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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched three new certificate programmes from the month of the January 2020 session.

Informing about the new programmes, IGNOU on its website – http://www.ignou.ac.in – said the certificate programmes will on offer through online mode.

The programmes are Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL) – (SOFL), Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL) – (SOFL) and Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS) – (SOTHSM).

The interested candidates can register for the programmes at the link – http://iop.ignouonline.ac.in.

IGNOU promises to provide 24×7 online support.

Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS):  In recent years tourism has developed as an industry employing large number of people. Numerous operational areas in tourism also offer immense opportunities for entrepreneurs to establish their own business – big or small.

Yet tourism studies as an academic discipline is not very well developed. Opportunities for its study are also limited.

A large number of the workforce has had no formal study in various aspects of tourism.

These programmes have been developed keeping in mind people who in future intend to make their career in some branch of tourism, or are already working in tourism related areas at various levels.

Eligibility Those who have passed 10+2 or its equivalent courses can apply.

The medium of instruction is Hindi and English.

Duration: Minimum 6 months and maximum 1 year (as per UGC Regulation 2018, 7.3 (vi)

The titles of the course are – Foundation Course in Tourism and Tourism Development: Products, Operations and Case Studies.

Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL):  This programme aims at acquainting the beginners with essential rudiments of the Arabic Language, and gradually and systematically inculcates in them an ability to speak, write and read the language with a certain degree of accuracy and confidence.

Eligibility: The learners, who have passed 10+2 can apply.

The minimum age of the learner should be 18 years.

English is the medium of instruction.

Duration of the Programme is minimum 6 months and maximum 1 year.

The titles of the course are Basics of Arabic and Communication Skills

Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL):  The Certificate in Russian Language is six-month programme of 16 Credits. The programme aims at providing beginners with the basics of Russian Language.

The programme is bilingual (Russian/English) in medium.

Eligibility: Those who have passed 10+2. The learners should minimum 18 years of age.

Russian and English are the mediums of instruction.

Duration: Minimum 6 months and maximum 1 year.

The titles of the course are Communication Skills-I and Communication Skills-II.

The prospective learners can e-mail at coe@ignou.ac.in for further information.


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