IGNOU introduces programme for Mid-Career Media Academics
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SJNMS) has come out with a very innovative programme for mid career media academics.
This new programme PG Diploma in Development Communication (PGDCC) will help students to acquire academic knowledge and professional skills, such writing, communication, planning, policy making and research. Media academics and industry, National and International Bodies/NGO with a development goal will be benefitted by this programme.
The eligibility criteria for joining this programme is Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. There is no maximum age limit.
Though, the Programme is offered through English medium. However, University will allow students to submit assignments, project works and take the examination in Hindi as well. Therefore, students having fluency in Hindi may take admission. The minimum duration of the Programme is one year.
However, due to inherent flexibility offered by the University, it can be completed in 3 years. The programme fee is Rs 5,000 and is payable in one installment IGNOU Regional Director UC PAndey said, “The programme is especially important during our times. India is positioned at a crucial juncture in 21st century and Development Communication is going to play a key role in addressing the issues and challenges in the way.” He further said development communication essentially aims to bridge all the gaps in the process between the planning agencies on the one hand and all other stake holders in development process with a focused understanding of the masses.
He said, “You will develop sound understanding of the core issues of the development process which will help you to find numerous employment opportunities in various Local, National and International Development Agencies. This programme will add to the skills of learners to counter challenges faced in the task of communicating about important aspects of Development. “