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M.Phil. Programme Schedule

--- 1) Economics
2) Sociology
3) History
4) Political Science
5) Geography
6) Social Work
7) Philosophy

Eligibility Post Graduate Degree in particular Subject with minimum 50% marks.

The application has to submit the attached application form along with the required certificates.
The Documents list is as under :-

a) Bachelor Degree - Mark Sheet & Degree Certificate
b) Post -graduate - Mark Sheet & Degree Certificate
c) 10 copies of Proposed research outline
d) Experience Certificate (if any)
e) Caste Certificate (if applicable)
f) Photo- 01 Copy
g) Candidates in permanent employment at the time of registration must produce written permission of their employers for conducting the research work.

Selection Procedure 1) The applicant has to appear for an Interview conducted by the M. Phil. Selection Committee appointed by the University.
2) The student should attend the interview with a brief synopsis (Proposed Research Outline) of his topic of research.
Duration of the Course 1) This is a regular course. The duration of this course will be 18 month. i. e. 3 terms. The first two terms are allotted for the teaching of the two theory papers, writing of two term papers. Presentation of the seminars based on the topic of research. The remaining term is allotted for completion of the dissertation.
Eligibility a) Post graduation in Social Sciences, Social Work (MSW), Anthropology or Public Administration with minimum 50% marks.
b) Post graduation in Commerce with adequate background in Economics
and Management and minimum 50% marks.
c) Post graduation in any other discipline approved by the M.Phil. Selection Committee, with minimum 50% marks.
Selection Procedure 1. The applicant has to submit the attached application from along with the
required certificates.

2. The applicant will then have to appear for an interview conducted by the
M. Phil. selection committee appointed by the University.
3. The student should attend the interview with a brief synopsis of his topic of

4. The selection committee shall give the final decision as regards the selection
of a candidate and will allot research supervisors taking into consideration
the availability of guide and the student's area of interest.

5. In case the student wishes to change from one guide to another, he may do
so with express consent of both them and the permission of the head of the

Duration This is a regular course. The duration of this course shall be 18 month, i.e. 3
terms. The first two terms are allotted for the teaching of the two theory
papers, writing of two term paper and presentation of the seminars based on
these term papers. The remaining term is allotted for completion of
Student unable to complete their dissertation within this period will be
allowed to do within an additional period of one year. This extension shall
be granted on the merit of the case, on the recommendation of the guide and
on payment of the prescribed fees.
Student requiring a further extension will be required to register again for
the course. They will, however, be given an exemption from appearing for
the course work ( examination and internal assessment ).

Course Content 1. Group A - Two Theory Papers
Paper I - Methods of Social Research - For Economics, Political Science and Sociology
Research Methodology & Philosophy of History - For History
Paper II - a) Economics - Advanced Economic Theories
b) Political Science - Political Economy of India
c) History - Debates in the Indian History
d) Sociology - Theoretical perspective and debates in contemporary sociology.

The written examination for these two paper shall be conducted at the end of the second term.

2. Group B - Term Papers and Seminars
The students are required to write to term paper on topic decided after discussion between the students and their research guides. The submission of the two term papers and the presentation of the seminars based on these term papers is to be completed by the end of the second term.

3. Group C - Dissertation and Viva-Voce
Students are required to undertake their dissertation in consultation with their research guide. 3 copies of the dissertation of the to be submitted to the university through the research guide at the end of the 3rd term. After the dissertation is evaluated the student will be required to appear for a viva-voce test based on the dissertation.

Evaluation Evaluation of the students' course work and their performance will be continuous process. The pattern of evaluation shall be as follows:

1. Students will be required to appear for the two theory paper for the final
written examination. Each paper will be of 100 marks, i.e. a total of 200
2. Students are required to write 2 term papers of 50 marks each, and to make 2
seminar presentations of 25 marks each.
3. The Dissertation carries 200 marks. It will be evaluate by the guide and
external referee appointed by the University authorities in consultation with
the Head of Department. The external referee and the guide will conduct a
viva-voce which will carry 50 marks.
For the evaluation of the dissertation, average of the total marks given by the internal and external referees shall be taken as the final score.
If a student fails to secure minimum marks in the dissertation, the student will be allowed to re-submit the dissertation after suitable modification. This resubmission must be done within a period of one year from the declaration of the final result.
· Minimum passing marks in all categories are 50% .

