I am BCom graduate and 41 years old and since 2 years and very much motivated to start career in the field of counseling because of commerce line , I am not eligible in a regular Institute to do MA . so I decided to do MA frm ignou and a PGD in guidance and counselling from a regular pvt college.It has a lot of practical knowledge and experience also.
But ignou said that I cannot do 2 PG courses together.Now I am in stress for building a career the knowledge given ignou through distance is very less and I can't wait for one or two yrs and then again take a second degree .
After two yrs my daughter will come in 12 th science so I won't be able to go out full time and other resons also.
Pls guide me soon as the admission dates are about to close
Brijesh SharmaReplied on - 19 Jul 2017
MA is a general degree and PGD in guidance and counselling is a specialised degree. Pursuing MA and then specialising is a longer, but standard careerpath. But, If you have a time constraint, and you're left to choose from one of the two options, then PGD in guidance and counselling could be a good option to start off early.
Chandan KumarReplied on - 24 Jul 2017
PGD in Guidance and Counseling is diploma course not degree that you can do along with MA psychology from IGNOU. Even IGNOU offer other certification/diploma courses along with their MA programs.