Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar
Master’s Degree in the discipline of Child Development (or Human Development/Human development and Family Studies/Human development and Childhood Studies or an allied discipline such as Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work/Education/Disability Studies and other allied fields such as Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy etc.) with minimum 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from a University or a recognized institution of higher learning, and at least 5 years of teaching/professional experience in a University or a recognized institution of higher learning/research as well as demonstrable research experience and familiarity with research methodology in the area of child Development. Evidence of demonstrable research experience and candidate’s familiarity with research methodology will be evaluated by candidate’s research publications; a least three published in reputed national/international journals of which at least one should be in a peer reviewed journal.
It provides opportunities for interested scholars to undertake research in the area of child development from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Among others, it is open to professionals and scholars from fields such as Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Education, Special Education, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work.
Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately. The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre 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 Gyan Darshan Channel. You must regularly attend these sessions. These will help you to clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.
Radio counselling will be held through FM and you can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from your home. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.
The Programme will also be telecasted through DD metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.
Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support your learning. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. You can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.
You will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, you will be required to complete ninety percent practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.
Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component
Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. 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 distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks.
The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. You will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.
As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. You can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which you can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme.
In case you fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, you will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.
Programme Co-ordinator: Prof. Neerja Chadha