15 July, 2024

Regional Centre


Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduation from a recognised university/institution

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development has been developed by the School of Sciences, IGNOU, in collaboration with SAFLI (South Asia Foundation Learning Initiative), OUSL (Open University of Sri Lanka), BOU (Bangladesh Open University), AIOU (Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan), BRAOU (BR Ambedkar Open University, Andhra Pradesh, India), and BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) University.

The objectives of the Programme are to:

  • Disseminate information and exchange knowledge and experiences gained in the pursuit of the goal of sustainable development.
  • Strengthen regional cooperation 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, etc.


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