IGNOU Master of Arts in Rural Development

IGNOU MA Rural Development Admission (MARD) – The Complete Programme Guide

IGNOU MARD Admission - MA in Rural Development from IGNOU
Written by Sumit Sharma

IGNOU MARD Admission 2018

IGNOU MA Rural Development Admission – How to apply online? “Does IGNOU offers MA in rural development distance learning?”, “Where can i apply for admission in Masters in rural development distance learning in India?”, “Is it possible to apply for IGNOU MARD admission online?”

Here, we are going to answer all these questions which students usually ask on various online forums…

1) Yes, the The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD) programme. Learners can apply for admission in both January and July academic cycles.The discipline has been developed by the School of Continuing Education (SOCE), IGNOU.

2) The cheapest and best to study MARD programme in India via distance learning mode is IGNOU university.

3) Yes,the learners can apply for IGNOU MARD online admission at https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/

Programme Objective

The main objective of the university to offer IGNOU MA Rural Development admission to the learners from all over the country and abroad is to provide them the deep knowledge and understanding about the development issues related to the rural areas and society.

The programme has been designed in such as way that it covers all the diverse information about the Indian rural areas. The MRDP 1 project work included in the syllabus is an essential part of the programme which involves the empirical research in rural areas. It will be a great advantage for the learners who want to pursue the Post Graduate degree in the field of rural development.

For the career perspective, it is very helpful for the people who are pursuing their working career in Government Departments /agencies, NGO’s, cooperative banks and other institutes engaged in rural transformation. To know more about the MA(Rural Development) discipline, please visit the university official website.

IGNOU MA Rural Development Programme Details

The more details about the Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD) programme has been mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

English and Hindi

Admission Eligibility

The learner should be having Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University as his or her basic qualification.

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 university provides a minimum time duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years to complete this master degree programme.If not completed on time, the students has to take re-admission and submit the fees again.

Programme Coordinator

IGNOU MARD Syllabus & Courses

The programme consists of compulsory and optional courses. The learner need to complete 66 credits to obtain the master degree. The detail about IGNOU MARD syllabus, Course Code and Course Names has been mentioned below :

IGNOU MARD First Year Courses

 (Compulsory)

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MRD 101Rural Development – Indian Context6
MRD 102Rural Development Programmes6
MRD 103Rural Development – Planning and Management6
MRD 4Research Methods in Rural Development6
MRDP 1Dissertation12

IGNOU MARD Secons Year Courses

 (Choose any five)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
RDD 6Rural Health Care6
RDD 7Communication and Extension in Rural Development6
MRDE 101Rural Social Development6
MRDE 2Voluntary Action in Rural Development6
MRDE 3Land Reforms and Rural Development6
MRDE 4Entrepreneurship and Rural Development6
Total Credits66

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About the author

Sumit Sharma

Sumit Sharma is the owner of SearchLatest.in.He 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.

2 Comments

  • Is it possible to do courses in correspondence if the concern study centre doesn’t offer the course for example MARD or PGDRD which is not available in IGNOU study centre in Gurucharan College Silchar Assam

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