The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai has started the need-based distance course with the recommendation of UGC in the field of population data analysis and inter-relationship between population and development namely; M.A. in Population Studies. The deadline for submission of application for this course for academic session 2020-2022 (2nd Batch) is July 31, 2020.
Admission to this course is open to all those with a Bachelor’s degree in any social science subject/Health/Maths/ Stats or any similar degree recognized by Indian/Foreign universities with 50 percentage marks for general candidates and 45 percentage marks for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and PWD category. Candidates having master’s degree and also those who are having work experience will be given due weightage. The cut off percentage can further be reduced by the admission committee for candidates with any additional qualifications. Reservation criteria will be followed as per the Government of India norms.
After successfully completing all academic requirements given in the guidelines, the registered distance learner will be awarded degree of “M.A. Population Studies” irrespective of any discipline he/she come from graduate level.
Selection of candidates for the course will be done by a selection committee duly constituted by the Director of the Institute.
There are 100 seats available for admission to this course. However, the Institute reserves the right to decide number of students to be enrolled in each academic session depending upon number of applications received.
This course can be completed in a minimum period of two years to maximum period of four years. In case if candidate is not able to complete the course in a given time period, he/she can avail one-year extension after paying 50% of the course fee. Maximum two such subsequent extensions will be permitted to complete the course. If the candidate fails in completing all the formalities even after availing two continuous, he/she will not be eligible for degree and his/her registration will automatically stand cancelled without any intimation. The terms and condition for completing the academic formalities of the course may change after the revision of course curriculum.
There are following two components of teaching under this program:
Details of MA in Population Studies (Distance Education) are available with The Department of Extra Mural Studies, IIPS, Deonar, Mumbai-400088; Ph: +91-22-42372410/428.
Essentially there will be the following components of teaching under this programme:
|Course Code||Course Name||Blocks||Units||Credits|
|MSP-1F||Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology *||3||9||NC|
|MSP-2F||Economics and Geography *||3||9||NC|
|MSP-4C||Introduction to Demography and History of Demographic Data||3||9||3|
|MSP-5C||Fertility and Nuptiality||4||12||4|
|MSP-6C||Evaluation, Adjustment of Demographic Data and Population Projection||4||12||4|
|MSP-7C||Introduction to Demographic and Statistical Software||4||12||4|
|MSP-8C||Migration & Urbanization||4||12||4|
|MSP-10C||Gender and Reproductive Health||4||12||4|
|MSP-11C||Population & Development||4||12||4|
|MSP-13C||Concepts and Measures of Global Health||3||9||3|
|MSP-14C||Population Policies, Progrmme Evaluation of Health & Family Welfare Program||4||12||4|
|MSP-15C||Advanced Statistical Packages and their Application in Large-scale Data||3||9||3|
|MPS-16C||Morbidity, morbidity and Public Health||3||9||3|
|MSP-17E||Population Ageing and Health Transition||3||9||3|
|MSP-17E||Urbanization, Space and Planning||3||9||3|
* Non Credited course (not counted for calculation of final grade). F-Foundation Course,C-Core Course-Elective course, TP-Term Paper, VV-Viva-Voce.