MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES


2.1 Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS)

The broad objective of the MCA is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry academia by providing an outstanding environment for teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline. The programme’s thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and applicationoriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development. The programme emphasizes the application of software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications/networking and commercial problems.

The Master’s Degree Programme has been designed with a semester approach in mind. The first year courses are aimed at skills development in computers using various technologies, the second year is more focused on core courses providing a conceptual framework and the third year provides the specialization and the project work. After the successful completion of first year courses, the student will receive the PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications) certificate.

Eligibility: “Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 (three) year duration from a recognized University AND Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level; else the student is required to pursue and pass the BCS12 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 72,000/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 12000/- per semester. Non Maths students have to pay Rs.1,400/- additional in the first semester.

Programme Details: The programme has been divided into two semesters per year (January-June and July-December). Consequently, there will be two examinations every year – one in the month of June for the January to June Semester courses and the other is December for the July to December semester courses. The students are at liberty to appear any of the examinations conducted by the University during the year subject to completing the minimum time frame and other formalities prescribed for the programme.

ignou mca program details

Programme Coordinator: Mr. Akshay Kumar, [email protected],


2.2 Master of Science (Food Nutrition) (MSCDFSM)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The M.Sc. Programme in the area of Dietetics and Food Service Management has been developed with a view to address the needs of training work force/developing manpower (dietitians, nutrition counsellors, food service managers etc.) for the emerging employment sector (hospital/community dietetics, food service management). The programme will offer unique opportunity of higher education to learners to enrich their working lives by entering into the market and/or starting their own food service unit, leading to entrepreneurship. The programme also focuses on upgrading the professional competencies of serving personnel in food service establishments, such as dietitians, diet technicians, counsellors etc. upgrading their knowledge and equipping them with productive skills to enhance their career progression and employability

The special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners in the form of Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Nutrition (PGDDPN) after having successfully completed 30 credit course work and three months internship programme (16 credits).

Eligibility: B.Sc. (Home Science) specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or Graduate (B.Sc.) or equivalent (MBBS, BHHS etc) from the following background – Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Life Science, Microbiology Medical, Pharmaceutical, Catering along with the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU (Simultaneous admission for CFN/CNCC is also permitted).

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only July cycle of admission only

Fee Structure: Rs. 32,400/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,200/- per year

Programme Details:

Master of Science (Food Nutrition) (MSCDFSM)

Practical: Practical courses constitute the backbone of the MSc. (DFSM) programme. Participation in the practical sessions is absolutely compulsory. Each practical course is worth 2 credits and the duration of the practical sessions is 7 days i.e. 14 sessions of 4 hours each. The term end practical examination will be held in the 15th session of the practical spell.

Internship: Duration of internship for three months in the Dietetic Department of a recognized hospital/ institution, for the award of M.Sc.(DFSM) degree is compulsory (except in case of credit transfer cases). For PGDDPN learners’ internship for three months is compulsory.

University allows credit transfer in the MSc. (DFSM) Programme to in-service dietitians (with a degree in Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition only) who have successfully completed a three month internship programme from a recognized institutions/ university in the last 5 years.

Programme Coordinator : Prof. Deeksha Kapur, [email protected] Ph. 011-29536347, 29572960


2.3 Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The discipline of Rural Development is of vital significance for understanding the development issues related to rural society. The syllabus of M.A. Programme in Rural Development is designed to include such diverse academic contents as are essential in the making of this discipline in the Indian context. An essential component of this programme is dissertation based on empirical research in rural areas. The programme will be useful to personnel working in various Government Departments/agencies, NGO’s, cooperative banks and other institutes engaged in rural transformation. It will also be beneficial for fresh graduates interested in pursuing career in the discipline of rural development.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year

Programme Details:

Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD)

Programme Coordinator: Prof.R.P.Singh, [email protected], [email protected], PH.01129572952


