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Master’s Programme

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Master of Arts: M.A in English / Public Administration / Politics and International Relations / Psychology / Economics / Mass Communication
Master of Commerce : M.Com

Admission Open for 2023 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.


Masters Programme

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.

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.

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.

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.

From 2019, the Economics Area at the Department of Social Sciences has provided an exclusive Master's programme in Economics. The Program is exceptional for students seeking a full-fledged career in the field of Economics by providing a rich combination of academic and practical applications. For postgraduate economics students, there are several employment options available in the field of research, consulting, international agencies, government agencies, corporates, and non-profit organisations. The two-year Master of Economics Programme is spread over four semesters which includes core courses, research dissertations and elective courses. A student is required to complete a minimum of 80 credits.
The Programme focuses on enriching the research and analytical aptitude of students by offering them papers such as Mathematical economics and Advance econometrics along with Statistical Software and databases. Students get acquainted with market and business decisions through courses in corporate finance, financial markets and institutions, entrepreneurship, and behavioural economics. The fundamental theoretical knowledge is intended to be strengthened by studying the papers like microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade and finance, economics of industrial organisation, game theory, geo-political economics, and public economics. Furthermore the papers like Economics of the Informal Sector, Economics of the Social Sector, Urban Economics, Rural Economics, Environment and Resource Economics, and Economics of the Resource Sector aid in educating students about social and economic issues. In order to disseminate skills-based knowledge the department also regularly organises seminars, workshops, and symposiums.

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.

M.Com is a unique two-year programme focused on the finance area. The Programme offers individuals (even from non-finance backgrounds) an inimitable opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and ensuing depth in the field of finance. With the paradigm shift of Industry 4.0, all verticals of Industry are going through change. Big data, blockchain, and knock on the door by the digital currency, new-age skill sets are required by the aspirants in finance. Financial Markets have been metamorphosing from simplistic businesses of fundraising and trading to acquire a global, real-time, and sophisticated nature with technology, product innovation, and changes in the global environment. Emergence of Social media and Fintech have added a new perspective. In this context, M.Com is a uniquely designed program to shape ‘Future Financial Leaders. The program goes beyond teaching financial theories by tapping into the existing pool of knowledge of the finance professionals and industry experts who create synergies among various disciplines related to finance. This program aims at bringing together finance experts from various disciplines to create an unparalleled learning environment.

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. Both the Research Dissertation will be defended before the constituted Board. The Dissertations are to be submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master’s Degree requirement.

*The courses syallabus is subjected to upgrade based on the recommendations of Board of Studies and Academic Council from time to time.