The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics have decided to start a Masters programme in 'Indirect Taxes.' The programme has been initiated to meet the needs of the rising demand of skilled professionals in this area. 'The main purpose of the M.Com programme is to address the steady flow of expert professionals in indirect taxes that generates 50 percent of the country's revenue,' said an IGNOU faculty member.
IGNOU had recently announced the starting of skill building courses for students to enhance their employability. This comprise of courses in travel and tourism, security and fire safety course, spoken English and personality development courses. Apart from this, IGNOU has also tied up with UCLan to provide university level education to the deaf and speech impaired students in different countries. It is the first-of-its-kind course provided by any institute across the world.