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The School of Social Sciences is the largest post-graduate School in the University. It has M.A., M.Phil. / Ph.D., MCH / Ph.D. and direct Ph.D. programmes in its various Centres. It has no undergraduate programme of its own, even though it offers a few under-graduate courses for students of other Schools. The School has nine Centres, in which regular admission takes place in different programmes as detailed in the following table.

Serial No.

Centre of Study

Course of Study & Field of Study


Centre for Economic Studies and Planning

 i) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Economics Studies & Planning
ii) M.A. in Economics


Centre for Historical Studies

 i) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Historical Studies (Ancient, Medieval &      Modern History)
ii) M.A. in History (Ancient, Medieval & Modern History)


Centre for Political Studies

 i) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Political Studies
ii) M.A. in Political Science


Centre for the Study of Regional Development

 i) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Regional Development (Economics,      Geography & Population Studies)
ii) M.A. in Geography


Centre of Social Medicine and Community

 i) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Social Sciences in Health
ii) MCH/Ph.D. in Community Health


Centre for the Study of Social Systems

 i) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Social Systems
ii) M.A. in Sociology


Centre for Studies in Science Policy

M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Studies in Science Policy


Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies

M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Educational Studies


Centre for Philosophy

M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Philosophy

Note :-
In addition to above the Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programmes is also offered in the above Centres of the School and Announcement for Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme has been notified separately.

The School has a lively academic ambience. The teaching and research programmes in the School have certain innovative elements. While ensuring rigorous discipline-oriented training in each Centre, interest is generated in multi-disciplinary study and research, by allowing students to take courses in other Centres depending upon their aptitude as well as the relevance of the courses to their main disciplines and areas of research interest.

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