The Year I courses, if successfully completed, would earn the learner a Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies. If the learner continues with the Year II courses and successfully completes them, the learner would earn a Master of Arts degree in Gender and Development Studies. Specializations according to the learner’s interest could be chosen from a range of optionals using a choice-based credit system.
Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing sessions, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone- in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing sessions and clear your doubts immediately.
The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centres and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through the Gyan Darshan Channel. Students should regularly attend these sessions. These sessions will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.
Interactive Radio Counselling (IRC)
Interactive radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone - in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number has been provided for this purpose.
Google groups (MAGD) will be created by the Programme and Course Coordinators every academic year. Email id of all enrolled learners will be added in the google groups for fruitful and effective academic interaction.
The Programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and the schedule will be informed to students in advance.
Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes would be available at all Study Centres activated for the programme. These audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.
Evaluation is conducted through (a) assignments and (b) term-end-examination. While the former constitutes continuous assessment, the latter constitutes summative assessment.
Assignments are a means of continuous assessment of knowledge and skills for theory and practice courses. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case you are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in the distance learning. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own pace and place by referring to Blocks and Units (course material). The assignments may cover all types of questions (essay type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies).
Course requirement such as assignments
Students will be required to obtain forty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. One assignment has to be completed for each theory course. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.
Project Report or Internship Report
In the case of MGSP-001 and MGSP-002, you have a choice of selecting either internship or field- based research project. On completion, you would be required to submit an Internship Report or Project Report which would be evaluated. There are no assignments for MGSP-001 and MGSP-002.
As stated earlier, the term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and it carries seventy percent weightage in the final result. The University conducts term-end examinations twice a year i.e., in June and December. Students can take the examination only after completion of the prescribed courses, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years within the total span of registration for the programme.
In case any student fails to get a pass score in the Term-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when it is held, within the total span of registration for the Programme.