IGNOU MARD Syllabus – Candidates can find latest session Syllabus Structure for MARD Programme from here. IGNOU New MARD Syllabus is available with credit system in which each of the courses is given appropriate credit. IGNOU has implemented credit system in MARD courses which is useful for course selection at the time of taking admission and for re registration.

MARD Candidates have to choose their required credit courses at every semester or at every year to complete their MARD (Master of Arts in Rural Development) Programme. There are many courses available for MARD course selection in which some of as a compulsory course and some of as an optional course.

MARD Current Syllabus:

1st Year  
Course Code    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
2nd Year  
Course Code     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

IGNOU University is working regular to revise its Syllabus of IGNOU MARD on the basis of future scope and removes its old syllabus. IGNOU may change or update MARD Syllabus at any time they need so we work to provide latest syllabus structure to our MARD candidates for their study.

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  1. HI Sir
    I m Manan mustafa I m not able to get detailed syllabus of MARD ist semester .. May you help in this case . I also need previous years papeRs so how can I get it .

    Thanks sir

  2. To need a all types of notification regarding to a education by ignou and more synthetically about a examination held through a on rural areas of development 2018.

  3. I have doing my MA June-17 in the subject MARD & I HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED MY ASSIGNM,ENT IN THE EXAM CENTRE. But unfortunately i have unable to attend the exam. but now again trying to attend the exam. how & when i further attend the exam

  4. Sir,

    I am enrolled in MA in Rural Development course for 2019, but I’ve not received my study material yet.
    pls send it at earliest.

    1. Dear sir,
      i have passed out PGDRD from IGNOU in 2007 can i continue MARD with PGDRD credit transfer in 2019.If so please guide me .

      1. yess you may continue to MARD with the help of credit transfer of PGDRD. but in first you have to take admission in MARD. After that you have to go at University along with DD 500 Rs. pr paper code. plss match the course code of mard to pgdrd.
        Dharmendra Chauhan

  5. I enrolled for MARD course July 2019 for Lucknow center.
    I got message to register for exam before 30 th march.
    When I try to do so get error that assignment is not complete.
    Please advise me what to do?
    I tried many times to reach out to Lucknow helpline no but didn’t get any response.
    I dropped email as well as but didn’t get any response.


  6. Sir Mai pgdrd 2016 me Kia tha Lekin Maine rdd5 project report Nani bhej paya baki 4 sub clear hai kya mard me credit transfer kar Sakta hu. Kya karna padega please sir bataye

  7. M.A.(Rural Development ) एक ग्रामीण क्षेत्र से जुड़ा विषय है
    क्या यह Course ; M.Sc.(Agriculture) के समकक्ष/समतुल्य (Equivalent) है।
    मैं B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) व B.Ed. के साथ M.A.(Rural Development ) Post Graduate हूँ ।
    RPSC (राजस्थान लोक सेवा आयोग) अजमेर द्वारा कृषि व्याख्याता स्कूल शिक्षा भर्ती का आयोजन किया गया ।
    यदि M.A. (Rural Development ) ; M.Sc.(Agriculture) के Equivalent (समतुल्य/समकक्ष) हो तो कृपया अवगत कराने का कष्ट करे व Equivalent Certificate प्रदान करवाए ।

  8. Respected sir,
    I am finding problem in understanding what is the syllabus for MARD exam.
    Q1. In first year we have to give exams semester wise or year wise?
    Q2. If the exam is year wise than the first year exam is of how many credits, because I heard in one IGNOU youtube video by Dr. M. Aslam that in the 2nd year out of 6 courses each of 6 credits we have to take only 5 courses. That makes a total of 30 credits. But in 1st year we are having 36 credits (MRD 101, 102, 103, 004, and MRDP 001). Is anyone optional?
    Q3. What is registration card? Is it the same as Identity card that we receive?

    Kindly resolve my issues.
    Have a nice day sir,
    Thank you so much

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