Applied Art (CVAA)
  • 5.16 Certificate in Performing Arts—Theatre Arts (CPATHA)
  • 5.17 Certificate in Performing Arts—Hindustani Music (CPAHM)
  • 5.18 Certificate in Performing Arts—Karnatak Music (CPAKM)
  • 5.19 Certificate in Performing Arts—Bharatanatyam (CPABN)
  • 5.20 Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)
  • 5.21 Certificate in French Language (CFL)
  • 5.22 Certificate in Rassian Language (CRUL)
  • 5.23 Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)
  • 5.24 Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)
  • 5.25 Certificate Programme in NGO Management (CNM)
  • 5.26 Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)
  • 5.27 Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)
  • 5.28 Certificate in Functional English (Basic Level) (CFE)
  • 5.29 Certificate in Urdu Language (CUL)
  • 5.30 Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)
  • 5.31 Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS)
  • 5.32 Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)
  • 5.33 Certificate in Newborn and Infant Nursing (CNIN)
  • 5.34 Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing (CMCHN)
  • 5.35 Certificate in Home Based Health Care (CHBHC)
  • 5.36 Certificate in Community Radio (CCR)
  • 5.37 Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)
  • 5.38 Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)
  • 5.39 Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC)
  • 5.40 Certificate in Rural Development (CRD)
  • 5.41 Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)
  • 5.42 Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)
  • 5.43 Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)
  • 5.44 Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF).
  • 5.45 Certificate in Beekeeping (CIB).
  • 5.46 Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)
  • 5.47 Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)
  • 5.48 Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law & Business Laws (CCLBL)
  • 5.49 Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT)
  • 5.50 Certificate in International Humanitarian Law (CIHL)
  • 5.51 Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)
  • 5.52 Certificate in Guidance (CIG)
  • 5.53 Certificate in Communication & IT Skills (CCITSK)
  • 5.54 Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)
  • 5.55 Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM) (offered only in July Session)
  • 5.56 Certificate Programme in Value Education (CPVE)
  • 5.57 Certificate in Energy Technology and Management (CETM)
  • 5.58 Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Electrical Technicians) (CCPD)
  • 5.59 Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)
  • 5.60 Certificate Programme on Life and Thought of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (CLTA)
  • 5.61 Certificate in First Aid (CFAID)
  • 5.62 Certificate in Tribal Studies (CTRBS)
  • 5.63 Certificate in Japanese Language(CJL) (offered only in July Session)
  • 5.64 Certificate in Korean Language & Culture (CKLC)
  • 5.65 Certificate in Spanish Language & Culture(CSLC)
  • 5.66 Certificate in German Language (CGL)
  • 5.67 Certificate in Fashion Design (CFDE)
  • 5.68 Certificate in General Duty Assistance (CGDA)
  • 5.69 Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA)
  • 5.70 Certificate in Phlebotomy Assistance (CPHA)
  • 5.71 Certificate in Home Health Assistance (CHHA)
  • 5.72 Certificate in Community Health (CCH)
  • 5.73 Certificate in Persian Language (CPEL)
  • 5.74 Certificate Programme in Yoga (CPY)
  • 5.75 Certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Management (CPSCM)
  • 5.76 Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)
  • 5.77 Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)
  • 5.78 Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (APVPFV)
  • 5.79 Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)
  • 5.80 Awareness Programme on Goods and Services Tax (GST)

6. UNIVERSITY RULES

  • 6.1 Educational Qualifications Awarded By Private Institutions
  • 6.2 Validity of Degree for Admission
  • 6.3 Acceptance of ‘Two year Bachelor’s degree’
  • 6.4 Incomplete and Late Applications
  • 6.5 Validity of Admission
  • 6.6 Simultaneous Registration
  • 6.7 Re-Registration
  • 6.8 Re-admission
  • 6.9 Additional time for Learners with Disability
  • 6.10 Reservation
  • 6.11 Scholarships and Reimbursement of Fee
  • 6.12 Fee Reimbursement for SC/ST Students under the SCSP and TSP Schemes
  • 6.13 Refund of Fee
  • 6.14 Waiver of IGNOU Programme fee for Jail Inmates
  • 6.15 Study Material and Assignments
  • 6.16 Change of Elective/Course
  • 6.17 Change of Medium
  • 6.18 Change of Programme
  • 6.19 Credit Transfer
  • 6.20 Counselling and Examination Centre
  • 6.21 Correction of Address and Study Centre Change
  • 6.22 Change of Region
  • 6.23 Eligibility for Term End Examinations
  • 6.24 Foreign Students
  • 6.25 Guidelines for Admission in respect of International Students residing in India
  • 6.26 Official Transcripts
  • 6.27 Improvement in Division/Class
  • 6.28 Early Declaration of Result
  • 6.29 Re-evaluation of Term-End-Examination
  • 6.30 Obtaining Photocopy of Answer Scripts
  • 6.31 Duplicate Grade Card
  • 6.32 Change of Category
  • 6.33 Correction/Change of Name/Surname of Learner
  • 6.34 IGNOU IGRAM
  • 6.35 Disputes on Admission and other University Matters
  • 6.36 Recognition of IGNOU Programmes
  • 6.37 Pre-admission Counselling of Persons with Disabilities
  • 6.38 Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) for admission in Central Educational Institutions
  • 6.39 Digital Study Material
  • 6.40 KVS Employees

7. PREVENTION OF MALPRACTICE: NOTICE FOR GENERAL PUBLIC


8. PLACEMENT SERVICES


9. WHOM TO CONTACT FOR WHAT


10. ADDRESSES & CODES OF REGIONAL CENTRES


11. LIST OF CODES

  • 11.1 STATE CODES
  • 11.2 EDUCATIONAL / QUALIFICATION CODE
  • 11.3 LIST OF BOARD CODES
  • 11.4 LIST OF UNRECOGNIZED SCHOOL BOARDS / VOLUNTARY HINDI INSTITUTIONS

12. IGNOU POLICY REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORK PLACE


13. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & FORM, CODES, OTHER FORMS AND STUDENT CARD



1 . The University


1.1 Introduction

The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 to achieve the following objectives:

  • democratising higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners,
  • providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it irrespective of age, region, religion and gender,
  • offering need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the courses, and
  • promoting and developing distance education in India.

1.2 Prominent Features

  • IGNOU has certain unique features such as:
  • national jurisdiction with international presence
  • flexible admission rules
  • individualised study: flexibility in terms of place, pace and duration of study
  • use of latest information and communication technologies
  • nationwide student support services network  cost-effective programmes
  • modular approach to programmes
  • resource sharing, collaboration and networking with conventional universities, open universities and other institutions/organisations
  • socially and academically relevant programmes based on students’ need analysis, and
  • convergence of open and conventional education systems

1.3 Important Achievements

  • Emergence of IGNOU as the largest Open University in the world.
  • Recognition as Centre of Excellence in Distance Education by the Commonwealth of Learning (1993).
  • Award of Excellence for Distance Education Material by Commonwealth of Learning (1999). Launch of a series of 24 hour Educational Channels ‘Gyan Darshan’. IGNOU is the nodal agency for these channels and regular transmissions are done from the studios at Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC), IGNOU. Regular educational broadcast with facility for live interaction
  • Student enrolment has reached 3 million.
  • UNESCO has declared IGNOU as the largest institution of higher learning in the world in 2010.
  • Largest network of learning support system.
  • Declaration of Term-end result within 45 days.

1.4 The Schools of Studies

With a view to develop interdisciplinary programmes, the University operates through its Schools of Studies. Each School is headed by a Director who arranges to organise its academic programmes and courses in coordination with the School faculty and staff, and different academic, administrative and service divisions of the University. The emphasis is on providing a wide choice of courses at different levels.

