Learn to conserve water with IGNOU
08 April, 2012
The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) School of Agriculture (SOA) invites applications for two special programmes viz, Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM) and Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM) for July 2012 session.
The programmes are meant for learners interested in basic knowledge and skills for water harvesting, conservation and utilization. It also includes basic aspects of agriculture like soil erosion and its management; integrated farming systems like crop husbandry, animal husbandry, agroforestry, fish farming etc. They intend to address the workforce requirement and focus on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing personnel.
The diploma programme consists of eight courses of four credits each- seven theory courses and one project formulation while the certificate programme consists of three theory courses and a practical training at water harvesting agency. The programme has been supported by the department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
The eligibility requirement for the diploma programme is 10+2 pass or the learner should have completed the Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU while for the certificate programme the learner should be 10th pass. However, 10th pass can enroll simultaneously for the BPP and the diploma programme.
The diploma programme can be completed minimum in one year and maximum in four years duration while for the certificate programme the minimum duration is six months and maximum is two years. The diploma programme has a provision of reimbursement of fee to the successful candidates by the department of land resources.
Interested learners can procure the common student handbook and prospectus from their nearest regional centers or from the university’s headquarters at Maidan Garhi on payment of Rs.100. However, the application form is also available on the university’s website www.ignou.ac.in which can be downloaded, filled and submitted to the regional centre along with the amount of Rs.100 in addition to the programme fee in the form of demand draft in favor of IGNOU, payable at the city where the regional centre is located. 50 per cent fee concession is given to rural and below poverty line students.