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M.Phil/Ph.D Programme



 

The M.Phil./Ph.D. is a continuous programme and students are admitted to the Ph.D. programme after they clear M. Phil. in accordance with the provisions of university ordinances. Direct admission to the Ph.D. programme is also possible provided a student has M. Phil degree or equivalent research experience/publications. Students admitted to direct Ph.D. are advised to credit or audit courses relevant to their research topics. 

The M.Phil. teaching and research programme has three streams:

  1. Economics Stream
  2. Geography Stream
  3. Population Stream

In each stream, a number of courses are offered by the faculty and they are open to students across various streams. In tune with the Centre's overall approach of taking into account economic, geographical, demographic and other dimensions in dealing with issues of regional development, the courses are interdisciplinary in content. Accordingly, a number of faculty members are associated in teaching and research activities in more than one stream.

The courses that have been designed over the years for the M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme are listed below.

M.Phil./Ph.D.

S.N.

Course No

Course Title

1

RD 601

Introduction to Economic Development

2

RD 602

Regional Economic Analysis

3

RD 603

Elements of Indian Regional Structure

4

RD 604

Levels of Regional Development In India

5

RD 605

Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

6

RD 606

Regional Hydrology

7

RD 607

Regional Geomorphology and Facies Analysis

8

RD 609

Social Factors in Indian Regionalism

9

RD 612

Agriculture in Regional Development

10

RD 613

Industry in Regional Development

11

RD 614

Urbanisation and  Regional Development

12

RD 617

Quantitative Methods in Regional Analysis

13

RD 618

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Regional Analysis

14

RD 624

Institutions and Agricultural Development

15

RD 625

Introduction to Demographic Methods

16

RD 626

Advanced Methods in Demographic Analysis

17

RD 627

Census and Vital Statistics System

18

RD 628

Population Policies and Programmes

19

RD 629

Fertility, Mortality and Social Structure

20

RD 631

Population, Urbanization and  Migration

21

RD 632

Population, Settlements and Human Ecology

22

RD 634

Labour Force, Employment and Manpower Planning

23

RD 636

Population Growth and Food Policy

24

RD 637

Economic Growth, Population and Structural change

25

RD 640

Social Indicators of Development with Special Reference to Health and Education

26

RD 641

GIS: Concepts and Methods

27

RD 645

Demographic Change - Mortality and Health

28

RD 646

Gender and Development: Regional Dimensions with Special Reference to India

29

RD 647

Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

30

RD 650

Applications in GIS

31

RD 651

Image Processing and Environmental Assessment

32

RD652

Agricultural Trade and Trade  Policy in a Regional Perspective

                                   

Each M.Phil./Ph.D. student is assigned the optional courses by the faculty according to his/her research topic. However, some of the courses are compulsory.  Each student is required to do at least one methodology course, particularly in quantitative research. The following courses in research methodology are offered by the Centre.  

Research Methodology Courses

Sr. No.

Course No.

Course Title

1

RD 616

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research

2

RD 617

Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research

3

RD 618

Advanced Quantitative Techniques

4

RD 625

Introduction to Demographic Methods

5

RD 626

Advanced Methods in Demographic Analysis

 

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