M.Phil in Indian Diaspora

University of Hyderabad
In Hyderabad

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Hyderabad
500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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The School of Social Sciences comprises the following Departments and Centres.

1) Department of Economics
2) Department of History
3) Department of Political Science
4) Department of Sociology
5) Department of Anthropology
6) Centre for Regional Studies
7) Centre for Folk Culture Studies
8) Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora
9) Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy
10) Centre for Gandhian Economic Thought

Among these, the Departments of Economics, Political Science and Sociology have been recognised by the University Grants Commission for the Special Assistance Programme.

In addition, the School has Human Rights Programme functioning under the auspices of Political Science Department and a Centre for Indian Diaspora. The School of Social Sciences also has a interdisciplinary Women's Studies Cell which takes up research projects on gender issues. An Archival Cell with the support of the UGC is functioning under the auspices the Department of History for preservation of rare and valuable manuscripts. The Department of Anthropology has developed a museum as a teaching aid for students. All the departments are equipped with e-mail and internet facilities.

From the Academic Year 2007-2008 the School of Social Sciences is starting a Five Year Integrated Programme in Social Sciences leading to masters degree in Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology. For the first three years the students admitted to the programme will do courses offered by various departments in the School and other schools in the University. At the end of three years students will branch out to departments of Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology after fulfilling the credit requirement, stipulated by the departments.

Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora

The Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora was established under the Area Studies Programme of the U.G.C. in 1996 to carry out interdisciplinary research on overseas Indians who today constitutes more than 20 million spread over hundred countries around the world. The Centre envisages research on the historical context of the Indian Diaspora, civilizational heritage of diasporic communities, continuities and transformation in culture, economy and political life, besides promoting communication and linkages between India and the Indian diaspora.

The Centre offers an interdisciplinary course on Indian Diaspora at the M.A. level besides M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes on Indian diaspora. The entrance test (written) for admission to M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes consists of two parts. Part-A of the question paper will consist of objective type questions to examine the aptitude of the candidates to pursue the research programmes in the Centre. Part-B will consist of essay type questions related to the subject of study at the post graduate level. The M.Phil interview will be based on theories and methods studied at the M.A. degree. Ph.D. candidates will be interviewed on the general area of specialization proposed by the student and their M.Phil thesis, if any. The student seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme must submit with their applications an outline of their research proposal, bringing out specific theoretical and methodological approaches to be employed.

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