IGNOU is all set to provide a certificate programme in English through Nokia phone’s Ovi Life Tools.
India’s Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has partnered with Nokia Ovi life tools to provide course material for its students in English language.
Nokia and IGNOU will work together to put a Certificate Programme in Functional English (CFE) on Nokia devices supporting the Ovi Life Tools. To be started in six districts of Maharashtra and after six months, depending on the response will launch it on a national level, the six-month certificate programme will begin from January 2011 and is divided in three levels, English in daily life, English in education and joining the workforce.
Ovi life tools will help students by guiding them and giving them information on various fields like education, maps, health, crop prices. Music and many more. It also help them in filling the admission forms, besides providing students with study material and daily learning content from IGNOU.
The Certificate Programme in Functional English will cost Rs 1,900 per student and on completion of the programme students will get certificates from IGNOU.