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IGNOU's New PG Diploma In Women's & Gender Studies

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New PG Diploma Program Launched By IGNOU
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched its new Postgraduate program diploma programme in Women's and Gender Studies through the School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS) from session starting in July 2012.

This is the first of its kind, to be offered through distance education in the country. It addresses the need to examine gender issues from an academic perspective through the dissemination of the growing body of knowledge in the areas of women's and gender studies.

Who can join this course : Admission is open to all candidates with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who may be interested in acquiring conceptual, theoretical and analytical knowledge in the areas of women's and gender studies, or furthering their interests in these fields.

What does the course comprise of : The one year, 34 credit comprises of four core courses in theories and concepts, power, arts and media and gendered bodies. The courses are intended to equip students with foundational knowledge in the discipline to prepare them for relevant employment opportunities later on.

The school, which already offers a Master's in Gender and Development studies, is launching the PG Diploma in Women's and Gender studies from this year, to be followed by a Master's programme in women's and Gender Studies in the upcoming future.

Job Profiles : Well, every course has its own jobs elated to the study. After completion of this programme, employment opportunities can be sought out in NGO's, Public Sector, Counselling, Media, Mass communication, Journalism, Writing, Editing, Teaching or any other fields where a basic, conceptual understanding of gender issues is required.

The last date for applications is July 15th, 2012.

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