IGNOU Master of Arts (Development Studies) (MADVS)

Master of Arts (Development Studies) (MADVS)
School of Extension & Development Studies (SOEDS)
This programme has been designed to impact quality education and training in the area of Development Studies.The programme is meant for development professionals across the sectors and also to fresh graduates interested in pursuing carrier and development professionals.

Programme Objectives:
 To impact knowledge on various aspects of development studies.
 To train qualified human resources in the professional area development studies.
 To develop professional skills in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of

Admissions Fee Structure: Full programme fees 10,800/- 1st year : Rs. 5,400/- and 2nd year Rs. 5,400/


Programme Details:
Course Code Title of the Course Credits

I Year
MDV 101 Introduction to Development and Development Theories 6
MDV 102 Dynamics of Development 6
MDV 103 Issues and Challenges of Development 6
MDV 4 Gender and Development 6
MDV 106 Research Methodology in Development Studies 6
MDV 109 Development in India - An Overview 6

II Year (Choose any 36 Credits)
MDV 105 Development Planning and Management 6
MDV 108 Development Communication and Extension 6
MDV 110 Training and Development 6
MDV 111 Local Self Governance and Development 6
MDV 115 Health and Development 6
MEDS 41 Introduction to Urban Development 6
MEDS 42 Issues and Challenges in Urban Planning and Development 6
MRD 101 Rural Development - Indian Context 6
MDVP 117 Project Work* 12
* Project work is equivalent to 2 courses or 12 credits

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