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MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY

ELIGIBILITY

(University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL./PH.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016. In supersession of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M. Phil. /Ph.D. Degree) Regulation, 2009, notified in The Gazette of India [No. 28, Part III- Section 4] for the week July 11-July 17, 2009

Eligibility criteria for admission in M. Phil programme:

2.1 Candidates for admission to the M. Phil. programme shall have a Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

2.2 For admission in M. Phil. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

Application Process

Universities shall admit M. Phil students through an Entrance Test conducted by time to time notification and may decide separate terms conditions for Common Entrance Test. The scholars are passed in entrance examination calling for the interview and after successful completion of entrance examination admission is conformed subject to submitted eligibility document.

For admission to M. Phil programmes to register fill the application from ONLINE / OFF LINE only by accessing the website www.opjsuniversity.edu.in

How to apply?

Before applying, candidates are advised to read the Information Brochure carefully. Candidates must follow the following Steps while applying online Application Form.

Step 1: Apply For M. Phil Programmes

How to pay M. Phil. entrance exam fees?

Candidates can pay fees either through online or through offline mode. Complete details of payments are given below:

Online Mode

Deposit the requisite fee of Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five Thousand Only) through Net-Banking/Debit/Credit Card after Registration in OPJS University Bank Account.

Offline Mode

Deposit the requisite fee of Rs. 5000/- (Rs. Five Thousand Only) in any branch of Punjab National Bank throughout the country on the same working day. (Bank Service Charges will be extra)

Note: entrance test fee is non refundable.*

Admission Process

  • Admission will be based on an Entrance Test and test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified in advance (changes of Centres, if any, also to be notified well in advance) at the level m of the individual HEI as mentioned in clause 1.2; and
  • An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the University as the candidates is required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Department Research Committee.

The interview/viva voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:

  • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/College;
  • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • Course Work

    The credit assigned to the M. Phil. course work shall be a minimum of 08 credits and a maximum of 16 credits.

    • The course work shall be treated as prerequisite for M. Phil. preparation. A minimum of four credits shall be assigned to one or more courses on Research Methodology which could cover areas such as quantitative methods, computer applications, research ethics and review of published research in the relevant field, training, field work, etc. Other courses shall be advanced level courses preparing the students for M. Phil. degree.
    • All courses prescribed for M. Phil. course work shall be in conformity with the credit hour instructional requirement and shall specify content, instructional and assessment methods. They shall be duly approved by the authorized academic bodies.
    • The Department where the scholar pursues his/her research shall prescribe the course(s) to him/her based on the recommendations of the Research Advisory Committee, as stipulated under sub-Clause 8.1 below, of the research scholar.
    • All candidates admitted to the M. Phil. programmes shall be required to complete the course work prescribed by the Department during the initial one or two semesters.
    • Grades in the course work, including research methodology courses shall be finalized after a combined assessment by the Research Advisory Committee and the Department and the final grades shall be communicated to the Institution/College.
    • A M. Phil. scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade/CGPA in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis.

    Research Advisory Committee and its functions:

    • There shall be a Research Advisory Committee, or an equivalent body for similar purpose as defined in the Statutes/Ordinances of the Institution concerned, for each M. Phil. scholar. The Research Supervisor of the scholar shall be the Convener of this Committee. This Committee shall have the following responsibilities:

      • To review the research proposal and finalize the topic of research;
      • To guide the research scholar to develop the study design and methodology of research and identify the course(s) that he/she may have to do.
      • To periodically review and assist in the progress of the research work of the research scholar.
      • A research scholar shall appear before the Research Advisory Committee once in six months to make a presentation of the progress of his/her work for evaluation and further guidance. The six monthly progress reports shall be submitted by the Research Advisory Committee to the Institution/College with a copy to the research scholar.
      • In case the progress of the research scholar is unsatisfactory, the Research Advisory Committee shall record the reasons for the same and suggest corrective measures. If the research scholar fails to implement these corrective measures, the Research Advisory Committee may recommend to the Institution/College with specific reasons for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar.

    FEE DETAILS

    For M. Phil

    • Entrance Test Fee- Rs. 2000/-
    • Course Fee- Rs. 80,000/Year
    • Total Fee- Rs. 82,000/-

    *Fees Shall Be Deposit in University Account or Deposit on University Fees Counter and Take Receipt.

    Demand Draft / Cheque / Banker Cheque etc. shall be made by the name of “The OPJS University” AU Small Finance Bank payable at Churu, Rajasthan. (Payment Slip and confirmation is subject to clearance of banking instruments)

    Note: If you have any query, Call US @ 7726009719/ OR Official Email ID for the admission enquiry: admissionphd@opjsuniversity.edu.in

    • Genuine Research Work.
    • 24*7 Hours Phone Assistance by Guide.
    • Completion of Research work on time, Degree will be awarded on time.

M.Phil Admission Process

Step 1 – Scholar will submit online registration form at University website (www.opjsuniversity.edu.in).

