Tuesday, August 9, 2011

IGNOU, Aditya Birla Group jointly to train rural ppl in stitching

New Delhi, Aug 5: Indira Gandhi National Open University and the Aditya Birla Group will now together train rural people in garment stitching, a varsity official said.

The open university today inked a pact with Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited's wholly owned subsidiary Madura Fashion and Lifestyle Limited to impart necessary skills and training in garment stitching to the community members who are unemployed, under employed and are residing mostly in the rural, suburban and disadvantaged locations.

Three short-term non-credit courses -- Basic Certificate in Garment Stitching for one month, Advance Certificate in Garment Stitching for two months and Advance Certificate in Garment Stitching and Quality Control for two and a half months -- will be taught under this MoU.

All of these programmes will be coordinated by IGNOU's Regional Center of Delhi-1 at Mohan Cooperative Estate.

"Many organisations are looking for trained human resources and are training them as a part of their corporate social responsibility. Learners may even want to pursue these courses at a certificate or diploma level which may be provided to them in the later stages," IGNOU VC V Rajasekharan Pillai said.

Under the MoU, Madura F&L will enrol at least 200 students per year as per IGNOU approved eligibility conditions and conduct programmes at approved learning centres only. A special study centre will also be opened in Bangalore for the conduct of these courses.

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