2.4 Master of Science (Counselling and Family Therapy) (MSCCFT)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The M.Sc. programme in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy is aimed at developing professionals in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from social and employment perspectives. The contemporary social scenario has resulted in an increased need and demand for professional support in terms of counselling and family therapy, which is being increasingly recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strengthening family ties, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as socio-psychological problems, maladaptive behaviours, declining mental health, and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasingly witnessed in the present times. However, though the need for counselling and family therapy professionals is being increasingly felt, there is a dearth of professional support and experts who could lend a helping hand in promoting positive family processes and help individual family members in distress in a comprehensive way. As a result, there is a tremendous felt need for education and training in this area. By developing the requisite knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy, this unique programme of study would help to train professional cadres in the field, equipping them for both wage-employment and self-employment, and thus fill the existing lacuna.

A remarkable feature of this programme of study is its focus on the applied aspect and the thrust on opportunities for hands-on experience for the learner. In fact, almost half the credits of this Master’s Degree Programme are ear-marked for application-oriented learning opportunities. In the second year of the programme, the learner has the option to be trained in Marital and Family Therapy and Counselling, Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy or Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy. Yet another special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners (after successful completion of the first year courses) in the form of P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT). The programme has theory, supervised practicum, internship, and dissertation as components.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines. “Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Philosophy, MBBS or equivalent qualification in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha or Homeopathy Medicines, Nursing etc. from a recognized University

OR

Bachelor’s degree with a higher degree in any of the above mentioned subjects or Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 33,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,800/- per year

Programme Coordinators: Prof. Neerja Chadha, [email protected], Ph. 29572959 Dr. Amiteshwar Ratra, [email protected]


2.5 Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM)

School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM)

The MTTM Programme is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in tourism sector at managerial level. This is for aspiring entrepreneurs or those running their own tourism agencies. The programme consists of four semesters

Eligibility :

Category 1: BTS,BA(Tourism); B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel Administration (BHM); Bachelor’s in Hotel Management (approved by AICTE) and those students who have done their graduation in any field along with a Diploma in Tourism, which is recognized in the University system or by AICTE.

Category 2: A Bachelor’s Degree in any field. (However, all students of Category 2 will have to pass four additional Tourism foundation courses during their period of study.)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year for Category-I & for Category-II Rs.15,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs.7,500/- for 1st Year & Rs.7,500/- for 2 nd Year

Programme Coordinator: Ph. 011-29571756


2.6 Master of Arts (English) (MEG)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in English (MEG) Programme is to give the learners a sound understanding of English and American literatures and also other new areas in literature such as, Canadian, Australian and Indian English. The learners would develop an understanding of English and other literatures of their choice in their proper historio-critical perspectives. A good knowledge of reading, comprehension and writing skills would be a pre-requisite for this programme.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year.

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Malati Mathur, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572793


2.7 Master of Arts (Hindi) (MHD)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Hindi (MHD) Programme is to give the learners a sound understanding of Hindi and also other new areas. The learners would develop an understanding of Hindi and other literatures of their choice in their proper historio-critical perspectives. A good knowledge of reading, comprehension and writing skills would be a pre-requisite for this programme.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year.

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Shatrughna kumar, [email protected], Ph. 011-29535160


2.8 Master of Social Work (MSW)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The MSW programme offers opportunity to learners for higher studies in professional social work. Besides offering the core courses pertaining to social work curriculum across the globe and India, it includes themes in some of the pertinent areas in social work such as globalization; migration, history of social work in India, theory paper on social work practicum and a course on HIV/ AIDS which are expected to be highly useful in the present day context. The practical components have been meticulously prepared to provide the learners, hands on training, which will enable the candidates to find suitable placements within and outside the country.

