M.Phil. Master of Philosophy

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Philosophy is a comprehensive system of ideas about human nature and the
nature of the reality we live in. Master of Philosophy is a Postgraduate
Academic Research Degree which is awarded for a course or program in Philosophy.
It is popularly known as M.Phil. which is an abbreviated form of Master of
Philosophy degree. The duration of Master of Philosophy degree is 1-2 years
involving a number of semesters. The syllabus of Master of Philosophy is a
mixture of theory and practical. Scholars are trained to present their research
findings. A pre-doctoral programme - Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) is taken
after completion of the Master's Degree. This can either be completely research
based or can include course work as well. Masters Degree in Philosophy is
offered by various Indian Universities in a wide variety of subjects ranging
from English, Mathematics, Physics to Management. Some of the prominent
Institutes providing M.Phil. are Delhi University, University of Calcutta,
University of Mumbai, University of Pune, Punjab University etc. Masters Degree
Programs in Philosophy can also be pursued through distance learning programs
which one can pursue at one's own flexibility. After completing Master of
Philosophy through distance learning, one can continue further research through
other doctoral programs. Some of the Institutes providing Distance Education in
Philosophy are Alagappa University, Andhra University, Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open
University, Tamil Nadu Open University etc.


To puruse M.Phil. one needs to have a Master's degree in science, arts or
engineering. Candidates need to acquire 55% marks in the subject chosen for
M.Phil. course or an allied subject at the postgraduate level to be considered
eligible for the course. A written test maybe conducted to assess the
candidate�s knowledge. Those who qualify in the written test will be required to
appear in an interview. The admission procedure and mode of selection for
admission to Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) through distance learning however,
may vary from one Institute to another. Some Institutes have specify added
eligibility criteria for admitting candidates into their distance learning
M.Phil. program.

Master of Philosophy Subjects

Subjects vary in accordance with one's chosen field of specialisation.

Master of Philosophy Specialisations

  • Biochemistry.
  • Prakrit.
  • Bioinformatics. �� �
  • Gujarati. �� �
  • Chinese & Japanese Studies.
  • Bioscience.
  • Guru Nanak Sikh Studies.�� �
  • Psychiatric Social Work.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Hindi.
  • Psychology.

Who can and Who should pursue Master
of Philosophy Degree

Master of Philosophy Degree is especially meant for academicians, interested in
research or scholars willing to upgrade their knowledge after post graduation in
their field of interest. Accordingly an increasing number of science graduates
are undertaking postgraduate research study to upgrade their practical
qualifications. Those desirous of additional areas of employment in which
practical and general scientific skills are useful one can pursue this degree.
It is also meant for those who would like to acquire a certain level of
analytical and applied skills but who are not keen on pursuing a Ph.D. degree.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of Philosophy Degree

  • The Master of Philosophy program aims to transform Post Graduates into
    Research Scholars.

  • It is an integrated theory and practical course to carry out research
    and Prepare research proposal.

  • M.Phil. course is a pre-doctorate degree course which is mainly based on
    research. After finishing these programs, students can enrol for a Ph.D.

Master of Philosophy Jobs

M.Phil. basically provides necessary qualification for lecturer in a college/
secondary teacher or principal / higher secondary teacher or principal. You can
also be involved in teaching or use the acquired knowledge in professional
consultancy services or in your entrepreneurial ventures.

Employment Areas

  • Consultancy.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Human Services Industry.
  • Law Firms.
  • Magazines.
  • Newspapers.
  • Publishing Houses.
  • Research and Development Institutes.

Job Types

  • Lecturer.
  • Speaker. �
  • Teacher.�� � �� � �
  • Assistant Professor.
  • Consultant.
  • Human Services Worker.
  • Scientist.
  • Social Service Workers.

M.Phil. Courses in India

M.Phil (Business Management)

M.Phil (Translational Health Science)


M.Phil. (Accounting)

M.Phil. (African Studies)

M.Phil. (American Studies)

M.Phil. (Analytical & Applied Economics)

M.Phil. (Analytical Chemistry)

M.Phil. (Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology)

M.Phil. (Anthropology)

M.Phil. (Applied Chemistry)

M.Phil. (Applied Electronics)

M.Phil. (Applied Geology)

M.Phil. (Applied Mathematics)

M.Phil. (Applied Physics)

M.Phil. (Applied Psychology)

M.Phil. (Aquaculture)

M.Phil. (Aquatic Biology & Fisheries)

M.Phil. (Arabic)

