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IGNOU MADVS Project Synopsis & Report Guidelines (MDVP-117)

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If you are looking for help with MDVP-117 Project/Dissertation, which is a Elective course applicable for Master of Arts (Development Studies) (MADVS) programme(s) of IGNOU, you have come to the right place. On this page, you will get verified information on how to make your MDVP-117 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 MADVS project synopsis and reports.

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MDVP-117 Project Information

Project work will enable you to enhance your skill in selecting a topic, preparing a project proposal, formulating tools for data collection, collecting data, and generating information for a report on a particular topic. Various methods are applied for different projects. But in MDVP-117, you are advised to use case study method or survey method. The MDV-106 gives you an understanding on issues like project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, measurement and sampling, data collection and analysis. In addition to them, the details on the case study and survey methods are briefly given below for your understanding.

How to make MDVP-117 (MADVS) Project

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

Step 1: Download and Read the MDVP-117 Project Guidelines / Manual

Before attempting to make your MADVS 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 MDVP-117 project manual by clicking the button below. 

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

You can get the details of your MDVP-117 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 MDVP-117 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 MADVS 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 MDVP-117 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 MDVP-117 Project / Dissertation Report

While you wait for a letter of approval from your MADVS 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 MDVP-117 report for Master of Arts (Development Studies) 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 MDVP-117 Project / Dissertation Report

Once your MADVS 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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