Admission to M. Phil African Studies in the Centre for African Studies University of Mumbai
Imagine, you are highly interested in pursuing a research in an area but not really strong in research methodology and have the following problem
Then you must not miss this opportunity.
- An M Phil programme in your area of interest is not available
- You are not strong enough in research methodology hence need a complete base on the same
- You want to gain the confidence by presenting your paper in a research seminar and publish in a reputed journal
- You work full-time and cannot attend lectures from Monday to Friday and prefers a weekend class
Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai has announced admission for M Phil in African Studies. Here are the details
Course name: M Phil in African Studies
Course duration: 1 1/2 years (October to June)
no of seats: 10 (Ten only)
For Open Category: Minimum 55 per cent in any post graduation degree (MA, M.Com, LLM, M.Sc., MBA, M.Tech, M.Ed., MDS, MPTh, MD, MS etc) from any UGC recognized university without violation of any direction of statutory bodies like DEB, UGC, AICTE, NCTE, DCI, BCI etc.
For Reserved Category: Minimum 50 per cent in a post-graduate degree mentioned above.
Admission process: written test followed by an interview by the panel of expert
About the department:
The Centre for African Studies at the University of Mumbai is the oldest of three departments in India that focuses exclusively on African affairs. The University Grants Commission (UGC) established the African Studies Programme in 1971-72, at the University of Mumbai, as a part of its efforts to develop Area Studies Programme at the University level. The African Studies Programme became a full-fledged Centre of the University in 1984. The Centre is housed in the Area Studies Building located at Vidyanagari Campus of the University of Mumbai in Kalina, Santacruz (East). The Centre is financed by the UGC and University of Mumbai for its academic activities and development of infrastructural facilities.
Following are the features of the centre:
- Experienced faculty of international repute. Our faculty Dr. Renu Modi extensively travels across the nation. Dr Sahu has a deep and extensive knowledge of the energy sector and international relation.
- Fully functional library with reading facility
- Regular international and external industry faculty coordination
- Centre annually organises the national and international conference
- Weekend class options available
- Research methodology course is taken by the veteran with experience of guiding a lot of PhD scholars.
- Interactive discussion, no boring one way communication lectures
Who should opt for the course
Anyone who is interested in the research on their own area of interest must apply. African Studies is an interdisciplinary department i.e. It involves two or more different subjects or areas of knowledge. That means it gives you the flexibility of choosing an area and subject for your research with the condition that your research area must contain any part of Africa.
1. India's role in the defence and national security of Africa (Defence and Strategic Studies)
2. A Comparative Study of Criminal Laws in Cameroon and India (Law)
3. Historical studies of people to people connect between Mauritius and India (History)
4. Study of north Indian migration to Africa- causes and impact (Population and migration studies)
5. Challenges for Indian pharma business in Nigeria (Business management)
6. Impact of Social Media marketing in Ghana (Marketing)
7. Causes for the high crime rate in South Africa (Psychology)
8. Impact of Ashtang yoga practices in the health of African people (Yoga)
9. Study of similarity between African herbal remedies and Indian herbal remedies (Naturopathy, Ayurved and Herbal)
10. India's role in the development of sub Saharan economy (Economics)
and so on
What is the benefit of the course
1. You develop an understanding of the international business, geopolitics and social sphere context
2. You become stronger on research ability and research methodology technique
3. You are eligible and preferred for PhD in African Studies without NET and PET either at this centre or anywhere in India. Also, it may be in the PhD of the core area such as management, law, social work, development studies etc. (Subject to the criteria of the concerned university and institute) and also in the universities abroad.
4. You get a batch mix of different age group and different specialisation which helps you to add a fresh perspective to your knowledge.
5. Yor research writing quality improves.
6. You will learn how to present in a research seminar and how to publish in a journal.
3 theory papers and 1 dissertation.