The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) today launched the Master of Arts in Sustainability Science program online. The program is made available online with different inputs and outputs.
The aim of the new online MA program is to give students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of sustainable development and the fundamentals of sustainability science. Graduation in any discipline is a requirement to be eligible to participate in this program.
“Online programs reinforce IGNOU’s learner-centered approach – home admission, home counseling and exam centers closer to the student’s home,” said Nageswar Rao, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU.
The university had just introduced a brand new master’s degree in Arabic. IGNOU’s School of Foreign Languages has introduced this new curriculum. This ODL (open distance learning) program lasts two years and offers instruction in both Arabic and English.
Speaking at the launching ceremony of the MASS program, Professor Nageswar Rao, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, said that by launching the MASS program online, IGNOU takes the right path in sustainable development education and enables India’s commitment to sustainable development goals.
Dr. In her speech, Angela Andrade emphasized the role of the IUCN Ecosystem Management Commission to bring together all researchers from around the world on one platform and its mandate to provide expert guidance in promoting biodiversity conservation, a holistic approach to ecosystem management and sustainable development. She said: “Conservation and restoration have never been more relevant than now.
Dr. Karki congratulated the launch of the MASS program and said, “Facing multiple crises, the world is seeking transformative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary application approaches that require education, innovation and integrity for the global communities”.
After 30 years of commitment to applying the principles of sustainable development in 1992, Agenda 21 and the Paris Agreement, we are still struggling to reach the Universal 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the doctor added.
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