INSTITUTE OF STATISTICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (ISSER) M.A/M.Phil DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All students will first be admitted to the M.A. programme. The admission requirements will include a good first degree in any subject and a minimum work experience of 2 years in any development planning-related institution.

To be admitted to the M. Phil programme, applicants must have successfully completed the M.A. programme with at least an average grade of B+ and must display adequate research experience/potential.

In both cases, interviews will be conducted to arrive at the final selections.

 

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

The M.A. programme will run for 12 months in each year, and the M. Phil programme will run for another 12 months after the M.A. programme.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

a) M. A. Programme

The total credit hours required to complete the M.A. programme is 30.

The breakdown is as follows:

Core Courses                                                              21 credit hours

Elective                                                                           3 credit hours

Long Essay                                                                     6 credit hours

Seminar                                                                          3 credit hours

 

M.Phil Programme

The additional credit hours required to complete the M. Phil programme is 18.

The breakdown is as follows:

One elective course                                                          3 credit hours

Seminar II                                                                         3 credit hours

Thesis                                                                             30 credit hours