The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced PG diploma in women’s and gender studies in the distance education mode. The program will work through IGNOU’s School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS) and will begin from the upcoming session.
The 34 credit program comprises four core courses – theories and concepts, power, arts and media and gendered bodies.
The core courses are intended to equip students with foundational knowledge in the discipline to prepare them for relevant employment opportunities later on.
After students complete the course, their career path can span across many areas. “Employment opportunities can be sought in NGOs, public sector, counseling, media, mass communication, journalism, writing, editing, teaching and other fields where a basic, conceptual understanding of gender issues is required.
Working professionals from various domains like NGOs, counseling, law, medical, journalism, media, etc can also take this program as an avenue for knowledge enrichment and for better career opportunities within their respective fields.
Admission is open to all students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline.