Jammu Tawi, December 21
In compliance of village adoption under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and MoU between IGNOU and Ministry of Textiles for skill development and educational up-liftment of the weaver community, IGNOU is offering fee waiver in BPP (Bachelor Preparatory Programme) and CLP (Computer Literacy Programme) for the students belonging to weaver community from the session January 2017 session.
For implementation of this Scheme, Regional Centre Jammu has identified two villages namely, Basholi and Billawar in District Kathua where it intends to offer these two courses to family members of weavers of these two areas through its already established Learner Study Centres in Basholi and Machhedi. This will help the weavers in developing their capacity about the best practices being used in their field. It will also help them to opt for best and latest practices for enhancement of skills in weaving and designing, said Regional Director Dr. Joginder Kumar Yadav.
The concerned Centre Coordinators have been directed to carry out the pre-admission counselling. Regional Centre Jammu is also planning to visit to these villages for pre-admission counselling shortly, said Dr. Yadav.