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Career building in Agriculture through Open and Distance Learning programmes of IGNOU

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Extention of last date of Fresh Admission & Re-Registration up to 10th March, 2024

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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is admitting learners in various programmes in online mode through its website www.ignou.ac.in. Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh, Sr. Regional Director of Chandigarh Regional Centre told that the School of Agriculture, one of the 21 Schools of Studies of the university, is mandated to build employable skills in various stakeholders such as farmers, rural youths, technicians, farm women etc. to improve their livelihood through Open and Distance Learning in agriculture and allied sectors. Currently, there are 16 programmes at various levels such as Certificate (6 months duration), Diploma (one year duration), PG Certificate, PG Diploma and Master Degree in the School. One PG certificate programme on Agriculture Policy is also offered in online mode. The Certificate and Diploma programmes are entrepreneurial and are capable of building employable skills in agriculture and allied sectors. The educational programmes are offered in the emerging areas of Dairy Farming, Organic Farming, Beekeeping, Poultry Production, Sericulture, Agriculture Policy, Agricultural Cost Management, Water and watershed management, Dairy Technology, Meat Technology, Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables, Horticulture, Agribusiness, Food Safety and Quality Management.

The programmes in the area of agriculture and allied sectors offered a promising career path with a wide range of job opportunities and the potential for continuous learning and growth. It equips individuals with valuable skills that are in high demand in the agro-food industry.The educational programmes of the School of Agriculture are extremely useful to become professionals in agro-based industries such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, food processing, farm machinery, etc. These programmes help to undertake agri start-up activities such as organic farming, vermicompost, contract farming, farmers’ producers’ companies, agri-inputs, processing, agri-marketing, etc. Interested learners may visit the IGNOU website (http://ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/soa/programmes) or the nearest IGNOU Regional Centre for further information and admission to the programmes. The learners may also write to the School of Agriculture at soa@ignou.ac.in.

Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh, Senior Regional Director of IGNOU Regional Centre Chandigarh informed that interested applicants can apply through online link for admission to any Masters, Bachelors, PG Diploma, Diploma and Certificate programmes of their choice: https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/ which is available on IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in till 10th March, 2024. SC/ST students will be admitted without charging any fee in some of the Diploma/PG Diploma & Graduate Programmes and they will have to apply online and to upload all necessary documents for fee exemption. For further information regarding the courses on offer the applicants may see the IGNOU website (www.ignou.ac.in) or IGNOU Chandigarh’s website (www.rcchandigarh.ac.in and IGNOU Regional Center Chandigarh’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RCCHD

He further informed that the last date for  online Re-registration of all Masters and Bachelors for the session January, 2024 session till 10th March, 2024 with late fee of Rs.200/-.  For Re-registration process the candidate has to register himself/herself (if not registered) on the official website i.e. https://onlinerr.ignou.ac.in/ . Whereas those who have already registered can simply login with the id- password and fill up the registration and submit the requisite fees online. In case a learner faces any difficulty he/she can approach the RC Chandigarh office for support.  

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