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Certificate in Health and Environment (CHE)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 1,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


10+2 background

This is a six months programme aimed at increasing the awareness about environment and health and attempts to impart enough skills needed for the conservation of the environment. These knowledge and skills would safeguard against the health impact of adverse environment. This programme is targeted at a wide audience with a basic 10 + 2 background. The programme would benefit in service people like health professionals, paraprofessionals, NGO workers, teachers of schools, colleges and universities, creative writers, senior citizens, nursing home administrators etc. This programme has been developed through a paternship between IGNOU and ACTS ministries, a Bangalore based NGO. The programme was launched in January 2002. It has an enrolment of about 50 learners.
The broad Objectives of the programme are to
•  Comprehend the principles of environment, health and their relationship. 
•  Understand and diagnose the problems generated as a result of environmental degradation.
•  Acquire competency to apply the knowledge, understanding and skills related to health and environment for personal and social health and well-being as related to environment.
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[Updated on 25-Jun-2024]