The following Schools of Studies are in operation currently:

  • School of Humanities (SOH)
  • School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
  • School of Sciences (SOS)
  • School of Education (SOE)
  • School of Continuing Education (SOCE)
  • School of Engineering and Technology (SOET)
  • School of Management Studies (SOMS)
  • School of Health Sciences (SOHS)
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)
  • School of Agriculture (SOA)
  • School of Law (SOL)
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)
  • School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)
  • School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)
  • School of Social Work (SOSW)
  • School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)
  • School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
  • School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)
  • School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)
  • School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)

1.5 Academic Programmes

The University offers Certificates, Diplomas, Advance Diplomas, Post Graduate Diplomas and Degrees, which are conventional as well as innovative. Most of these programmes have been developed after an initial survey of the need for such programmes. They are launched with a view to fulfilling the learners’ needs for:

  • certification,
  • improvement of skills,
  • acquisition of professional qualifications,
  • continuing education and professional development at workplace,
  • self-enrichment,
  • diversification and updating of knowledge, and
  • empowerment.

1.6 Course Preparation

Learning material is specially prepared by teams of experts drawn from different universities and specialized institutions in the area spread throughout the country as well as in-house faculty. The material is scrutinized by the content experts, in -house faculty and edited by the language experts at IGNOU before these are finally sent for printing. Similarly, audio and video materials are produced in consultation with the course writers, inhouse faculty and producers. The material is previewed and reviewed by the faculty as well as outside experts and edited/modified, wherever necessary, before they are finally dispatched to the students, Study Centres and Telecast through Gyan Darshan.


1.7 Credit System

a) Defining Credit in ODL

The University follows the ‘Credit System’ for most of its programmes. Each credit in our system is equivalent to 30 hours of learner study comprising all learning activities (i.e. reading and comprehending the print material, listening to audio, watching video, attending counselling sessions, teleconference and writing assignment responses). Thus, a 4-credit course involves 120 hours of study and a 6-credit course involves 180 hours of study. This helps the learner to know the academic effort he/she has to put in, to successfully complete a course. Completion of an academic programme (Degree or Diploma) requires successful completion of the assignments, practical, projects and the Term-End Examination as per requirement of each course in a programme.

b) Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

The Bachelor’s Degree Programmes offered through this prospectus follow the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) introduced by UGC. The CBCS provides the learner with flexibility to study the subjects/courses at their own pace; greater choice of inter-disciplinary, intra-disciplinary and skill-based courses; and mobility to different institutions for studies. The system has the following advantages:

  • Allows learners to choose a combination of inter-disciplinary, intra-disciplinary courses, skill oriented courses (even from other disciplines according to their learning needs, interests and aptitude).
  • Makes education broad-based and at par with global standards.
  • Offers flexibility for learners to study at different times and at different institutions to complete the programme. Credits earned at one institution can be transferred to another institution.

1.8 Support Services

In order to provide individualized support to its learners, the University has a large number of Study Centres, spread across the country. These Study Centres are coordinated by 67 Regional Centres and Recognised Regional Centres. At the Study Centres, the learners interact with the Academic Counselors and other learners, refer to books in the Library, watch/listen to video/audio programmes and interact with the Coordinator on administrative and academic matters. The list of Regional Centres is given in this Prospectus. Support services are also provided through Work Centres, Programme Study Centres, Skill Development Centres and Special Study Centres.


1.9 Programme Delivery

The methodology of instruction in this University is different from that of the conventional Universities. The Open University system is more learner-oriented and the learner is an active participant in the pedagogical (teaching and learning) process. Most of the instructions are imparted through distance education methodology as per the requirement.

The University follows a multimedia approach for instruction, which comprises:

a) Self Instructional Written Material: The printed study material (written in self-instructional style) for both theory and practical components of the programmes is provided to the learners in the form of a single print book and/or e-book, comprising blocks and units or in the form of separate printed blocks for every course (on an average 1 block per credit). A block which comes in the form of a booklet usually comprises 3 to 5units.

Audio-Visual Material Aids: The learning package contains audio and video programmes which have been produced by the University for better clarification and enhancement of understanding of the course material given to the learners. A video programme is normally of 25-30 minutes duration.

b) The Video content is available on eGyan kosh (www.egyankosh.ac.in) – the digital learning repository of the University.

The video programmes are also telecast on National Network of Doordarshan and Gyan Darshan. All Gyan Vani stations broadcast curriculum based audio programmes as per their schedule that is notified in advance. In addition, some selected stations of All India Radio also broadcast the audio programmes. Learners can confirm the dates for the programmes from their study centres. The information is also provided through the university website.

c) Counselling Sessions: Normally counselling sessions are held as per schedule drawn by the Study Centres. These are mostly held outside the regular working hours of the host institutions where the study centres are located.

d) Teleconferences: Live teleconferencing sessions are conducted via satellite through interactive Gyan Darshan Channel as well as simultaneously webcaste at www.ignou.ac.in

e) Practicals/Project Work: Some Programmes have practical/project component also depending upon the learning requirements. Practical sessions are held at designated institutions for which schedule is provided by the Study Centres. Attendance at practical sessions is compulsory. For project work, comprehensive project guide, in the form of a booklet, is provided to the learner along with the study material.


1.10 Evaluation System

The system of evaluation followed by the University also is different from that of conventional universities. IGNOU has a multitier system of evaluation.

1. Self-assessment exercises within each unit of study material.

2. Continuous evaluation mainly through assignments which are tutor-marked, practical assignments and seminar/ workshops/extended contact programmes, etc.

3. Term-End Examinations (TEE).

4. Project / Term-end Practical examination.

The evaluation of learners depends upon various instructional activities undertaken by them. A learner has to write assignment responses compulsorily before taking Term-End Examinations from time to time to complete an academic programme. A learner has to submit Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) responses to the Coordinator of the Study Centre to which s/he is attached. Term-end examination is conducted at various examination centres spread all over the country and abroad in June and December every year.

IGNOU uses the following system of “Grading” for evaluating learners’ achievement

“Grading” for evaluating learners'

For Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree programmes, normally the system of numerical marking is followed, and the marks secured in assignments, TE Exams, etc. are later converted into grades as per the five-point grading scale given above. However, if required by the learner, the university provides numerical marks and division (I, II or Pass).

IGNOU uses 10-Point Grading System for evaluating learners’ achievement for Bachelor Degree Programmes under CBCS, as under:

Term-End Examination and Payment of Examination Fee

The University conducts Term-end Examination (TEE) twice a year in the months of June & December. A learner is permitted to appear in TEE subject to the following conditions:-

  1. Registration for the courses is valid and not time barred.
  2. Required number of assignments in the courses have been submitted by due date wherever applicable.
  3. Minimum time to pursue these courses as per the provision of the programme has been completed.
  4. Examination fee for all the courses the learner is appearing in the examination has been paid.

In the case of non-compliance of any of the above conditions, the result of all such courses is liable to be withheld
by the University.

Term-end Examination

The learners are required to fill in the Examination form to appear in the TEE each time i.e. for every exam (June/ December) a learner has to apply afresh. The Examination Forms are accepted online only as per the schedule given below.

Dates for submission of Examination Form

Please note that the dates mentioned above are subject to change. Please check the actual dates on the University website.

Examination fee and Mode of Payment

Examination fee and Mode of Payment

Examination fee once paid is neither refundable nor adjustable even if the learner fails to appear in the examination.

Hall Ticket for Term End Examination

No hall ticket shall be dispatched to the examinees. Hall Tickets of all examinees are uploaded on the University Website (www.ignou.ac.in) 7-10 days before the commencement of the Term End Examinations. Therefore, learners are advised to visit IGNOU website for updates.

Students are advised to take the print out of the Hall Ticket from University website after entering the enrolment number and name of programme of study, and report at the examination centre along with the Identity Card issued by the University. Without a valid IGNOU Student ID Card issued by the University, examinees will not be permitted to appear in the examination.

In case, any learner has misplaced the Identify Card issued by the University, it is mandatory to apply for a duplicate Identity Card to the Regional Centre concerned well before commencement of the examinations so as to get a duplicate ID Card in time, since the learners without valid ID Card will not be allowed to enter the Examination Centre premises.


