Indira Gandhi National Open University or IGNOU launched a certificate course in Russian. The primary objective for launching this programme is to provide basic learning of the language to students. The duration of the course is six months which consists of 16 credits. The course is bilingual, i.e., English and Russian. The course will be delivered through self-learning material which is integrated with audio visual components. The course is offered in the distance and open learning mode.
Shivaji Bhaskar, Programme Coordinator, revealed that the course is beneficial to all the sections of society especially those who are engaged in BPO, KPO, Education, Multinationals, Defence, Tourism and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sectors. Fresh graduates who are willing to go to Russia can also make use of this course to learn the basic language to communicate.
Anju Shegal Gupta, Director of School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU pointed that the demand for the Russian language has been increasing and it is one of the official languages in the United States (US). The students who opt for Certificate course in Russian will certainly have an additional advantage in their respective fields.
He also stated that the admission process for Russian course has already commenced and the last date to enroll for the course is January 16, 2017. Interested candidates can visit the official website for registration. The candidates can also visit the respective study centres of IGNOU to get information regarding the course.