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Updated on 28 Aug, 2019

Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)

Minimum Duration: 3 Months
Maximum Duration: 1 Year
Course Fee: Rs. 1,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University are eligible to apply.


Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development explores the linkages between ‘population’ and ‘sustainable development’ in India, focusing on the intersection of population issues with areas such as health, education, opportunities for livelihoods, environmental safety and sustainable development. The Course is jointly developed by IGNOU and Population Foundation of India, New Delhi. The Course is of three months duration and will be offered through conventional ODL.

Mode of Learning: It will be available in open and distance learning mode. The medium of instruction will be English.
Course Details:
The course is divided into four blocks. The first three blocks have four constituent units each and the fourth block involves Project Work. 
Block 1: Population, Sustainable Development and Human Development 
Block 2: Key issues on Population and Sustainable Development in India 
Block 3: Population and Sustainable Development: Programmes and Policies
Block 4: Project Work

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