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 (which are common to PhD and MPhil Programs), each of which carries 4 credits, totaling 12 credits together, to be taught in a Semester, followed, in the second part, by a thesis/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, 2009 published in the Gazette of India, July 11, 2009 (Vol III-Sec 41).Course on Research Methodology carries four credits. Credit I deals with methodological issues in economics 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 (Paper-II) and Recent Advances in Economic Theory (Paper-III) are devided into two groups. Each group consists of a number of topics and the students are required to choose any two topics from each group. Each topic carries one credit. 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 and Regulation of the University.