Philosophy, M.Phil. | Jawaharlal Nehru University | New Delhi, India
24 months
2542 USD/year
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The M.Phil. Philosophy programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University is a research programme aimed at training students in independent original research. 


At Philosophy programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University the students are also required to critically engage with some of the core concepts of philosophy and methods of philosophical enquiry through an in-depth study of identified essential texts in philosophy. 

Key Features 

  • After the successful completion of course work, they are required to write a dissertation in an area of their chosen research interest with guidance from faculty member(s) as supervisor(s).
  • The M.Phil. Philosophy programme from Jawaharlal Nehru University is of four semester duration, consisting of 24 credits—16 credits for the course work and 8 credits for the dissertation. 
  • The course work consists of 2 core courses of 4 credits each and 2 optional courses, also of 4 credits each. Every student is required to take two core courses in the first semester and two optional courses in the second semester.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Concepts in Philosophy
  • Philosophical Method
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Existential Phenomenology and Its Engagements

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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24 alternative credits


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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

  • The selection of candidates for the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme is carried out at two levels: first, the screening of candidates through a written examination conducted in various Centres in India and South Asia during the month of May and second, a viva-voce at the centre in the early part of July for those who qualify in the written examination. 
  • The written examination carries a total of 75 marks while the viva-voce carries a total of 25 marks. 
  • The applicants will be examined in the themes and issues covered in a standard M.A. philosophy courses in Indian universities. The candidates will be tested for their in-depth understanding of philosophical issues, methods and texts. 
  • They are expected to be familiar with the debates in contemporary philosophy and with debates that are interdisciplinary in character having a bearing on philosophical inquiry. The candidates are required to bring a well-written research proposal at the time of viva-voce.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1271 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • 216 RS - national 


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