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Updated on 12 Oct, 2019

Doctor of Philosophy in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (PhD in Gandhian Studies) Integrated (DoPGPS)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


M. A in Gandhian Studies;
MA in any other subject; and
M. Phil. in any subject


Candidates with MA in Gandhian Studies from IGNOU or any other university in India or abroad may be admitted to Ph. D. programme (48 credits) after they have successfully completed the M. Phil. course work of 36 credits. In case they want to receive M. Phil. degree they would have to write a dissertation (12 credits) after successfully completing the course work. Those who hold MA in a subject other than Gandhian Studies would have to complete all the requirements of M. Phil in Gandhian Studies (course work = 36 credits plus dissertation = 12 credits) before they are admitted to Ph. D. in Gandhian Studies. After completing the M. Phil degree, they can opt for doctoral (Ph.D.) research (48 credits) but in case they want to receive M. Phil degree in Gandhian Studies before they go for Ph. D. work, they would have to write M. Phil dissertation (12 credits). And those who hold M. Phil. degree in a subject other than Gandhian studies have to complete 36 credits of M. Phil. course work in Gandhian Studies but would not be required to write M. Phil. dissertation, unless they opt for it. Once they complete the course work, they would be allowed to write Ph.D. dissertation in Gandhian Studies.

Requirements for M. Phil. Degree in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies requires 36 credits of course work and 12 credits of dissertation of about 20,000 words. The courses prepare the students for advanced research in the area of their specialization within the overall framework of Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies. In order to prepare the students participating in this programme, 36 credits of course work is a must. One or two courses of 6-12 credits would be compulsory for all students.
Candidates who do not have M Phil degree will have to do one year course work of 32 credits.
All the courses of the programme in the category are compulsory courses of six-credits each:
M.Phil Course Structure:
Core Courses
1.         Research Methodology (RGP-001)                                        -             6 Credits
2.         Gandhian Thought: Texts and Contexts (RGP-002)              -           6 Credits
Optional Courses
1.         Peace and Conflict Studies (RGPE-003)                               -           6 Credits
2.         Gandhian Political Economy (RGPE-004)                             -           6 Credits
3.         Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RGPE-005)            -        6 Credits
4.         Environment and Development (RGPE-006)                         -           6 Credits
Dissertation                                                                                        -                12 Credits
                                                                        Total                -                               48Credits