Ignou to launch HIV study programmes

NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University is going to launch several courses and formal study programmes on social work and HIV/AIDS, masters in social work (MSW) from July 2008. Besides, a PG diploma in social work may also be launched from January 2009.

From Times of India.

At the first annual Mother Teresa Memorial Lecture organized by (IGNOU), former president APJ Abdul Kalam released a book on diploma in HIV/AIDS and delivered the lecture on ‘Giving Dignity to Human Life’.

The programme, which was telecast live on Gyan Darshan Education channel, and repeated on Doordarshan on March 5, was also attended by Ignou V-C V N Rajasekharan Pillai and pro V-C Latha Pillai.

This lecture was the first in the series of Mother Teresa memorial lectures initiated by the Chair on ‘Health and Social Welfare’, instituted after signing of an MoU between Ignou and Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI).

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