Admissions and Examinations criteria for M.Sc in Gender Studies
Each student shall be admitted on the basis of merit which shall be determined by the following criteria:
Marks Obtained in B.A./B.Sc./F.A./F. Sc.
Any applicant must possess at least a second class Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university subject to the condition that they met the requirement of major subjects passed for the Bachelor’s degree as given in the Prospectus.
Each candidate shall make an application for admission on a prescribed form in response to an advertisement.
Admission will be made on merit, which will be determined on the basis of Intermediate and Degree level academic record according to the formula given in the prospectus subject to regional quota.
Requirement of Subjects Studies at Bachelor Degree Level:
B.A or B.Sc. / B.A Hons (3-years) with one of the following subjects: –
Sociology / Political Science / Economics / History / Geography / International Relations / Journalism / Mass Communication/Psychology/ Humanities and Anthropology.
M. Sc. Dues
Each student of the Master’s program of study shall be required to pay tuition fee and such other dues as may be determined by the University / Center for time to time.
Number of Seats for M. Sc. Program in Gender Studies
Total number of seats will be according to the University formula. The admission will be centralized and seats will be allocated according to the regional quota on merit as being observed in the University.
The M. Sc. Program
The program will consist of four semesters and will require earning of 63 credit hours as a pre-requisite for M. Sc. degree.
The last semester will be allocated for conducting research. However, the research topic and preliminary work will be finalized in third semester. The break-up will be as follows:
(c) Research Project 01 (15 credits)
Literature Review and Research Design (3 credits)
Fieldwork & Seminar (6 credits)
Thesis and Viva-Voc (6 credits)
After completion of first, second and third semester a student can:
Take five courses worth 15 credit hours in lieu of conducting research
Thesis based on field research (15 credit hours). Students opting for research topic will be required to defend the essay orally.
Rules for Teaching Academic Course
Minimum duration of teaching during a semester = 16 weeks
A course of 3 credits hours means 3 hours of lecture in a week.
Lecturers to be delivered 32 lecturers in a semester.
i.e 48 hours in a semester @ 1 hours 30 minutes per lecture.
A student is evaluated in each course in the basis of class assignment, sessional tests and terminal examination. 50% marks shall be reserved for sessional tests and class assignments and 50% marks for the terminal examination.
Course Credit Value
Marks of Sessional / Class Assignment
Marks of Terminal Examination
A student obtaining less than 50% marks (38 out of 75 marks) in any course shall be deemed to have failed in the course.
If a student fails to appear in the terminal examination in a course (s) on medical or any other reasons, he/she shall be treated as absent and failed.
A date – wise record of the attendance of students shall be maintained by each teacher.
A student is eligible to appear in the terminal examination provided he/she who has attendance not less than 80% of the lectures/seminars delivered his/her class in each course shall not be allowed to appear in the terminal examination of the concerned course and shall be treated as having failed in that course.