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M.Phil. (Research) in Social Works

S. No. Course Eligibility Course Duration Type
1 M.Phil. (Research)

In Science/Management/ Social Sciences/Health Sciences

Pass in respective Master Degree with minimum 50% marks. 1 years Semester


3.1 Organisation of M.Phil Programme:

M.Phil. (Research) Degree programme shall be run by the University in its Departments/Constituent Units in the disciplines approved by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Board of Studies. Further provided, that two or more Departments/ Constituent Units of the University may have an Inter-disciplinary M.Phil. (Research) Programme with the approval of the Academic Council.

3.2 Duration of the Programme:

The M.Phil. (Research) Programme may be run on a full time basis or a part time basis, or both, depending upon the facilities available in the Department/ Constituent Unit to run the programme.

(a) Full Time Programme:

The full time (day/evening) M.Phil. (Research) programme for regular students shall be of one year duration or as prescribed by the Regulatory authority, if any.

(b) Part Time Programme:

The duration of the part-time M. Phil programme shall be two continuous academic years or as prescribed by the Regulatory authority, if any.

The part-time students shall have to fulfill the requirement of a minimum residency period of two months for their studies at the University Department/ Constituent Units. Summer vacations or other vacations can also be utilized for this purpose.

3.3 Maximum duration of M. Phil Programme:

The maximum period for completing the M.Phil. (Research) programme shall be (n+1) year from the date of registration where ‘n’ is the prescribed duration. Extension in the maximum time period may be allowed by the Vice Chancellor on the recommendations of DRC in each individual case on merit.

3.4 Credits for the Programme:

The M.Phil. (Research) Programme shall require a minimum of 24 Credits of which at least 12 Credits shall be for Course work and a minimum of 12 Credits for research and dissertation.

3.5 Admissions:

(a) Applications for admission to M.Phil. (Research) programmes shall be made by the University through an open advertisement for pre-determined intake as per guidelines prescribed by the University through entrance/ screening test within the due dates notified.

(b) An interdisciplinary M.Phil. (Research) Programme may be proposed by two or more Department(s)/ Constituent Units, with the approval of their Boards of Studies, for consideration of the Academic Council and the Executive Council.

(c) Non Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign nationals may be admitted to the programme in accordance with the policy guidelines laid down by the Government of India.

3.6 Qualifications Required for Admission to M.Phil:

(a) The required minimum qualification for admission to a M.Phil. (Research) programme shall normally be a Master’s Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade*.

(b) The minimum qualification for admission to M.Phil. (Research) programme can be relaxed on case to case basis by the Vice Chancellor, on the recommendations of the concerned Board of Studies which will give justification for relaxation. The matter shall be reported to the Academic Council.

*Provided that where the minimum eligibility criteria for admission laid down by various Statutory/Regulatory bodies is higher than the minimum eligibility criteria as prescribed above, the criteria laid down by such Statutory Bodies will be followed.

3.7 Attendance:

(a) Every candidate shall be required to attend lectures, tutorials and practicals and participate in seminars arranged in the Department/ Constituent Unit during the Programme. However, to account for late joining or other such contingencies, the attendance requirement for appearing at the examinations shall be a minimum of 75% of the classes actually held. Attendance in Seminars is compulsory. In exigencies, permission for absence in a Seminar shall be taken by the candidate.

(b) If a student is found to be continuously absent from the classes without any information for a period of 30 days, the name of such a student shall be struck off from the rolls. Such a student may, however, apply for re-admission within 15 days from the date of issue of the notice of striking off his name. The request for re-admission may be considered by the Head of Department/Constituent Unit, and only after his permission, the student shall be re-admitted on payment of prescribed re-admission fee.

(c) A student with less than 75% of attendance in the lectures, seminars and practicals, separately in each Course-Unit in the first semester, shall be detained from appearing at the Semester examination. The Vice Chancellor may consider written requests made on genuine grounds for the condonation of attendance upto 5% on the recommendations of the HOD.

(d) A student, who has fulfilled the attendance requirements and is eligible to appear at the examination, fails to appear at the examination or fails in the examination, shall be required subsequently to appear/reappear in a second examination on payment of prescribed fee in accordance with the Examination Regulations.

3.8 Supervision & Guidance:

(a) Every student registered for M.Phil. programme shall be required, in addition to the prescribed course work, to pursue research work and write a dissertation under the supervision of guide(s), not more than two. (b) Guide(s) for the candidate shall be approved by DRC concerned. (c) The Teachers of the Departments/Constituent Units having an experience of not less than five years in teaching and research, and those with Ph.D. and at least two years of teaching/research experience, shall be eligible to be Guides. (d) An external person with proven merit and experience in the subject area may be appointed as Co-Guide.

