05 Oct, 2015 7:35p.m.

Free IGNOU courses for central govt employees

The central government employees keen to pursue higher studies will now be able to do so from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and that too, free of cost. IGNOU has devised a special course for them called -- Distance and E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE). The programme is open only to Central employees, working in ministries, departments and attached offices.

Coordinator of IGNOU study centre in Jamshedpur, Vijay Kumar ‘Piyush’ said these courses would help enhance central government employees’ performance skill. IGNOU will offer 140 courses, including - Certificate Courses, Advance Certificate, PG Certificate, Masters, Post-Graduation Diploma, Advance Diploma, Diploma and Select/specialized module.
The number of seats in each programme would, however, be limited to 50 and offered on a first-come-first-served basis, he said, adding the course would begin from January 2016.

The employees enrolled under this programme would have to pay the fees to IGNOU, which would later get reimbursed on his/her successful completion of the course. However, those failing to complete the course in the given time limit and with the minimum qualifying grades would not be eligible for any reimbursement.

Reimbursement for the Masters programme would be available to an employee only once. Each government employee would be allowed to enroll for only one programme at a time.

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