The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD) programme to learners to provide them an opportunity to do higher studies in the field of rural development.The discipline of Rural Development is of vital significance for understanding the development issues related to rural society.This programme is designed to provide extensive knowledge and information pertaining to various aspects of rural development in the Indian context. IGNOU MARD Prospectus can be obtained from Regional Centres in person in Rs.200/-, or by post by sending a DD of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi, to Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.It can be downloaded from the university official website : www.ignou.ac.in.
Eligibility: The learners who want to pursue this programme should be having Bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a recognised university
Medium : The programme is offered by university in both English and Hindi medium.
The minimum duration required to complete for the MARd programme is 2 years and the maximum duration is 5 years.Also there is no bar on minimum and maximum age required to get admission.
Programme Fees : The total fees for Master of Arts in Rural Development is Rs. 9,000/-.
IGNOU MARD Courses :
IGNOU MARD First Year Courses
| MRD-101|| Rural Development – Indian Context|| 6|
| MRD-102|| Rural Development Programmes|| 6|
| MRD-103|| Rural Development – Planning and Management|| 6|
| MRD-004|| Research Methods in Rural Development|| 6|
| MRDP-001|| Dissertation – MRDP-001|| 12|
IGNOU MARD Second Year Courses
| RDD-6|| Rural Health Care|| 6|
| RDD-7|| Communication and Extension in Rural Development|| 6|
| MRDE-101|| Rural Social Development|| 6|
| MRDE-002|| Voluntary Action in Rural Development|| 6|
| MRDE-003|| Land Reforms and Rural Development|| 6|
| MRDE-004|| Entrepreneurship and Rural Development|| 6|