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Admission Portal for Offering IGNOU Programmes to the Agniveers of the Indian Air Force Launched

01 August, 2023
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed MoUs with the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force for offering skill-based Bachelor degree Programmes to the Agniveers. The following Programmes are offered under the Scheme:
·         BAAS: Bachelor of Arts (Applied Skills)
·         BAASTM: Bachelor of Arts (Applied Skills) Tourism Management
·         BAASMSME: Bachelor of Arts (Applied Skills) MSME
·         BCOMAS (Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Skills)
·         BSCAS: Bachelor of Science (Applied Skills)
These Programmes are a unique mix of discipline-based courses and skill courses. The Programmes consist of 120 credits, out of which courses worth 60 credits are offered by IGNOU, while the remaining 60 credits are offered as in-service skill education by the Armed Forces. The skill courses offered by the Armed Forces are approved by the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), the regulatory body for skill education. These programmes are also in consonance with the recommendation of the National Education Policy 2020 for integration of higher education with skill education.
This initiative shall help the Agniveers in getting a Bachelor Degree while in service, and shall improve their employability post-service.
The Programmes were opened for the admission of Agniveers of the Indian Air Force in a ceremony held in the IGNOU Campus on the 1st August 2023. Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU and Air Marshal S K Jha, PVSM AVSM , Indian Air Force launched an exclusive Admission Portal designed for the Agniveers.
Pro Vice Chancellors, Directors of Schools and Divisions, Regional Directors of all the Regional Centres and senior officers from the Indian Force were present in the launch ceremony. 

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[Updated on 23-Jul-2024]