1.11 Associate Studentship

The University has a scheme of ‘Associate Studentship’ which provides for a candidate who fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements for the programme under which the course(s) is/are offered, to register for only one course or a limited number of courses, subject to a minimum of 8 credits and maximum of 32 credits. An Associate Student is attached to a Study Centre for counselling, assignment evaluation, library facility, etc. The application form provided at the end of the Prospectus at Annexure VIII can be used for registration. A fee of Rs.850/ – for BTS Programme and Rs.1150/- per 8 credit course, or part thereof is charged for admission to course(s) under BSW programme. The fee is irrespective of whether the course is of 2 credits, 4 credits, 6 credits or 8 credits. For rest of the programmes, the fee will be charged on pro-rata basis, i.e. by dividing the programme fee by the number of credits of the programme = fee for 1 credit, multiplied by the credit assigned to the specific course (rounded off to the next Fifty Rs.). The Scheme of Associate Studentship will NOT be available in case of CBCS based Bachelor Degree Programmes.

The minimum and maximum period allowed to Associate students for completion of their course(s) would be six months and two years, respectively. There will be no separate counselling or lab work schedule for the associate students. They will have to be in touch with the Study Centre concerned in order to know the schedule and participate in the sessions accordingly. Minimum period of six months would be allowed, if the courses opted by the students are up to 16 credits. If the option exceeds 16 credits, the minimum period would be one year.

Associate Students would be permitted to seek admission in any of the admission cycles and to opt the courses that are on offer either in January or July cycles. However, no counselling and/or lab/practicals would be conducted separately for the Associate students. The facility of theory/practical counselling shall be provided of the allotted study centre along with other students registered for the same course(s).

If an Associate student opts for more than 16 credits worth of courses in either of the admission cycles, he/she is not entitled to seek admission in the next consecutive cycle unless the prescribed minimum duration is completed.

Associate Students are not eligible to seek admission to the courses under the Programmes where the number of seats are limited and/or the admission is done through Entrance Test .

Associate Students are not eligible for the award of any kind of ‘Certificate/Diploma/Degree’. They are also not eligible for continuation of study by way of re-registration for 2nd and/or 3rd year, as the case may be. ‘COURSE COMPLETION STATUS’ Card only will be issued to Associate Students.

Change of course is not permitted under this scheme. Similarly, re-admission facility is not extended to Associate Students. Separate Enrolment No., i.e. ‘AS – – – – – – -’ would be allotted to such students. The filledin forms of ‘Associate Studentship’ are to be sent to the Regional Director concerned. Forms received by any Office other than the Regional Centre concerned would be summarily rejected.


1.12 International Students Residing in India

The foreign nationals are advised to visit INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS section of the IGNOU website (www.ignou.ac.in) for the programmes on offer for them; programme fee and other fees applicable for them. They may also contact International Division of the University at the headquarters for more details.

1.13 Provisional Admission

The University has a provision for Provisional Admission to the programmes offered through Common Prospectus (except Certificate programmes of six month duration, Awareness programmes, non-credit programmes and Merit- based/Entrance Test based programmes). Those candidates who otherwise fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria, but are unable to apply for want of declaration of result of the qualifying examination and/or for want of final Mark-Sheet and Provisional Certificate, but are desirous of seeking admission in July/January admission cycle, as the case may be, can submit the prescribed admission form with requisite fee, as per schedule. Such candidates are also required to submit the ‘Undertaking’ given in Annexure II.

Other terms and conditions for seeking Provisional Admission are :

i) All the prospective students who have submitted their filled-in admission form along with the Undertaking are required to submit the consolidated Final Mark-sheet and Provisional Certificate/Degree Certificate by 30th September (for July admission cycle) and 31st March (for January admission cycle).

ii) Failure to submit the Final Mark-sheet and Provisional Certificate/Degree Certificate will attract cancellation of admission and forfeiture of 25% of fee paid.

iii) Self-learning material will be issued to all the candidates seeking ‘Provisional Admission’ on remittance of the programme fee, as in the case of other students.

iv) Regional Directors will confirm the final admission only on fulfillment of the condition at (i) above.

v) Admission will not be offered in a Programme if the programme is not activated in a particular Regional Centre.

Note: Provisional admission is not applicable for international students.


1.14 Online Admission System

The Admission Forms can be submitted online (except for International Students) through Online Admission System at http://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in. Currently, the facility is available for the programmes offered through Common Prospectus except merit-based and entrance test based programmes. The prospective learners are required to create their user ID and password for logging in the system and upload the required documents along with the submission of the Admission Form. There is no need to send the printed copy of the Admission Form to the Regional Centre. The programme fee can be paid online using payment Gateway through net banking, debit card and credit card. Once the admission form is submitted online, the students can track the progress of their admission. A message is sent on the mobile number and email ID registered with the System once admission is confirmed. In case of any discrepancy in the Admission Form, the prospective students are advised to remove the discrepancy within a stipulated time. Failing to do so will lead to rejection of admission form.

The prospective learners submitting the Admission Form through this System can download the Prospectus free from IGNOU website http://www.ignou.ac.in. However, an amount of Rs.200/- is charged as registration fee along with the programme fee.


1.15 eGyan Kosh

The IGNOU eGyan Kosh (http://www.egyankosh.ac.in) one of the world’s largest repositories of educational resources in higher education-is available for the learners and teachers, and public at large for free. The eGyan Kosh currently houses the self-learning material of over 2500 courses and an equal number of video programmes of IGNOU. The IGNOU learners are encouraged to make use of these resources for their learning.


1.16 Vidya Lakshmi Portal

Vidya Lakshmi Portal is a first of its kind portal for students seeking Education Loan. Set up in August 2015, it is a single window electronic platform for students to access information and prepare applications for Educational Loans and Government Scholarships. The Portal has the facility of tracking the students right from the inception of loan application until the completion of sanction of loan or otherwise. Students can view, apply and track their education loan applications to banks anytime, anywhere through the Portal. The portal has been developed and being maintained by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited.

Nearly 40 Banks have registered for over 70 Educational Loan Schemes on the Vidya Lakshmi Portal and integrated their system with the Portal for providing loan processing status to students.



2.1 Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS)

The broad objective of the MCA is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry academia by providing an outstanding environment for teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline. The programme’s thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and applicationoriented 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.

The Master’s Degree Programme has been designed with a semester approach in mind. The first year courses are aimed at skills development in computers using various technologies, the second year is more focused on core courses providing a conceptual framework and the third year provides the specialization and the project work. After the successful completion of first year courses, the student will receive the PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications) certificate.

Eligibility: “Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 (three) year 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 BCS12 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 72,000/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 12000/- per semester. Non Maths students have to pay Rs.1,400/- additional in the first semester.

Programme Details: The programme has been divided into two semesters per year (January-June and July-December). Consequently, there will be two examinations every year – one in the month of June for the January to June Semester courses and the other is December for the July to December semester courses. The students are at liberty to appear any of the examinations conducted by the University during the year subject to completing the minimum time frame and other formalities prescribed for the programme.

ignou mca program details

Programme Coordinator: Mr. Akshay Kumar, [email protected],


2.2 Master of Science (Food Nutrition) (MSCDFSM)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The M.Sc. Programme in the area of Dietetics and Food Service Management has been developed with a view to address the needs of training work force/developing manpower (dietitians, nutrition counsellors, food service managers etc.) for the emerging employment sector (hospital/community dietetics, food service management). The programme will offer unique opportunity of higher education to learners to enrich their working lives by entering into the market and/or starting their own food service unit, leading to entrepreneurship. The programme also focuses on upgrading the professional competencies of serving personnel in food service establishments, such as dietitians, diet technicians, counsellors etc. upgrading their knowledge and equipping them with productive skills to enhance their career progression and employability

The special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners in the form of Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Nutrition (PGDDPN) after having successfully completed 30 credit course work and three months internship programme (16 credits).

Eligibility: B.Sc. (Home Science) specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or Graduate (B.Sc.) or equivalent (MBBS, BHHS etc) from the following background – Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Life Science, Microbiology Medical, Pharmaceutical, Catering along with the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU (Simultaneous admission for CFN/CNCC is also permitted).

