Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development has been developed by the school of sciences, IGNOU in collaboration with the South Asia Foundation Learning initiative (SAFLI) and other Open Universities of the SAARC region,namely, Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Pakistan, B.R.Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) Hyderabad and BRAC University, Bangladesh. The objectives of the Programme are to:
  • Disseminate information and exchange knowledge and experiences gained in the pursuit of the goal sustainable development.
  • Strengthen regional co-operation in environmental capacity building especially in the area of environmental management.
  • Educate and train individuals from different walks of life,viz development functionaries, government officials, journalists, policy makers, farmers, industrialists, grassroots workers, environmentalists who has a stake in protecting the environment as well as ensuring a better quality of life for the people of their countries.
  • Eligibility: Graduation or equivalent from any recognized university /Institution
  • Medium : English
  • Minimum Duration : 1 Year
  • Maximum Duration : 3 Years
  • Programme structure: The Programme consists of 32 credits and comprises of 8 courses of 4 credits each as listed below.