Master of Arts in Extension & Development Studies

Master of Arts in Extension & Development Studies

About Course

MADVS programme has been designed to impart quality education and training in the area of development studies. Proper planning and management of development programmes and projects hold the key for the planners and policy makers today. The criticality of the development problems has not been properly understood due to less emphasis on development issues in the academic curriculum at the graduation and post-graduation levels. Therefore, MADVS programme will be useful for the development professionals across the sectors and also to fresh graduates interested in pursuing carrier as development professionals i.e. it is for both in-service and pre-service persons.


  • To impart knowledge on various aspects of development studies.
  • To train qualified human resources in the professional area of development studies.
  • To develop professional skills in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes.


First Year
CourseCode Course Name Credits
MEDSE-014 Gender and Development 6
MDV-101 Introduction to Development and Development Theories 6
MDV-102 Dynamics of Development 6
MDV-103 Issues and Challenges of Development 6
MDV-106 Research Methodology in Development Studies 6
MDV-109 Development in India- An Overview 6
MDV-004 Gender and Development- 6

Second Year
CourseCode Course Name Credits
MRD-101 Rural Development - Indian Context 6
MEDS- 041 Introduction to Urban Development 6
MEDS- 042 Issues and Challenges in Urban Planning and Development 6
MDV-105 Development Planning and Management 6
MDV-108 Development Communication and Extension 6
MDV-110 Training and Development 6
MDV-111 Local Self Governance and Development 6
MDV-115 Health and Development 6
MDVP-117 Project Work


Fresh graduates seeking career as development professionals. Development functionaries like village, mandal, block, municipal and district development officials. Civil servants of state and central Governments. Employees of the development institutes, research organizations, NGOs and corporate social responsibility divisions.


$₹ 10800

Course Info

Duration: 2 Years

Type: PG

Approved By: UGC/DEB

College: Indira Gandhi National Open University

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