New in-line to many courses that Indira Gnadhi Open University offers, on Sunday, IGNOU announced that it will soon launch a certificate programme in tele-centre management, to be made available in 10 Indian and 10 international languages. Targeting those people who are already working in the area of tele-centres or are interested in setting up one, the 10-module course will be first made available in English and Hindi and later introduced in other languages.
The course is to be helpful to those interested in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for development. A tele-centre is a public place where people can access computers, the internet and other digital technologies that enables them to gather information. The programme will be launched in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Microsoft.