BPL youth to receive soft skill training from IGNOU

IGNOU Vice Chancellor Professor VN Rajasekharan Pillai announced training and education of youth who are Below Poverty Line (BPL) in six states of the country – UP, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Orissa and Tamil Nadu. Five vocational training and educational programmes have been identified for online delivery. IGNOU has partnered with SREI Sahaj e-village Ltd., a Kolkata based company, which is implementing the CSC project in six short-listed states.

Programmes that will be introduced to these students will be certificate programmes in Computer Basics, Advanced Computing, Job Training and Interview Etiquette, along with a Diploma in Advanced Computing. The proposed programmes will be offered online from application to certification stages. The programmes will be conducted through a Common Service Centre (CSC) in each village panchayat office at the six selected states of Assam, Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar , UP and Tamil Nadu. Teachers from nearby areas are being hired to teach and guide the IGNOU students in every village panchayat.