Note :- Condition for submission of dissertation and appearing for viva-voce.

Students who have secured minimum passing marks in the both Group 'A' and Group
'B' will be allowed to submit their dissertation and appear for the viva-voce.

Head of Passing

Maximum Marks

Passing Marks
Group A    
Paper I 100 50
Paper II 100 50
Total Group A 200 100
Group B    
Term Paper I 50 25
Term Paper II 50 25
Seminar I
Seminar II
Total Group B 150 75
Group C    
Dissertation 200 100
Viva Voce 50 25
Total Group C 250 125
Grand Total 600 300

The award of class for the M. Phil. Degree shall be done according to the following system of gradation.
Distinction First Class Second Class Fail 70% and above 60% to 69% 50% to 59% below 50%

a) 80% attendance for the lectures.
b) Close liaison with the guide

Medium Medium of instruction will be English. However a student will be allowed to write term papers, written examination and dissertation in English or Marathi. The seminar presentation and Viva voce also may be given in either English or Marathi

Group A Paper For

     Economics, Sociology and Political Science

Paper - I : Methods of Social Research

1. Social Research:
Social Research and logic in social science research. Scientific Method - Causality and explanation, dependent and independent variables. Theory and Research. Value in Social Science research.

2. Research Design:
Types of Research Designs - Exploratory, Descriptive, Experimental, Characteristics of good Research Design. Pors. and limitation of various Research Design.

3. Selection and Formulation of Research Problem:
Conceptual framework, Objective of research, review of related literature hypotheses.

4. Field Study:
Census and sample. Sampling techniques - random, stratified, cluster, quota, purposive sampling.

5. Method of Collection of Data:
a) Primary Data Collection : Observation - Participant and non-participant.
Questionnaires. Interview schedule (closed - open).

b) Secondary Data : Sources : documents, census materials, records, biographies, library references, travelogues, history, journals, reports, Government reports, serials gazetteers, annuals.

6. Presentation of Data:
Coding and tabulation of data - simple and cross tabulation. Statistical presentation of data - mean, mode, median, Graphs Probability, Measurement of association.

7. Analysis of data:
Interpretation of statistical data, qualitative analysis. Case study. Testing the hypothesis.

8. Research Report:
Introduction Objectives and methods of study, selection of universe sample. presentation data analysis, Conclusions and Suggestions.

For History Paper

Research Methodology and Philosophy of History

Objectives: This paper aims to provide the research student with essential information about historical methods of research. it also aims to provide and understanding of the philosophical base of the discipline of History.

Unit 1 : Concept of History and Historical Research
a. History - Meaning, Scope and Nature
b. Nature and Scope of Historical Research
c. Evidence in History

Unit 2 : Research Methodology
a. Preliminary Operations
b. Analytical Operations
c. Synthetic Operations
d. Concluding Operations

Unit 3 : Philosophy of History
a. Critical
b. Speculative

Unit 4 : Approaches to History : Ancient Age
a. Greaco-Roman
b. Indian
c. Chinese

Unit 5 : Approaches to History : Medieval Age
a. Christian
b. Arabic
c. Persian
d. Indian

Unit 6 : Approaches to History : Modern Age
a. idealist
b. Positivist
c. Romanticist
d. Historical Materialism

Unit 7 : Cyclical and Civilization Approaches
a. Toynbee
b. Spengler
c. Huntington

Unit 8 : Annalles School:
a. Marc Bloch
b. Fernand Braudel
c. Lucien le Fabvre

Unit 9 : Subaltern Studies School

Unit 10 : Post-Modernism and History

ECONOMICS : paper - 2

Preamble :
This paper is mainly concerned with the objective of equipping the students in a rigorous and comprehensive manner with the economic theories of various branches of economics. The papers deals with the micro and macro economics theories. It also deals with theories of industries economies, agricultural economics, developmental economics, public economics and international economics. This paper provides theoretical base to the students, which enables them further to conduct a valuable research.

