JNU has an interdisciplinary approach for allmost all courses. Each centre is proud of having students from different backgrounds. Still, there are admission requirements and eligibility criterions for each courses and programmes. We have prepared the requirements list on the basis of Schools, Programmes and Cenre. This is sorted in alphabetic order.
JNU Admission Requirements School of Social Sciences
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme
obtained M.Phil./MD/MPH (with MBBS/M.Sc. Nursing/Masters degree in Social Sciences or other disciplines allied to public health) degree of a recognized University/Research Institution with minimum Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 6.00 in 10 point scale/comparable standard where the grading is based on system other than 10 point scale. The candidates who have obtained M.Phil. degree from a University/ Institution where dissertation is not graded or grading is not on 10-point scale, are required to forward a copy of their M.Phil./MPH dissertation along with the Application Form for the purpose of assessment of their credentials.
at least 2 years research experience in reputed institutions with research publication(s) comparable to M.Phil./MPH (with MBBS/M.Sc. Nursing/Masters degree in Social Sciences or other disciplines allied to public health) standard. In addition, they should have obtained Masters Degree with FGPA of 6.00 in the 10 point scale/comparable standard or equivalent percentage.
FOR Womens Studies Programme
in case of work experience (minimum 2 years) in an NGO (related to gender issues), again candidate must provide research publications or their equivalent. In addition, they should have obtained Master’s Degree with FGPA of 6.00 in the 10 point scale/comparable standard or equivalent percentage.
For Programme for the study of Discrimination and Exclusion
Research/Publications in the areas of Discrimination and Exclusion with special reference to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities are desirable
Masters degree in the subject concerned with at least 50% marks; or Master’s degree in allied subjects or Humanities with at least 55% marks; or Masters degree in Natural Sciences with at least 60% marks. For Centre for Studies in Science Policy: Master’s degree in Social Science or Humanities or Law or Management with 55% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine with 60% marks. For Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health: Masters degree in social sciences or other disciplines allied to public health with 50% marks
Master of Public Health (MPH/Ph.D. in Community Health)
MBBS degree with at least 50% marks and at least one year’s work experience after internship or M.Sc. degree in Nursing with at least 50% marks and at least one year’s experience in Community Health Nursing.
1) M.A. in History, Geography and Sociology: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under
10+2+3pattern of education with at least 45% marks
2) M.A. in Economics: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at
least 50% marks, and Mathematics either at 10+2 level or at Bachelor’s level, either as subsidiary or
3) M.A. in Political Science: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education
with at least 50% marks.
Main and Allied subjects
for purpose of Eligibility for admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. and MPH/Ph.D. programme of study in the School of Social Sciences
a) Centre for Economic Studies and Planning
Main Subject- Economics
Allied Subjects- History, Political Science and Sociology, Mathematics and Statistics
b) Centre for Historical Studies
Main Subject – History
Allied subjects- Political Science, Economics, Sociology and Geography
c) Centre for Political Studies
Main Subject- Political Science
Allied Subjects – All other Social Science Subjects
d) Centre for the Study of Regional Development
Main Subject- Geography, Population Studies and Economics
Allied Subjects- All other Social Science Subjects
e) Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health
Main Subject (MPH/Ph.D.) – Medicine and Nursing (Allopathic)
Main Subjects – (M.Phil./Ph.D.)- Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, History, Social Work, Geography, Population Studies, Public Administration, Nutrition.
Allied Subjects (M.Phil./Ph.D.)- Applied Sciences, Humanities, Management and Rural Development
f) Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Main Subject – Sociology
Allied Subjects -Social Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, History, Public Administration, Geography, Philosophy, Socio-Linguistics and any other Social Science discipline
g) Centre for Studies in Science Policy
Main Subjects – Social Sciences and Humanities
Technology and Medicine
h) Centre for Philosophy
Main Subjects- Philosophy
Allied Subjects- Social Sciences and Humanities
i) Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
Main Subjects – Economics, History, Psychology, and Sociology.
Allied Subjects(i) Education, Political Science, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Geography, and other Social Science (including Socio-linguistics, Child Development and Social Work.). (ii) (ii) Other Sciences and Humanities
j) Programme for the study of Discrimination and Exclusion(PSDE)
Main Subject- Political Science, History, Sociology,
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Education, Psychology and Law