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INDIRA GANDHI NATI Maidan Garhi, New Delhi

New Prospects • Certificate programme in Ayush Nursing in collaboration with Department of Ayush, Government of India, for Auxiliary Nurse Midwives • Certificate programme in Adolescent Health and Counselling in collaboration with IGNOU’s Educational Development of North Eastern Region (EDNERU) • Diploma programme in Critical Care Nursing, aims to enable nursing professionals to develop skills for quality nursing care to patients in intensive care settings • Courses will enable crucial skills’ development through specific knowledge impartment at very nominal fees • Short duration certificate courses, apt for practicing nurses and teachers

IGNOU launches a slew of programmes in health education The largest distance learning University continues to scale new milestones. IGNOU has launched a range of new certificate courses for nurses, teachers and parents.

IGNOU to boost Health Education The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has launched two new certificate programmes and one diploma programme with the objective of augmenting education avenues for medical, nursing and teaching personnel through distance education mode. A certificate programme in Ayush Nursing has been launched in collaboration with the Department of Ayush, Government of India, for Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) which aims to provide quality care to the patients undergoing treatment under ayurvedic system of medicine. The programme is of minimum six months duration and maximum two years. In-service ANM’s are eligible to apply for the course for a nominal fee of `1500. Another certificate programme in Adolescent Health and Counselling has been launched in collaboration with IGNOU’s Educational Development of North Eastern Region (EDNERU) which aims to prepare teachers and parents to help adolescents to develop healthy life style and meet the stress of life. The six months programme will enable the learners to strengthen their knowledge in understanding needs and concern of adolescent; build knowledge on physical, cognitive, emotional and psychological changes in adolescent and develop skills in handling challenges related to them. A diploma programme in Critical Care Nursing has been launched which aims to enable nursing professionals to develop and apply advanced nursing care knowledge and skills for quality nursing care to critically ill patients in intensive care settings. This programme is of minimum one year duration and can be completed in maximum three years. In-service registered nursing professionals at all levels or B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Nursing are eligible to apply for this programme. Detailed handbook and prospectus cum admission form can be obtained from the regional centers of IGNOU and at its headquarters in Maidan Garhi on payment of Rs. 100 in cash or through post by sending an IPO/ Demand Draft of `100 in favour of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi.


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Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website. In such cases IPO/ Demand Draft of `100 in favour of IGNOU should be send along with the application form. The duly filled in application forms along with the copies of certificates and prescribes fee in the form of demand draft drawn in favour of IGNOU should be submitted to the concerned regional center only. The last date for the receipt of the applications forms for the above three programmes is 31st August 2011 without late fee.

Highlights and Achievements •

University unfailingly reported an excess of receipts over expenditure Student enrollment has doubled in four years from 1.5 million to over 3 million UNESCO declared IGNOU as 2010’s largest institution of higher education in the world Fees from students virtually doubled in four years from `158.52 crore to `312 crore Share of non-plan administrative expenses to total expenditure fell from 28.24 to 17.14 percent University ably managed higher payout on salaries on account of Sixth Pay Commission Bulk of University’s expansion came about from internal accruals Largest number of government-supported schemes in the Social and Rural Development Sectors The bulk of total receipts has increased to `448.55

crore(2009-10) from `286.54 crore(2000-07) which now contributes a healthy 88 percent of internal revenue generation Regional centres has gone up from 59 to 62, while study centres has risen from 1468 to over 3000 Programmes like Akashdeep (Air Force) and Gyan Deep (Army), generated revenue of almost `14 crore; similar for Navy in pipeline Besides Gyan Darshan24x7 TV channel and Gyan Vani-FM radio station, a two-way teleconferencing, interactive radio counselling and relay educational programmes coming up Payments of wages and salaries went up from `35.68 crore to `86.12 crore Non-plan expenditure towards staff has seen a hike from `9.23 crore to `57.02 crore


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