M.Phil Program of the Department
The M.Phil. program consists of two parts carrying 24 credits altogether. The first part consists of three papers, each of which carries 4 credits, totaling 12 credits together, to be taught in a Semester, followed, in the second part, by a dissertation to be prepared by the student under the guidance of a research supervisor, which carries another 12 credits.
|Name of the Course||Contact
|Eco(C)-1001||Research Methodology in Economics||48||04|
|Eco(C)-1002||Contemporary Economic Issues||48||04|
|Eco(C)-1003||Recent Advances in Economic Theory||48||04|
It may be noted that the MPhil program of the Department is regulated by the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of MPhil/PhD Degree) Regulation, 2016 published in the Gazette of India, May 05, 2016 in supersession of the UGC Regulation 2009 published on July 11, 2009.All the M.Phil students have to undergo the one-semester Course Work conducted by the Department, before registration of the research topic in the M.Phil program. The course work has three papers, each of them carrying four credits, and thus the course work carries 12 credits in all. Course on Research Methodology [Eco (C) - 1001] has got four credits. Credit I deals with methodological issues in economic research, while Credit II and III contain topics in Basic Statistics and Basic Econometrics which are very essential for research students in economics. The students are expected to be familiar with the research studies of famous economists listed in Credit IV. Courses on Contemporary Economic Issues [Eco (C)-1002] are divided into two groups. Each group has got a number of topics and the students are required to choose any two topics from each group. Each topic carries one credit. The third paper, Review of Literature [Eco (C) - 1004] does not have any specific course contents but the teacher who would be teaching this course is expected to ask each individual student researcher to choose a topic of research on which he/she is supposed to collect research materials, review the same and submit to the teacher concerned for improvement and examination. The syllabus may be downloaded for details.
An assessment of performance of the students may include (i) Assignments, (ii) Literature review on any given topic (ii) Book review (iii) Presentation of any two topics from papers II & III and (iv) Written examination based on the relevant Ordinance (OC 4 & 5) and Regulation (RC 23) of the University.