The Diploma in Event Management is a professional programme that aims to equip the learners with the necessary knowledge and skills in one of the most exciting and rapidly growing industry, the event industry. Event Management is a multimillion dollar industry and is also called the 'business of experiences.' An event is about people coming together to create, operate and participate in an experience. Every industry be it a business group, charity group or a society, holds events of some size or type in order to market themselves, build business relationships, raise money or celebrate. From the traditional community gatherings, festivals, fairs, and parades, today we get to see theme based, dramatic and larger than life social and cultural events with an interplay of technology. We also have a niche’ of business events such as meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions, (MICE), activations, brand promotions, Intellectual Property, managed events, digital events, rural events, sports, entertainment, fund-raising events, and much more that are growing exponentially. Events today are economic and social drivers of many companies, cities, regions and countries, placing global demands and opportunities. As a fast emerging profession Event Management combines creativity, knowledge and experience.
The Diploma in Event Management in IGNOU came as a demand from the event industry, and also because of a crucial requirement for event management curriculum at this juncture. While the field is undergoing expansion, the event industry is facing acute shortage of knowledgeable manpower, and is suffering from work skills deficiency and attrition rates. Hence there is a need for focused learning to bridge the gap between the growing need for trained professionals and their availability.
Today we are facing the challenge of youth employability and a lot of thrust is being laid on skill development. The goal of Diploma in Event Management is to produce educated and knowledgeable industry professionals for the future who can grow and mature in the event industry. The Diploma in Event Management has been designed in such a way as to produce professionals in the contemporary industry Event industry. The unique aspect about this programme is experiential learning activities which advocate encouraging altitudes and deep learning through interest and participation.
Whether learners are preparing to enter this profession, people already working in the event industry are preparing for advancement within it, are preparing to start their own entrepreneurial venture or are preparing for certification as a professional, this Diploma programme will provide a comprehensive knowledge of the competencies required for a professional event manager or event coordinator or event planner.
Facilitative Guidelines on Internship and Practicum for Diploma in Event Management (DEVMT) Learners
Prof. Heena K. Bijli
School of Continuing Education,
Block-G, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110068