Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched three new
modular programmes on Mahatma Gandhi and Peace Studies.
Admissions to the courses - MA in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MAGPS), PG
Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGDGPS) and PG Certificate in
Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPS) -- will commence from next month, a
IGNOU release said.
According to the University, the MAGPS programme, which can be completed
between two and five years, provides in-depth knowledge in Gandhian
thoughts, peace studies and conflict resolution. A graduate in any
discipline is eligible to join the programme for July 2012 session.
The PGDGPS programme, which can be completed between one to three years,
imparts knowledge particularly on the ideas of Gandhi on social,
economic, political, sustainable and environmental issues.
"It develops peace methods from the inter-disciplinary perspectives to
train the participants in peace making and conflict resolution in real
life situations. The diploma holders can then join media, NGOs or opt
for teaching and research," the release said.
The PGCGPS programme is of minimum six months and maximum two years
duration which shall comprehend Gandhi's vision of peace and non-violent
activism. "It shall widen the horizon of student to understand the
Gandhi's concept of world order for global peace and security," the
The last date to apply for all these programmes is July 30 without late
fee, and August 14 with late fee of Rs 200.
Times of India, dt. 26.06.2012