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Admission Procedure for M.A. (2017-18)

Method of Admission

In keeping with the new regulations introduced by the University of Delhi with effect from the academic year 2017-18, applications can be submitted only via the University of Delhi PG Admissions Portal once it is activated.

The admission to the M.A. Programme in Sociology will be in two streams. 50% of total seats are reserved for graduates of the B.A. (H) Sociology course in Delhi University, who will be admitted in order of merit. The remaining 50% of seats will be filled according to performance in an Entrance Test which will be conducted by the University of Delhi at six centres across India (Please refer to the Press release regarding the same here). 

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Any seats left unfilled in either stream will be filled by eligible applicants from the other stream in order of merit. All candidates must meet prescribed eligibility requirements, with relaxations and concessions where relevant. (There is no interview for M.A. Admission).

Requirements for Admission

Academic qualifications: Eligibility will be determined in accordance with academic qualifications listed below. Equivalence of degrees of universities other than that of the University of Delhi will be determined in accordance with the rules in force. Applicants must have completed 15 years of formal education under the 10+2+3 scheme or its equivalent at the time of admission.

(A) Eligibility for Direct Admission (Without Entrance Test)

Candidates who have obtained 55% or more marks in the B.A. (H) Sociology examination of the University of Delhi.(Please note that only candidates who secure 55% or more are eligible, in order of merit, for Direct Admission without the Entrance Test. All others must take the Test; candidates who choose not to appear in the Entrance Test do so at their own risk).

(B) Eligibility for Admission through Entrance Test

1. Candidates who have obtained 50% or more marks in the B.A. (Hons.) Sociology examination of the University of Delhi or any other recognised University (with at least 6 papers in sociology).

2. B.A. (Hons.) examination in a Social Science/Humanities subject such as Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, History, Psychology, Geography, Philosophy, Education, Social Work, Journalism, Linguistics or any other examination in a Social Science subject recognised as equivalent thereto, or B.Sc.(Hons.) examination in Anthropology of the University of Delhi, with 55% marks in the aggregate of the main subject.

3. B.A./B.Com (Pass) examination of the University of Delhi or any other examination recognised as equivalent thereto with one of the following subjects, comprising at least two papers of the B.A. (Pass) standard: Sociology, Social or Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, History, Geography, Philosophy, Education, Social Work, Journalism and Linguistics with 55% marks in the aggregate. In addition, the candidate should have obtained 55% marks in the aggregate of papers in any of the subjects specified above other than Sociology/Social or Cultural Anthropology. In case the subject happens to be Sociology/Social or Cultural Anthropology, the requirement is 50% in the aggregate of the papers in this subject

4. B.Com (Hons.) examination or B.A. in Business Administration/Public Administration of the University of Delhi or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with papers having a Social Science content such as Economics, Sociology, Geography with 55% marks in the aggregate and 55% marks in the aggregate of papers having a Social Science content.

5. B.A. (Hons.) in English of the University of Delhi or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with 55% marks or above.

6. B.A. (Hons.) examination of the University of Delhi or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto, in any Indian or foreign language other than English, with 58% marks in the aggregate of the main subject.

7. B.El.Ed., B.Sc. (Hons.) including B.Sc. (Home Science), or M.B.B.S. or B.Tech./ B.Sc. (Engineering)/B.E./B.Sc. (General), or a five year Law degree of the University of Delhi or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with 60% or more marks in the aggregate of the main subject.

Admission Test:

1. All eligible candidates will have to take an admission test conducted by the Department of Sociology, on the basis of which a consolidated merit list based on a weighted average of marks obtained in the qualifying examination and marks obtained in the Admission Test will be prepared. Admission will be given strictly according to merit.

2. Eligibility requirements for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be according to UGC/Delhi University/ Supreme Court guidelines.

3.  (i)  The weightage for admission test will be 70%, 30% marks will be given for the B.A. results regardless of University or subject.
    (ii)  The pass marks for general category students in the admission test is minimum 50% O.B.C. 45%, SC/ST 40%


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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