3.9 Evaluation:

(a) The Board of Studies of the Department/Constituent Unit concerned shall prescribe an evaluation scheme for evaluation of performance of the students with the approval of the University. The evaluation of students shall have the following components: (i) Performance in Course Units Examination (ii) Seminar (iii) Dissertation, (iv) One published research paper in any ISBN numbered conference Proceedings/ ISSN numbered Refereed journal.

(b) The grading shall be done on a ten point scale on each above component according to the Table given below:

Grade Qualitative Value Grade Point
A+ Outstanding 10
A Excellent 9
A- Very Good 8
B+ Good 7
B Above Average 6
B- Average 5
C+ Satisfactory 4
C Border Line 3
F Fail 0

3.10 Passing Criteria:

(a) The students have to obtain a minimum of grade C+ to pass in an individual unit and SGPA 5 in each Semester and CGPA of 6 for qualifying. No improvement of grade of SGPA & CGPA will be allowed, if the student has already qualified.

(b) A student who has failed in one or more Course Units shall be required to secure passing grade by

  • (i) Repeating the Semester Examination(s) in the Course Units in which he has failed when these examinations are held in normal schedule


(ii) Repeating the above Course Unit(s) when they are offered.

(c) A student, who has failed to secure the required passing SGPA in order to secure a passing SGPA shall, apart from fulfilling the requirements of 3.10(b) above, has options to

(i) Repeat the Semester Examination(s) of other Course Units of the concerned Semester in which he has secured passing grades, when these examinations are held on normal schedule,


(ii) Repeat the above Course Unit(s) when these are offered.

3.11 M.Phil. Dissertation:

The M.Phil. Dissertation work shall involve in depth study and critical review of the area of the topic and creation of new knowledge in the area. It may include results of original research, a fresh interpretation of existing facts and data or a critical analysis of the state-of-art in the area.

3.12 Submission and Evaluation of M.Phil. Dissertation:

(a) The M.Phil. dissertation will be allowed to be formally submitted only after the completion of the required Course Units.

(b) Before submission of the dissertation, the student shall submit to HOD a long abstract of the dissertation and its proposed final title through the Guide(s).

(c) The HOD shall constitute a Committee of two faculty members and the Guide(s) to scrutinize the contents of the abstract and the proposed title of the dissertation. The Committee shall consider the abstract and the title for approval. The Committee will also recommend a panel of four external examiners to DRC.

(d) The Committee shall submit its report in the prescribed proforma to HOD who will countersign the proforma and forward it to CoE.

(e) The DRC will prepare a Panel of Examiners which will be submitted to the CoE who shall submit the same to the Vice Chancellor for his approval. The Vice Chancellor shall choose one examiner from the panel.

(f) The Dissertation prepared in the prescribed format, will be submitted to the Department/Constituent Unit by the candidate by the last date of submission announced by the Department/Constituent Unit. In exceptional circumstances, the HOD may permit submission of dissertation within a maximum period of three months after the last date fixed by DRC.

(g) The M.Phil. Dissertation will be evaluated by the approved Evaluators as per guidelines prescribed by the University.

3.13 Resubmission of Dissertation:

(a) In case a candidate is required to resubmit a dissertation after revision, an additional fee for re- evaluation shall be payable by the candidate.

(b) The revised dissertation may be submitted normally within a period of six months from the date of intimation for submission of a revised dissertation.

3.14 Disciplinary Regulations:

If a M.Phil. candidate is found to be involved in an act of misconduct and/or indiscipline, disciplinary action will be taken by the University as per Guidelines and Regulations relating to maintenance of discipline among students.

3.15 Award of M.Phil. Degree:

(a) A candidate who has successfully completed all the requirements of the M.Phil. degree programme, shall be eligible for the award of degree after the approval of the Academic Council. (b) On successful completion of the evaluation process announcements of the award of the M.Phil., the Head of the Institution shall submit a soft copy of the M.Phil. thesis to the University within a period of 30 days for onwards transmission to UGC for hosting the same in INFLIBNET, accessible to all authorities / University. Hard copy of the same will be placed in Central Library.

Course Work Pattern :

S. No. Subjects Exam (Hours) Marks
1 Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods 3 100
2 Subject Paper 3 100
3 Student Presentation on Literature Review on their Research Topic 200
Total 400



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