M.Phil. Programme Schedule
|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.
a) Bachelor Degree - Mark Sheet & Degree Certificate
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.|
VIDYANISHNAT (M.PHIL.) PROGRAMME
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.
The applicant has to submit the attached application from along
2. The applicant will then have to appear for an interview conducted
4. The selection committee shall give the final decision as regards
5. In case the student wishes to change from one guide to another,
he may do
is a regular course. The duration of this course shall be 18 month,
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 ).
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
3. Group C - Dissertation and Viva-Voce
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
The award of class for the M. Phil. Degree shall
be done according to the following system of gradation.
|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|
S Y L L A B U S
Group A Paper For
Economics, Sociology and Political Science
1. Social Research:
2. Research Design:
3. Selection and Formulation of Research Problem:
b) Secondary Data : Sources : documents, census
materials, records, biographies, library references, travelogues,
history, journals, reports, Government reports, serials gazetteers,
7. Analysis of data:
8. Research Report:
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
Unit 2 : Research Methodology
Unit 3 : Philosophy of History
Unit 4 : Approaches to History : Ancient Age
Unit 5 : Approaches to History : Medieval Age
Unit 6 : Approaches to History : Modern Age
Unit 7 : Cyclical and Civilization Approaches
Unit 9 : Subaltern Studies School
Unit 10 : Post-Modernism and History
ECONOMICS : paper - 2
Micro Economics Theories
Macro Economics Theories
Theories of International Economics
Theories of Development
Theories of Industrial Economics
Theories of Agricultural Economics
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
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.
1. Social and intellectual in the development of
2. Sociological theory from mid 20th century.
3. Conflict Theory
4. The critical theory and Neo Marxism
5. Interactionist Perspective
6. Feminism and feminist sociological theory
7. Recent issues and debates
8. Sociological perspectives in Indian sociology
- sociology for India
History : Paper - 2
Course Content :
Second Term :
6. The 18th century Debate
M. Phil. (Geography )
S Y L L A B U S
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 :
3. Cartographic techniques:
4. Surveying techniques :
6. Field work Collection of primary and secondary
2. Dualism in Geography :
3. Recent trends in Geography
4. Applied Geography