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List of Academic Programme offered 

Through Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) with Core, Elective Courses.

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Name of Programme

Programme Descriptions

Eligibility

Duration

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The University offers Bachelor’s Degree Programme leading to Bachelor’s Degree in the field B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years

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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

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. It will be useful to candidates who may like to work in social and social welfare sectors.

10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

 

Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years

 

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Certificate in Food and Nutrition  (CFN)

CFN 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.

 

No formal qualification, Minimum age of 18 years

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in Performing Arts – Theatre Arts (CPATHA)

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 are to introduce the art of the theatre to the learners, provide basic training in theatre, and to provide knowledge of theatre appreciation to the enthusiasts.

10th pass, No upper age limit

 

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in Visual Arts – Painting (CVAP)

The certificate programme in Painting aims to imparting basic knowledge and skill 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 are to develop the self observation, visualization and self motivation to create an art work and introduce them to concept of Indian Art Practices and Aesthetics.

10th pass, No upper age limit

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in Visual Arts – Applied Art (CVAA)

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

Objectives are to develop the visualization and Designing sensibility to create an art work, understand and use of Material and Technique for graphic design, introduction to concept of Indian Art Practices and Aesthetics and to impart knowledge of Graphic designing and advertising.

10th pass, No upper age limit

 

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

This is a programme, which not only imparts fundamentals of Computer Systems and Information Technology but also introduces advanced technologies such as 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.

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

 

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in Guidance (CIG)

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, guiding elementary school children for learning and socio-emotional development, identify children with special needs and problems, and

The Programme consists of four courses of four Credits each.

Matriculation/SSC OR BPP from IGNOU

 

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in Home Based Health Care (CHBHC)

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.

10th pass (Matriculation)

 

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)

This programme has been developed jointly by IGNOU, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and Commonwealth of 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 4 courses equivalent to 18 credits

10+2 or its equivalent

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)

 

The programme is aimed at familiarizing learners with varied aspects of Tourism creating awareness about tourism, imparting basic training in organising Tourism services and opening career opportunities.

10+2 or its equivalent OR BPP from IGNOU

 

Minimum 1 year  and Maximum 4 years;

 

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Certificate Programme in NGO Management (CNM)

 

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. 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.

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

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)

 

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 Certificate Programme has the following courses of four credits each. A learner has to choose two compulsory courses and any optional from the 4 electives. One has to acquire 16 credits for a certificate.

10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

 

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

 

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Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)

 

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 an integrated understanding to the learners about the issues involved in HIV / AIDS and behaviour modification.

10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

 

Minimum 1 year  and Maximum 4 years

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Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC)

This programme provides in-depth theoretical as well practical knowledge related to both nutrition and child 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.

This programme will be help to join diverse settings, such as creches, preschools, anganwadis and balwadis.

10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

 

Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years

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