Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling would provide both academic learning and professional education and training in counselling, extending beyond theoretical knowledge. This programme is tailored to suit counsellors working in a wide range of organizational and community context as well as individuals in a family. With the fast changing social scenario, the problems being faced by people from across the board are many. Unlike in the western 4.33 Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science (PGDSS) School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies (SOITS) The PGDSS programme mainly focuses on the genesis and principles of sustainable development, its tools, implementation and assessment strategies in a holistic way. The major objectives of the programme are: To provide opportunity to the learners to deepen their knowledge and understanding about sustainable development and the principles of sustainability science. To expand capacities of learners on various theoretical and practical aspects of sustainable development. To develop professional knowledge and skills in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable development projects and programmes. PGDSS holders will be fully equipped to serve various Government and NGOs dealing with environment, development and livelihood improvements. Fresh graduates who complete this Diploma will be the potential candidates suitable for employment at the grassroots, supervisory and other middle level positions in Environment and Development sector. The programme also strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of in-service personnel working in Government and Non-Government Organizations, Private or Corporate sectors and handling various sustainable development projects and programmes viz., Employees of the Institutes/NGOs, Private or Corporate sectors working in various Sustainable Development projects; Programme Officers, Project Officers, Research Investigators, and Research Assistants dealing with environment and development issues in various International and National Organizations. Eligibility: Any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University / Institute. Medium of Instruction: English Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions. Fee Structure: Rs.7000/- for full programme Programme Details: Code Courses Credits MSD-11 Sustainability Science 4 MSD-12 Ecosystem and Natural Resources 4 MSD-13 Socio-Cultural System 4 MSD-14 Ecological Economics 4 MSD-15 Institutions, Governance and Policies 4 MSD-16 Strategies and Models for Sustainability 4 MSD-17 Challenges to Sustainable Development 4 MSDP-18 Project 4 Total Credits 32 ProgrammeCoordinator:Dr.Y.S.C.Khuman,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,Ph.011-29571121 Learners can also accumulate the credits earned in this programme towards credit transfer (lateral entry) into the 2nd year of the MA programme in Women’s and Gender Studies. Lateral entry is available only in July Session of the subsequent year after completion of PGDWGS. Programme Coordinators: Prof. Anu Aneja, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph. 011-29571620 Prof. Himadri Roy, email@example.com, Ph. 011-29571615 IGNOU Common Prospectus 101 world, counselling services are very inadequate in India. There is a growing demand for counsellors in schools, corporate sector, health care setting, social and welfare sectors, correctional settings etc. However, schools/universities where counselling course/programme are taught in India are very few. There is an urgent need for specially trained counsellors to handle the stress of employees working with call centres, corporate sectors, families, family courts, correctional settings, school, universities and educational institutions, rehabilitation centres, refugee camps, institutions for the differently abled, aged child care and adoption centres, family planning, voluntary counselling and testing centres, rural sectors especially where farmers are drivento commit suicide, de-addiction centres etc. This programrne would enrich the functionaries working in NGOs, welfare agencies as well as in human resources management.