IGNOU SYLLABUS Master of Arts (Gandhi and Peace Studies) (MGPS)

Master of Arts (Gandhi and Peace Studies) (MGPS)
School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
Programme Objectives:
 To provide opportunities of higher studies to the learners
 To provide quality education at post-graduate level in theoretical and applied Gandhian & Studies Peace.Conflict Management and Social Regeneration
 To provide an in-depth knowledge in the area of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and enable thelearners to specialize in one of the Gandhian models of development.
 To provide the learners the opportunities of continuing higher education at the M.Phil/Ph.D. level.
 To widen the scope of the learners for further research, training and career opportunities in economic, social,gender, political, environmental and sustainable development issues.
 To enable the learners to join careers in teaching research, NGOs in Peace making and Peace building.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi.


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

Admissions Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year.

Programme Details:
Course Code Title of the Course Credits
1 Year
MGP 1 Gandhi: The Man and His Times 4
MGP 2 Philosophy of Gandhi 4
MGP 3 Gandhi’s Social Thought 4
MGP 4 Gandhi’s Political Thought 4
MGPE 6 Gandhi’s Economic Thought 4
MGPE 7 Non-violent Movements after Gandhi 4
MGPE 9 Gandhi in the 21st Century 4
MGPE 14 Gandhi, Ecology and Sustainable Development 4

2nd Year (Compulsory)
MGP 5 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution 4

(Optional) Choose only 28 credits

MGPE 8 Gandhi Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolutions 4
MGPE 10 Conflict Management, Transformation and Peace Building 4
MGPE 11 Human Security 4
MGPE 12 Women and Peace 4
MGPE 13 Civil Society, Political Regimes and Conflict 4
MGPE 15 Introduction to Research Methods 4
MGPE 16 Human Rights: Indian Perspective 4
MGPE 17 *Project Work 8
Total Credits 64
* Dissertation ( 8 credits) : Project Work is optional and may be taken up in lieu of two 4 credit courses. Project work with experiential

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