IGNOU Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD)

About Programme : The full form of MARD is Master of Arts in Rural Development. It comes under School of Continuing Education (SOCE). The syllabus of MARD consists such diverse academic contents as are essential in the making of this discipline in the Indian context. The most important component of this programme is dissertation which is based on empirical research in rural areas.

This course is best options for fresh graduates which is interested in pursuing career in the discipline of rural development. The course will be useful to personnel working in various Government Departments/agencies, NGO’s, cooperative banks and other institutes which are engaged in rural transformation. The special feature of course is that it has a provision of exit point for learners (after one year) in the form of PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Nutrition. Below are details of programme :

  • Name of Programme : Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD)
  • Medium : The medium is both in English & Hindi.
  • Eligibility : To get eligible, the candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University
  • Duration : It is offered in both January and July admission cycle. The minimum is 2 Years and maximum 5 Years.
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs. 9,000 which is to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,500/- per year
  • Programme Coordinator : Ms. Santosh Tanwer, santosh_tanwer@hotmail.com Ph. 011-29572955

MARD Course Details : The Total Credits of programme is 66.

1st Year(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

2nd Year(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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  1. Sir mene pgdrd ignou se kiya hai or MARD me Kuchh subject ki chhut hai kiya.

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