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IGNOU introduces Certificate Programme in Food and Nutrition (CFNOL) through Online Mode

School of Continuing Education, IGNOU has launched a Certificate Programme in Food and Nutrition through a virtual ceremony.


Indira Gandhi National Open University has launched a certificate programme in Food & Nutrition in Online Mode. Dr. Vinod K.Paul, Member NITI Aayog was the chief guest at the occasion.

The Certificate in Foods and Nutrition is basically a Post-Literacy level awareness programme meant for people with basic reading and writing skills. The programme aims to acquaint the learner with the role of food in ensuring healthy living for the individual, family and community. It includes features like food selection and preparation, nutrition from infancy to old age, economics of food, kitchen gardening, food adulteration, consumer rights, safety and education, etc. The programme lays primary emphasis on Nutrition with relevance to present day scenario, cost effectiveness, environment friendly approaches that reaches to almost the entire nation, hence making the learners responsible and aware citizens of tomorrow. 

Dr Vinod K. Paul, the globally recognised medical scientist and a public health exponent, Member NITI Aayog, Chief Guest at the occasion in his address said that IGNOU with its reach can make this programme accessible to a larger learner-base. Talking about the importance of Food & Nutrition, he said it concerns us all and urged the University to include it in other programmes in-tune with the multi-disciplinary approach of the National Education Policy 2020. Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC IGNOU gave the presidential address and stressed on the need of Food & Nutrition in our lives. He complimented the school for making it available through Online mode making it more accessible.  

Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Pro-VC shared the University's roadmap for the Online Programmes. Dr. Srikant Mohapatra, Director RSD and EMPC spoke on the easy access for the students via the Online mode enabling effective learning outcomes. Dr. Jitendra Srivastava, Director, International Division briefed the audience on the international foot-print of the University.  

For this online programme no formal qualification is required & minimum age is of 18 years. Interested candidates can register through

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