New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for a course in organic farming, a statement from the varsity said on Saturday.
The `Certificate in Organic Farming` has been designed in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and will start from the varsity`s upcoming session.
"The certificate programme aims at imparting knowledge and proficiency in organic production practices, certification process and marketing of organically raised agricultural produces and promoting self-employment and income generation," the statement said.
The minimum duration of the certificate programme is six months. However, the candidate will have the flexibility of completing it within two years` time.
According to the university, the candidates applying for the course must have passed class 12 or should have a bachelor preparatory degree from IGNOU.
Offered in Hindi and English, the fee for the course is Rs.4,000.
IGNOU is the world`s largest open university system with a pan-India and international reach with flexible entry qualifications and a wide range of academic programmes at affordable cost.