Centre: Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education
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
About Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education (Independent Centre)The Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education (CSSE) was established in 1970 as a sequel to the 'Field Studies in Sociology of Education’ carried out for the Education Commission 1964-66. The Centre is devoted to research, teaching and extension activities in the field of sociology of education guided by concerns of equality and social justice. It specialises in research that provides critical and reflective understandings of the social role of education, with a focus on issues of social inequality, cultural marginalization and equitable social development. Wider theoretical perspectives rooted in conflict, feminist, post-colonial, inter-sectional theory, interpretative school and critical epistemology are explored to deepen understanding of the linkages between the structures of power and educational development. Current research areas of centre faculty include structures and processes of gender,, class, ethnicity including caste, tribe , and minority issues in education, conflict and education, the politics of knowledge systems in the context of plural epistemologies and hegemonic processes of colonialism/neo – colonialism.
Research Areas of the Centre Faculty
Prof. Ranu JainSociology of Education, Social Stratification and Social Conflict, Sociology of Minority and Minority Education, Religious Minorities, Communalism, Secularism and Multiculturalism, Peace Education, Social Exclusion/ Marginalization, Ghettoization, Nationalism and Rightist Politics, Sociology of Movements.
Prof. Leena AbrahamSociology of Education, Sociology of Medicine, Medical Education, Ayush Education, Gender and Education, Tribal Development, Education and Employment, Indigenous Systems of Knowledge, Science and Society, Plural Epistemologies, Agriculture and Education, Politics of knowledge.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
The Programme carries a total of 46 credits and is divided into three components- Compulsory Courses, Optional course and Dissertation.
A. Compulsory Courses (14 Credits)
The compulsory courses will consist of courses on Sociology of Education (6 credits) and courses on Research Methodology in the Social Sciences (8 credits).
B. Optional Course/s (2 credits)
At present, the Centre will not offer any optional courses in this programme. Following the Institute norm students will choose one optional course of 2 credits from the list of optional courses available to them from the other M.Phil programmes of the Institute. However, the Centre faculty may consider offering optional courses in future.
C. Dissertation (30 credits)
During the third and the fourth semesters, students will prepare a dissertation based on primary or secondary data under the supervision of a faculty. They will develop and present a research proposal, gather and analyse data, and submit a thesis of 100-150 pages.
SEMESTER WISE LISTING OF COURSES
Philosophical Foundations of Social Science Research
Social Theory and Research
Quantitative Research: Theory and Practice
Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice
Education and Structures of Power*
Workshop on Academic Writing Skills
Identities and Inequalities in Education*
Knowledge, Culture and Society*
Optional course from another School/Centre
Proposal presentation, data gathering and analysis
Fee Structure for M.Phil and 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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