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The Nagaland Government Gazette Extraordinary The Nagaland
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Master ofArts (M.A. ) Planning and Development

Objective : The two years Master of Arts (M.A) Degree in Planning and Development conducted by The Global Open University, Nagaland has been designed for meeting the demand of the growing needs of experts in the fields of long and short term planning, sustainable development, governance and management, development planning, government accountability and public audit and social development.

Eligibility : Graduates of any discipline Duration : Two years

Award : Master of Arts (M.A) Degree in Planning and Development shall be awarded to all the successful candidates by The Global Open University, Nagaland.

Subjects : First Year
Introduction to Planning and Dev.
Planning in India
Social Development
Society, Nature and Environment
Development Planning

Subjects : Second Year
Good Governance and Management
Government Accountability
NGO Management
Disaster Management
Master's Thesis

Careers in Planning and Development

India needs effective strategies for planning and development of its projects and proposals to be implemented at the grass root level with time-based benchmarks. The Central and the State Governments must ensure that the officials understand new concepts like responsibility, answerability, blameworthiness, liability and good governance through proper planning as well as development. They must also be accountable for the responsibility of actions, products and policies including administration, governance and implementation and the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for consequences.

Total Fee : Rs. 28,150

Accordingly, the Application Form duly filled-in along with four stamp size photographs, copies of certificates and mark sheets and a Bank Draft for the full fee i.e. Rs. 28,150 in the name of “The Global Open University, Nagaland” payable at Dimapur must reach the Admissions Officer,
The Global Open University, Sodzulhou Village, P.O. - ARTC, NH-39, Dimapur - 797115 Nagaland by registered / speed post only.

Examination Fee : A fee of Rs. 300 per paper is to be paid before appearing in the Annual Examinations to be held at different Examination Centers within the State of Nagaland (Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha).

Master's Thesis : All students are required to submit a Master's Thesis at the end of second year.

Assignments : All admitted participants must submit subjectwise assignments based on the Mini Project Reports to be prepared by them on a topic related to each of the subjects