The fundamental objectives of this programme are to:
1. Provide skills to develop peacemaking and building.
2. Provide training to maintain peace and face real-life struggles.
3. Enhance the learners with the certificate of Diploma to participate in Teaching, Media, NGOs as well as Research.
4. Impart elementary knowledge to people who are young about the ideas, values and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi on the issues of sustainable, social economic, environmental and political.
IGNOU PGDGPS (Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies) is available in 9 study centers.