As per the UGC Guidelines, Research Methodology is a mandatory five-credit course for Ph.D. students at Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute. The certificate course in Research Methodology is of six months duration. Lectures will be conducted twice a week i.e., Friday and Saturday. Two Lectures per day will be conducted on these days. This course is open to registered Ph.D. students and students who have completed Post-Graduate degree in AIHC& Archaeology, Linguistics and Sanskrit and Lexicography. The student has to appear for the written examination and give a presentation at the end of the course.
Eligibility : Registered Ph.D. students in the field of AIHC & Archaeology, Linguistics and Sanskrit and Lexicography.
Post-Graduate degree in AIHC & Archaeology, Linguistics and Sanskrit and Lexicography.
Note : The degree should be as specified by and of a university/Institute approved by the University Grants Commission/Association of Indian Universities.
The overall aim of this course is to establish a common basis for the Ph.D. research education within the field of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Linguistics, Sanskrit and Lexicography as well as to provide insight into the historical, methodological and theoretical framework of concerned subjects, qualitative and quantitative research methodology and research ethics.
The student should have insight both into the theoretical and practical aspects of research methodology, research ethics as well as the quality criteria for research. Students are expected to acquire the following;
Lectures, group discussions, assignments, and self-study. Lectures to be announced and independent projects work will be encouraged. Mandatory attendance and preparation of an approved research plan.
The course contents are;
Theoretical and Practical information about different phases of research, an overview of research planning, time management, and supervisor’s role, and others;
Research methods: Criteria for literature review, critical use of existing knowledge, generalising and defining limits for generalization of new findings;
Publication: Various aspects related to publications in various national and international journals, books, and conference proceedings such as the structure of the article, keywords, referencing, and others;
Theorising: Scientific method, innovation, systemizing and classifying, hypothesis development and testing, establishing models, evaluating own work, and others;
Ethics: Ethics in the field of the concerned subjects, avoid research that causes the unjustified risk to people, striving for objectivity (in the research process and the presentation of results), handling uncertainty, plagiarism, and copyright information.
PDF General Syllabus
PDF AIHC & Archaeology Syllabus
PDF Sanskrit & Lexicography
No tuition and exam fees will be charged for the PhD students of Deccan College (Those who have registered for PhD with Deccan College)
Outside PhD students and Post-Graduate students will be charged Rs.5000/-. This includes the tuition fees and exam fees for the course.
Library facility will be provided to the outside PhD students as per the university library rules.
Ph.D. students have to apply for participating in the Research Methodology Course. A duly filled application form should reach the Academic Section after they receive a formal intimation letter from the office. The announcement of the same will be uploaded on the Deccan College homepage (https://www.dcpune.ac.in).
Outside students should pay the fees and then fill the form as they have to give the payment details in the form
As part of continuous assessment, the pattern of Evaluation is designed as follows;
Individual passing in all four components is compulsory for every student.
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