Online Admission to Sustainable Development in IGNOU

IGNOU announced online programme in Sustainable Development. Students can get admission in the two programmes. These are

Appreciation Programme on Sustainablity Science (APSS)

Appreciation Programme on Sustainable Management of Wetlands (APSMW)

The last date for submission of application form is 30th March, 2012.


The core objective of APSS programme is to build the capacity of policy makers, administrators, scientists and educators as well as the general public in environmentally, economically and socially sustainable development. It will help those involved in agriculture to launch an era of ever-green revolution which can help enhance productivity in perpetuity without ecological harm.


The other online programme, APSMW, aims to provide introduction to the importance of wetlands, the cause of their degradation, restoration efforts and sustainable management. It enhances awareness on the role of wetlands on social, cultural and livelihood dimensions of the dependent communities.


Candidates who are graduate in any discipline or its equivalent from any recognised University are eligible for the programme. However, preference will be given to post-graduate scholars, scientists and policymakers working in the areas of agriculture, rural development, environmental science and sustainable development.


Registration forms for these courses are specially devised with the facility of uploading scanned certificates, other required documents and photograph. The registration will be confirmed only after verification of the certificates and payment of the required admission fee.


Once registered, learners will have access to personalized learning space (My Page). This includes self instructional material, related audio/video, slides, self check exercises, etc. weaved in one platform.


Web cast-based counseling integrated with text-based chatting facility is used for counseling purposes. Templates are made available for synopsis submission, project uploading and evaluation. Viva voce will be conducted through web based video conferencing tool.


For detailed information about the courses, students can visit the


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