For those seeking admission with effect from July 2018 session, it may be noted that they will be offered the revised version of MSW Programme. The highlights of the revised version include Block Placement and Internship in practical component and emphasis on Social Work in African Context, Criminal Justice, Contemporary Methods and Values of Social Work and International Social Work. Accordingly, a student is expected to successfully complete 72 credits which include compulsory courses, elective courses as well as fieldwork. The details of which are given below:

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 36000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 18000/- per year

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Saumya, [email protected], Ph. 011-29571696


2.9 Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

Masters in Social Work (Counselling) would provide both academic learning and professional education and training in Counselling, extending beyond theoretical knowledge. This programme is tailored to suit counselors working in a wide range of organizational and community contexts as well as individuals in a family. With the fast changing social scenario, the problems being faced by people across the board are numerous. Unlike in the western world, Counselling services are very inadequate in India. There is a growing demand for counselors in schools, corporate sector, health care setting, social and welfare sectors, correctional settings etc. However, schools/universities where Counselling course/ programme are taught in India are very few. There is a good potential for employment in government as well as NGO sectors. There is an urgent need for specially trained counselors to handle the stress of employees working with call centres, corporate sectors, families, family courts, correctional settings, school, universities and educational institutions, rehabilitation centres, refugee camps, institutions for the differently abled, aged, child care and adoption centres, family planning, voluntary Counselling and testing centres, rural sectors especially where farmers are driven to commit suicide, de-addiction centres etc.

MSW(C) Programme would be offered initially through one or two study centres under each Regional Centre. The programme can be taken only through activated study centres or special study centres through each Regional Centre. This Programme is being offered only in English. For Field Work in the MSW (Counselling) programme much focus is given on specialization in Counselling and 40 percent weightage is given for the practicum.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 36,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 18,000/- per year

Special Instruction, if any

Students of MSW are urged to opt for Associate Studentship Scheme of IGNOU as explained under clause 1.11 on Page 12. One of the important and useful courses would be MSW 6 : Social Work research. This course may be taken along with any of the suggested 4 credit courses which will be of great help to those intending to go for research leading to M.Phil./Ph.D in Social Work.

Programme Coordinator: Ms. N. Ramya, [email protected], Ph. 011-29571693


2.10 Master of Arts (Philosophy) (MAPY)

School of Inter-disciplinary & Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

The Master’s programme in philosophy in distance learning mode is intended not only to enhance career prospects for students but also to train the mind for better logical thinking, mental discipline, ability for analysis and synthesis, critical reflection on social and political realities. Philosophy broadens people’s vision towards national integration, genuine appreciation of others’ ‘worldviews’, better understanding of various thought patterns and peaceful co-existence. It also becomes a means to social transformation to build a better nation and to ensure social equality, human dignity and human rights for the citizens. The Master’s programme in Philosophy has the following major components: 1) Compulsory Courses-16 credits; 2) Elective Courses-48 credits. Students can choose 6 electives in the first year and 6 electives in the second year. To successfully complete this programme, you will have to earn 64 credits over a period of 2 to 5 years. This programme is offered only in English. However, a student is permitted to write the exam in Hindi.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Nandini Sinha Kapur, [email protected], Ph. 011-29573376


2.11 Master of Arts (Education) (MAEDU)

School of Education (SOE)

The M.A. (Education) programme aims at producing a team of well-trained individuals knowledgeable in education & its various dimensions. More specifically, the M.A.(Education) programme intends to:

  • a) provide learning-experience, which will enable students to understand and appreciate knowledge structures and paradigms of education;
  • b) develop professional for effective participation in educational actions in different areas of education; and
  • c) create a community of scholars adequately equipped for participation in educational discourse.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with or without a Degree in Education from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English, However, students can write assignments, Term-end-Examination and Dissertation in Hindi.

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 18000/- for full programme (Rs. 9,000/- for 1st year & Rs. 9000/- for 2nd year respectively).

Programme Framework

The M.A. (Education) programme comprises four groups of courses with differential weightage. The total number of credits will be 68 and each student is expected to cover 34 credits each year.

  • Group A: Basic Course on Education
  • Group B: Core Courses
  • Group C: Courses on Knowledge Generation in Education
  • Group D: Specialized Areas in Education

Programme Details:

Group A: Basic Course on Education (4 Credits)

This course provides a concise but comprehensive articulation of education. The course familiarizes learners with the various aspects and task areas in the field of education. It also provides a conceptual overview of education with its multiplicity and complexity.

