Work Based Learning Initiative


IGNOU is a National University established by an act of Parliament with a view to democratize education and disseminate knowledge through novel techniques and methodologies for the benefit of large section of society within the country, especially the weaker and disadvantaged groups through Open and Distance Learning (ODL). IGNOU serves the educational aspirations of millions of students through a vast network of Regional Centers, Study Centers, Program Centers, Partner Institutions and Overseas Centers. Apart from teaching and research the University also runs extension programmes of capacity building. In order to fulfill the vision of democratizing higher education and providing access to all segments, IGNOU has the mandate to impart education and knowledge through various flexible means suited to the open and distance education mode i.e.,

(i) To provide access of higher education to all segments of the Society;

(ii) To offer high-quality, innovative and need-based programmes at different levels, to all those who require them;

(iii) To reach out to the disadvantaged by offering programmes in all parts of the country at affordable costs; and

(iv) To promote and co-ordinate the standards of Education offered through open digital learning in the country;

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About MKCL

MKCL is a high-tech initiative promoted by the Government of Maharashtra, India, in design, development and delivery of Education, Governance and Empowerment Technologies, Products, Solutions and Services to masses and has proven experience in the said fields.

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IGNOU MKCL Collaboration for Work-based Learning Initiative

IGNOU and MKCL recognize and agree that it is now imperative that due importance be given to Work-Based Education, as a result of which there is a proper match between the skilled manpower required and skilled workforce available, therefore

  1. The main purpose of this collaboration is to offer a Work-based program of studies at the Bachelor’s Degree Level for young aspiring professionals who want to pursue a bright career in services industry;
  2. The program leading to the award of graduate degree called Bachelor of Business Administration (Services Management) i.e. BBA (SM) attempts to create a degree program to source quality manpower to Service Sector Economy of India.