Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) on basis of them meeting the following considerations with regard to educational qualifications, work experience and research proposal:
Educational Qualifications: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the M.Phil. & Ph.D programmes is a Second Class Master’s or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognised university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC). In the case of SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 45 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.50.
Candidates who are likely to complete all the requirements of their final year Master’s Degree examinations by July 1, are also eligible to apply for M.Phil, provided they have successfully completed their first year Masters degree. In such cases, admission will be provisional. If a provisionally admitted student successfully completes the admission formalities such as clearing the Research Aptitude Test, but fails to score the minimum required mark/grade at the end of the final year examination of his/her Master’s degree, the offer of provisional admission will be automatically cancelled.
Work Experience: A minimum of five years of post graduation work experience is required for Ph.D. programmes. In case of the M.Phil. Programme, there is no requirement of work experience. However, candidates with one to two years of work experience, will be preferred.
Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission to the M.Phil and Ph.D. Programme. A research proposal consisting of approximately 1,000 words should accompany the proposal and indicate the Specification of the broad field of study, Statement of the research problem and scope and objectives of the study, rationale for and the significance of the study, methodology to be followed, references, and the candidate’s research/work experience in that area, if any.
Candidates who have an M.Phil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible for a PhD
The content and design of the M.Phil. programme in Education draws its justification from the specificities associated with the discipline of Education. The discipline of Education is defined distinctively by its focussed subject matter—education—rather than by a unique theory or methodology. It is also distinctive in having a strong ‘practice’ and ‘practical’ orientation. While Education does not have a unique theory or method, its researchers draw on the foundational disciplines of Philosophy, Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, and Economics), Psychology, Linguistics and History in order to research, engage with and contribute to the discourse and knowledge formation in the domain of Education. The range of areas that thus come to be included within Education as a discipline are wide: from policy studies examining state action in education or community interaction with education to understanding pedagogy and curriculum at different levels to including the study of school as a social institution or even subjects such as cognitive development of children. The approaches to these issues could vary on the axes of ‘applied to pure’.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
The proposed M.Phil programme in Education is envisaged as an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the nature of education as a disciplinary domain of theory and practice. The programme seeks to help them gain orientation in educational research methods together with developing conceptual understanding of specific areas of focus within Education. A unique feature of the programme is also that it aims to develop in students the capability to think, communicate and engage in the discourse and practice of education through and in relation to a modern Indian language
Introduction to Social Science and Education Research
Evolution of Indian Education System
Introduction to Modern Indian Language Production
Modern Indian Language Production
Education Theory and Methodology
Total course work
III & IV
Independent researchAt least one seminar presentation of work in fourth semester prior to submission
Attendance in ongoing research seminar series of the Centre Attendance and participation in ongoing research/ peer group seminar
Fee Structure for Integrated M.Phil and Ph.D Programme and Direct Ph.D Programme
(Prices in INR and subject to revision)
The full fees and deposits should be paid within the stipulated time after the announcement of the admission results. In addition, Rs. 50/- towards bank processing charges should be paid in any branch of the State Bank of India. If students fail to pay the fee on time, their candidature can be cancelled. Once the students details have been entered into the Online platform, a scanned copy of the fee receipt must be submitted via the online platform. Non-adherence to the above will be considered as equivalent to non-payment of fees.
Students’ Mediclaim Insurance Premium
For M.Phil per Semester
For Ph.D. per Semester for 2 Years
Medical Examination Fees
Student Union Fee
Payable three months before submission
Degree certificate replacement
Issue of duplicate Identity Card
Hostel Room(Double/Triple) (if allotted)
*subject to revision
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