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Department of Social Work - MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN SOCIAL WORK

Aim & Objective
• To create a platform of awareness pertaining to research in the prospective research scholars.
• To acquire and apply the research knowledge into the real world of business/ management.
• To enhance the horizon of not only of the individual researcher but also of the organization / institution.


Status
The M. Phil Degree shall have the status of an intermediate Degree between the first Post-Graduate Degree and the Doctorate Degree. It will have both research and course components and will give the student adequate background for advanced research.



Eligibility • For admission to M. Phil. programme applicants fulfilling the following criteria shall be treated eligible. i. Persons having passed P.G. degree examination with at least 55% of marks or grade equivalent thereof awarded by the recognized University, relaxable to 50% for reservation category and OBC.
ii. This is also applicable to foreign students who have obtained the Master’s degree from any recognized Indian University.
iii. Students from out of Maharashtra will have to pay additional Rs. 1000/- towards eligibility


Course Pattern
The duration of this course shall be 12 months and thereon submission of dissertation within the period of 6 months. If an M. Phil student is unable to complete his dissertation within this period, he will be allowed to do so within an additional period of one year.


Admission Procedure • The candidate can collect the prospectus from the TMV, Pune by paying the prescribed fee.
• The filled in application form must be submitted only at the TMV office alongwith essential documents


Medium • Medium of instruction will be English.


Admission Procedure
• A candidate has to appear for Entrance Exam which will be conducted at Vidyapeeth Bhavan, Mukundnagar, Pune.


Structure of M.Phil Entrance Examination
Written test - 100 marks
Interview - 50 marks

The Entrance (Written) Examination shall have the following four components:
a) Research Methodology (Weightage 40%)
b) Knowledge of the respective subject (for ex. General Management) (Weightage 30%)
c) Functional English Language (Weightage 15%)
d) Functional knowledge of Computers (Weightage 15%)

• The nature of the Examination shall be MCQ / Descriptive type.
• The Passing criterion for Entrance Exam is 50%.
• Duration of the paper – 3 hours


Programme Contents
The M. Phil. course consists of the following:

1) Group A - Two Theory Papers
Paper I - Social Work Research & Ideology - 100 Marks
Paper II - Research Methodology - 100 Marks

2) Group B - Term Papers and Seminars
Assignments - 30 Marks
Seminars - 30 Marks

3) Group C - Dissertation and Viva- Voce
Students are required to undertake their research project in consultation with their research guide.

Three copies of the dissertation are to be submitted to the Management Department through the research guide at the end of the IInd term. After the dissertation is evaluated the student will be required to appear for a viva-voce test based on the dissertation.


Examination Pattern • Annual


Passing CriteriaMinimum passing marks in all categories are 40%.


Fee Structure (In Rupees) • (Fees applicable for current academic year.)
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