CSDE Academic Programme

The CSDE has been offering a direct Ph.D. Programme since 2009-10. It has recently launched an M.Phil/Ph.D programme in 2015.

 

Eligibility for Direct Ph.D. 
Only those candidates shall be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. programme who have:

  • Awarded M.Phil degree in any area of Social Sciences or at least research experience of 2 years in a reputed institution with research publications of commensurate standard.
  • Demonstrated their academic capability by preparing a well developed research proposal of roughly 2000 words, drawing out a specific theme, statement of the problem, literature review and relevant research methodology.

 

Eligibility for M.Phil / Ph.D. Programme

  • Admission to the integrated M. Phil./ Ph.D. programme is based on a written test and viva-voce examination. The candidates short-listed after the written examination are expected to bring a research proposal of about 1000-1500 words at the time of viva-voce.
  • The M.Phil programme carries a total of 32 credits (16 credits for course work and 16 credits for the Dissertation) and has to be completed in a maximum of four semesters. The course work includes of compulsory and optional papers and consists of a combination of lectures, preparation and presentation of seminar papers, and participation in discussions on work in progress. The students are required to finish the entire course-work in the first year of the M.Phil. Admission to Ph.D. programme is not automatic and is governed by prescribed university norms.

The Centre courses focuses on a number of thematic issues such as Histories from the Margins; Agrarian Change and Exclusions; Minorities; Ethnicities; Political economy of Discrimination; Dalits and Exclusion; Marginalisations, Social Policies for Inclusion, Development and exclusion etc.

 

Main and Allied subjects for purpose of Eligibility for admission to Ph.D. programme: Political Science, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Education, Psychology and Law.

 

CSDE M.Phil/Ph.D Course Structure

The course structure that CSDE plans to offer for M.Phil/PhD is as follows:
1. Two Core Courses = 8 credits (Students have to take these as compulsory courses)
2. [a] Optional Courses 4 credits each (Students can choose any two from this set) = 8 credits

 

Detailed Description of each set: 
(For details please check which semester the particular course is being offered in the Main Notice Board, CSDE .)
1. Compulsory Courses: Total = 8 credits.

Core 1 - Discrimination & Exclusion: Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks - 4 credits.
Core 2 - Research Methods for the study of Discrimination & Exclusion - 4 credits. 
Students have to take these as compulsory courses; one in each semester.

Optional Courses: Total = 8 credits

2. 4 Credit Courses

  1. Caste and Discrimination: Historical Perspectives – Dr. Yagati Chinna Rao
  2. Agrarian Change and Exclusions – Dr. Kaustav Banerjee
  3. Communalism and Communal Violence – Dr. Rosina Nasir
  4. State, Social Protection Policies and the Marginalised – Dr. Yagati Chinna Rao
  5. Perspectives on Development – Dr. Kaustav Banerjee
  6. Perspectives on Social Capital and Inclusion - Dr. Rosina Nasir

 

 

 M.Phil/Ph.D. Courses:

Course Number

Title

Credits

Type of Course

Semester**

Core Courses

DE601

Discrimination & Exclusion: Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks

4

CORE

Monsoon

DE602

Research Methods for the study of Discrimination & Exclusion

4

CORE

Winter

Optional Courses

DE603

Caste and Discrimination: Historical Perspectives

4

OPTIONAL

Monsoon

DE604

Agrarian Change and Exclusions

4

OPTIONAL

Winter

DE605

Ethnicity and Exclusions

4

OPTIONAL

Monsoon

DE606

Communalism and Communal Violence

4

OPTIONAL

Winter

Seminar Papers

DE607

State, Social Protection Policies and the Marginalised

4

OPTIONAL

Winter

DE609

Perspectives on Development

4

OPTIONAL

Monsoon

DE610

Perspectives on Social Capital and Inclusion

4

OPTIONAL

Monsoon

** Students please note the semester for each course that is offered by the Centre.

 

M.A. Level Optional Courses being offered by the Centre:

Monsson Semester:

Course Code

Course Title

Course Instructor

Course Credit

DE402

Political Economy Of Discrimination

Dr. Kaustav Banerjee

04

DE404

Religious Minorities and Social Exclusion

Dr. Rosina Nasir

04

 

Winter Semester:

Course Code

Course Title

Course Instructor

Course Credit

DE401

Dalits and Process of Exclusion

Dr. Y. Chinna Rao

04