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IGNOU DPLAD Project Synopsis & Report Guidelines (BPR-004)

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If you are looking for help with BPR-004 Project/Dissertation, which is a Compulsory course applicable for Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration and Development (DPLAD) programme(s) of IGNOU, you have come to the right place. On this page, you will get verified information on how to make your BPR-004 project synopsis and report. You will also get to know the entire project process in IGNOU right from how to get a project supervisor, how to select a topic, where and how to submit the project report, etc. You can also look at the below premium ready-made and customised reference material for DPLAD project synopsis and reports.

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BPR-004 Project Information

Equip panchayat level functionaries with the necessary knowledge, skills and talents needed for strengthening local democracy and the process of decentralized planning, help them to work with elected representatives in a cooperative and coordinated fashion, and facilitate people's participation through a denovo approach, attitude and action by the panchayat level functionaries.

How to make BPR-004 (DPLAD) Project

Easy five-step process to make and submit your DPLAD project synopsis & report

Step 1: Download and Read the BPR-004 Project Guidelines / Manual

Before attempting to make your DPLAD project, It is important to read the project manual that is sent to you as part of your study materials. If you did not receive it, you can also download the BPR-004 project manual by clicking the button below. 

Step 2: Get details of your DPLAD Project Supervisor / Guide

You can get the details of your BPR-004 project supervisor by contacting the coordinator of your study centre. Most projects must be undertaken under the supervision of the project supervisor. It is only after you get the approval of your supervisor can you submit your project to IGNOU for examination.

Step 3: Create and Submit your BPR-004 Project Synopsis / Proposal

A synopsis is a brief summary of the project that you intend to make. It is essentially a description of what you propose to do in your DPLAD project and how you intend to go about it. Usually, it should be 1000 words in length (approx 10-14 pages). It should be developed and approved in consultation with the project supervisor. The synopsis for BPR-004 should include major sections like: The title, the rationale behind the proposed topic, objectives of the study, review to relevant literature, outline of the research plan and methods used to complete the study. It may also include a chapter outline and preliminary bibliography. Once the synopsis / proposal is prepared, it must be approved by your supervisor. Once it is approved, you must send a copy of your synopsis to IGNOU in Delhi to the programme co-ordinator or in some cases via email to the regional center. The exact address and details are in your project guide/manual.

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Step 4: Create your BPR-004 Project / Dissertation Report

While you wait for a letter of approval from your DPLAD programme co-ordinator, you can already begin making your project. Sometimes it may take over a month to hear back from IGNOU. In the worst case, if you do not hear back after repeated attempts, you can try to submit your project directly along with the synopsis again. Once your synopsis is approved, you can now begin working on your project. The project report is usually 10,000 - 15,000 words in length. (approx. 80-100 pages). It should have a cover page, various annexure formats, a table of contents, acknowledgment, and the main sections. It must also contain a bibliography at the end. The deadlines to submit are usually 31st May for June Exams and 30th November for December Exams. 

Preparing the BPR-004 report for Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration and Development is a complex process. In order to make things easy for you, check out the below reference materials and templates to help build the project report.

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Step 5: Submit your BPR-004 Project / Dissertation Report

Once your DPLAD project report is ready and approved by your supervisor, make sure it has his or her signature on it. You can make and submit your projects in handwritten as well as printed (typed) format. We highly recommend students to make it using Microsoft Word as it appears more professional and it is easier for the teachers to evaluate. You must submit your final reports to:

Student Evaluation Division (SED),
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Maidan Garhi
New Delhi - 110 068

Reports can also be submitted online on IGNOU's portal mentioned below:

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