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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in association with Project Management Associates (PMA) and Centre for Excellence in Project Management (CEPM) announces admission to Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management (PGCPM) for July 2009 session. It is 6-month duration programme open for all those who have Bachelor degree in any discipline. PGCPM has special feature of total online programme delivery and evaluation. The programme is very useful for working professionals, academia, aspiring managers and technical manpower engaged in various projects.

IGNOU offers Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management (PGCPM) in collaboration with Project Management Associates (PMA) and Centre for Excellence in Project Management (CEPM) with specific responsibility of constituents in respective expert area.


Education and training in the area of Project Management is an important and effective means of transforming India into a project oriented society. In fact, it should be encouraged in the national interest so that the application of Project Management concepts can improve our ability to keep pace with the international happenings. Keeping this in view to fulfil the above defined needs PGCPM has been designed.

Admission Schedule

The University offers admission to PGCPM programme twice in a year, i.e. July and January. The separate admission schedule is published in the newspapers as well as displayed in IGNOU website. Accordingly, one may apply in the months of April-May and October-November for July and January session respectively.

Admission Eligibility

Candidates eligible for admission to PGCPM should possess following qualifications :

  • Graduate in any discipline.
  • Besides graduate candidates from other Universities, this programme may also be taken by existing IGNOU students enrolled in programmes where minimum entry qualification is graduation. One can pursue both the programmes concurrently.

Programme Structure

There are four courses in the programme. The total credits of a course have been worked out on the basis of course content and their weightages. Following table gives the details of the courses.

Programme Structure of the PGCPM

Sl. No. Course Code Name of the Course Credits
1. MPM-001 Project Fundamentals and Appraisal 4
2. MPM-002 Project Planning and Organization 6
3. MPM-003 Project Implementation and Control 4
4. MPM-004 Project Closeout 4
Total 18

The course delivery mechanism for the program will be based on Online Education through Internet based URL://http:www.ignou-cepm.org

Details of the Programme

Some pertinent details of the programme are given as under :

Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management (PGCPM)
Programme Duration 6 Months (Minimum) and 2 Years (Maximum)
Programme Fee Rs. 7,200 + Rs. 100 (Registration Fee)
Eligibility Graduate in any discipline
Age No bar
Medium of Instruction English

Filled-in Application Form along with the requisite fee of Rs. 7,300 in the form of demand draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi may be forwarded to following address so as to reach on or before May 31, 2010.

Programme Coordinator (PGCPM)

IGNOU-PMA-CEPM Project (IPC Project)

School of Engineering and Technology
Visvesvaraya Bhawan, New Academic Complex
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110 068
Phone No. : 91-11-2953 2092, 91-11-2953 6443
E-mail : [email protected]

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