14 July, 2024

Regional Centre


Diploma in Youth in Development Work (DCYP)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:10+2 or its equivalent

The Commonwealth Youth Programme Diploma “Youth in Development Work” is offered by IGNOU in collaboration with Pan Commonwealth Office, London. The programme is a breakthrough for international education - the first Commonwealth wide education to enable, ensure and empower youth in development work.


A unique competency based programme that endeavours to develop the potential of youth in development work, the objectives are to:

  • enable young people to act on their own behalf,
  • ensure that the youth function in accordance with value systems which give a sense of purpose and meaning to how young people use their skills and knowledge; and
  • empower youth with democratic principles so that young people can play an assertive and constructive role in decision making process of the country.

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