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only July cycle of admission only

Fee Structure: Rs. 32,400/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,200/- per year

Programme Details:

Master of Science (Food Nutrition) (MSCDFSM)

Practical: Practical courses constitute the backbone of the MSc. (DFSM) programme. Participation in the practical sessions is absolutely compulsory. Each practical course is worth 2 credits and the duration of the practical sessions is 7 days i.e. 14 sessions of 4 hours each. The term end practical examination will be held in the 15th session of the practical spell.

Internship: Duration of internship for three months in the Dietetic Department of a recognized hospital/ institution, for the award of M.Sc.(DFSM) degree is compulsory (except in case of credit transfer cases). For PGDDPN learners’ internship for three months is compulsory.

University allows credit transfer in the MSc. (DFSM) Programme to in-service dietitians (with a degree in Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition only) who have successfully completed a three month internship programme from a recognized institutions/ university in the last 5 years.

Programme Coordinator : Prof. Deeksha Kapur, [email protected] Ph. 011-29536347, 29572960


2.3 Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The discipline of Rural Development is of vital significance for understanding the development issues related to rural society. The syllabus of M.A. Programme in Rural Development is designed to include such diverse academic contents as are essential in the making of this discipline in the Indian context. An essential component of this programme is dissertation based on empirical research in rural areas. The programme will be useful to personnel working in various Government Departments/agencies, NGO’s, cooperative banks and other institutes engaged in rural transformation. It will also be beneficial for fresh graduates interested in pursuing career in the discipline of rural development.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year

Programme Details:

Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD)

Programme Coordinator: Prof.R.P.Singh, [email protected], [email protected], PH.01129572952


2.4 Master of Science (Counselling and Family Therapy) (MSCCFT)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The M.Sc. programme in the area of 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 family ties, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as socio-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 remarkable feature of this programme of study is its focus on the applied aspect and the thrust on opportunities for hands-on experience for the learner. In fact, almost half the credits of this Master’s Degree Programme are ear-marked for application-oriented learning opportunities. In the second year of the programme, the learner has the option to be trained in Marital and Family Therapy and Counselling, Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy or Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy. Yet another special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners (after successful completion of the first year courses) in the form of P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT). The programme has theory, supervised practicum, internship, and dissertation as components.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family 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 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 33,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,800/- per year

Programme Coordinators: Prof. Neerja Chadha, [email protected], Ph. 29572959 Dr. Amiteshwar Ratra, [email protected]


2.5 Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM)

School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM)

The MTTM Programme is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in tourism sector at managerial level. This is for aspiring entrepreneurs or those running their own tourism agencies. The programme consists of four semesters

Eligibility :

Category 1: BTS,BA(Tourism); B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel Administration (BHM); Bachelor’s in Hotel Management (approved by AICTE) and those students who have done their graduation in any field along with a Diploma in Tourism, which is recognized in the University system or by AICTE.

Category 2: A Bachelor’s Degree in any field. (However, all students of Category 2 will have to pass four additional Tourism foundation courses during their period of study.)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year for Category-I & for Category-II Rs.15,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs.7,500/- for 1st Year & Rs.7,500/- for 2 nd Year

Programme Coordinator: Ph. 011-29571756


2.6 Master of Arts (English) (MEG)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in English (MEG) Programme is to give the learners a sound understanding of English and American literatures and also other new areas in literature such as, Canadian, Australian and Indian English. The learners would develop an understanding of English and other literatures of their choice in their proper historio-critical perspectives. A good knowledge of reading, comprehension and writing skills would be a pre-requisite for this programme.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year.

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Malati Mathur, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572793


2.7 Master of Arts (Hindi) (MHD)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Hindi (MHD) Programme is to give the learners a sound understanding of Hindi and also other new areas. The learners would develop an understanding of Hindi and other literatures of their choice in their proper historio-critical perspectives. A good knowledge of reading, comprehension and writing skills would be a pre-requisite for this programme.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year.

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Shatrughna kumar, [email protected], Ph. 011-29535160


2.8 Master of Social Work (MSW)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The MSW programme offers opportunity to learners for higher studies in professional social work. Besides offering the core courses pertaining to social work curriculum across the globe and India, it includes themes in some of the pertinent areas in social work such as globalization; migration, history of social work in India, theory paper on social work practicum and a course on HIV/ AIDS which are expected to be highly useful in the present day context. The practical components have been meticulously prepared to provide the learners, hands on training, which will enable the candidates to find suitable placements within and outside the country.

For those seeking admission with effect from July 2018 session, it may be noted that they will be offered the revised version of MSW Programme. The highlights of the revised version include Block Placement and Internship in practical component and emphasis on Social Work in African Context, Criminal Justice, Contemporary Methods and Values of Social Work and International Social Work. Accordingly, a student is expected to successfully complete 72 credits which include compulsory courses, elective courses as well as fieldwork. The details of which are given below:

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 36000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 18000/- per year

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Saumya, [email protected], Ph. 011-29571696


2.9 Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

Masters 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 counselors working in a wide range of organizational and community contexts as well as individuals in a family. With the fast changing social scenario, the problems being faced by people across the board are numerous. Unlike in the western world, Counselling services are very inadequate in India. There is a growing demand for counselors 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 a good potential for employment in government as well as NGO sectors. There is an urgent need for specially trained counselors 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 driven to commit suicide, de-addiction centres etc.

MSW(C) Programme would be offered initially through one or two study centres under each Regional Centre. The programme can be taken only through activated study centres or special study centres through each Regional Centre. This Programme is being offered only in English. For Field Work in the MSW (Counselling) programme much focus is given on specialization in Counselling and 40 percent weightage is given for the practicum.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 36,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 18,000/- per year

Special Instruction, if any

Students of MSW are urged to opt for Associate Studentship Scheme of IGNOU as explained under clause 1.11 on Page 12. One of the important and useful courses would be MSW 6 : Social Work research. This course may be taken along with any of the suggested 4 credit courses which will be of great help to those intending to go for research leading to M.Phil./Ph.D in Social Work.

Programme Coordinator: Ms. N. Ramya, [email protected], Ph. 011-29571693


2.10 Master of Arts (Philosophy) (MAPY)

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

The Master’s programme in philosophy in distance learning mode is intended not only to enhance career prospects for students but also to train the mind for better logical thinking, mental discipline, ability for analysis and synthesis, critical reflection on social and political realities. Philosophy broadens people’s vision towards national integration, genuine appreciation of others’ ‘worldviews’, better understanding of various thought patterns and peaceful co-existence. It also becomes a means to social transformation to build a better nation and to ensure social equality, human dignity and human rights for the citizens. The Master’s programme in Philosophy has the following major components: 1) Compulsory Courses-16 credits; 2) Elective Courses-48 credits. Students can choose 6 electives in the first year and 6 electives in the second year. To successfully complete this programme, you will have to earn 64 credits over a period of 2 to 5 years. This programme is offered only in English. However, a student is permitted to write the exam in Hindi.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Nandini Sinha Kapur, [email protected], Ph. 011-29573376


2.11 Master of Arts (Education) (MAEDU)

School of Education (SOE)

The M.A. (Education) programme aims at producing a team of well-trained individuals knowledgeable in education & its various dimensions. More specifically, the M.A.(Education) programme intends to:

  • a) provide learning-experience, which will enable students to understand and appreciate knowledge structures and paradigms of education;
  • b) develop professional for effective participation in educational actions in different areas of education; and
  • c) create a community of scholars adequately equipped for participation in educational discourse.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with or without a Degree in Education from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English, However, students can write assignments, Term-end-Examination and Dissertation in Hindi.

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 18000/- for full programme (Rs. 9,000/- for 1st year & Rs. 9000/- for 2nd year respectively).

Programme Framework

The M.A. (Education) programme comprises four groups of courses with differential weightage. The total number of credits will be 68 and each student is expected to cover 34 credits each year.

