IGNOU signs pact with FIP for new course in book publishing

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New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) to design, develop and offer a PG Diploma in Book Publishing.

The diploma would be on offer with effect from July 2008 session and would cater to the needs of the publishing industry in India on the one hand and the training, placement and certification needs of IGNOU learners on the other, said a IGNOU spokesperson.

The MoU was signed by Registrar (IGNOU) K Laxman and the President of the FIP R C Govil.

With a membership of over 16,000 publishing houses all over India, the FIP will join hands in this endeavor with IGNOU which too a network of nearly 60 regional, sub regional and recognised centres in India alone.

The USP of the unique programme would be that the learners would receive hands-on training by member publishing houses and a nominal stipend, as well as a chance to get absorbed in the publishing industry at the successful completion of the programme, he said.

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