School: School of Management and Labour Studies
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 integrated M.Phil. & Direct 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 50 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.05.
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 Direct PhD programmes. In case of the Integrated M.Phil-PhD 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 Integrated M.Phil-Ph. D and Direct 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 Direct PhD
The MPhil-PhD Programme in Management and Labour Studies is a five year (2 years MPhil + 3 Years PhD) programme, beginning from the academic year 2014-15. The first year of the Programme consists of two semesters of course work, followed by a year for completing the MPhil dissertation. The coursework covers theories and research methods in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Labour Studies. After successful completion of the MPhil Programme, students automatically move to the PhD Programme which will be of 3 years duration. Although the MPhil-PhD Programme is an integrated programme, students will have the option of exiting the Programme after two years of successful completion of MPhil programme.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
The M.Phil. Programme carries 50 credits. The programme consists of four types courses: Compulsory Courses, Auxiliary Courses, Optional Courses, and Dissertation. Course wise credit composition is as follows:i. Compulsory Courses: 18 credits ii. Auxiliary Courses (non-credit): Academic Communication (Compulsory and Non Evaluative) and Need based Workshops (Compulsory and Non Evaluative)
iii. Optional Courses: 8 Creditsiv. Dissertation: 24 Credits On successful completion of M.Phil, students who choose to be in the programme work towards successful completion of Ph.D thesis, spanning a duration of three years.
Stage 1: M. Phil (Semesters I, II, III, and IV = 2 Years)
Research: Philosophy, Paradigms and Formulation of Research Problem
Theoretical Approaches to Management and Labour Studies: Research in Psychology, Sociology and Economics
Academic Communication (Compulsory and Non Evaluative)
Need based Workshops (Compulsory and Non Evaluative)
Semester I – Total Credits
Research Proposal (Compulsory)
Semester II - List of Optional Courses
Foundations of Research in Labour Economics
Labour Sociology: Paradigms and Discourses
Development Economics and Finance
Knowledge and Organizations
Strategic Management: Rationale, Approaches and Designs
Industrial Relations and Labour Regulations
Organizational Behaviour and Development: Paradigms and Contemporary Practices
Competency based Human Resource Management: Perspectives and Practices
Semester II: Proposal (6 Credits) + Optional courses (8 Credits) = 14 Credits
Semesters III & IV
Total Credits for M Phil (Semesters I+II+III+IV)
Stage 2- Ph D (3 Years) : Ph D will be awarded subject to
the successful completion of the thesis
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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