  • Group A: Basic Course on Education
  • Group B: Core Courses
  • Group C: Courses on Knowledge Generation in Education
  • Group D: Specialized Areas in Education

Programme Details:

Group A: Basic Course on Education (4 Credits)

This course provides a concise but comprehensive articulation of education. The course familiarizes learners with the various aspects and task areas in the field of education. It also provides a conceptual overview of education with its multiplicity and complexity.

Group B: Core Courses

The core courses are intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the significant aspects of education. They bring out the variety of concepts, processes, and tasks in education in a proper ‘educational’ perspective. With these in view, four courses are visualized, all of which are compulsory for all students.

Group C: Courses on Knowledge Generation in Education

The course structure of Group C is worked out in such a way that there is adequate scope for both theoretical understanding of the process of knowledge generation in education as well as ‘hands on’ experience in research activities. The theoretical understanding of the process of knowledge generation in education is presented in the course on “Educational Research”. Similarly, the practical experience in educational research has been visualised with a more meaningful and rewarding experience in the form of a dissertation.

Group D : Specialised Areas in Education

Under Group D, you have to complete four or five courses worth 24 credits in one specialized area. You have to choose one out of five specialized areas. The specialized areas are Higher Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Management and Adult Education. If you have already acquired a Diploma / Post-Graduate Diploma in any of the offered areas of specialization, you are required to choose one area of specialization from the remaining areas of specialization. For example, if you have acquired a PG Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET), you are required to choose one from the remaining areas of specialization i.e. Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Management and Adult Education.


2.12 Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The Programme offers an opportunity to learners for higher studies in Economics. Besides offering the core courses available in other universities, it includes themes in some of the emerging areas in economics such as insurance and finance that are expected to be extremely useful in the present scenario of economic liberalization and globalization. Some of the courses require an understanding of mathematical applications, particularly calculus and linear algebra. Students are expected to be conversant with basic mathematics covered at +2 level.

The Programme comprises 66 Credits covered through 11 Courses, 9 compulsory and 2 optional. All the courses covered in the first year are compulsory. In the second year, the first four courses given in the list below (MEC6, MEC7, MEC108 and MEC109) are Compulsory while rest are optional.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 16000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 8000/- per year


2.13 Master of Arts (History) (MAH)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The programme would be of great use for the teachers working in Schools, personnel working in various institutions associated with history and culture (Museums, Archives, Archaeological Survey etc.), working people in various organisations and all graduates who are desirous of acquiring a Master’s Degree in History.

Structure of the Programme:

In M.A. History programme we have adopted a thematic approach and do not confine our students within conventional specialisation of Ancient, Medieval or Modern. We have designed our programme in such a way that it would provide insight and knowledge of the major developments with transition stages in World History as well as Indian History. We have made efforts to incorporate the latest research findings in our course material. In the learning material we have focused on continuity and changes, transition stages and latest theories in the themes covered in different courses.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.14 Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Political Science (MPS) is to provide the learners a sound base in political studies by an in-depth investigation into a broad range of political phenomena at the national, regional and international levels. The programme provides option for specialising in Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Indian Government and Politics. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities.

This is a 64 credits programme with compulsory and optional courses. The student has to take compulsory courses worth 32 credits in the first year and optional courses worth 32 credits in the second year.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.15 Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Public Administration is to provide comprehensive knowledge to the learners on the nature of public administration in India in the globalization context with focus on the role of the State, Public Sector and Public Private Interface. The growing role of Civil Society groups, human resources, e-governance and Public systems management will be the central focus. The programme would be able to develop the conceptual faculties of the learners on various administrative theories, postulates, models, processes, methods, instruments, techniques, etc.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognised University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.16 Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The M.A. Programme in sociology is designed to provide advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to a wide cross section of learners, including those in remote and inaccessible areas. In terms of content it focuses on classical and advanced concepts and theories, research methods and perspectives, social issues of development, state of sociology in India, social issues of development, education transnational communities, migration, urbanization, development of the largest section of the population and emerging concerns in contemporary society. With this backdrop the programme aims to address the various emerging concerns of the discipline taking cognizance of need of the students on the one hand and the cognitive ability of this discipline on the other. This programme focuses on the following:

  • Sociological theories, concepts and methods applied to comprehend these processes.
  • Social process and their inter-linkages with the global, regional and local manifestations.
  • Issues involved in the process of development.
  • Socio-cultural dynamics of Diaspora and transnational communities.
  • Religion and related issues
  • Education, urbanization, globalization and such other social processes.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.17 Master of Arts (Gandhi and Peace Studies) (MGPS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Programme Objectives:

  • To provide opportunities of higher studies to the learners
  • To provide quality education at post-graduate level in theoretical and applied Gandhian & Studies Peace. Conflict Management and Social Regeneration
  • To provide an in-depth knowledge in the area of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and enable the learners to specialize in one of the Gandhian models of development.
  • To provide the learners the opportunities of continuing higher education at the M.Phil/Ph.D. level.
  • To widen the scope of the learners for further research, training and career opportunities in economic, social, gender, political, environmental and sustainable development issues.
  • To enable the learners to join careers in teaching research, NGOs in Peace making and Peace building.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi.

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,800/- per year.


2.18 Master of Arts (Psychology) (MAPC)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The aim of the programme is to provide learners a sound base in psychology and human behaviour through an in depth investigation into a broad range of psychological principles, techniques and skills, as applied to diverse settings.

In the present scenario psychologists are in great demand ranging from educational institutions, rehabilitation centres, hospitals to various organizations and industries, both in public and private sector. Psychology is also being applied to various new and emerging areas like sports, forensic, military, police, aviation, etc.

Keeping the above in view and the commitment of IGNOU to provide quality education at low costs to those who have for some reason or the other missed opportunities for further studies, the present programme caters to varied clientele, such as fresh graduate students as well as those who want to enter the employment arena and those already employed but do not possess the necessary qualification in Psychology.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 18000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 9000/- per year


2.19 Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The general objective of this programme is to contribute to building of professional human resources to meet the varied demands for information handling in libraries and information centres in the country. The programme comprises Core Courses (7) and Elective Courses (2).

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science or Associateship from NISCAIR or DRTC

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

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

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


2.20 Master of Arts (Anthropology) (MAAN)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Anthropology is the study of human beings in time and space. The programme is based on integrated approach to the subject incorporating insights from physical, social and archaeological anthropology. The thrust is laid on an in-depth understanding involving holistic approach of Anthropology using theoretical and practical techniques. The programme is aimed at developing professional competence of the subject in light of perceivable need for trained anthropologists in academic and research institutes, NGO’s, government organizations, health sectors and applied sciences. The focus of the programme is to equip the learners to employ anthropological insight to understand and relate contemporary biosocial shift. It provides an opportunity to a large segment of people desirous to understand essence of the subject.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 8,400/- per year


2.21 Master of Arts (Development Studies) (MADVS)

School of Extension & Development Studies (SOEDS)

This programme has been designed to impact 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 and development professionals.

Programme Objectives:

  • To impact knowledge on various aspects of development studies.
  • To train qualified human resources in the professional area development studies.
  • To develop professional skills in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Full programme fees 11000/- 1st year : Rs. 5,500/- and 2nd year Rs. 5,500/-


2.22 Master of Arts (Adult Education) (MAAE)

School of Education (SOE)

This programme is meant for all those interested in entering and seeking career in the field of adult education and allied areas as well as for those working with any institution in formal, non-formal or informal sector. It aims at promoting professional competency and capacity building of pre-service and in-service people in the field of adult education and allied areas.

Programme Objectives:

  • To develop in them the national and international perspective of various aspects of theory and practice of adult education.
  • To upgrade their knowledge and understanding of policies and programmes of adult, continuing and extension education, development and welfare, among others.
  • To enhance their understanding and skills of documentation, management and dissemination of knowledge and information on various aspects and processes of adult education.
  • To improve their knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities related to organizing and managing an adult learning setup.
  • To equip them with the skills of involving the community in participatory planning, development and transaction of curriculum as well as training, evaluation and research processes related to adult education and development.
  • To enhance their understanding and skills of networking at local, state, national and international levels for their personal, social, and professional development.
  • To enable them to critically analyse, appreciate and promote the role of adult education in the emerging social, political, cultural, economic, developmental and other situations for effecting transformation at the national and international levels.