Group B: Core Courses

The core courses are intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the significant aspects of education. They bring out the variety of concepts, processes, and tasks in education in a proper ‘educational’ perspective. With these in view, four courses are visualized, all of which are compulsory for all students.

Group C: Courses on Knowledge Generation in Education

The course structure of Group C is worked out in such a way that there is adequate scope for both theoretical understanding of the process of knowledge generation in education as well as ‘hands on’ experience in research activities. The theoretical understanding of the process of knowledge generation in education is presented in the course on “Educational Research”. Similarly, the practical experience in educational research has been visualised with a more meaningful and rewarding experience in the form of a dissertation.

Group D : Specialised Areas in Education

Under Group D, you have to complete four or five courses worth 24 credits in one specialized area. You have to choose one out of five specialized areas. The specialized areas are Higher Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Management and Adult Education. If you have already acquired a Diploma / Post-Graduate Diploma in any of the offered areas of specialization, you are required to choose one area of specialization from the remaining areas of specialization. For example, if you have acquired a PG Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET), you are required to choose one from the remaining areas of specialization i.e. Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Management and Adult Education.


2.12 Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The Programme offers an opportunity to learners for higher studies in Economics. Besides offering the core courses available in other universities, it includes themes in some of the emerging areas in economics such as insurance and finance that are expected to be extremely useful in the present scenario of economic liberalization and globalization. Some of the courses require an understanding of mathematical applications, particularly calculus and linear algebra. Students are expected to be conversant with basic mathematics covered at +2 level.

The Programme comprises 66 Credits covered through 11 Courses, 9 compulsory and 2 optional. All the courses covered in the first year are compulsory. In the second year, the first four courses given in the list below (MEC6, MEC7, MEC108 and MEC109) are Compulsory while rest are optional.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 16000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 8000/- per year


2.13 Master of Arts (History) (MAH)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The programme would be of great use for the teachers working in Schools, personnel working in various institutions associated with history and culture (Museums, Archives, Archaeological Survey etc.), working people in various organisations and all graduates who are desirous of acquiring a Master’s Degree in History.

Structure of the Programme:

In M.A. History programme we have adopted a thematic approach and do not confine our students within conventional specialisation of Ancient, Medieval or Modern. We have designed our programme in such a way that it would provide insight and knowledge of the major developments with transition stages in World History as well as Indian History. We have made efforts to incorporate the latest research findings in our course material. In the learning material we have focused on continuity and changes, transition stages and latest theories in the themes covered in different courses.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.14 Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Political Science (MPS) is to provide the learners a sound base in political studies by an in-depth investigation into a broad range of political phenomena at the national, regional and international levels. The programme provides option for specialising in Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Indian Government and Politics. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities.

This is a 64 credits programme with compulsory and optional courses. The student has to take compulsory courses worth 32 credits in the first year and optional courses worth 32 credits in the second year.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.15 Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Public Administration is to provide comprehensive knowledge to the learners on the nature of public administration in India in the globalization context with focus on the role of the State, Public Sector and Public Private Interface. The growing role of Civil Society groups, human resources, e-governance and Public systems management will be the central focus. The programme would be able to develop the conceptual faculties of the learners on various administrative theories, postulates, models, processes, methods, instruments, techniques, etc.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognised University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.16 Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The M.A. Programme in sociology is designed to provide advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to a wide cross section of learners, including those in remote and inaccessible areas. In terms of content it focuses on classical and advanced concepts and theories, research methods and perspectives, social issues of development, state of sociology in India, social issues of development, education transnational communities, migration, urbanization, development of the largest section of the population and emerging concerns in contemporary society. With this backdrop the programme aims to address the various emerging concerns of the discipline taking cognizance of need of the students on the one hand and the cognitive ability of this discipline on the other. This programme focuses on the following:

  • Sociological theories, concepts and methods applied to comprehend these processes.
  • Social process and their inter-linkages with the global, regional and local manifestations.
  • Issues involved in the process of development.
  • Socio-cultural dynamics of Diaspora and transnational communities.
  • Religion and related issues
  • Education, urbanization, globalization and such other social processes.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6000/- per year


