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Re: M.Phil in English form IGNOU after MA English

Yes, you can do M.Phil in English in IGNOU after MA English, here are M.Phil English details for IGNOU.

M.Phil English

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,600

The applivant should have and a Post-Graduate Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55 percent marks (fifty percent marks for SC/ST/PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from a university or a recognised institution of higher learning.


The last date for submission of Application Form
20th January 2014

Entrance test date
23rd February 2014

1. Syllabus for Ph.D ( Agri. Extension) Entrance Exam
Agricultural production in India.Resource use in agriculture.Technological development in areas of crop production, horticulture, animal husbandry and fisheries.Cropping pattern and Agro-climatic zones. Biodiversity, agricultural credit, agricultural insurance, rural financing institutions, network of agriculture education and research systems, Cooperatives, Farmers Organizations, Non Government Organizations and Self Help Groups.
Diversification in agriculture.Agriculture industry interface.Agro-processing and rural industrialization.
Definitions, principles and philosophy of Extension Education.Historical and emerging perspective of Agricultural Extension in India.Extension System in India and its linkages with National Agricultural Research System. Extension approaches. Types and levels of learning-cognitive, affective and psychomotor.Principles and theories of learning.Nature, importance, elements and levels of effective communication.Modes, process and media of communication.Communication effectiveness and credibility.
Methodological issues in communication research. Theories of diffusion and adoption of innovations.Characteristics of various extension teaching methods, factors influencing their choice and use.Selection and appraisal of audio-visual material.
Concept, uses and abuses of evaluation.Methods, procedures and principles of evaluation.Objectives, types and designs of social and educational research. Hypothesis: meaning, types and qualities of workable hypothesis. Selection of research problem, types of variables, testing of hypothesis, types of research design, descriptive and survey research, parametric and non-parametric statistics.
Functions of management in extension organizations. Organizational structure, authority and power, span of management. Managerial skills: nature and importance for extension professionals. Total Quality Management ( TQM) and the concept of learning organization to improve extension services at various levels.
Classification of media and their uses. Philosophy, objective and principles of programme planning. Concepts and approaches of personnel development. Human resource development: concept, dimensions, needs and priorities. Strategic interventions in HRD, HRD policy of Govt. of India(GOI), State development department, ICAR, SAUs and selected NGOs. Training typology, training approaches and strategies. Concepts, philosophy, genesis and principles of farmers’ education and training. Selection of trainees, assessment of training needs. Developing training modules.Concept of adult education and rural youth development. Adult learning needs, orientation, motivation and behaviour. Entrepreneurial characteristics and management skills. Agricultural entrepreneurship development, government policies, enterprise management, gender issues in entrepreneur development abilities, assessment and prospects, problems, value orientation.

2. Syllabus for Entrance test for Ph.D in Dairy Science and Technology
Dairy development in the country and different organizations engaged in the dairy development in India. Chemical composition, nutritive value and physico-chemical properties of milk and milk products.Microbiological aspects of milk and milk products.Different processing treatments given to milk during its processing for fluid milk supply and manufacturing of different products.Judging of milk and milk products using physico- chemical, microbiological and sensory techniques.PFA and BIS standards of milk and milk products. Basic concept of dairy equipments used for liquid milk processing and manufacturing of different products. Cleaning and sanitization of dairy equipment.Packaging material for milk and milk products.Use of non-dairy ingredients during processing of milk and manufacturing of products.Quality and safety aspects of milk and milk products. Advance processing techniques in the dairy industry. Basic aspects of non-dairy food products.

1.Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (PH.D):
Unit-1 Research Design
Research problem, background of the problem, understanding the literature, capturing the gaps, framing the objectives, tensing the hypothesis, research questions, Data sources Analytical Statistical tools, importance of the study.
Unit 2 Research Methods, Data Sources and statistical tools
Research Methods- Qualitative and Quantitative, understanding interdisciplinary research;
Secondary Data Sources, Archives, census, NSSO,etc; Primary Data Sources-Interview/questionnaire/schedule/case study/participatory observation.
Sampling Techniques: Random and Non-Random, Statistical tools-trend, correlation, regression.
Unit 3 Themes of Contemporary Research
Economy and Labour, Gandhi and Panchayat Raj, Gender and women Studies, population and environment, tribal and folklore and diaspora

4. Syllabus for Entrance Examination for M.Phil/Ph.D Programme (Translation Studies)
The questions will be based on the following broad areas:
1. Theories of Translation (Nida, Catford, George Steiner).
2. Traditions of Translation (Indian and western).
3. Areas of Translation (Administrative, Scientific, Literary, Media).
4. Translation as Cultural Exchange.
5. The Role of Translation in India.
6. Translation, Colonization, Nationalization,
7. Research Aptitude and Method.
8. Applied Translation.
9. Translation in Today's India.
The question paper will be of 3 hrs. duration and carrying 150 marks in total. It will be divided into three equal segments with 50 marks each. Section-1 will have short notes on any four out of the six(in 250 words each), in Section-2 there will be three options out of which the candidates will have to attempt any two in about 500 words each, Section-3 will have two components; the first will be an essay type question to be answered in 600 words, while the other will be a passage for translation from Hindi to English and vice versa.

 Entrance Examination is only of the qualifying nature.
 The candidates qualifying this Examination will be asked to appear before the Doctoral Committee for personal interview and presentation on their desired area of research.
 The written Examination will be of 100 marks.

 In the written Examination the candidate will have to attempt a total of 05 questions of 20 marks each of which one question of 20 marks will be compulsory

The syllabus broadly covers the following areas
I. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (Compulsory Question)
• Defining tourism research
• Preparing research synopsis
• Data collection and its use
• Reasoning and Logic
• General Knowledge
• Report writing and presentation

• Defining Tourist/visitor/Traveler/Excursionist
• Defining Tourism, Recreation,and Leisure and their inter-relationship
• Accommodation: concepts and typologies
• Transportation: Dynamically changing needs and means
• Tourism Planning: Origin, concept ad approaches

• Concept of resource, Attraction and product in tourism
• Cultural Tourism resources in India: Indian Culture and Society
• Traditions, Customs andLife Styles
• Food habits and cuisines
• Architectural Heritage
• Natural tourism resources in India

• Growth and development over the years and changing destination pattern and traffic flows
• Travel Agencies and Tour Operators
• Travel information counseling,itinerarypreparation,reservation
• Airlines Ticketing: Operational perspective of ticketing,Types of fare, Cargo handling: Baggage allowance, free/excess baggage
• Requirements for setting up team agency and tour operation, constraint and limitations

• Sustainable Tourism
• EcoTourism
• RuralTourism
• Agri-Tourism
• Farm Tourism
• GreenTourism
• CountrysideTourism
• Special Interest Tourism

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6. Norms developed for M.Phil and PhD entrance examinations in Distance Education, STRIDE
Components of Entrance Examination
No Nature of Questions and its
Components Marks weightage
(in marks) No of Q multiplied With marks Total marks Expected time to be consumed by student Remarks
1 Language comprehension in Open and Distance Education


10 Q X 3


40 minutes
10 Q (3 marks each)
2 Short answers 40 10 Q X 4 40 40
10Q (4 marks each)
3 Objective Type 40 40 Q X 1 40 40 40 Q ( 1 marks each)
4 Critical Essay type
• On any ODL institute 40 10 40 60 1200 (words critical essay)
150 Marks questions 150
marks 3 hours

* Critical essay covers the following areas…
1. Structure and governance of Distance Education Institute
2. Design and development of course materials
3. On learners Support Services i
4. Learner’s evaluation system

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