The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced that the admission process for the Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) has been initiated for the first time through Common Service Centres (CSCs) across the country.
A popular course among students who aspire for higher education but are unable to pursue the same, the BPP is a non-formal education channel that fixes a eligibility route to Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor in Social Work and Bachelor in Tourism Studies.
“The programme is meant for those students who do not have the essential qualifications of 10+2. In the absence of such a qualifying certificate, these students are deprived of higher education,” says BPP programme coordinator Subhas Shetgovekar, adding that the course has been designed to fill the lack of prior formal education.
The admission process at IGNOU has already commenced and there are about 136 courses available online while there are 11 programmes available offline. The BPP programme will be delivered in nine regional languages including English, Oriya, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam and Guarati. The course spans over a time of six months to two years.