2.17 Master of Arts (Gandhi and Peace Studies) (MGPS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Programme Objectives:

  • To provide opportunities of higher studies to the learners
  • To provide quality education at post-graduate level in theoretical and applied Gandhian & Studies Peace. Conflict Management and Social Regeneration
  • To provide an in-depth knowledge in the area of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and enable the learners to specialize in one of the Gandhian models of development.
  • To provide the learners the opportunities of continuing higher education at the M.Phil/Ph.D. level.
  • To widen the scope of the learners for further research, training and career opportunities in economic, social, gender, political, environmental and sustainable development issues.
  • To enable the learners to join careers in teaching research, NGOs in Peace making and Peace building.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi.

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,800/- per year.


2.18 Master of Arts (Psychology) (MAPC)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The aim of the programme is to provide learners a sound base in psychology and human behaviour through an in depth investigation into a broad range of psychological principles, techniques and skills, as applied to diverse settings.

In the present scenario psychologists are in great demand ranging from educational institutions, rehabilitation centres, hospitals to various organizations and industries, both in public and private sector. Psychology is also being applied to various new and emerging areas like sports, forensic, military, police, aviation, etc.

Keeping the above in view and the commitment of IGNOU to provide quality education at low costs to those who have for some reason or the other missed opportunities for further studies, the present programme caters to varied clientele, such as fresh graduate students as well as those who want to enter the employment arena and those already employed but do not possess the necessary qualification in Psychology.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 18000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 9000/- per year


2.19 Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The general objective of this programme is to contribute to building of professional human resources to meet the varied demands for information handling in libraries and information centres in the country. The programme comprises Core Courses (7) and Elective Courses (2).

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science or Associateship from NISCAIR or DRTC

Medium of Instruction: English. Students can write assignments and TEE in Hindi language also.

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme


2.20 Master of Arts (Anthropology) (MAAN)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Anthropology is the study of human beings in time and space. The programme is based on integrated approach to the subject incorporating insights from physical, social and archaeological anthropology. The thrust is laid on an in-depth understanding involving holistic approach of Anthropology using theoretical and practical techniques. The programme is aimed at developing professional competence of the subject in light of perceivable need for trained anthropologists in academic and research institutes, NGO’s, government organizations, health sectors and applied sciences. The focus of the programme is to equip the learners to employ anthropological insight to understand and relate contemporary biosocial shift. It provides an opportunity to a large segment of people desirous to understand essence of the subject.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 8,400/- per year


2.21 Master of Arts (Development Studies) (MADVS)

School of Extension & Development Studies (SOEDS)

This programme has been designed to impact quality education and training in the area of Development Studies. The programme is meant for development professionals across the sectors and also to fresh graduates interested in pursuing carrier and development professionals.

Programme Objectives:

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

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Full programme fees 11000/- 1st year : Rs. 5,500/- and 2nd year Rs. 5,500/-


2.22 Master of Arts (Adult Education) (MAAE)

School of Education (SOE)

This programme is meant for all those interested in entering and seeking career in the field of adult education and allied areas as well as for those working with any institution in formal, non-formal or informal sector. It aims at promoting professional competency and capacity building of pre-service and in-service people in the field of adult education and allied areas.

Programme Objectives:

  • To develop in them the national and international perspective of various aspects of theory and practice of adult education.
  • To upgrade their knowledge and understanding of policies and programmes of adult, continuing and extension education, development and welfare, among others.
  • To enhance their understanding and skills of documentation, management and dissemination of knowledge and information on various aspects and processes of adult education.
  • To improve their knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities related to organizing and managing an adult learning setup.
  • To equip them with the skills of involving the community in participatory planning, development and transaction of curriculum as well as training, evaluation and research processes related to adult education and development.
  • To enhance their understanding and skills of networking at local, state, national and international levels for their personal, social, and professional development.
  • To enable them to critically analyse, appreciate and promote the role of adult education in the emerging social, political, cultural, economic, developmental and other situations for effecting transformation at the national and international levels.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University/Institute

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 6,400/- per year. Students admitted for first year shall re-register themselves for the second year by duly filling in the prescribed Re-Registration form of that year and submitting it to the Regional Centre concerned along with requisite fee.


