Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)

Updated on 16 Feb, 2017

Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 5,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Bachelor in Computer Science or any Graduate with Diploma or Certificate in Computer Science or Any Graduate with no certification in Computer Science has to complete CIT Program of IGNOU

It provides opportunity for educating and training the instructors of the visually impaired. Orients towards assistive and informative technologies, Provides hands on experience and includes training and practical work.

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MVEI-011  Understanding the learners  4
 MVEI-012  Assistive and adaptive technologies  4
 MVEI-013  Soft ware for visually impaired  4
 MVEI-014  Communication skills  

At IGNOU multi media approach is adopted for delivering instruction. The various instructional components are self instructional print material, hands on experiences, audio and /video program’s and assignments

Print material

The print materials are self instructional material in nature. It is supplied to the students in the form of blocks. Each block contains 2-5 units. The university provides study material and assignments to the students.

Audio- video program

The audio and video programs are supplementary, meant for clarification and enhancement of understanding. Besides the video programs are telecast on the national network of Gyan Dharshan and audio programs are broad cast on Gyan Vani Channel. Students can confirm the dates of telecast and broad cast for the program from their program study center.


Assignments are integral component of the instructional system. There is one assignment for each course. Students will have to work on these assignments. These assignments are submitted to the program study center.


This program has practical and hands on experience components also.


Theory: for theory courses, evaluation comprises of three aspects.

a) Self- evaluation exercises within each unit of study(Non –credit)

b) Continuous evaluation in the form of periodic compulsory assignment. This carries a weight age of 15% fro each course

c) The term end examination has a weight age of 35% of the total for each course. Term end examination will be held in June/December in a year.


a) Continuous evaluation of practical assignments. This carries weight age of 35% for each course.

b) Evaluation of performance in practical examination. This carries weight age of 15% of total for each course.

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