IGNOU invites applications for Biodiversity programme
02 September, 2012
The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) Chair for Sustainable Development (CSD) invites applications for one month online Appreciation programmme in Sustainable Management of Biodiversity for October 2012 session.
The aim of this Appreciation programme is to provide a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of biodiversity science and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which sustainable management of Biodiversity and policy decisions are made.
The sustainable management of biodiversity is one of the most important challenges facing humanity; one that requires the active participation of dedicated professionals who are committed to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.
This course will provide an appreciation/understanding of the science underpinning biodiversity and will target the growing need for expertise in sustainable management of biodiversity in a changing climate and the need for mainstreaming these issues in the development planning and poverty reduction.
It will promote awareness and capacity building for sustainable management of biodiversity for mainstreaming it into the daily lives of individuals. The programme consists of four blocks that deals with the biodiversity and its importance, agro-biodiversity, threats to biodiversity and sustainable use of biodiversity.
The eligibility for joining this course would be a Graduation degree in any subject. The post graduate students, researchers, scientists, engineers, medical doctors, stake holders, policy makers, administrators, and other professionals with requisite educational qualifications will be given preference. Fee for the programme is Rs. 500. The programme can be completed in a minimum period of one month and a maximum period of six months. Last date for the submission of forms is 20th October 2012.
For further information and online admission, visit the website:-http://www.ignouonline.ac.in/ save