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

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6,400/- per year. Students admitted for first year shall re-register themselves for the second year by duly filling in the prescribed Re-Registration form of that year and submitting it to the Regional Centre concerned along with requisite fee.


2.23 Master of Arts (Gender and Development Studies) (MAGD)

School of Gender & Development Studies (SOGDS)

The programme is likely to be of interest to academics and researchers; trainers, facilitators, supervisors; staff of organizations working in the area of gender and development; government personnel; personnel working in banks and financial institutions.

Development policies and practices have a differential impact on women and men. This necessitates an understanding of the “gender gap” in access to resources, privileges, entitlements and choices. Consensus has evolved around the need to explore the “gender gap” in key development sectors and how this gap can be bridged. There is now greater emphasis on mainstreaming gender perspectives into the development process. This will contribute to building a gender-sensitive rubric of development, recasting development theory and action in the “direction of improved living standards, socially responsible management and use of resources, elimination of gender subordination and socioeconomic inequality as well as to promote the organizational restructuring required to bring about desirable change.”

Exploration of gender issues has become an important activity for most non-governmental organizations. Increasing emphasis is being laid in Governmental agencies on establishing gender-differential impacts and taking positive, affirmative action towards gender equality and equity. It is now widely acknowledged that gender considerations need to be reflected in all development plans, programmes and policies. There is growing concern over the isolation of women in so-called “soft” sectors in education, employment and development rather than mainstreaming gender concerns across all organizations, institutions and activities. While the concerns are clearly articulated, national goals and the UN millennium/sustainable development goals cannot be achieved without concrete effort towards gender equality.

Achieving gender equality and gender equity requires multi-pronged approaches and strategies. One of the key approaches and strategies revolves around design and development of suitable educational programmes that equip practitioners and policy makers with the requisite knowledge and skills to make a valuable contribution in this sphere. The Master’s/ Postgraduate Diploma programmes would make an excellent foundation for analyzing, critically assessing existing development interventions and promoting gender-sensitive/gender-based research and action. The strong focus envisaged on positive affirmative action would be of considerable significance.

Programme Objectives:

The programmes seek to enable learners to:

  • analyze extent of gender-sensitivity of development interventions;
  • conduct gender analysis;
  • critically analyze gender differentials in selected development sectors;
  • identify appropriate research designs and methodologies for a range of research problems;
  • suggest positive affirmative action in development planning and practice to promote gender equity and equality.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,800/- per year.


2.24 Master of Arts (Women and Gender Studies) (MAWGS)

School of Gender & Development Studies (SOGDS)

Women’s & Gender Studies are emerging and growing areas of academic inquiry today. The modular MAWGS programme is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with an interest in this area. The programme will acquaint students with the academic area of women’s and gender studies and its history, theoretical premises and progression to present day status. It is expected that learners who have completed the MA programme would have a deeper understanding of formulations of empowerment. They would have been exposed to cultural, literary, political and socioeconomic dimensions within gender frameworks through either one of the two specialisations. This degree will equip students with the ability to deconstruct the complex power hierarchies and relationships operating in society, from the perspective of women and gender.

Career Options

Students completing the Master’s Degree will be able to pursue higher studies and research programmes, find employment with government agencies, corporate sector, advocacy assignments through national and international non-profit organisations, pursue careers in teaching, writing, editing, mass media or opt for other appropriate career options.

Modular Structure and Specializations

This is a 66 credit two year programme. The first year consists of core, foundational courses which will equip learners with an analytical and critical understanding of theoretical and conceptual issues related to women’s and gender studies in an inter-disciplinary context. Due to the progressive nature of the programme, students are required to complete the core foundation courses to be offered sequentially in semester 1 and semester 2 before proceeding further. Learners who successfully complete the requirements of the 34 credit first year curriculum (32 credits of coursework + 2 credits for Project Work) may exit with P.G.Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies. Thus, learners may exit at this point or continue for the 2nd year to earn the MA degree in Women’s & Gender Studies.

After completion of the first year curriculum, learners may choose one of two specializations namely, “Gender, Literature & Culture” or “Women’s Studies”. The courses offered in the third and fourth semesters will be specific to the individual specializations. The specialization in “Gender, Literature and Culture” will enable students to familiarize themselves with salient topics in the humanities from the perspective of gender. Courses in third and fourth semesters will enhance their critical understanding of important issues such as marginalized cultural spaces, relationship between gender and the nation, gender and discourse (especially literary), and the mutually constructive relationships between literature, culture and society. The specialization in “Women’s Studies” will expose students to multidisciplinary approaches of addressing historical and contemporary women’s issues. It will equip the students in conceptualizing and developing analytical skills required to understand women’s issues through theory, praxis, research and practicum.

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

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 13000/- for full programme. Fee must be paid yearwise-Rs. 6,500/- for 1st year (for Semester 1 & 2) at the time of taking admission to the Programme and Rs. 6,500/- for 2nd year (for semesters 3 & 4) at the time of taking admission to 2nd year through Re-registration.


2.25 Master of Arts (Distance Education) (MADE)

Staff Training & Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE)

This Programme has been designed to develop human resource in various specialised areas of Distance Education.

Eligibility: Graduates in any discipline may take admission into this 2 years programme OR those who have earlier completed PGDDE from IGNOU, may take lateral entry directly into the second year of MA (Distance Education).

Medium of Instruction: English

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

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year


2.26 Master of Commerce (MCOM)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

The programme meets the expanding needs in Commerce education at all levels and provide necessary manpower to industry, trade, PSUs, Government and Private enterprises in the areas like Finance, International Business and Accounting. In order to be eligible for the award of the Master of Commerce (M.Com.) degree, a student has to complete 12 courses equivalent to 72 credits (1 credit is 30 study hours) comprising of six core courses and six specialization courses. The student will be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Operations on completion of all first year courses worth 36 credits and Master of Commerce Degree with specialization in International Business Operations after completion of all 72 credits.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 15,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 7,500/- per year.


2.27 Master of Science(Mathematics with Application in Computer Science) (MSCMACS)

School of Sciences (SOS)

This programme has the following broad objectives:

  • to emphasise the relevance and usefulness of mathematics from an application point of view;
  • to equip the learners with the core mathematical knowledge and training necessary for use in many application areas;
  • to expose the learner to real life problems and promote the use of mathematics in industry and applied sciences;
  • to develop a work force that is equipped with the mathematical skills that are necessary in the changing industrial and economic scenario of the country;
  • to develop human resource in emerging disciplines such as Mathematical Biology, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, etc.;
  • to promote collaborative research with industry and other user agencies.

Eligibility: Graduate with a Major, or Honours in Mathematics with at least 50% marks in aggregate. If the seats at a centre remain vacant then: Graduate with a BA/B.Sc. degree with Mathematics as one of the three main subjects with equal weightage, having atleast 50% in aggregate and 55% in aggregate in the Mathematics courses will be considered for admission.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 26,400/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 6,600/- per semester


2.28 Master of Arts (Translation Studies) (MATS)

School of Translation Studies & Training (SOTST)

The MATS programme intends to familiarise the learners with the theory and practices of translation. It is built around the concept of integrating learning with research in the vast areas of translation practices in the contemporary time. The programme provides opportunity for translators to explore job opportunities as academics and translators by honing their translation skills. As a fundamental act of cultural and knowledge exchange, it has become a key issue for accessing and managing knowledge as its various aspects: Acquisition, Preservations, Creation, Dissemination and Application among others. It underscores the importance of Translation Training as vital for knowledge dissemination in the global world. This programme consists of 12 courses and a major project comprising practical component.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English.

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,800/- per year.


2.29 Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) (MAJMC)

School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication is to develop skilled human resource in media and communication with a holistic appreciation of media as a tool for change and development. The programme will help the learner to develop competencies and professional skills to avail employment opportunities in media sectors. It will upgrade the knowledge and skills of those who are working in media organizations without appropriate formal training to upgrade their knowledge and competencies.

