Academic Programme


The CSDE offers a direct Ph.D. Programme since 2009-10. The Centre launched it's M.Phil/Ph.D programme in 2015. We also offer M.A. Optional courses each semester which are open to all M.A. students in the University.

 

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; Nations and Borders; minorities; ethnicities; political economy of discrimination; Dalits and Exclusion power and discrimination; marginalisations, social policies, 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. Ethnicity and Exclusions – Dr. Raj Shekhar Basu
  4. Communalism and Communal Violence – Dr. Rosina Nasir
  5. State, Social Protection Policies and the Marginalised – Dr. Yagati Chinna Rao
  6. Nations, Nationalism and Borderlands: Sites of Exclusion – Prof. Badri Narayan
  7. Perspectives on Development – Dr. Kaustav Banerjee
  8. Perspectives on Social Capital and Inclusion - Dr. Rosina Nasir

Total Coursework credits = 16;
Total Dissertation credits = 16;
Total M.Phil Credits = 32 credits

 

 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
DE608 Nations, Nationalism and Borderlands: Sites of Exclusion 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

Course Code
Course Title
Course Instructor
Course Credit
DE401 Dalits and Process of Exclusion Dr. Y. Chinna Rao
04
DE402 Political Economy Of Discrimination Dr. Kaustav Banerjee
04
DE403 Power, Identities And Discrimination Prof. Badri Narayan
04
DE404 Religious Minorities and Social Exclusion Dr. Rosina Nasir
04

 

Note:
DE402 and DE403: Optional Courses are generally offered in the Monsoon Semester

DE401 and DE404: Optional Courses are generally offered in the Winter Semester