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Master of Arts (M.A) in M.A - English / Public Administration / Politics and International Relations / Psychology / Economics / Mass Communication
Admission Open for 2022 intake
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Candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern of education from any recognized University.
Final year students awaiting final year results are encouraged to apply. Final admission will be subject to successful passing of the Bachelor’s degree.
MASTER OF ARTS - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The relevance of Public Administration has grown immensely since the inception of human civilization; its role has increased and changed from doer/provider to regulator of services in the present times. With the present and future perspective on demand-driven administrative processes insight, a two–year master’s degree Programme in Public Administration with a focus on Public Policy and Governance is being offered by the School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Energy University.
The curriculum of this Master’s Programme covers all contemporary and conventional areas of Public Administration, i.e., theories (traditional to contemporary), Indian administration, internal security, rural development, disaster management, social welfare & accountability, Economic & Financial administration, Public enterprises, Non-profit administration etc. The course is supportive for students aspiring to chart out careers in globally competitive public and private sectors, career planning for various social science research institutes and civil services. Those who desire to pursue higher studies may join research Programmes in areas/disciplines such as Public Administration, Local Self-government, Rural Development, Urban Governance & Management, Public Policy, Development Politics, Law & Governance, Sociology, Political Science, etc.
MASTER OF ARTS – POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The two-year Post Graduation degree in Political Science-International Relations focuses on imparting comprehensive knowledge on International Relations while blending it with vital aspects of Political Science. The curriculum is prepared to train students with the fast-changing developments at the global level, nurture orientations in strategic affairs, and expose students to new horizons in the field of global affairs. The Programme focuses on theory, diplomacy, national and global security, Political Economy, Geopolitics, etc. With a custom-designed curriculum structure and internships and publication training, the course intends to prepare students to fit into the contemporary demands of the academic, administrative, corporate, and diplomacy domains.
MASTER OF ARTS - ENGLISH
Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics offers a two-year master’s degree Programme in English. The Programme introduces students to a wide variety of courses with a trans-disciplinary approach. The courses are drawn from a range of historical periods, diverse cultures, texts in translation, and across disciplines such as visual narratives, theatre art, gender, science, philosophy psychoanalysis, and linguistics. The students are required to acquire comprehensive research skills through independent research dissertations under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Programme aims to inculcate analytical and research skills, introduce students to critical approaches, understand the place of literature within local, national and global contexts.
MASTER OF ARTS – PSYCHOLOGY
A two-year master’s degree Programme in Psychology is aimed at imparting application aspects of psychological concepts across various aspects of work and life. Through this Programme students will develop an understanding of how psychological theories are applied to real-world situations. The course will focus on applying psychological concepts, theories, and processes to the fields of health, business, society, spirituality, and education. Techniques to evaluate contemporary local and global issues and topics using an applied psychological Perspective will be integrated into the teaching pedagogy. Further, the course will also focus on making the student more job-ready in various areas at the Individual, team and societal levels. Societal development will be one of the significant focus areas of this Programme which can be aligned easily with the mission and vision of Pandit Deendayal Energy University. MA in psychology will also facilitate the centers of excellence in specializations of psychology relating to specific sectors such as health, youth, disability and social justice, entrepreneurship and leadership, and developing standardized psychological assessment procedures. Teaching pedagogy for this course includes lectures, workshops, field projects, guest talks, field visits, internships and practical lab work. In the final year, Students are also required to submit two dissertations. Students’ performance is evaluated through class assignments, mid-semester & end-semester exams, internships and dissertations are taken into account. This holistic approach to learning facilitates students in understanding the various theories and applying learned concepts in real-world situations.
MASTER OF ARTS – ECONOMICS
The Economics Area at the Department of Social Sciences offers a distinct Master’s degree programme in Economics since 2019. The Programme is unique as it offers a rich blend of theoretical and practical applications of Economics as part of the classroom learning experience. The Programme experience is designed for amateur economists who are looking for a full-fledged career in the area of Economics and enjoy working in an intellectually stimulating environment. A number of career opportunities are open for postgraduate students of Economics in research, consultancy, international and national projects, government departments, corporates, banking and non-profit organizations. After completing their post-graduation in Economics from PDEU, students are well prepared and groomed for their onward journey towards Ph.D. Programme.
The Masters of Economics Programme is spread over two academic years and divided into four semesters. The first academic year consists of core courses and a research dissertation. The second-year consists of a combination of core & elective courses and a research dissertation. A student is required to complete a minimum of 80 credits. The Programme aims to impart advanced knowledge in the various core and applied areas of Economics like Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Econometrics, Energy and Infrastructure economics, etc. The pedagogy is designed to put equal emphasis on the application of economic principles and the emergence of new economics in the present world.
The Programme focuses on enriching the research and analytical aptitude of students. At the same time, there is scope to nurture economic and political thoughts to develop leadership and vision to serve citizens of India and the World. Papers in Mathematical economics and Advanced Econometrics are designed to develop this attitude. Statistical Software and database like SPSS, CMIE Prowess, India Info-line, J-stor, etc. are available for students and can be productively utilized by the Master’s students. Papers like Economics of Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Innovation and Knowledge Economy, Behavioural Economics are attempts to familiarize students with core market values. Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade and Finance, Economics of Industrial Organization, Game theory and Public Economics are aimed at strengthening the core theoretical strength of students. Courses like Economics of Informal sector, Economics of Social Sector, Urban Economics, Rural economics, Environment and Resource Economics are promoted to develop sensitiveness of students towards society. Papers like Comparative Economic Systems, Entrepreneurship, and Geo-Political Economic are definite thought providers for value-based development with external economies and market sustainability.
The department regularly organizes theme-based seminars, workshops and symposiums to impart add-on skills and knowledge to the postgraduate students. Reputed scholars and experts from both national and international communities are often invited speakers at the seminars.
MASTER OF ARTS – MASS COMMUNICATION
The two-year-long Master of Arts (M.A.) Programme in Mass Communication is a comprehensive course covering all the facets of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry. A learner opting for the Programme can choose any one of the six specializations: (i) Multimedia Journalism, (ii) Electronic Media Production and Film Studies, (iii) Public Relations and Corporate Communication, (iv) Media Business, (V) Communication for Social and Behavioural Change, and (vi) Visual Design and Animation. The Programme offers an eclectic mix of both theoretical frameworks and industry practices. The fundamental intent of the state-of-the-art Programme is to train enthusiastic media learners keeping in mind the contemporary demands of the M&E Industry. The first two semesters aim to orient the media learners to the basics of all the disciplines that come under the broader purview of media. In the Third Semester, the media learners need to select their respective specializations based on their areas of interest. The media department is equipped with a modern media lab with the latest gadgets that comprehensively cover videography, editing, sound recording and photography. The media lab also has six editing machines and a Chroma screen, making it one of the best media labs in the country. The teaching pattern followed for this Programme effectively includes classroom lectures, practical workshops, guest lectures by industry experts, industry visits, internships, project works and research works. In the final semester, the media learners are required to submit two dissertations. The overall performances of the media learners are evaluated based on class activities, assignments, semester examinations, projects and dissertations.
NOTE: The M.A. Programme is of 90 credits. The 20 (Twenty) papers in four semesters carry 4 (Four) credits, each with 80 credits. In the Third and Fourth semesters, two research dissertations have 5 (Five) credits, each with ten credits. The Research Dissertation in the Fourth semester will be defended before the constituted Board. The Dissertations are to be submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master’s Degree requirement.
*The syllabus and papers are subjected to upgrade based on the recommendations of Academic Council from time to time.