Friday, March 22, 2013

IGNOU –Ph. D in Gender and Development Studies - Distance PhD (GDS)

Doctoral Degree:

Delivery Type – Distance

Name of the course: IGNOU –Ph. D in Gender and Development Studies (PhD (GDS))

About Course: The university has launched Ph. D in Gender and Development Studies for the candidates who want to contribute to refine and standardize methodology and development tools. The course needs application of both traditional and innovative designs in research field.

The programme focus on planning and implementing gender-sensitive development projects; skill enhancement in gender-sensitive participatory action; planning and implementing gender awareness programmes for a range of target groups and conducting gender impact studies.

Objective of the course: The main aim of IGNOU –Ph. D in Gender and Development Studies is to make positions at supervisory and policy making level. There is a chance likely to expanding job markets for highly qualified persons in the field linked with budgeting, gender mainstreaming and gender analysis in both Governmental and non-governmental/ voluntary sectors.

Subject Details: The course carries credit up to 96 points credit. The workload may decide by the university committee. The research provides so many areas for thesis such as gender analysis; gender and human rights; gender relations in family, community, society, workplace, labour market; gender roles and gender stereotypes (combating gender biases); gender training; gender and livelihoods; gender and law; gender and culture; gender and development; gender and governance; gender, education and literacy; gender, learning and conditioning; gender and media; gender, science and technology; gender and ICTs (gender and the digital divide); gender, food security and entitlements; gender and poverty; gender mainstreaming; gender budgeting; gender, growth and productivity; gender dimensions of basic needs; gender related development indices; gender, health and nutrition; gender, extension and communication; gender differentials in access to resources; gender and social security; gender and traditional knowledge; gender planning and development policies; gender and entrepreneurship development.

Course Duration: Duration of the course is 2 to 5 years.

Course Fee: A candidate has to pay Rs.14000/- as course fee.

Qualification Criteria: A candidate should have completed Master degree with five-year teaching or work experience or M. Phil degree in any discipline with demonstratable evidence of research publications/ interest in areas relevant to Gender and Development Studies.

Training: Admitted candidates required to attend classroom for the research methodology course of one month duration at IGNOU Head Quarters, Delhi.

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

IGNOU –PhD in Gender and Development Studies (PhD (GDS)) Examination Form - download from here:


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