M.Phil. (Architectural and Settlement Conservation)

M.Phil. (Assamese)

M.Phil. (Ayurved Sindhant)

M.Phil. (Bengali)

M.Phil. (Bio Mineral Processing)

M.Phil. (Biochemistry)

M.Phil. (Biophysics)

M.Phil. (Bioscience)

M.Phil. (Biotechnology)

M.Phil. (Biotextiles)

M.Phil. (Botany)

M.Phil. (Buddhist Studies)

M.Phil. (Bulgarian)

M.Phil. (Business Administration)

M.Phil. (Business Economics)

M.Phil. (Business Finance & Economics)

M.Phil. (Canadian Studies)

M.Phil. (Career Counselling)

M.Phil. (Central Asian Studies)

M.Phil. (Centre for Federal Studies)

M.Phil. (Chemical Oceanography)

M.Phil. (Chemical Sciences)

M.Phil. (Chemistry)

M.Phil. (Child and Adolescent Psychology)

M.Phil. (Chinese & Japanese Studies)

M.Phil. (Chinese Studies)

M.Phil. (Civil Engineering)

M.Phil. (Clean Coal & Energy Technology)

M.Phil. (Clinical Psychology)

M.Phil. (Commerce)

M.Phil. (Communication)

M.Phil. (Comparative Dravidian Literature)

M.Phil. (Comparative indian Literature)

M.Phil. (Comparative Philosophy and Religion)

M.Phil. (Computational Linguistics)

M.Phil. (Computer Applications)

M.Phil. (Computer Science and Engineering)

M.Phil. (Computer Science)

M.Phil. (Construction Engineering)

M.Phil. (Continuing Education Management)

M.Phil. (Corporate Secretaryship)

M.Phil. (Counselling Psychology)

M.Phil. (Croatian)

M.Phil. (Czech)

M.Phil. (Defence & Strategic Studies)

M.Phil. (Development Administration)

M.Phil. (Development Economics)

M.Phil. (Development Sociology)

M.Phil. (Development Studies)

M.Phil. (Diaspora Studies)

M.Phil. (Diplomatic Studies)

M.Phil. (Disarmament Studies)

M.Phil. (Dravidian Culture)

M.Phil. (Dravidian Folklore)

M.Phil. (Dravidian Linguistics)

M.Phil. (Drilling Engineering)

M.Phil. (Ecological Informatics)

M.Phil. (Ecology)

M.Phil. (Economics)

M.Phil. (Education)

M.Phil. (Electrical Engineering)

M.Phil. (Electronics & Communication)

M.Phil. (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)

M.Phil. (Electronics)

M.Phil. (English and Communicative Studies)

M.Phil. (English Language Teaching)

M.Phil. (English Literature)

M.Phil. (English)

M.Phil. (Environment and Sustainable Development)

M.Phil. (Environmental Biology)

M.Phil. (Environmental Sciences)

M.Phil. (Environmental Technology)

M.Phil. (Fish Cytogenetics Pollution & Toxicology)

M.Phil. (Fisheries Science)

M.Phil. (Food Science and Nutrition)

M.Phil. (Food Service Management and Dietetics)

M.Phil. (French / German / Hispanic / Italian Studies)

M.Phil. (Fuel Engineering)

M.Phil. (Futurology)

M.Phil. (Gandhian Studies)

M.Phil. (Gender Studies)

M.Phil. (Genetics & Plant Breeding)

M.Phil. (Genetics and Plant Breeding and Horticulture)

M.Phil. (Genetics)

M.Phil. (Geoengineering)

M.Phil. (Geography)

M.Phil. (Geology)

M.Phil. (Geomatics)

M.Phil. (Gujarati)

M.Phil. (Guru Granth Sahib Studies)

M.Phil. (Guru Nanak Sikh Studies)

M.Phil. (Hindi)

M.Phil. (History and Archaeology)

M.Phil. (History)

M.Phil. (Home Economics)

M.Phil. (Home Science Extension Education)

M.Phil. (Home Science)

M.Phil. (Horticulture)

M.Phil. (Human Development)

M.Phil. (Hungarian)

M.Phil. (Hydrobiology)

M.Phil. (Industrial Chemistry)

M.Phil. (Information Technology)

M.Phil. (Instrumentation Engineering)

M.Phil. (Instrumentation Technology)

M.Phil. (Internal Security)

M.Phil. (International Legal Studies)

M.Phil. (International Organisation)

M.Phil. (International Politics)

