Syllabus of PhD Programs in Tezpur University Entrance Examination 2023
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Ph.D. in Cultural Studies Syllabus
Eligibility — M.A. in any of the disciplines in Humanities or Social Sciences with a uniformly good academic career. Candidates with UGC JRF, UGC NET or SET will be given preference.
Syllabus — General knowledge; matters of contemporary and historical social and cultural importance with particular reference to North East India, Cultural Studies as a discipline: its origin and evolution; theoretical legacies of the discipline of Cultural Studies; Cultural Memory; Cultural History of North East India; Oral History, Research Methods in general etc
Ph.D. in Education Syllabus
Eligibility — Post Graduate in Education or in any allied discipline/subjects with 55% marks.
Syllabus– Research Methodology in Education- Concept of Educational Research, Methods of Research, Approaches of Research, Hypothesis, Synopsis, Sample-population, Designs of Research, Descriptive and Interferential Statistics, Research Report, Bibliography Etc. Contemporary issues in Education- Educational scenario of India, Inclusive Education, RTE Act 2009, and Education for peace, yoga and gender, Constitutional Provisions, Environmental Education etc. Perspectives in Education- Philosophical, Sociological and Psychological foundation of Education.
Ph.D. in English Syllabus
Eligibility— M.A. in English with at least 55% marks (specialization may be in American Literature as well as in English Language Teaching, English Literature, Indian Writing in English, New Literature in English and Women’s Writing in English).
Syllabus– Div -I: English Language Teaching English in the global context, ELT in India in historical perspective. Principles and practice of ELT – Language acquisition, language learningtheories, principles; Language skills; Language teaching-different approaches (methods, techniques, procedures); Teaching of literature; Evaluation, testing. Syllabus designing and material production. English for Specific/Academic Purpose.
Div -II: American Literature Research Methodology, Literary Theory and Criticism, American Literature
Div -III: Indian Literature Research Methodology, Literary Theory and Criticism, Indian Writing in English Div -IV: Gender and Literature Research Methodology, Literary Theory and Criticism, Gender and Literature Div V: Life Writing, Travel Writing Research Methodology, Literary Theory and Criticism, Life Writing, Travel Writing
Div VI; Film Adaption, Popular Culture Research Methodology, Literary Theory and Criticism, Life Writing, Travel Writing Div VII: Anglophone South Asian Literature, Ecocriticism Research Methodology, Literary Theory and Criticism, Life Writing, Travel Writing.
Ph.D. in Hindi
Eligibility— M.A. in Hindi from Recognised University
Syllabus– Hindi Bhasha evam Sahitya, Hindi Alochana, Hindi Patrakarita, Lok Sahitya, Tulnatmak Sahitya
Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Journalism
Eligibility– M. A. in Mass Communication, Mass Communication & Journalism/ Communication. Master of Mass Communication (MMC). Master of Journalism & Mass Communication (MJMC). Master of Science in Communication (M. S. Communication). M. Sc. Communication. Master of Journalism.
Syllabus– Research methodology for social sciences, theoretical concepts of communication and media, a higher level of critical awareness about various important issues of mass media at national and international level.
Ph.D. in Social Work
Eligibility– Consistently good academic record with at least 55% marks in M.A. in Social Work or allied Social Sciences such as Sociology, Psychology, Rural Development, Development Studies, Law, Public Health, Education and Management
Syllabus– Social Work Social work and allied social science theories Social science research and statistics General knowledge and aptitudes Developmental issues Civil society issues
Ph.D. in Sociology
Eligibility– Post –Graduation in Sociology / Cultural Studies/Anthropology (with specialization in Social Anthropology)/Economics/Histo ry/Political Science / Philosophy / Mass Communication /English/ Law / Management/ Social Work
Syllabus– Research Methodology: Philosophy, science and research, Theory and field, Social research strategies, Research designs and sample designs, Planning a research project and formulating research questions, reviewing the literature, Ethics in social science research, Nature of quantitative research, Nature of qualitative research, participant observation and ethnography, Triangulation: mixed methods research, Problem of objectivity and subjectivity.
Sociological Theory: Classical sociological traditions: Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Approaches to social reality: positivism, hermeneutics, poststructuralism, post-modernism, Functionalism and its critiques, neofunctionalism, Structuralism, social structure as model, structuration, Critical theory and Frankfurt School, Symbolic Interactionism, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, dramaturgy.
Indian Society: Theories of Social Change in India, Caste, Varna and Class, Kinship systems, Secularism and Communalism, Nationalism, Nation Building, Regionalism.
Ph.D. in Women studies
Eligibility– Masters degree with at least 55% marks in Women Studies/ Humanities/ Social Sciences with consistently good academic
Syllabus– Women’s history, feminist research methodology, women and development, women and health