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Admission for IGNOU’s online courses on sustainable development starts

Admission for IGNOU’s online courses  on sustainable development starts
The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) chair for Sustainable Development (CSD) announces admission for three online programmes on sustainable development for February 2013 session.

Admission is open for leadership programme on nutrition security and sustainable development (LPNSSD), appreciation programme on sustainable management of Ganga- a scientific approach (APSMG) and leadership programme on Himalayan ecosystems (LPHECO). Last date for submission of application forms is 20 January 2013.

The objective of these programmes is to sensitise the policy makers, administrators, scientists and other stakeholders in the emerging discipline of stainability science. Detail of these programmes is available on

LPNSSD is intended to sensitise and guide policy and programme leaders to rely more on evidence based programming for achieving nutrition security and sustainable development.

APSMG educates the policy makers, administrators, scientists, educators and learners about the significance of river Ganga and its sustainable management. It educates the learners about the science behind the crisis in the river ecosystem and stainability sciences behind the sustainable management of river Ganga.

LPHECO sensitises and strengthens awareness about the Himalayan ecosystems in the context of sustainable development. The programme involves the linkages of livelihood and ecological security in mountain region to improve the awareness among the stakeholders about the impact of climate change and its management.

The programme duration for APSMG is minimum one and a half months and maximum eight months while that for LPNSSD and LPHECO is minimum one month and maximum six months.

The eligibility for all these programmes is a graduation degree in any subject. Post-graduate students, researchers, scientists, engineers, medical doctors, stake holders, policy makers, administrators and other professionals with requisite educational qualifications will be given preference. Only 50 students will be admitted for each programme (on first-come, first-basis).

These online platform courses available on stainability action and virtual education (SAVE) offer a complete virtual learning environment suite covering all activities from registration to certification. It consists of integrated multimedia courseware, online counseling and mentoring, 24 x 7 learner support; group based online seminar, online project platform and online term end examination.
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