Step 2 – Scholar will deposit 2000/- as registration fee at the time of online registration. For admission to M.Phil programmes to register fill the application from ONLINE / OFF LINE only by accessing the website www.opjsuniversity.edu.in

Step 3 – Admission will be based on an Entrance Test. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% of subject specific.

Step 4 – After declaration of results, qualified students will get a call from University for appearing interview and Documents verification. (Verification of documents will be done through online and offline mode).

Step 5 – A M.Phil scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks or its equivalent grade in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis.

Step 6 – Scholar will submit final dissertation at University in both online and offline mode, soft and hard copy with the duration of 1 year (as per UGC rule).

NOTE: The duration of M.Phil is 1 year.

SCOPE & OPPORTUNITIES

M.Phil job opportunities are available to graduates in a variety of avenues and organizations. Varying specializations offer different jobs for M.Phil freshers. The scope of an M.Phil lies in various career avenues such as consultancies, research organizations, academic institutions, private industries, government organizations, law firms, etc.

Some of the M.Phil fresher's jobs include Lecturer, Consultant, Scientist, Teacher, Assistant Professor, Quality Control Expert, Editor, Research Assistant, etc. If students do not wish to opt for Master of Philosophy jobs immediately after graduation, they can opt for further research in the form of a PhD.

A common query that is often asked about is the M.Phil career prospects available after graduation. M.Phil offers a lot of lucrative career opportunities in the field of law, academic research, private corporate sector, national organizations, human services, etc.

Further research scope in the form of a PhD is also available to M.Phil graduates who do not want to enter the job industry. Both public and private sector organizations offer career scope after M.Phil.

Further research scope in the form of a PhD is also available to M.Phil graduates who do not want to enter the job industry. Both public and private sector organizations offer career scope after M.Phil.

  • • Lecturer
  • • Assistant Professor
  • • Assistant Researcher
  • • Consultant
  • • Scientist
  • • Quality Control Expert

Jobs for M.Phil freshers are available in a diverse range of fields. The M.Phil course moulds an individual with the ability of fact-checking and intense reading thereby making them eligible for profiles that demand a tedious process of proofreading and crosschecking.

The M.Phil scope for jobs is also increased with an added sense of legitimacy when it comes to research potential. For instance, some of the M.Phil job opportunities include Teacher, Research Assistant, Assistant Professor, Editor, Consultant, etc.

Candidates who do not wish to seek jobs immediately after graduation can apply for further research in the form of a PhD. They can also apply for higher educational opportunities to enhance their skill sets such as diploma courses and MBAs. Listed below are some of the top areas of recruitment that pay a handsome M.Phil salary in India:

  • • Social services
  • • Publishing houses
  • • Editorials
  • • Magazines
  • • Newspapers
  • • Academic institutions
  • • Private companies

Many factors come into play when deciding upon an M.Phil salary such as the experience of education and the skill set of the individual. Various sectors have opened up for M.Phil job opportunities such as publishing houses, social services, universities, research organizations, law firms, newspapers, etc. The scope of M.Phil is available in both public and private organizations.

FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What job can I get after M Phil?

Some of the M. Phil fresher's jobs include Lecturer, Consultant, Scientist, Teacher, Assistant Professor, Quality Control Expert, Editor, Research Assistant, etc.

2. What is the benefit of MPhil?

An M Phil provides advanced research skills and experience which are valued by a range of employers. A PhD also demonstrates these, of course. But the added benefit of a doctorate may not be as significant outside the academic profession.

3. Is MPhil worth doing?

The M Phil is a research degree in its own right and one which will give you a similar skill set to a PhD. Even if does not have the elements of originality and knowledge creation which characterize a PhD, it is an achievement and a significant piece of research.

4. Which is better M Phil or PhD?

M.Phil and PhD. As both are research-oriented courses, the students find it difficult to choose one of them. However, PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is the highest ranking degree provided to the scholars by the university for their research work in the respective subject opted by them.

5. Can I become lecturer after M Phil?

If you are aspiring to become a lecturer or professor, you will have to pursue post-graduation in your field of teaching preference. Since higher education is advanced education, you are also required to do specialization i.e. M. Phil. or PhD in order to be able to teach at college levels.

6. How many years M Phil course?

2 years As a regular stand-alone study programme, a Master of Philosophy normally takes 2 years to complete. The M. Phil. degree is a pure research degree, focused only on your independent research project.

7. How many semesters are in M Phil?

4 semesters M.Phil degree programme will span over 18 to 24 months, i.e., 4 semesters.

8. Which subject is best for M Phil?

An M. Phil. degree can be awarded in all subjects. Popular disciplines include Philosophy, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Political Science.

9. Which subject is best for M Phil?

An M. Phil. degree can be awarded in all subjects. Popular disciplines include Philosophy, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Political Science.

10. Is M Phil valid in 2022?

The UGC's draft regulation states, “M Phil (Master of Philosophy) degree shall be de-specified from the Academic year 2022-23 onwards. M Phil degree awarded till the date of notification of these regulations shall remain valid.

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