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IGNOU Offers Distance Course in Plantation and Watershed Management

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IGNOU-Plantation & Watershed Mgmt Course
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites application for one year "PG Diploma in Plantation Management" (PGDPM) Programme for July 2013 session.

The PG Diploma programme in Plantation management seeks to develop competent human resource for the plantation industry.

The programme provides exposure to various management practices that are relevant for professional management of the sector. It also provides the technical know-how required for effectively managing major plantations such as tea, coffee, rubber, spices etc.

The minimum duration of the PG diploma programme is one year. However, the candidate has the flexibility of completing the programme within four years' time. The eligibility requirement for this PG Diploma programme is Graduation in any discipline.

The programme fee is Rs. 5,500. The programme is offered in English medium.

IGNOU also invites application for one year "Diploma in Watershed Management" (DWM) Programme for July 2013 session. This programme was developed with financial support of Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.

The Diploma Programme in Watershed Management aims at developing competent human resource in the field of Watershed Development/Management.

It intends to impart basic knowledge and skills for water harvesting, conservation and utilisation, soil erosion and its management, integrated farming systems including crop husbandry, animal husbandry, agro-forestry, fish farming, funding, monitoring, evaluation and capacity building of watershed programmes besides extension and communication skills for long term socio-economic development of the society.

It will provide the basic understanding of various activities undertaken during the development of watershed programmes. The programme also intends to address the workforce requirement of the watershed management and focus on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing personnel in the watershed development.

The minimum duration of the diploma programme is one year. However, the candidate has the flexibility of completing the programme within four years' time. The eligibility requirement for this Diploma programme is 10+2 pass-outs or Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU. The programme fee is Rs. 10,000. The programme is offered in English and Hindi medium.

All the interested candidates from rural areas and below the poverty line urban candidates can avail 50 per cent fee concession on submission of valid proof.

For more details, visit IGNOU Website- www.ignou.ac.in or contact nearest IGNOU Regional Centre/Study Centre.

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