DoPT-IGNOU MoU for distance learning progs for govt staff
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 23:32
  
New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training and IGNOU today signed an MoU to offer distance and e-learning programmes to Government employees to enhance their knowledge base and bring efficiency in administration.

Under the pact, Government employees can now enrol for a wide spectrum of programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on successfully completing them.

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

The programme is open to Central employees working in ministries, departments, attached offices and the faculty members of State Apex Training Institutions, according to an official release.

"The purpose of the programme is to increase the availability and flexibility of options open to employees for enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to improve the functioning of Government organisations and the delivery of services to the public," the release said.

The courses open for enrolment include short duration specialised modules, certificate programmes, masters, PG and PG Diploma programmes.

For certain ministry-specific courses, respective Nodal Ministry will be represented in the course review committee.

The committee may meet from time to time to review the course content based on the general feedback and make such recommendations as deemed necessary, the release said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 23:32


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