A new programme on 'Distance and E-Learning Programme for Government Employees' (DELPAGE) has been launched by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Training Division of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) with the objective of making training and learning opportunities available to a large section of government functionaries. IGNOU and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for starting these programmes.
The main aim of DELPAGE is to increase the availability and flexibility of options open to employees for enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to improve the functioning of Government organizations and the delivery of services to the public. The academic programmes on offer under the MoU include Masters Programme in Distance and e- Learning, PG Advance Diploma, PG Diploma and Diploma programmes in the subject, along with Certificate, PG Certificate, and Advance Certificate programmes. There will also be a slew of short-duration specialised modules which are oriented towards catering to the requirements of Government officials in the specialized domain. Each programme will have upto 50 seats for a particular course and admission will be given to participants on first come first serve basis.