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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSHS30393112

Semester and Year Offered: 5th and 6th Semester; 3rd Year

Course Coordinator and Team: Prof. Rachana Johri, Dr. Ashis Roy, Prof. Honey Oberoi Vahali

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Pre-requisites: knowledge of research methods and ethics

Aim: production of reliable data and knowledge on a specific clinical or psychosocial topic to make a meaningful contribution to theory and/or practice.

Course Outcomes:

  1. A full thesis that provides relevant directions and a meaningful perspective to the research question(s) that the student has engaged with.
  2. Develop a capacity to engage in productive exchange with allied disciplines based on the relevance of the research findings to these disciplines.
  3. Nuancing of research skills to engage in research in future, particularly at the doctoral level.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Relying on the supervisory process between teacher and student, the research dissertation is a culmination of the overall M.Phil. training, its focus being on a specific clinical or psychosocial topic. It could be based on exploratory work, theoretical contributions clinical work. Students may like to explore other modalities of working on a dissertation apart from it being a written document. It could for instance be a film or a theatre production they make on issues of relevance to mental health. They could also create an art based work on themes of psychosocial clinical.

Assessment Details with weights: (Written thesis + viva) - 100%

Reading List:

  • The reading list is formulated between supervisor and student depending on the research topic and method.