Micro Economics Theories
Theories of demand : utility, indifference cure, Slutsky theorem, revealed preference theory; Price and output determination: Perfect competition-short run and long run equilibrium of the firm and industry; monopoly-short run and long run equilibrium; Monopolistic competition- equilibrium of the firm and group with product differentiation and selling cost.

Macro Economics Theories
Consumption function: Keynes' psychological law of consumption; Income -
Consumption relationship: absolute income, relative income, permanent income and life cycle hypothesis; Investment Function: marginal efficiency of capital and Investment- long run and short run; The accelerator and investment behavior; Impact of policy measures on Investment.

Theories of International Economics
Ricardian principle of comparative advantage; Haberler's opportunity cost; Hicksher-Ohlin theory.

Theories of Development
Marxian concepts of capitalist economics development-theory of social change, surplus value and profit; Rostow's Theory; Rosestein Rodan's Theory; Schumpeter and capitalistic development; Innovation-role of credit, profit and degeneration of capitalism.

Theories of Industrial Economics
Seller's concentration; Product differentiation; Entry condition; Economices of scale; Market structure and profitability; Market structure and innovation; Theories of industrial location- Weber and Sargent Florence; Factors affecting location.

Theories of Agricultural Economics
Shultz's theory, Mellor theory, Boserup theory, Arthur Lewis theory and Ranis-Fei Model of economics development.

Political Science : Paper - 2


1. Approaches to the study political Economy - Liberal, Democratic and Neo Marxist.

1. State in India: Colonial Legacy, The question of autonomy, Dominant Colition, Electoral Politics in a class-caste society.

2. Indian's Class Structure: Ruling Class, Agrarian Class Structure, Middle Classes, Normalization and dispersal of the Working class.

3. Class and Caste: Caste composition of classes, class divisions within castes, class-distinctions.

4. Planning and Development: Mixed Economy model and Planning as strategy for development, Review of Planning.

5. Liberalization: Limits of Planning, Role of Public Sector, Polities of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization : Aims and Achievement, Critique of "Economic Reforms," Critique of Development Model, Alternatives and sustainable Development.

6. Hegemony and democratic struggle: Nature of Indian's capitalism, debate about Passive Revolution, nature and Limits of Hegemony

Sociology : Paper - 2

Theoretical Perspectives & Debates in Contemporary Sociology

Objectives - This paper aims at introducing the student to the field of social theory and methodology in contemporary society. Social theory covers three major areas of concern namely. 1. Methodology 2. Substantive concern related to modernity. 3. Critique of existing social reality.
The student is introduced to the methodological division in social sciences, which distinguished natural sciences and social sciences. Over the past half century this division between
'naturalistic' and 'interpretative' social science is being challenged by sociologists. Today conception of meaning and human action have altered considerably. The nature of language and meaningful character of human activity and institutions analyzed as an offshoot of social collectivity. The contrast between 'subjective' character of human science and 'objective' form natural science is no longer sharp. And the analysis of modernity and the changing perceptions science Marxian and Weberian thought is relevant and therefore included. New theories and theorists like J. Habermas and Michel Foucault also introduced in the syllabus. The inclusion of critical theory and the various versions of feminist theory, incorporate the idea of Sociology as a critique of the social order. The paper introduces the students to the post modern image of contemporary social institutions, emergence of a consumer society and the inherently pluralistic nature of contemporary.
The syllabus for teaching sociological theory in this course takes into account the broad diversity of theoretical perspectives in sociology. The major objective is to teach the students to actively engage in applying theory to substantive issues that move societies.

Course Outline:


1. Social and intellectual in the development of sociological theory.
a. Political revolutions.
b. Industrial revolution - growth of capitalism.
c. Rise of socialism.
d. Religious changes.
e. Growth of science and technology.
f. Enlightenment between theory and research.