Eligibility: The learners should have Bachelors Degree in any discipline. They should have access to computers, Internet and basic knowledge of word processing (for creating word documents and communicating through the Internet for sending and receiving mails, browsing sites etc.).

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 25,000/- for full programme



3.1 Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)

School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM)

BTS is a 3-year Degree Programme. The programme is of 96 credits. The BTS Programme is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in travel and tourism sector at different level. The Programme is aimed at familiarizing you with varied aspects of Tourism, creating awareness about tourism, imparting basic training in organizing Tourism services and opening career opportunities. The programme will be of use to those, who are already employed (direct or indirect in Tourism Industry), intend to make career in Tourism Industry, are providing tourism related services through own enterprises or planning to become such entrepreneur. The programme is also useful for those who are associated with tourism awareness programmes/research and would like to update their knowledge and skills in the field of travel and tourism.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,200/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 3,400/- per year


3.2 Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS)

The basic objective of the programme is to open a channel of admission for computing courses for students, who have done the 10+2 and are interested in taking computing/IT as a career. After acquiring the Bachelor’s Degree (BCA) at IGNOU, there is further educational opportunity to go for an MCA at IGNOU or Master’s Programme at any other University/Institute. Also after completing BCA Programme, a student should be able to get entry level job in the field of Information Technology or ITES.

Eligibility: 10+2or itsequivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 40,200/- for full programme to be paid Semester wise @Rs. 6,700/- per semester


3.3 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The Bachelor Degree Programme in Social Work (BSW) is meant for people who are interested in providing professional assistance to people in need. Persons with professional training/degree in Social Work generally work in socially relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counselling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability etc. With globalization, market economy and liberalization, new concerns and human problems are emerging which needs to be addressed. This programme will be particularly useful to people employed at middle and lower levels with NGOs. It will also be useful to fresh candidates who may like to work in social and social welfare sectors.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,200/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.5,400/- per year.


3.4 Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (BLIS) (Revised)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The programme comprises of 9 courses of which five courses (BLI 224, BLIE225, BLIE 227, BLIE 228 and BLIE 229) are having practical component and four courses (BLI 221, BLI 222, BLI 223 and BLI 226) are theory based courses. The programme is currently being offered in English medium only. However, the students can write their assignments and term-end examination in Hindi medium also.

Eligibility:

i) Bachelor’s Degree with 50% marks and 45% for General and for the SC/ST/OBC/PH category respectively. OR

ii) Bachelor’s Degree with Diploma (one year) in Library Science OR

iii) Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of working experience in Library and Information Centre

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

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

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


3.5 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBARL)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

The Programme is of 96 credits comprisingof all compulsory courses with an Internship and On the Job Training in the first, second and third year respectively. The programme is offered with modular approach as given below:

a) First Year—Diploma in Retailing (DIR)

b) Second Year—Advanced Diploma in Retailing (ADIR)

c) Third Year— Bachelor of Business Administration (Retailing) (BBARL)

d) Three months internship in the first year and OJT subsequently in the 2nd and 3rd year.

e) A Viva Voce after submission of the Work-Book for BRLT5, BRLT9 and BRLT16

f) DIR &ADIR are only exit points.

g) Programme will be offered once in July every year.

Eligibility:

(i)Category A–Direct Entry

(a) 10+2 /equivalent. The student shall submit a demand draft in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi along with the duly filled in application form.

(b) University provides reservation of seats as per Government of India rules.

(ii) Category B – Sponsored Admission

The sponsor is allowed to nominate employees, who have passed 10+2/equivalent, from their Retail Organization. The sponsor will submit a letter on the company’s letter head issued by the competent authority along with an individual application form of the candidate nominated with the Programme fee through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered only July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 27,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.9,000/- per year


3.6 Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP)^^ **(On Hold)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP) – Non-Formal Channel to B.A./B.Com/BSW Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme is offered by the University to those students who wish to do Bachelor’s Degree of IGNOU but do not have the essential qualifications of having passed 10+2 and attained the age of 18 years/as on 1st April and 1st October for January & July session respectively. In the absence of such a qualifying certificate these students are deprived of higher education. To enable such students to enter higher education stream, IGNOU has designed this preparatory programme. BPP is, however, not equivalent to 10+2 and has no credit weightage. It is valid for admission to IGNOU’s non-formal stream of BA/ B.Com. etc.

Eligibility: No Formal Qualification, Minimum age – 18 years. The applicant should complete 18 years of age by 1 st April for the preceding January session and 1st October for preceding July session of the year. BPP is a Bridge Course (non-credit course) of six months duration for those who do not have 10+2, but attained the age of 18 years as on 1st April and 1st October and seeking admission in the preceding January and July sessions respectively. BPP is valid for seeking admission only to IGNOU’s first degree B.A./B.Com etc. under non-formal stream (non 10+2 stream).

At no stage BPP is treated as equivalent to 10+2. It is also not equivalent to Matric. No Certificate is issued on successful completion of BPP.

UGC Regulations, 1985 (Notification No.F.1-117/83(CP) dated 25th Nov.1985) published in the Gazette of India regarding minimum standards of instructions for the grant of first degree through non-formal / distance education in the faculties of Arts, Humanities, Fine Arts, Music, Social Sciences, Commerce and Sciences, prescribed the minimum age limit of 21 years. The age limit has been brought down to 18 years for admission to the First Degree under non-formal/distance education in the said faculties through another Notification No.F.1-117/83(CPP-II) dated 18th Oct.1995 published in the Gazette of India by University Grants Commission.

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. 1,200/- for full programme


CBCS Based Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

The University has launched three Bachelor’s Degree Programmes- Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science- under the Choice Based Credit System. These are broad based prorammes with a mix of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and skill-based courses. Each programme has 24 courses totalling 132 credits.

3.7 Bachelor of Arts (BAG)

School of Social Sciences:

The University offers Bachelor of Arts Degree with the following Disciplines:

  • 1) Anthropology
  • 2) Economics
  • 3) History
  • 4) Political science
  • 5) Psychology
  • 6) Public administration
  • 7) Sociology
  • 8) Mathematics
  • 9) Hindi
  • 10) Urdu
  • 11) English, and
  • 12) Sanskrit

Objectives: The Bachelors of Arts programme is a broad based programme with a mix of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and skill based courses. It has the following objectives:

1. Introduce the learners to the main themes and topics of disciplines in humanities, social sciences and sciences,

2. Provide the learners with the information and skills necessary to understand and analyse their world,

3. Enable the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.

4. Impart reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises of such kind at an undergraduate level.

5. Expose the learner to the importance of interdisciplinariy.

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

Medium of Instruction : English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: For B.A. Rs. 8,100/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 2,700/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.2,900/-

Learners opting B.A. Psychology courses with Practicum component are required to pay an extra fee of Rs.600/-

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to complete 132 credits in minimum six semesters 54 IGNOU Common Prospectus (three years) with 22 credits per semester. The 132 credits of the programme have to be earned by completing the following categories of courses:

a) Core Courses(CC)

b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)

c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

e) Generic Electives (GE)


3.8 Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMG)

School of Managenment Studies:

The University offers Bachelor of Commerce Degree with the following Structure:

Objective of B.Com Programme:

  • The main objective of the programme is to inculcate knowledge, skills and attitude amongst the learners to meet the challenges of various dimensions of business and commerce.
  • The programme focuses on the development of skills in the commerce domain areas and facilitates the employability as well as self-employability of the learners.
  • The programme aims at providing commerce education to the large number of learners located at different parts of the country including the far-flung areas and selected abroad centres. Commerce education is provided to the masses as well as the disadvantaged and marginal groups of the society.
  • The multimedia and interactive teaching-learning system provides opportunity to acquire education at the door step, flexible time and space of the learner. Accessibility and flexibility are very important features of the programme which provide opportunity to large number of heterogeneous groups to acquire education through open and distance mode.
  • The programme aims at the development of analytical skills, financial and accounting skills as well as managerial skills.