2.23 Master of Arts (Gender and Development Studies) (MAGD)

School of Gender & Development Studies (SOGDS)

The programme is likely to be of interest to academics and researchers; trainers, facilitators, supervisors; staff of organizations working in the area of gender and development; government personnel; personnel working in banks and financial institutions.

Development policies and practices have a differential impact on women and men. This necessitates an understanding of the “gender gap” in access to resources, privileges, entitlements and choices. Consensus has evolved around the need to explore the “gender gap” in key development sectors and how this gap can be bridged. There is now greater emphasis on mainstreaming gender perspectives into the development process. This will contribute to building a gender-sensitive rubric of development, recasting development theory and action in the “direction of improved living standards, socially responsible management and use of resources, elimination of gender subordination and socioeconomic inequality as well as to promote the organizational restructuring required to bring about desirable change.”

Exploration of gender issues has become an important activity for most non-governmental organizations. Increasing emphasis is being laid in Governmental agencies on establishing gender-differential impacts and taking positive, affirmative action towards gender equality and equity. It is now widely acknowledged that gender considerations need to be reflected in all development plans, programmes and policies. There is growing concern over the isolation of women in so-called “soft” sectors in education, employment and development rather than mainstreaming gender concerns across all organizations, institutions and activities. While the concerns are clearly articulated, national goals and the UN millennium/sustainable development goals cannot be achieved without concrete effort towards gender equality.

Achieving gender equality and gender equity requires multi-pronged approaches and strategies. One of the key approaches and strategies revolves around design and development of suitable educational programmes that equip practitioners and policy makers with the requisite knowledge and skills to make a valuable contribution in this sphere. The Master’s/ Postgraduate Diploma programmes would make an excellent foundation for analyzing, critically assessing existing development interventions and promoting gender-sensitive/gender-based research and action. The strong focus envisaged on positive affirmative action would be of considerable significance.

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.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,800/- per year.


2.24 Master of Arts (Women and Gender Studies) (MAWGS)

School of Gender & Development Studies (SOGDS)

Women’s & Gender Studies are emerging and growing areas of academic inquiry today. The modular MAWGS programme is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with an interest in this area. The programme will acquaint students with the academic area of women’s and gender studies and its history, theoretical premises and progression to present day status. It is expected that learners who have completed the MA programme would have a deeper understanding of formulations of empowerment. They would have been exposed to cultural, literary, political and socioeconomic dimensions within gender frameworks through either one of the two specialisations. This degree will equip students with the ability to deconstruct the complex power hierarchies and relationships operating in society, from the perspective of women and gender.

Career Options

Students completing the Master’s Degree will be able to pursue higher studies and research programmes, find employment with government agencies, corporate sector, advocacy assignments through national and international non-profit organisations, pursue careers in teaching, writing, editing, mass media or opt for other appropriate career options.

Modular Structure and Specializations

This is a 66 credit two year programme. The first year consists of core, foundational courses which will equip learners with an analytical and critical understanding of theoretical and conceptual issues related to women’s and gender studies in an inter-disciplinary context. Due to the progressive nature of the programme, students are required to complete the core foundation courses to be offered sequentially in semester 1 and semester 2 before proceeding further. Learners who successfully complete the requirements of the 34 credit first year curriculum (32 credits of coursework + 2 credits for Project Work) may exit with P.G.Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies. Thus, learners may exit at this point or continue for the 2nd year to earn the MA degree in Women’s & Gender Studies.

