The two years (full-time) Master degree course is designed to provide high level of understanding of population sciences including an in-depth knowledge of the linkages between population and various socio-economic, health and environmental factors. This course provides foundation to graduate students and prepare them for future research in various aspects related to population.
Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in India or abroad in any subject with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for reserved candidates) of aggregate marks/equivalent grade in all subjects will be eligible for admission. Eligible foreign candidates can also apply for admission provided if they secure financial support from any outside agency.
Candidates who have already passed the qualifying degree examinations and those who have already appeared/shall be appearing in the final qualifying examinations are eligible to apply. However, the admission of the candidate will be cancelled, if s/he fails to furnish final result by September 30th of every year.
The upper age limit is 25 years as on June 30th of every year. Marks and age will be relaxed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS categories as per Government of Indiarules only.
The selection will be made on the basis of an Online Entrance Test across India. The Online Entrance Test will comprise objective type questions of multiple choices. The syllabus of Entrance Test will consist of Basic General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, English Grammar, Basic Mathematics, Population, Health,and Social Science Issues. The test venue will be notified in the Admit Card. Admission test will not be conducted for the foreign candidates and admission will be offered directly if foreign candidates fulfill the eligibility criteria of the Institute.
55 Seats with Government of India Fellowship.
Two years (Full-Time)
Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS will be considered as per the Government of India norms only.
Each selected Indian student will be awarded a Government of India Fellowship @ Rs. 5,000/-per month.
The course structure for M.A./M.Sc. course in Population Sciences is designed as per UGC Credit Based Choice System and covers the following topics:
|SEMESTER 1||Course Name||Credits|
|MSP-F1||Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology *||NC|
|MSP-C1||Basic Statistical Methods for Population Studies||4|
|MSP-C2||Introduction to Demography and History of Population||4|
|MSP-C3||Fertility and Nuptiality||4|
|MSP-C4||Mortality, Morbidity and Public Health||4|
|MSP-E1.1||Healthcare System and Policies||3|
|MSP-E1.2||Bio statistics & Epidemiology||3|
|SEMESTER 2||Course Name||Credits|
|MSP-F2||Economics and Geography *||NC|
|MSP-C5||Evaluation, Adjustment of Demographic Data and Population Projection||4|
|MSP-C6||Introduction to Demographic and Statistical Software||4|
|MSP-C7||Migration and Urbanization||4|
|MSP-E3.1||Health Economics and Financing||3|
|MSP-E3.2||Urbanization, Space and Planning||3|
|SEMESTER 3||Course Name||Credits|
|MSP-C8||Gender and Reproductive Health||4|
|MSP-C9||Population and Development||4|
|MSP-E4.1||Concepts and Measures of Global Health||3|
|MSP-E4.2||Gender, Health and Development||3|
|MSP-E5.1||Population Ageing and Health Transition||3|
|MSP-E5.2||Population and Sustainable Development||3|
|SEMESTER 4||Course Name||Credits|
|MSP-C12||Population Policies, Program Management and Evaluation of Health and Family Welfare Program||4|
|MSP-C13||Advance Statistical Packages and Applications in Large-scale Data||4|
|MSP-E6.1||Operation Research in Reproductive Health||3|
|MSP-E6.2||Monitoring and Evaluation in Population & Health||3|
* Not counted for calculating the final grade F – Foundation course, C –Core course, E – Elective course, NC: Non Credited course; V-Viva voce, D–dissertation.
Core courses: 68%; Elective courses: 32%
Core papers cannot be changed. Elective paper can be changed if the student fails in an elective paper and submits his/her request for a change in writing. Evaluation procedure for dissertation (weights) – Guide: 0.25, Presentation & Defense: 0.25, Content: 0.50. The grade for ‘presentation & defense’ must be given independently by each member, and submitted to the controller of examinations independently. For content, the Director may appoint a three-member committee for each dissertation. The two members should independently evaluate the dissertation and independently submit the grades to the controller of examinations.