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IGNOU MA in Rural Development (MARD) Course, Admission, Eligibility, criteria

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

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 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

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 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

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