MPhil Admission

MPhil/PhD Admissions 2020-21

newCORRIGENDUM for MPhil/PhD Admission, 2020-21 (22.12.2020)


newNotice for MPhil/PhD applicants for the year 2020-21 (12.12.2020)


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Extension of last date of online applications for Admissions 2020-2021 till 31.07.2020

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The MPhil admission interviews (oral component for admission to the MPhil Programme) will be held on 08.09.2019 (Sunday) and 09.09.2019 (Monday). 

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Bulletin of Information - Admission Process



Start Date for Online Registration: 22.05.2018
Closing Date for Online Registration: 07.06.2018

Eligibility: A candidate must have 55% marks in Post Graduation. A student has to pass an entrance test followed by an interview

All successful candidates to receive stipulated UGC fellowship unless already receiving financial support from UGC approved sources.

Old Question Paper of M.Phil/Ph.D Entrance 

MPhil/PhD Entrance Question Paper (2016)

* Note that the structure for entrance exams has changed to MCQs since 2016. 


Sample Questions: 

Q. (i). Which one of the following is associated with Rational Choice Institutionalism?

a. Kenneth A Shepsle

b. B. Weingast

c. M. Hinich and M. Munger

d. All of the above

Q. (ii). ‘Making some better without making others worse’ is associated with which one of the following:

a. Foucault’s Governmentalization

b. Gramsci’s Hegemony

c. Pareto’s Optimality

d. None of the Above

Q. (iii). Which amongst the following comprise(s) ‘appropriate region of human liberty’ according to J.S Mill?

i. Inward domain of consciousness

ii. Liberty of conscience

iii. Liberty of thought and feeling

iv. Absolute freedom of opinion and sentiments on all subjects


a. Only ‘i’ and ‘ii’ are true

b. Only ‘iii’ and ‘iv’ are true

c. Only ‘i’, ‘ii’ and ‘iii’ are true

d. ‘i’, ‘ii’, ‘iii’ and ‘iv’ are true

Q. (iv). Which scholar among the following deploys the term of “social property relations” to explain the birth of the modern state system in Europe.

a. Karl Marx

b. Immanuel Wallerstein

c. Benno Teschke

d. Andre Gundre Frank 

Q. (v). In which two Indian states, of the four mentioned below, is it necessary to hold certain minimum educational qualifications to be eligible to contest panchayat elections?

a. Punjab

b. Haryana

c. Karnataka

d. Rajasthan


a. a and b

b. b and d

c. b and c

d. a and d

Q. (vi). For Amartya Sen the impoverishment of lives results frequently from

a) The inadequacy of income

b) Inadequacy of resources

c) Inadequacy in employment

d) All of the Above

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