After completion of the first year curriculum, learners may choose one of two specializations namely, “Gender, Literature & Culture” or “Women’s Studies”. The courses offered in the third and fourth semesters will be specific to the individual specializations. The specialization in “Gender, Literature and Culture” will enable students to familiarize themselves with salient topics in the humanities from the perspective of gender. Courses in third and fourth semesters will enhance their critical understanding of important issues such as marginalized cultural spaces, relationship between gender and the nation, gender and discourse (especially literary), and the mutually constructive relationships between literature, culture and society. The specialization in “Women’s Studies” will expose students to multidisciplinary approaches of addressing historical and contemporary women’s issues. It will equip the students in conceptualizing and developing analytical skills required to understand women’s issues through theory, praxis, research and practicum.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University/Institute

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 13000/- for full programme. Fee must be paid yearwise-Rs. 6,500/- for 1st year (for Semester 1 & 2) at the time of taking admission to the Programme and Rs. 6,500/- for 2nd year (for semesters 3 & 4) at the time of taking admission to 2nd year through Re-registration.


2.25 Master of Arts (Distance Education) (MADE)

Staff Training & Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE)

This Programme has been designed to develop human resource in various specialised areas of Distance Education.

Eligibility: Graduates in any discipline may take admission into this 2 years programme OR those who have earlier completed PGDDE from IGNOU, may take lateral entry directly into the second year of MA (Distance Education).

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year


2.26 Master of Commerce (MCOM)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

The programme meets the expanding needs in Commerce education at all levels and provide necessary manpower to industry, trade, PSUs, Government and Private enterprises in the areas like Finance, International Business and Accounting. In order to be eligible for the award of the Master of Commerce (M.Com.) degree, a student has to complete 12 courses equivalent to 72 credits (1 credit is 30 study hours) comprising of six core courses and six specialization courses. The student will be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Operations on completion of all first year courses worth 36 credits and Master of Commerce Degree with specialization in International Business Operations after completion of all 72 credits.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 15,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 7,500/- per year.


2.27 Master of Science(Mathematics with Application in Computer Science) (MSCMACS)

School of Sciences (SOS)

This programme has the following broad objectives:

  • to emphasise the relevance and usefulness of mathematics from an application point of view;
  • to equip the learners with the core mathematical knowledge and training necessary for use in many application areas;
  • to expose the learner to real life problems and promote the use of mathematics in industry and applied sciences;
  • to develop a work force that is equipped with the mathematical skills that are necessary in the changing industrial and economic scenario of the country;
  • to develop human resource in emerging disciplines such as Mathematical Biology, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, etc.;
  • to promote collaborative research with industry and other user agencies.

Eligibility: Graduate with a Major, or Honours in Mathematics with at least 50% marks in aggregate. If the seats at a centre remain vacant then: Graduate with a BA/B.Sc. degree with Mathematics as one of the three main subjects with equal weightage, having atleast 50% in aggregate and 55% in aggregate in the Mathematics courses will be considered for admission.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 26,400/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 6,600/- per semester


2.28 Master of Arts (Translation Studies) (MATS)

School of Translation Studies & Training (SOTST)

The MATS programme intends to familiarise the learners with the theory and practices of translation. It is built around the concept of integrating learning with research in the vast areas of translation practices in the contemporary time. The programme provides opportunity for translators to explore job opportunities as academics and translators by honing their translation skills. As a fundamental act of cultural and knowledge exchange, it has become a key issue for accessing and managing knowledge as its various aspects: Acquisition, Preservations, Creation, Dissemination and Application among others. It underscores the importance of Translation Training as vital for knowledge dissemination in the global world. This programme consists of 12 courses and a major project comprising practical component.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English.

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,800/- per year.


2.29 Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) (MAJMC)

School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication is to develop skilled human resource in media and communication with a holistic appreciation of media as a tool for change and development. The programme will help the learner to develop competencies and professional skills to avail employment opportunities in media sectors. It will upgrade the knowledge and skills of those who are working in media organizations without appropriate formal training to upgrade their knowledge and competencies.

Eligibility: The learners should have Bachelors Degree in any discipline. They should have access to computers, Internet and basic knowledge of word processing (for creating word documents and communicating through the Internet for sending and receiving mails, browsing sites etc.).

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 25,000/- for full programme


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