The most common project is that which is prepared by those who wish to undertake research for completing their diploma master’s or doctoral degree. Submission of a IGNOU MESP 049 project work is a general requirement in most of the universities which is evaluated by a committee of experts to determine its feasibility. For example, being a student of PGDEMA, you are required to select a theme or a problem in an area of your choice within the framework of the contents from either compulsory courses or from an elective course which you have already studied.
However, it may be noted that you should choose a topic for which all the needed resources are easily available to you. The main purpose of this project work is to sensitize you to the realities and practices used in educational management in various systems, their unique problems, the demands on them and the possibilities inherent in them.
The second type of IGNOU MESP 049 project is one, which is to a private or governmental agency for financial assistance.
Finally, in the third category is for the research project that is submitted by a university by teacher to some research organization such as Distance Education Council (DEC) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR), the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), the University Grants Commission (UGC). or any other organization. Funds are marked by such organizations for research, hence more teachers are taking interest to investigate problems in the areas of concern at the school, college or university levels. After successfully completing your PGDEMA, you may also be interested in undertaking a research project of this nature.
Generally, research which is conducted in any of the above mentioned types of research projects, can be classified based on the following three perspectives:
- The application of the research study;
- The objectives in undertaking the research; and
- The type of information sought