M.Phil. (International Relations and Political Science)

M.Phil. (International Trade and Development)

M.Phil. (Jain Study)

M.Phil. (Japanese and Korean Studies)

M.Phil. (Journalism and Mass Communication)

M.Phil. (Kannada)

M.Phil. (Kayachikitsa)

M.Phil. (Kriya Sharira)

M.Phil. (Latin American Studies)

M.Phil. (Law)

M.Phil. (Life Science (Zoology/Botany))

M.Phil. (Life Skills Education)

M.Phil. (Linguistics)

M.Phil. (Local Governance)

M.Phil. (Longwall & Mine Mechanisation)

M.Phil. (Maintenance Engg. Tribology)

M.Phil. (Malayalam)

M.Phil. (Management)

M.Phil. (Manipuri)

M.Phil. (Manuscriptology)

M.Phil. (Marathi)

M.Phil. (Marine Biotechnology)

M.Phil. (Marine Microbiology)

M.Phil. (Materials Science)

M.Phil. (Mathematical Science)

M.Phil. (Mathematics)

M.Phil. (Maths & Statistics)

M.Phil. (Mechanical Engineering)

M.Phil. (Media Studies)

M.Phil. (Medical and Social Psychology)

M.Phil. (Micro Level Planning)

M.Phil. (Microbiology)

M.Phil. (Mine Planning & Design)

M.Phil. (Mineral Engineering)

M.Phil. (Mineral Processing)

M.Phil. (Mining Engineering)

M.Phil. (Mining Machinery Engg.)

M.Phil. (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry)

M.Phil. (Music - Hindustani/Karnatic)

M.Phil. (Music - Instrumental)

M.Phil. (Music - Vocal)

M.Phil. (Music)

M.Phil. (Natural Resource Management)

M.Phil. (Neurophysiology)

M.Phil. (Neurosciences)

M.Phil. (Nursing)

M.Phil. (Open Cast Mining)

M.Phil. (Operational Research)

M.Phil. (Pali)

M.Phil. (Performing Art)

M.Phil. (Persian)

M.Phil. (Personal Management And Industrial Relation)

M.Phil. (Petroleum Exploration)

M.Phil. (Philosophy)

M.Phil. (Physical Education)

M.Phil. (Physics)

M.Phil. (Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology)

M.Phil. (Plant Molecular Biology)

M.Phil. (Police Administration)

M.Phil. (Polish)

M.Phil. (Political Geography)

M.Phil. (Political Science)

M.Phil. (Politics)

M.Phil. (Population Studies)

M.Phil. (Prakrit)

M.Phil. (Psychiatric Social Work)

M.Phil. (Psychology)

M.Phil. (Public Administration)

M.Phil. (Punjabi)

M.Phil. (Rehabilitation Psychology)

M.Phil. (Religious Studies)

M.Phil. (Resource Management)

M.Phil. (Rock Excavation Engg.)

M.Phil. (Roga Nidan)

M.Phil. (Rural Development)

M.Phil. (Rural Economics)

M.Phil. (Russian and East European Studies)

M.Phil. (Russian)

M.Phil. (Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy)

M.Phil. (Sanskrit)

M.Phil. (Seed Technology)

M.Phil. (Serbian)

M.Phil. (Sericulture)

M.Phil. (Slovak)

M.Phil. (Social Sciences with Law)

M.Phil. (Social Work)

M.Phil. (Sociology)

M.Phil. (South Asian Studies)

M.Phil. (South East Asian & Southwest Pacific Studies)

M.Phil. (Special Education)

M.Phil. (Statistics)

M.Phil. (Sub-Saharan African Studies)

M.Phil. (Sugar Technology)

M.Phil. (Tabla & Dance)

M.Phil. (Tamil)

M.Phil. (Telugu)

M.Phil. (Textiles and Clothing)

M.Phil. (Tourism)

M.Phil. (Traditional Scientific Knowledge System (Ayurveda etc))

M.Phil. (Translation Studies)

M.Phil. (Tribal Studies)

M.Phil. (Tulu)

M.Phil. (Urdu)

M.Phil. (Visual Arts)

M.Phil. (West Asian and North African Studies)

M.Phil. (West European Studies)

M.Phil. (Women's Studies)

M.Phil. (Zoology)

M.Phil. + Ph.D. (Mathematics)

M.Phil. + Ph.D. (Physics)

M.Phil. + Ph.D. (Taxonomy)

Ph.D. (Media Studies)

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