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Admission Procedure - M.Phil. Sociology 2018-19

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 2018-19.

Please click here for Seat distribution for M.Phil Program2018-19

2. All candidates must appear for the qualifying entrance examination for the M.Phil Programme is conducted at several centres all over India. The entrance examination consists of Multiple Choice Questions. Please check the University of Delhi website for further details.


Click here to download the Question Paper for 2017-18.

Click here to download the Question Paper for 2016-17.

3. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the entrance exam may have to take a Department level assessment (Part I: written essays) followed by Department level assessment (Part II: interviews) to be held in the Department of Sociology, University of Delhi (see Notice underneath for details).  

Notice Regarding M.Phil. (Sociology) Department Level Written Test and Interview – 2018-2019  (Revised on 23.07.2018)

Please click here for the Department Level M.Phil test Question Paper 2017

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.  The proposal must be emailed to the Department and four hard copies handed in by 12:00 noon of 26th of July, 2018. Please ensure that proposals are sent by email as a Word file to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  


Please click here for Notice regarding Admission to M.Phil Programme 2018-2019 (Old Notice)

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.  

Guidelines for the M.Phil. Research Proposal


Contact Information

Telephone: 91(0)11 27667858
Address: Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, 
University of Delhi (North Campus)
Delhi - 110007

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