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

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 8,100/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 2,700/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.2,900/-.

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to earn 132 credits in minimum six semesters (three years) with 22 credits per semester. For earning 132 credits, a student has to study all the courses from the following categories of courses:

a) Core Courses (CC)

b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)

c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

e) Generic Electives (GE)

In each Semester, the students have to study 4 courses in all from different categories of courses. While the courses unde CC, DSE and GE Categories are of 6 credits each, the courses under AEC and SEC are of 4 credits each. The study loa ineach semesterwill come out to 22 credits. The followingTable presents the CODES ofCoursesavailable for study for B Com studentsin each semesterfrom different categoriesof courseswith credit load.


3.9 Bachelor of Science (BSCG)

School of Sciences:

Objective of B.Sc Programme:

To provide higher education required for a B.Sc. degree in conformity with the UGC-CBCS to aspirants (including learners from the deprived sections and those living in remote and rural areas) seeking the degree for employment, further higher education, promotion in career and professional development. The University offers Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the following Disciplines:

  • 1) Botany
  • 2) Chemistry
  • 3) Geography
  • 4) Geology
  • 5) Mathematics
  • 6) Physics, and
  • 7) Zoology

Eligibility:10+2 with science subjects or its equivalent qualification

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 13,500/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.4,500/- per year. Fee to be paid in first year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/- is Rs.4,700/-

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to earn 132 credits in minimum six Semester (three years) with 22 credits per Semester. For earning 132 credits, a student has to opt for courses from the following categories of courses:

a) Core Courses (CC)

b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)

c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)


3.10 B.A. (Vocational Studies) Tourism Management (BAVTM)

School of Tourism and Travel Management (SOTHSM)

The University offers Bachelor Degree Programme in Vocational Studies in Tourism Management. The Programme has been developed by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management.

Objectives: The Programme seeks to provide an opportunity to large segment of the population including the disadvantaged to pursue a programme on tourism and travel. The programme is for creating a dedicated and skilled workforce in the Travel and Tourism Sector. The people working in the tourism sector, self-employed, other adults who wish to upgrade their educational qualification and knowledge in the tourism sector will be benefitted with this programme. The programme will provide University level education in new fields of knowledge and niche areas which fulfil the demands of employment and economy of the country.

Eligibility: 10+2

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years, Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid Rs.4000/- per year

The B.A. (Voc) Tourism Management Programme is of 132 credits spread over six semesters (Three years) with study load worth 22 credits in each semester. .


CBCS BASED BACHELOR’S (HONOURS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Programmes

The School of Social Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Programme in the following Disciplines:

  • 1) Economics
  • 2) History
  • 3) Political science
  • 4) Psychology
  • 5) Public administration
  • 6) Sociology

Objectives: With a substantial number of courses drawn from a single discipline, and a few interdisciplinary and skill-based elective courses, the Bachelors Honours programmes are designed to give an in-depth knowledge in a discipline while allowing for exposure to subjects beyond the discipline. The Honours programmes have the following objectives:

  • 1. Introduce the learner to the main themes and topics in a discipline of humanities, social sciences and sciences with core and elective courses.
  • 2. Facilitate the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.
  • 3. Introduce learners to reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises of such kind at an undergraduate level.
  • 4. Expose the learners to the importance of interdisciplinary by enabling them to offer courses outside their disciplines.

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

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 Years, Maximum 6 Years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 3,200/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.3,400/

Learners opting B.A. Psychology Honours programme are required to pay an additional fee of Rs.600/ -per year.

To earn BA (Honours) Degree in a Discipline, a learner has to complete courses worth148 credits in minimum six semesters (three years). The Honours programmes have a mix of following categories of courses:

  • a) Core Courses (CC)
  • b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)
  • c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)
  • d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
  • e) Generic Electives (GE)

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Honours Degree, a learner has to complete 148 credits in minimum six semesters. The study load of the Honours programmes vary from semester to semester.


3.17 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Anthropology) (BSCANH)

School of Social Sciences

The University offers Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in the Anthropology Discipline. Objectives: With a substantial number of courses from the discipline of Anthropology and a few interdisciplinary and skill enhancing courses, this Bachelor of Science Honours programmes is designed to give an in depth knowledge in Anthropology while giving the learner an opportunity to explore subjects beyond the discipline. The Honours programme has the following objectives:

  • 1.Introduce the students to main themes and topics in Anthropology.
  • 2. Expose the students to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.
  • 3. Introduce students to reading and writing skills through assignments and dissertation project appropriate for undergraduate study.
  • 4. Expose the students to the importance of interdisciplinary by enabling them to offer courses outside their disciplines.

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

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 Years, Maximum 6 Years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 15,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 5,200/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.5,400/


3.18 Bachelor of Arts English (Honours) (BAEGH)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The University offers a Bachelor’s Honours Degree Programme in English (BAEGH) in addition to a number of other disciplines. Information pertaining to the Programme is given below:

Objectives (BAEGH): With a substantial number of courses drawn from a single discipline (English), and a few interdisciplinary and skill-based elective courses, the Bachelors Honours programme (English) is designed to give an in-depth knowledge in that discipline while allowing for exposure to subjects beyond the discipline as well. The Honours programme has the following general objectives:

  • 1. To introduce the learner to main themes and topics in the discipline of English through core, discipline-centric electives, ability/skill enhancement and generic courses.
  • 2. To facilitate the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses in humanities and social sciences.
  • 3. Introduce learners to reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises at an undergraduate level.
  • 4. Expose the learners to the importance of interdisciplinary study by enabling them to offer courses outside their disciplines.

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

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: A total of Rs. 9,600/- is to be paid year-wise for the full programme, @ Rs.3,200/year. Fee to be paid in the first year including a registration fee of 200/- is Rs.3,400/-.

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to30 hours of learners’ study time. To earn BA (Honours) Degree in a discipline, a learner has to complete courses worth 148 credits in a minimum of six semesters (three years). The students have to complete 22 credits each in first and second semesters; 28 credits each in third and fourth semesters; and 24 credits each in fifth and sixth semesters.

The Honours programmes have a mix of courses. For earning 148 credits, a student has to study the following categories of courses:

  • a) Core Courses (CC)
  • b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)
  • c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)
  • d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
  • e) Generic Electives (GE)

A learner can choose BA Honours programme in any ONE of the following Disciplines: Economics, English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, and Sociology. The study load of the Honours programmes varies from semester to semester. Once the Discipline is chosen, the learner has to take the courses under categories

(a) Core Courses and

(b) Discipline Specific Elective Courses from that Discipline ONLY in all the semesters.

Core Courses (CC)

The programme has 14 core courses. Each core course is of six credits. These courses cover more than half of the programme, 84 credits (14 courses x 6 credits) out of 148 credits of the programme.

Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSE)

Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSEs) are on offer in the fifth and sixth semesters of the programme. The 4 DSEs are specific (or specialized or advanced or supportive) to the discipline or subject of study and provide an extended scope. They are of 6 credits each (6 courses x 4 credits) and will thus be 24 credits in all.

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses are of four credits each. As the name suggests, the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECCs) are compulsory for all learners. There are two AECCs on offer, one each in the first and second semesters. With one course in the first two semesters each, (2 courses x 4 credits), the AECC courses will add up to 8 credits in all.

Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

Skill Enhancement Courses (SECs) are also ability enhancement courses. These are value-based and/or skill-based courses and are designed to develop competencies and skills. Each Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) is of four credits. These courses are on offer in the third and fourth semesters with a number of SECs on offer in each semester. Choose any one Skill Enhancement Course from the common pool that is available. One SEC in each semester (2 courses x 4 credits) will add up to 8 credits.

Generic Electives (GE)

Generic Electives (GEs) are the other type of electives that are on offer in the first, second, third and fourth semesters of the programme and are of 6 credits each. These courses are inter-disciplinary in nature and provide an exposure to other disciplines/subjects. Choose any one Generic Elective from the common pool of GEs that is available in each semester in which they are offered.






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



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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