Wednesday, June 20, 2012

IGNOU launches PG Diploma in Women's & Gender Studies (PGDWGS)

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

IGNOU launches PG Diploma in Women's & Gender Studies (PGDWGS)



The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a new Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies through the School of Gender & Development Studies (SOGDS) from July 2012 session.

This is the first of its kind, to be offered through distance education in the country. The last date for applications for the July 2012 session is July 15.

The addresses the need to examine gender issues from an academic perspective through the dissemination of the growing body of knowledge in the areas of women’s and gender studies. Admission is open to all students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who may be interested in acquiring conceptual, theoretical and analytical knowledge in the areas of women’s and gender studies, or furthering their interests in these areas.

The one year, 34 credit comprises of four core courses in theories & concepts, power, arts & media and gendered bodies. The courses are intended to equip students with foundational knowledge in the discipline to prepare them for relevant employment opportunities later on.

Women’s & Gender studies being inter-disciplinary areas, the focuses on developing analytical and critical perspectives by examining given knowledge discourses across disciplines from a gender perspective.

For more details, visit: www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/bulletinboard/announcements/latest/detail/IGNOU_launches_PG_Diploma_in_Womens_and_Gender_Studies_PGDWGS-644
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