IGNOU MA Development Studies Programme – The Complete Guide

IGNOU MA Development Studies Admission 2019

In this artilce, students can read about IGNOU MA Development admission process, fee structure, eligibility criteria, syllabus or courses, etc.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its Master Degree programme in Development Studies (MADVS) via distance mode of learning only.The IGNOU MA Development Studies admission is offered by the university in both January and July academic cycle under the School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS).

IGNOU MA Development Studies Admission Jan 2019

Right now, the admissions are going on for Jan 2019 session.The Interested graduates can apply for IGNOU MA Development Studies online admission by visiting university online admission portal at https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/

Start and last date of IGNOU MADVS admission (with or without the late fee charges ) can be checked at same online admission portal. Earlier, the university provides the option to learner to apply for admission via offline as well as online mode. But now, the learners have to apply for Ignou MA Development Studies admission via online mode only.

Programme Objective

The university has designed and developed this programme to fulfill the need of development professionals across various sectors. The main objective is to provide quality education and training to the students related to area of Development Studies. This is a very good opportunity for fresh graduates to pursuing their carrier as development professional.

The other useful details about this programme have been mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

At present, the medium of Instruction for this programme is English only.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission, the applicants must possess Bachelor’s degree or higher degree from any recognized university.

Admission Session

As we mentioned above, the admission in this course is provided by the university in both January & July academic session. The candidates can apply for admission in any of these sessions as per their convenience.

Duration of programme

The minimum time provided by the university to complete the degree is 2 years and the students have been provided with the relaxation up to the maximum of 5 years.

Fee Structure

The total fee is Rs.10,800/- for the complete programme which has to be paid @Rs.5400/- per year during the time of registration and re-registration respectively.

Programme Coordinator

Prof. P.V.K. Sasidhar,  Prof. B.K. Pattanaik and Prof. Nehal.A. Farooquee are the coordinator of this newly started master degree programme. Students can contact them via sending an email at [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] For quick response, Learners can also contact them by calling at following numbers: 011-29571665, 29571662, 29571664.

How to apply for IGNOU MA Development Studies Admission?

As we mentioned above, there is only one method by which learners can apply for admission in Indira Gandhi National Open University. i.e. Online.

Now, let’s discuss how learners can apply for admission via online method…

IGNOU MA Development Studies Online Admission

Learners can visit the Ignou online admission portal to enroll themselves in the MA Development Studies programme offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University.First of all, they should download Student Handbook & Prospectus to know more about the Master of Arts in Development studies programme.

After checking out all the required details in the prospectus, the student should register themselves on the admission portal.The students have to fill up complete academic details and also they have to upload Ignou online admission documents required to complete the process.

After completing the registration process, the learners have to log in with their correct login credentials to fill up the Ignou MA Development studies online admission form.

IGNOU MA Development Studies Prospectus

If the students are not sure about how to apply for admission online or they do not have access to the internet, then they should visit their nearest Ignou Regional Centre and obtain the prospectus by paying the fee of Rs.200/- in cash. The students can also obtain it by post as well.

The university does not provide the separate prospectus for its Master of Arts in Development Studies course whereas all the details regarding the programme are included in the Common prospectus issued by the university every year. It is also known as “Student Handbook and Prospectus”.

The university provides the Common Prospectus in only English medium for this programme. For other programmes, it is provided in both languages for the student’s convenience so that they can easily read it according to their known language.

We have provided the link below to download the common prospectus which contains all the required information about the MADS programme. It contains the complete detail about the MADVS programme. It also includes various forms which would be required for the completion of studies such as Term End Examination, Re-Registration, Revaluation, Change of Study Centre, Course, etc.

How to Obtain IGNOU MA Development Studies Prospectus (MADVS)?

The candidates can obtain the booklet by any of three methods mentioned below without facing any difficulty:

  • The Student Handbook & Prospectus can be obtained from the nearest Regional Centre or Director, Student Service Centre(SSC), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi by submitting the fee of Rs.200/- in cash at regional centre sales counters.
  • The learners who do not have Regional Centre in their nearby area can request the prospectus via post by sending prospectus fee plus Rs.50/- i.e. Rs.250/- in the form of Demand Draft in the favour IGNOU payable at New Delhi to the following address: “Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, 110068″.
  • The third and easy method to get the prospectus to download it from the official website of university.i.e www.ignou.ac.in. But in this case, the candidate will get the only soft copy of prospectus in the form of PDF file. For obtaining printed copy of the prospectus, the learners has to follow above two methods only.

IGNOU MA Development Studies Syllabus & Courses

It is a two Year master degree programme. It consists of 12 courses worth 72 credits.Students have to compete 36 credits in both first and second Year to complete the programme.

The details about courses like Course code, Course title and credits has been mentioned below in the tabular form.These are as follows:

IGNOU MA Development Studies 1st Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MDV 101Introduction to Development and Development Theories6
MDV 102Dynamics of Development6
MDV 103Issues and Challenges of Development6
MDV 4Gender and Development6
MDV 106Research Methodology in Development Studies6
MDV 109Development in India – An Overview6

IGNOU MA Development Studies 2nd Year Courses

(Choose any 36 credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MDV 105Development Planning and Management6
MDV 108Development Communication and Extension6
MDV 110Training and Development6
MDV 111Local Self Governance and Development6
MDV 115Health and Development6
MEDS 41Introduction to Urban Development6
MEDS 42Issues and Challanges in Urban Planning and Development6
MED 101Rural Development – Indian Context6
MDVP 117Project Work12
Total Credits72

* Remember, the project work course MDVP 117 is equivalent to 2 courses and it worth 12 credits.

Important Note: The programme is flexible as the student has the option to exit it with PG Diploma in Development Studies (PGDDVS) after completing his/her first year courses.

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Updated: November 16, 2018 — 2:44 pm

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