A | A- | A+
Screen Reader Access

IGNOU launches Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science.

31 July, 2017
Humanity faces many overlapping crises of environmental sustainability, including climate change as the result of human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases, massive environmental pollution, loss of biodiversity, the depletion of natural resources including energy (oil, gas, coal) and groundwater. Sustainable development is the only viable path for humanity and Sustainability Science is an emerging discipline that seeks to understand the fundamental characters of interactions between nature and society to accommodate sustainable development. It is observed that the lack of integration across sectors in terms of strategies, policies and implementation has long been perceived as one of the main pitfall of previous approaches to sustainable development. On the other hand, developing countries like India have their own internal challenges of balancing growth and environmental sustainability; vulnerabilities to adverse trends such as climate change; and rising geopolitical roles, regionally and globally. This requires establishing proactive approaches involving universities, governmental and non governmental organizations for producing group of leaders who can integrate the overlapping issues of common goal sustainability. Educational programme like PGDSS will ensure capacity building, and skill development in the field of Sustainability Science. The PGDSS programme mainly focuses on the genesis and principles of sustainable development, its tools, implementation and assessment strategies in a holistic way.
Who can take admission?
·         Fresh graduates who wish to pursue a career in Interdisciplinary areas.
·         Employees in Governmental and Non-governmental Organisations working in the field of Environment and Development, Livelihood issues etc.
·         Research Scholars, Scientists, Teachers etc.
·         Civil Service Officers / Administrators.
·         Free lance writers and journalists.
Programme offer and coverage: PGDSS is offered in both January and July sessions of every year through the established network of IGNOU Regional Centres all over the country.
Minimum duration: 1 Year
Maximum duration: 4 Years
Course fee: Rs. 7000/-
Eligibility:Graduates from any discipline
Medium:  English
For admission:  
Further details:
Programme Coordinator: Dr. Y. S. C. Khuman, Email: pgdss@ignou.ac.in, Phone:011-29571121
Director, School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies
Email: director.soits@ignou.ac.in, Phone: 011-29573380