MA in Sociology
MA Sociology is a two year (four semester) academic programme.
12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries with the following minimum eligibility marks criteria:
For candidates from the annual system: 50% and above
For candidates from the semester system (percentage): 55% and above
For candidates from the GPA semester system, the formula for determining percentage is as follows:
CGPA obtained X 100 / Maximum CGPA obtainable.
Such candidates are required to have a minimum of 60% marks or above.
Candidates who have a 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.
Format of the Entrance Test Paper and Course
Eligible candidates must appear for an Entrance Test which will be of 3 hours duration. The question paper will have two parts:
Part A: will consist of 50 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each and will test the applicant’s awareness about the world in general and South Asia in particular. These questions will be of 10+2 (12th class) level. In addition, this section will also contain some discipline-specific questions on Sociology/Social Anthropology at the undergraduate level. All questions in this section are compulsory.
Part B: will test the applicants on their ability to (i) comprehend the subject knowledge analytically and critically; (ii) structure an essay logically; (iii) and write grammatically correct English. It will require the applicant to write 2 essays (selected from 8 given topics) of approximately 600 words each.
Negative Marks for Wrong Answers
If the answer given to any of the Multiple Choice Questions is wrong, ¼ of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.