Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) School of Health Sciences has launched PG Certificate Programme in Acupuncture (PGCACP). The programme is available to the medical graduates of allopathy, Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha, homoeopathy, dentistry and physiotherapy. It can be completed in a minimum period of 1 year and a maximum period of 3 years. The fees will be Rs 30,000.
The course shall help graduates of different systems of medicine to learn a new modality of therapy and utilise it for patient’s benefit in treating acute and chronic diseases. This programme will be offered in an offline ODL mode with a soft as well as a hard copy in the print format.
The programme will be offered at selected study centres all over India. The 9 study centres are located in following cities – Delhi, Hubli (Karnataka), Nasik (Maharashtra), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Kota (Rajasthan), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Rourkela (Orissa), Ludhiana (Punjab) and Kolkata (West Bengal).
Application forms are available on IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in. The last date of application is August 16. The next academic session entries start in January 2019.