The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) Centre for Corporate Education Training and Consultancy (CCETC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Centre for Business Education’s (NCBE’s) National Collateral Management Services Ltd. (NCMSL) to offer three programmes in warehousing, financial accounting and office management.
The MoU offers PG Diploma in Warehousing, logistics and supply chain management, Diploma in Advanced Financial accounting and Taxation and a Certificate course in Office Management & HR.
The pact was signed by U. S. Tolia, Registrar of the university and Mukund S. Annigeri ,Director of NCBE in the presence of Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, VC, IGNOU.
“By identifying such capabilities outside the university we will be able to grow. We want to certify and provide education training and capacity building so that the learners can get a certifcation,” said Prof. Pillai, VC, IGNOU.
“When we looked for people with required skills especially in the field of warehousing, logistics and supplying or even in the agriculture business we didn’t get them. A huge expertise in the skills sector is required to be bridged. By providing this exposure to the IT skills we are filling the gap with the Advanced Financial Accounting and Taxation programme. The warehousing and the office management course is another employment oriented skills development programme which aims to fill these lacunae,” said Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director & CEO, NCMSL.
“The employment opportunities of the learners will increase with this MoU as its objective is to make a commerce student job ready. They have academic knowledge but not experience. We have structured the courses to provide on-the-job-training to them,” said Annigeri.
According to the MoU, IGNOU and NCMSL will jointly design and develop the curriculum for the joint programmes to enhance the employability of the learners. It aims to address current and emerging needs of the market.