DoPT, IGNOU sign MoU to enable distant learning for Govt. employees

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New Delhi, Aug.17 (ANI): The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that offers Distance and E-Learning Programmes to Government employees.

The Government employees can now enroll for a wide spectrum of Programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on successfully completing the programmes.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Secretary DoPT, Shantnu Consul and IGNOU Vice Chancellor , Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai.

The programmes will be open to Central Employees working in Ministries / Departments / Attached offices and the faculty members of State Apex Training Institutions.

The programmes intend to increase the availability and flexibility of options open to employees to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to improve the functioning of Government organizations and the delivery of services to the public.

The employee concerned have to apply directly in response to the admission notification of IGNOU subject to availability of funds. The employees enrolling for the courses under this Programme will pay the required course fees to IGNOU. The amount so paid shall be re-imbursed to the employee on his/her successful completion of the course.

he four category of courses, open for enrolment under this programme, include Short-Duration Specialised modules, Certificate Programmes, Masters, PG and PG Diploma Programmes.

However, for certain Ministry specific courses, respective Nodal Ministry will be represented in the Course review Committee which may meet from time to time to review the course content based on the general feedback and make such recommendations as deemed necessary. (ANI)

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