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IGNOU MA Distance Education Admission 2019, Eligibility, Syllabus, Fee

IGNOU MA Distance Education
Written by Sumit Sharma

IGNOU MA Distance Education Admission 2019

IGNOU MA Distance Education Admission 2019 – The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers admission to its Master of Arts in Distance Education (MADE) programme in both January and July academic cycles.

The discipline comes under the IGNOU Division known as Staff Training & Research Institute of Distance Edcuation (STRIDE) and has been developed by the School of Education (SOE). Students can apply for IGNOU MA Distance Education admission online at university official website.

Programme Objective

The main objective behind the inclusion of this programme in the studies is to fulfill the need of human resource in various specialised areas of Distance Education. The university offers the Master’s Degree in Distance Education(MADE) to the students from all over the country and abroad.

Those students who initially join this programme to get degree in two years may leave it after completing 5 courses (30 credits) of the 1st year. They may get an exit with the Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE) if they desire.

To know more about the MA(Distance Education) discipline, please visit the official websit at

IGNOU MA Distance Education (MADE) Programme Details

The more details about the Master of Arts in Distance Education (MADE) programme are mentioned below :

Medium of Instruction


Admission Eligibility

The candidate seeking admission to this programme should be Graduate in any discipline.


Also, the candidates who have earlier completed the DDE/ PGDDE can have lateral entry for second year of M.A. (Distance Education) and they will get the master degree after completion of it.

Fee Structure

The students need to pay Rs. 10,800/- for complete programme which has to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year.

Duration of Programme

The minimum duration provided by university to complete the master degree is 2 years and maximum duration is 6 years. If not completed on time, the students has to take re-admission and submit the fees again.

IGNOU MA Distance Education Syllabus

It is a two year programme having total number of credits equal to 60. The learner need to complete 60 credits to obtain the master degree. On completion of first year courses the students will be awarded with Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE) will be awarded.

The detail about the Course Code and Course Names are mentioned below :

IGNOU MADE First Year Courses

CourseCodeCourse NameCredits
MDE 411Growth and Philosophy of Distance Education6
MDE 412Instructional Design6
MDE 413 Learner Support Systems and Services6
MDE 414 Management of Distance Education6
MDE 418 Educational Communication Technologies6

IGNOU MADE Second Year Courses

CourseCodeCourse NameCredits
MDE 415Research Methods for Distance Education6
MDE 416Curriculum Development in Distance Education6
MDE 417Distance Education: Economic Perspective6
MDE 419Staff Training and Development in Distance Education6
MDE 420Project Work6
Total Credits60

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Sumit Sharma

Sumit Sharma is the owner of has decent knowledge about studies in Indira Gandhi National Open University. So, he prefers to writes on various topics related to IGNOU distance learning. Also, he is Web Designer by profession.

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