The School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS) of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) recently lanuched an innovative Diploma Programme in Folklore and culture Studies, 'PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies (PGDFCS)'. From the current session, students will get an entirely novel offer in culture studies, comprehensive and detailed, with anecdotal references to the ethos of cultures of the world.
The programme fee has been fixed at INR 2000 and students will be given one to four years to complete the Diploma in flexi-mode, through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) method. The programme, PGDFCS, is the brainchild of SOH's Associate Professor of English, Dr. Nandini Sahu, who belongs to the IGNOU School of Humanities. Four blocks are the basic structure of each course on which the Project Report has to be written. The School expects that the students will study meticulously enough to be able to develop a standpoint about how best the cultures and folklores can be preserved.