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IGNOU Launches Certificate Course in Gender, Agriculture & Sustainable Development

Interested can apply at the official website - ignouadmissions.smarth.edu.in. (Image by Pexels/Representational)

Interested can apply at the official website - ignouadmissions.smarth.edu.in. (Image by Pexels/Representational)

The six-month course will discuss issues including gender biases in agriculture, rural development among others. The last date to apply is March 15.

School of Gender and Development Studies, IGNOU has launched a certificate in gender, agriculture, and sustainable development (CGAS). The course is available through Open Distance Learning Mode.

The course aims to create awareness about gender roles and typology of issues in sustainable agriculture and make learners aware of sustainable development in relation to gender and agriculture, claims IGNOU. The course aims to build capacities in gender research in agriculture, it added.
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The six-month course will touch upon global issues including feminization of agriculture, gender biases in agriculture, and rural development among others.
“Due to gender inequalities in society, women lack ownership, access, and control over resources and lack decision-making. Even though industrialization has changed agricultural activities, still women perform more labor-intensive farm activities such as weeding and harvesting. In this context, agriculture needs to look towards sustainability in its planning and policy process and the women’s contribution to sustainable agricultural development. This ODL programme on ‘Gender, Agriculture and Sustainable Development’ will address these issues to create awareness among all stakeholders,” IGNOU said in an official statement.

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from government recognized institute can apply for the course. Interested can apply at the official website – ignouadmissions.smarth.edu.in.

Applicants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs 200 and course charges of Rs 3800. The course will be taught in English. The last date to apply is March 15.

“All students are advised to register on the student portal after confirmation of their admission and create their student account,” the official notice stated.

Meanwhile, IGNOU has also announced the examination dates for BSc post-basic nursing programme for the January session. The entrance exam will be held on April 11. All the interested and eligible candidates can apply at the official website of IGNOU, www.ignou.ac.in. The last date to apply for BSc programme is March 20. There is no maximum age limit to apply for admission to this nursing programme at IGNOU.

first published:March 10, 2021, 09:39 IST