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IGNCA introduces Five PG Diploma Courses and 6 new Certificate Courses

Newdelhi:5/7/18’Country’s premier Arts organization- Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)- an autonomous institution under the Union Ministry of Culture, Government of India,  has decided to introduce five diploma courses and 6 new Certificate Courses in art and culture and related subjects. Basic aim of these courses is to create arts and culture with all its dimension and information technology to design and develop content exploration system to intensify culture learning and visualisation. It employees modern digital tools, techniques, and methodologies to achieve the intended purposes. This initiative attempts to make our ancient knowledge and achievements accessible on a multimedia platform, thus enabling communication between the ancient and modern knowledge.


The details of 5 one year Post Graduate Diploma evening courses  introduced to attract the people towards Indian art and to nurture trained manpower in the related fields, in the academic year 2018-19 are-

  1. PG Diploma in Cultural Informatics
  2. PG Diploma in Preventive Conservation
  3. PG Diploma in Buddhist Studies
  4. PG Diploma in Digital Library and Data Management
  5. PG Diploma in Manuscriptology and Palaeography


For these 5 diploma, interested candidates can apply before 10th of July 2018. Course details, fee structure are available on official website http://ignca.gov.in/pg-diploma-course-at-ignca/ .


In addition to the above courses, IGNCA will be introducing 6 new Certificate Courses shortly:

  1. Academic Integrity and Research Ethics
  2. Open Access for Library and Information Science Professionals
  3. Open Access for Researchers
  4. Digital Library and Information Management
  5. Research Methodology
  6. Cinema Studies and Cultural Documentation


The above courses will provide an opportunity to scholars, researchers and the students to have a modern management technique and professional approach, so far lacking in the art management field to put forth rich art and cultural heritage of the country on a global platform.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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