IGNOU MA History 1st Year Assignments 2015-16 - You will find here Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) Master of Arts in History (MA History) first year assignments for July 2015 and January 2016 session.
MA Programme in History has been developed with a view to provide an opportunity to those learners who wish to go for higher studies in History. The Programme would be of great use for the teachers working in schools, personnel working in various institutions associated with history and culture (museums, archives, archaeological survey etc.), working people in various organisations and all graduates who are desirous of acquiring a Masters Degree in History. The Programme is available in English and Hindi and has 64 credits.
Dates for Submission of Assignments:
For July 2014 Session: 31st March 2015
For January 2015 Session: 30th September 2015
The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students.
GUIDELINES FOR ASSIGNMENTS
The assignments have two types of questions:
1) Essay Type Questions which you have to answer in about 500 words each and they carry 20 marks each.
2) Short notes to be answered in about 250 words each and they carry 10 marks each.
You will find it useful to keep the following points in mind:
a) Planning: Read the assignments carefully. Go through the units on which they are based. Make some points regarding each question and then re-arrange these in a logical order.
b) Organisation: Be a little more selective and analytical before drawing up a rough outline of your answer. In an essay-type question, give adequate attention to your introduction and conclusion. The introduction must offer your brief interpretation of the question and how you propose to develop it. The conclusion must summarise your response to the question.
Make sure that your answer:
- is logical and coherent;
- has clear connections between sentences and paragraphs;
- is written correctly giving adequate consideration to your expression, style and presentation;
- does not exceed the number of words indicated in your question.
a) Presentation: Once you are satisfied with your answers, you can write down the final version for submission, writing each answer neatly and underlining the points you wish to emphasis.
b) Interpretation: Interpretation is a constant process in history writing. It is already reflected in your planning and selection. Explanatory comments with phrases like may be, because, could be, etc., immediately introduce an element of interpretation in writing itself. Here you have to be careful that these comments can be supportedby the material you have in the answer.
MA History 1st Year Assignments (English)
MA History 2nd Year Assignments (Hindi)