12 months
2200 USD/year
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Centre for Women's Studies (CWS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, seeks to study questions of gender in an interdisciplinary and comparative framework, thereby providing the space for creating a vibrant community of feminist academics, students, activists and artists concerned with issues of gender, sexuality and wider issues of power in society. 


M. Phil is being offered from Monsoon Semester 2015 (contact JNU administration for prospectus and further details).

Key Features

  • The structure of the Women's Studies programme from Jawaharlal Nehru University will follow the pattern current in many of the Centres in the School of Social Sciences. 16 credits in the first year, is allocated for course work, and another 10 credits in the second year, for a dissertation in a chosen topic in the field. In total, the M. Phil will be for 26 credits.
  • Each student will have to take one compulsory course (WS 601, Feminist Theory and Social Research). In addition, students have a choice currently of five papers, of four credits each, from which they may choose three papers. 

Programme Structure

  • Women's Studies in India emerged out of the conjunction of such diverse forces as the women's and democratic struggles, as well as state initiatives that critically examined the status of women in the country. 
  • The growth of Women's Studies Centres/ Programmes in different Universities (and some autonomous research institutions), all over the country has demonstrated recognition of the issues that have been highlighted by the women's movement and feminist research over the past many years.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




26 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

  • Foreign Nationals applying for admission as self financing students are required to provide detail of the Bank account, etc. with their application forms and a certificate from their respective bankers to the effect that they have sufficient funds available in their bank account to sustain their studies in India for the duration of the programme. 

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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