Education ministry to come up with special 3-year degree programme for ‘Agniveers’

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In order to enhance the career prospects of ‘Agniveers’ under the Agnipath scheme and equip them for various job roles in the civilian sector, the education ministry is to launch a, three-year skill-based bachelor programme for serving defence personnel that will recognise the skill training received by them during their tenure in the defence forces. Announcing this on Wednesday, the officials said the degree programme will be offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and recognised both in India and abroad for employment and education.