The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) that offers Distance and E-Learning Programmes
to Government employees.
The Government employees can now enroll for a wide spectrum of
Programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on
successfully completing the programmes.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Secretary DoPT, Shantnu Consul
and IGNOU Vice Chancellor , Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai.
The programmes will be open to Central Employees working in
Ministries / Departments / Attached offices and the faculty members
of State Apex Training Institutions.
The programmes intend to increase the availability and flexibility
of options open to employees to enhance their knowledge and skills
in order to improve the functioning of Government organizations and
the delivery of services to the public.
The employee concerned have to apply directly in response to the
admission notification of IGNOU subject to availability of funds.
The employees enrolling for the courses under this Programme will
pay the required course fees to IGNOU. The amount so paid shall be
re-imbursed to the employee on his/her successful completion of the
he four category of courses, open for enrolment under this
programme, include Short-Duration Specialised modules, Certificate
Programmes, Masters, PG and PG Diploma Programmes.
However, for certain Ministry specific courses, respective Nodal
Ministry will be represented in the Course review Committee which
may meet from time to time to review the course content based on the
general feedback and make such recommendations as deemed necessary.