Tuesday, July 16, 2013

MA in Gender and Development Studies (MAGD)

Master Degree:

Delivery Type – Distance

Name of the course: IGNOU –MA in Gender and Development Studies (MAGD)

About Course: IGNOU has developed programme MA in Gender and Development Studies in July 2010. It provides also exit option after completion of one year. Exploration of gender issue becomes most favourable among non government organizations. This master programme helps in analyzing, critically assessing development interventions and promoting /gender-based research and action.

Objective of the course:
  • Conduct gender analysis
  • Analyze gender sensitivity
  • Analyze gender differentials in selected sectors
  • Identify appropriate research design
  • Suggest positive action in development planning
  • Promote gender equality and equity which requires multi approaches and strategies.
Subject Details: IGNOU is providing following courses for the MA in Gender and Development Studies. Students may choose subjects from the following.

Gender and Development: Concept, Approaches and Strategies
  • Gender, Development Goals and Praxis
  • Gender Analysis
  • Gender- sensitive Planning and Policy Making
  • Internship/Field-based Research Project
Course Name
  • Gender Planning and Development Policies
  • Gender Audit and Gender Budgeting
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender Issues in Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management
  • Gender, Literature and Culture in India
  • Gender, Organization and Leadership
  • Media, ICTs and Gender
  • Gender and Entrepreneurship Development
  • Gender, Political Participation and Governance
  • Gender, Nutrition and Health
  • Gender Training and Empowerment  
  • Gender and International Relations
  • Gender and Labour
  • Gender, Science and Technology  
  • Gender, Environment and Ecology
  • Gender and Education
  • Internship/Field-based Research Project
Course Duration: Duration of the course is 2 to 5 years.

Course Fee: A candidate has to pay Rs.6900/- as total course fee which includes Rs.3500/- for first years fee and Rs.3400/- for second year fee.

Qualification Criteria: Candidates who are undergraduates from any discipline may appear in the course.

Age Criteria: There is no any age restriction. Any qualified person can get admission in particular course.

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