M.Phil.

Eligibility for admission: Students with a Master’s degree in social sciences and other allied subjects such as sociology, economics, history, social work, anthropology, psychology, nutrition, public administration etc. (with a minimum of 55 per cent or equivalent grades) are eligible for admission to M.Phil. programme (UGC Guidelines). Admission is based on a national level entrance examination followed by an interview. For updated information, please visit JNU’s Admission Webpage.

 

About the course: It consists of two semesters of course work, followed by a dissertation during third and fourth semester. The programme has a total of 24 credits, of which, 18 credits are allocated to course work and 6 credits are allocated to field study. There are two types of courses - core courses (12 credits) and optional courses (6 credits).

 

Course No.

Title

Credits

First Semester (Core)

SM 601

Community Health and Its Organization in India

4

SM 606

Research Methodology

2

SM 607

Social Science Issues in Community Health

2

SM 608

Social Sciences: Towards an Integrated Approach

2

Second Semester (Core)

SM 609

Review of the Current Issues in Social Sciences in health

3

Third and Fourth Semester

 

Dissertation

6

Optional Courses*

SM 602

Epidemiology

3

SM 613

Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health

3

SM 622

Application of Anthropology in Health

2

SM 626

Women and Health

2

SM 632

Political Economy of Health

2

SM 640

Worker's Health in India

2

SM 619

Rural Health Services Systems

2

SM 629

Environment and Health

2

SM 642

Urbanization and Public Health in India

2

SM 643

Population Health and Development

2

 

*Optional Courses are offered during second semester as per availability of concerned faculty.

 

Dissertation: The students choose a research topic based on their area of interest which is then confirmed by the faculty of the Centre. It could comprise review studies on a subject; it could also involve primary data collection or a combination of both. The dissertation is assessed both internally and externally.

 

Note:  M.Phil. scholars need to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis [UGC Guidelines].

 

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