MA correspondence courses-MA in Gender and Development Studies

MA correspondence courses-MA in Gender and Development Studies

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MA in Gender and Development Studies offered by IGNOU

The MA programme in Gender and Development Studies was launched in the ODL mode in July 2010. After successful completion of the first year courses, a learner has an exit option and would earn a Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies.

Programme Objectives The programmes seek to enable learners to:

  • analyze extent of gender-sensitivity of development interventions;
  • conduct gender analysis;
  • critically analyze gender differentials in selected development sectors;
  • identify appropriate research designs and methodologies for a range of research problems;
  • suggest positive affirmative action in development planning and practice to promote gender equity and equality


First Year
Course code Course Name
MGS-005 Research Methodologies in Gender and Development Studies MGS- 001 Gender and Development: Concept, Approaches and Strategies
MGS- 002 Gender, Development Goals and Praxis
MGS- 003 Gender Analysis
MGS- 004 Gender- sensitive Planning and Policy Making
MGSP-001 Internship/Field-based Research Project

Second Year
Course code Course Name
MGSE-001 Gender Planning and Development Policies
MGSE-002 Gender Audit and Gender Budgeting
MGSE-003 Gender Mainstreaming
MGSE-004 Gender Issues in Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management
MGSE-006 Gender, Resources and Entitlements
MGSE-007 Gender, Organization and Leadership
MGSE-009 Gender Issues in Work, Employment and Productivity
MGSE-010 Gender and Entrepreneurship Development
MGSE-013 Gender Training and Empowerment
MGSE-020 Gender and Financial Inclusion
MGSP-002 Internship/Field-based Research Project


Graduation in any discipline.


$₹ 10800

Course Info


Type: PG

Approved By: UGC/DEB

College: Indira Gandhi National Open University

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