M.Phil Program of the Department

The M.Phil. program consists of two parts carrying 24 credits altogether. The first part consists of three papers, each of which carries 4 credits, totaling 12 credits together, to be taught in a Semester, followed, in the second part, by a dissertation to be prepared by the student under the guidance of a research supervisor, which carries another 12 credits.

Name of the Course Contact
Eco(C)-1001 Research Methodology in Economics 48 04
Eco(C)-1002 Contemporary Economic Issues 48 04
Eco(C)-1004 Review of Literature 48 04
          Thesis/Dissertation - 12

It may be noted that the M Phil program of the Department is regulated by the UGC Regulation, 2016 (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of MPhil/PhD Degree) published in the Gazette of India, May 5, 2016 and adopted by the University [Ordinance (OC-5) adopted in 99th Academic Council Meeting and 168th Executive Council Meeting and Regulation (RC-23) adopted in ***th Academic Council Meeting and ***th Executive Council Meeting]:


All the M.Phil students have to undergo the one-semester Course Work conducted by the Department, before registration of the research topic in the M.Phil program. The course work has three papers, each of them carrying four credits, and thus the course work carries 12 credits in all. Course on Research Methodology [Eco (C) - 1001] has got four credits. Credit I deals with methodological issues in economic research, while Credit II and III contain topics in Basic Statistics and Basic Econometrics which are very essential for research students in economics. The students are expected to be familiar with the research studies of famous economists listed in Credit IV. Courses on Contemporary Economic Issues [Eco (C)-1002] are divided into two groups. Each group has got a number of topics and the students are required to choose any two topics from each group. Each topic carries one credit. The third paper, Review of Literature [Eco (C) - 1004] does not have any specific course contents but the teacher who would be teaching this course is expected to ask each individual student researcher to choose a topic of research on which he/she is supposed to collect research materials, review the same and submit to the teacher concerned for improvement and examination.

An assessment of performance of the students may include (i) Assignments, (ii) Literature review on any given topic (ii) Book review (iii) Presentation of any two topics from papers II & III and (iv) Written examination based on the relevant Ordinance (OC-5) and Regulation (RC-23) of the University.



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