Admission is open to those who have obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology or an allied subject from a recognised Indian University, and have a good academic record with a first or high second class Master’s degree, or have an equivalent degree of a Foreign University in the subject concerned. (Note: High second class would mean at least 55% in the subject or equivalent grade).
For admission to the M.Phil. Programme, the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates shall be given 5% relaxation in the minimum eligibility marks.
Applicants must have completed 17 years of formal education, namely 10+2+3 scheme or its equivalent for graduation and 2 years of post-graduation.
Candidates who satisfy the basic conditions mentioned above form the pool of eligible candidates from which further selection is according to three criteria:
1. All candidates must apply for the M.Phil Programme via the University of Delhi portal for M.Phil Admissions 2016-2017
2. All candidates must appear for the entrance examination for the M.Phil Programme which will be conducted between June 19-23 at six centreas all over India. The entrance examnation will consist of Multiple Choice Questions. Please check the University of Delhi website for further details.
3. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the entrance exam will have to take a second essay type test which will be held in the Department of Sociology, University of Delhi. This test will be followed by an interview. Please click here for the dates of the essay test and interview.
4. All candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of the entrance examination must submit an original (i.e. written by themselves) Research Proposal of no more than 1000 words (guidelines for which are provided below) prior to the test (Date will be specified)
Final selection will thus be based on the combined score on all three modes of evaluation listed above.
The Department follows University norms and guidelines for the implementation of reservation policy, including the relaxation in basic eligibility criteria allowed for different categories of candidates.