Master of Arts Gender & Development Studies(MAGD) 


     Women‗s & Gender Studies are emerging and growing areas of academic inquiry today. The modular MAWGSR 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

Eligibility:Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Minimum Duration – 2 years

Maximum Duration – 4 years

Programme Details:

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
I Year
MGS 1Gender and Development: Concepts, Approaches and Strategies6
MGS 2Gender, Development Goals and Praxis6
MGS 3Gender Analysis4
MGS 4Gender-Sensitive Planning and Policy Making8
MGS 5Research Methodologies in Gender and Development Studies8
MGSP 1Internship-I / Field based Research Project-I4
II Year
Compulsory Course
MGSP 2Internship-II / Field based Research Project-II4
Elective Courses (Choose any eight (8) courses only)
MGSE 1Gender Planning and Development Policies4
MGSE 2Gender Audit and Gender Budgeting4
MGSE 3Gender Mainstreaming4
MGSE 4Gender Issues in Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management4
MGSE 6Gender, Resources and Entitlements4
MGSE 7Gender, Organization and Leadership4
MGSE 9Gender Issues in Work, Employment and Productivity4
MGSE 10Gender and Entrepreneurship Development4
MGSE 13Gender Training and Empowerment4
MGSE 20Gender and Financial Inclusion4
Total Credits72

Of the ten electives on offer (MGSE 1, MGSE 2, MGSE 3, MGSE 4, MGSE 6, MGSE 7, MGSE 9, MGSE 10, MGSE 13 and MGSE 20), eight electives have to be completed. Learners who enroll for the MA (Gender & Development Studies) could exit with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies if they successfully complete the first-year courses (MGS 1, MGS 2, MGS 3, MGS 4, MGS 5 and MGSP 1).