M.Phil. Admissions 2021-22

In keeping with the regulations of the University of Delhi, applications can be submitted only via the University of Delhi M.Phil./Ph.D. Admissions Portal.

Information regarding Seat Allocation can be accessed here.

Eligibility Requirements

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).

The candidates belonging to the categories under reservation shall have appropriate relaxation in the minimum marks requirement in the eligibility criterion for admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes.

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.

For more information related to Online Registration, Important Deadlines, Eligibility Criteria and Reservation & Relaxations, please refer to Bulletin of Information for Admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes (2021-22).

Exemptions and other Requirements

All candidates for the M.Phil Program are required to take the DUET exam (see below). Exemption from the entrance exam is applicable only to those who have qualified UGC-NET in Sociology. However, submission of research proposal and appearing for the interview are mandatory for all.

The date on which the proposals are due will be specified after the entrance exam

MPhil proposals to be sent to: mphilphdinsociology2000@gmail.com

Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) for Ph.d./M.Phil

The Combined PhD-M.Phil DUET is a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) test. Please check the University of Delhi Bulletin of Information for Admission to PhD-MPhil Programmes, for eligibility and exemptions from the test.

The test will evaluate logical, analytical and interpretive abilities and sociological understanding and comprehension. Familiarity with the MA sociology syllabus is desirable but not necessary.

The format for DUET 2021-2022 is exactly the same as in previous years. The total number of questions is 50. The duration is two hours.

The previous years’ papers can be accessed here:

M.Phil./Ph.D. Sociology Entrance Exam 2020-21

M.Phil./Ph.D. Sociology Entrance Exam 2019-20

M.Phil./Ph.D. Sociology Entrance Exam 2018-19

M.Phil./Ph.D. Sociology Entrance Exam 2017-18

Research Proposal

Research proposals* must be approximately 1000 words and contain the following:

  1. Your proposed theme of research/questions you will be addressing
  2. What are the major writings in the field on this subject
  3. Bibliography

*The MPhil is a one-year program which includes coursework and dissertation writing. The dissertation is usually based on secondary sources and is intended to build up a theoretical basis for further research.

Nodal Officer & Helpdesk (M.Phil. Admissions 2021-22):

Nandini Sundar,  mphilphdinsociology2000@gmail.com