Eligibility and Admission Procedures for Ph.D. in Sociology
- Minimum 55% in post-graduation (with appropriate relaxation for reserved categories as per university rules)
- NET/JRF in Sociology or Minimum 50% qualifying marks in the common entrance test (with appropriate relaxation for reserved categories as per university rules).
- Submission of proposals are mandatory for all candidates, and must be submitted to the University portal at the time of registration. Candidates whose proposals are plagiarised will be disqualified from admission.
- All candidates who are eligible will be evaluated based on the following three components with weightage given in brackets:
- Department level test (DLT) (60%)
- Proposal submitted on the university portal with the application (20%)
- Interview (20%)
- In addition, candidates must obtain at least 50% (with appropriate relaxations) in the DLT and at least 50% (with appropriate relaxations) in the total combined marks obtained in all three components above.
- Merit list will be based on the total marks obtained in all three components combined, and will also be the determining criteria for hostel and non-net fellowship merit lists.
- The format, date of department level test and interview will be notified on the department website and the university website, as per the university schedule. Candidates must check the department website for details and not just the university website.
- Faculty specializations are available on our department website at http://sociology.du.ac.in/faculty/
Format of PhD proposals
PhD proposals must be no more than 2500 words and contain the following
- Research Objective
- Literature Review
- Methodology – primary sources, fieldwork plans, field site, timetable
Please consult the DU Admissions Bulletin for details about the seat matrix.
Applicants are advised to regularly visit this site for further details.