2. Sociological theory from mid 20th century.
a. Structural functionalism:- The idea of social structure and function - Radcliff Brown.
b. Functional dimensions of the social system - Talcot Parsons.
c. Codification, critique and reformulation of functional analysis - R. K. Merton.
d. Neo functionalism.- J. Alexander.

3. Conflict Theory
a. R. Dahrendorf - Critque of Marxian dialectic of conflict - authority.
b Lewis Coser- conflict and consensus functional analysis of conflict.

4. The critical theory and Neo Marxism
a. Critical Theory - the Frankfurt school.
b. Lifeworld and system - Jurgen Habermas.
c. Structural Marxism - Louis Althusser
d. Antonio Gramci - Hegemony
e. Immanuel Wallerstein - World system approach.

5. Interactionist Perspective
a. Chicago school - George H. Mead, mind, self and society.
b. Herbert Blumer - micro and macro approach.
c. Phenomenological Sociology - Peter Berger and T. Luckman - Social construction of reality.
d. H. Garfinkel - ethno methodology

6. Feminism and feminist sociological theory
a. gender, gender roles.
b. Private public dichotomy.
c. Patriarchy as ideology & practice

7. Recent issues and debates
a. Micro - macro integration.
b. Agency - structure integration - Anthony Giddens .
c. Peter Bourdieu - structural theory.
d. Post - modernism

8. Sociological perspectives in Indian sociology - sociology for India
a. Indological / Textual G. S. Ghurye, Louis Dumont.
b. Structural functionalism ( M. N. Srinivas ,S. C. Dube)
c. Marxism ( D. P. Mukherji, A. R. Desai.)
d. Filed view, anthropological perspective of Irawati Karve.
e. Subaltern Perspective ( Ranjit Guha , David Hardiman , B. R. Ambedkar )

History : Paper - 2
Debates in Indian History
Objective : The Paper aims to make the student aware of a number of debates in Indian history,
with a view to encourage analytical and creative thinking.

Course Content :
First Term:
1. The Aryan Problem
2. The Mauryan State
3. Urbanisation and Urban decay
4. Feudalism
5. The State in Medieval India.

Second Term :

6. The 18th century Debate
7. De-industrialisation and Industrialisation
8. '1857' in Indian History
9. Nationalism
10. Textbook Controversies

M. Phil. (Geography )


Paper 1 : Research techniques in Geography

1. Geographical data : Nature, Sources and types ( spatio temporal, point line and area formats), bivariate and multivariate.

2. Statistical techniques :
i) Frequency distribution, central tendencies, normal and skewed distributions.
ii) Time series analysis - Moving averages, line of best fit, logistic curve.
iii) Bivariate correlation and regression.
iv) Multivariate regression, trend surfaces

3. Cartographic techniques:
i) Line graphs , Pie graphs. ii) Use of semi log papers.
iii) Interpolation and isolines. iv) x,y,z plots.

4. Surveying techniques :
i) Use of Indian clinometer.
ii) Profile leveling by Dumpy level.
iii) Countouring by Theodolite.
iv) Use of GPS.

5. Interpretation:
i) SOI toposheets
ii) Aerial photographs
iii) Satellite images.

6. Field work Collection of primary and secondary data.
7. Report writing :
i) Various types of reports, dissertation, thesis
ii) Design ( survey of literature, methodology, Bibliography, references and footnotes etc.)

Paper :2 Trends in Geographical thought

1. Development of Geographical Thought : Contributions of different scholars during ancient, medieval and modern period Contribution of Herodotus, Eratosthenes, Strabo, Ptoemy, Kant, humbolodt, ritter, W. M. Davis.

2. Dualism in Geography :
i) Determinism and possibilism
ii) Systematic versus Regional Geography
iii) Physical Human Geography

3. Recent trends in Geography
i) Fields surveys, process studies adn experimental studies
ii) Quantification and application of statistical techniques in Geography
iii) Computer Cartography adn Remote Sensing
iv) Geoinformatics and GIS

4. Applied Geography
i) Definition, need and significance
ii) Application in- land use planning, regional planning, rural and urban planning, resource management, environmental management, natural hazards, scenic evaluation.