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  • About
    Seats
    10
    Per semester
    Duration
    TBA
    6370

    Eligibility

    Masters with 55% in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or in professional degrees like engineering, law and medicine or equivalent grade and a relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled .

    Women's and Gender Studies M. Phil./Ph. D. programme is conducted jointly by Ambedkar University, Delhi and Centre for Women's Development Studies (Delhi) as part of collaboration between the two institutions. The programme will assimilate analytical understandings of the significance of gender (relations) and foster study of conduits and configurations of power, causes, contexts and consequences of women’s subordination. The M. Phil./Ph. D programme also creates a space for questioning silences around gender that steer the workings of caste, class and community in contemporary and historical societies, and in the social sciences.

    The pedagogies of teaching and learning employed at Women's and Gender Studies research programmes, are intended to inculcate a feminist sensibility in our students in ways that balance academic rigour with intellectual freedom. Students are encouraged to experience the personal as political by bringing into the classroom spaces critical reflection on their own and others' life histories and activism in conjunction with feminist texts and theorisation.

    At Ambedkar University Delhi, the programme is offered by the School of Human Studies, an explorative, interdisciplinary space for thinking and reflecting on the myriad meanings of being human. Academic programmes housed in the School 2 focus on the promise and potential of the human along with the actual historical exclusions and marginalisations that humans have led to. This unique collaboration with Centre for Women’s Development Studies supplements the development approach to gender with the interdisciplinary resources at AUD, in particular literature, film, psychology, sociology, history and expressive cultures.

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    10
    Per semester
    Duration
    TBA
    6370

    Eligibility

    Masters with 55% in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or in professional degrees like engineering, law and medicine or equivalent grade and a relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled .

    The AUD-CWDS collaborative MPhil/PhD programme in Women and Gender Studies was launched in 2012-13 and completed five years of this successful collaboration in 2017. The MoU between CWDS-AUD was renewed last year. In the light of our experience of having run the programme as well as the change in AUD Research Guidelines for the MPhil/PhD programme in 2017, we have revised our course structure. The revised course structure provides the necessary grounding for MPhil students who must complete both the course work and the thesis within the two year period stipulated by the new guidelines. It also caters to PhD students from outside AUD who may not have the requisite background in the field of Women and Gender Studies, and who can avail of these courses being 3 offered in the first year of the proposed 5 year period available for completing the PhD.

    The first semester of the programme would provide the necessary orientation to students both at the theoretical level and in terms of research methodology. The first semester has two course compulsory courses, Feminist Theories (4 credits) and Research Methods with Exemplary Works (4 credits). Another Elective (2 credits) will be opted for by the students from among the electives offered within/across the Masters/research programmes in the University. The second semester again gives the option of choosing an elective (4 credits) from other programmes across the University. This is to fully avail the range of expertise among faculty and also to cater to the different interests of students. A compulsory Guided Study course (2 credits) will also be offered in the second semester based on the specific research interests of the students so as to effectively guide them towards a fully worked out research proposal before the end of the second semester. The weightage of dissertation/thesis in the new programme structure is 16 credits.

  • FAQ
    Seats
    10
    Per semester
    Duration
    TBA
    6370

    Eligibility

    Masters with 55% in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or in professional degrees like engineering, law and medicine or equivalent grade and a relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled .

  • Courses
    Seats
    10
    Per semester
    Duration
    TBA
    6370

    Eligibility

    Masters with 55% in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or in professional degrees like engineering, law and medicine or equivalent grade and a relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled .