12 months
2200 USD/year
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The School at Jawaharlal Nehru University offers M.Phil.programmes in three disciplines – Visual Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and Cinema Studies. 


Candidates seeking admission to any of the M Phil courses at Jawaharlal Nehru University, including CInema Studies, are expected to have a broad knowledge of the history, practice and theories of their respective disciplines. 

Key Features 

  • Selected candidates in each stream will spend the first two semesters in coursework including two compulsory courses (i) Research Methodology and (ii) Dissertation Seminar as well as two optional courses. 
  • Each course carries four credits; a total of 16 credits are earned through the coursework. After successful completion of the coursework, students will devote two semesters to writing a dissertation, which carries a further 12 credits. Students who earn the required grade point average (CGPA) in the M Phil are automatically enrolled in the PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Critical Theory to Cultural Studies
  • Melodrama and Popular Culture
  • Cinema and the City
  • Documentary & Non Fiction Cinema
  • Cinema and Transnationalism
  • Advanced Research Seminar in Film and Media Cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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28 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the MPhil. programme is through a separate entrance examination for each stream (i) Visual Studies, (ii) Cinema Studies, and (iii) Theatre and Performance Studies followed by a viva voce. 
  • Only those candidates will be eligible to apply who have a Masters degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • 216 Rs - national 


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