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Admission Procedure - M.Phil. Sociology

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 2017-2018.

Please click here for Seat distribution for M.Phil Program, 2017-18

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 2016-17.

3. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the entrance exam have to take a Department level assessment (Part I: written essays) which will be held on 10th August, 2017 at 10.am   followed by Department level assessment (Part II: interviews) to be held on 11-12 August, 2017 in in the Department of Sociology, University of Delhi.  

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)

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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