IGNOU announces admission for online programmes


The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) Chair for Sustainable Development (CSD) announces admission for its three online programmes, viz, Appreciation Programme on Sustainable Management of Ganga- A Scientific Approach (APSMG), Leadership Programme on Nutrition Security and Sustainable Development (LPNSSD) and Leadership Programme on Himalayan Ecosystems (LPHECO). The APSMG is for minimum one and half months and maximum for eight months. The eligibility for joining this course is a graduation degree in any subject. The post graduate students, researchers, scientists, engineers, medical doctors, stake holders, policy makers, administrators and other professionals with requisite educational qualifications will be given preference.The objective of this online programme is to create awareness about the significance of the national River Ganga and its connectivity with our civilization and culture.

The Nutrition Security programme is intended to sensitize and guide policy and programme leaders to rely more on evidence based programming for achieving nutrition security and sustainable development. Its duration is minimum one month and maximum six months. It is open to candidates who are graduates or equivalent in any discipline from any recognized University. There is a special focus on candidates working in the health and nutrition sector, including policy makers and programme implementers, civil society and public
health nutrition professionals. 
The programme in Himalayan Ecosystems is of one month duration and consists of four blocks. The fourth block refers to Project work based on practical exercises and case studies/ field visits. In order to be eligible for the award of the certificate, a student has to complete the four blocks. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to the students to apply the knowledge they have acquired in course of study on scientific principles and technological methods underpinning the concept and pathways of Himalayan ecosystems and sustainable development. The students can take project work on any of the themes studied taking into account local field conditions. The students can also develop a research/ policy paper or prepare a plan of action based on the recommendations of Agenda 21 Plan of Action. The last date for submission of application form is 20th January 2011. For detailed information about the courses, students can visit the website www.IgnouOnline.ac.in/save.