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IGNOU MEC Project Synopsis & Report Guidelines (MECP-101)

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If you are looking for help with MECP-101 Project/Dissertation, which is a Elective course applicable for Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC) programme(s) of IGNOU, you have come to the right place. On this page, you will get verified information on how to make your MECP-101 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 MEC project synopsis and reports.

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MECP-101 Project Information

For project work, you may take up such issues which you think interesting to explain with the help of economic theories and statistical techniques. For instance, if you are living in rural area, you might have observed – many workers migrate from your (rural) area to some urban areas area to some urban areas. Questions in this regard may arise in your mind: why do they migrate? Whether migration does help them to improve their economic condition? How does migration affect the education of their children and their families?

How to make MECP-101 (MEC) Project

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

Step 1: Download and Read the MECP-101 Project Guidelines / Manual

Before attempting to make your MEC 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 MECP-101 project manual by clicking the button below. 

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

You can get the details of your MECP-101 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 MECP-101 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 MEC 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 MECP-101 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.

If preparing the MECP-101 synopsis for Master of Arts (Economics) is too hard, you can check out the below reference materials and templates to help build the project synopsis.

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Step 4: Create your MECP-101 Project / Dissertation Report

While you wait for a letter of approval from your MEC 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 MECP-101 report for Master of Arts (Economics) 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 MECP-101 Project / Dissertation Report

Once your MEC 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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