M.Phil. (History) - Course Overview




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    Master of Philosophy in History Eligibility, Top Colleges, Syllabus, Duration, Salary

    Pranjal Singhal Pranjal Singhal
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    Alert: MPhil will no more be a bridge between  Master’s and PhD in India, as it is going to be discontinued as per NEP 2020

    MPhil in History is a 2 years’ pre-doctorate degree program, the minimum eligibility is master degree in the history from a recognized college or university or its equivalent exam.

    M.Phil. in History is proposed as an independent programme of art-historical study, but also serves training for candidates aiming to continue to doctoral research.

    Admission to M.Phil in History depends upon applicant's performance in a relevant entrance exam, and resulting round of counselling.

    Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to M.Phil in History are as follows:

    M.Phil in Ancient History and Culture is an exploration based program that is generally regarded as an essential for the competitors who expect to seek Ph.D. in the field. The program contains investigation of past occasions from the earliest starting point of recorded mankind's history and stretching out similar to the Early Middle Ages or the Postclassical Era. It fills in as the provisional enrolment for the related Ph.D. program.

    The average tuition fee charged for M.Phil History program in India ranges between INR 1,000 to 2 lacs, for a span of 1 or 2 years. Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Associate Editor, Lecturer, Data History Analyst, Subject Matter Expert, Curriculum Design Consultant, Junior Research Fellow, Researcher, Archaeologist, Historian etc.

    Job opportunities are available for candidates in various fields such as universities and colleges, museums and art galleries, boards of education, historical journalism, exhibit design companies etc. Average salary of the candidates in this field is INR 4,25,000.

    M.Phil in History: Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course.

    Course LevelPre- Doctorate Degree
    Duration of the Course2 years
    Examination TypeSemester
    EligibilityMaster Degree in related subject
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 1000 to 2 lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 8 lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesArchaeological Survey of India (ASI), National heritage agencies, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Government and private museums, colleges/universities,etc.
    Top Job AreasAcademic Institutes, Museums, Art Galleries, Archaeological Survey of India, Government Offices etc.
    Top Job PositionsAssociate Editor, Lecturer, Data History Analyst, Subject Matter Expert, Curriculum Design Consultant, Junior Research Fellow, Researcher, Archaeologist, Historian etc.

    M.Phil in History: What is it about?

    M.Phil. course in History is a special research degree and only granted by selected departments of a university mostly in the fields of Arts, Archaeology, Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theology. Admission to this course is selective and primarily aimed at those candidates opting for an academic career. After finishing these programs, candidates normally enrol for a Ph.D. program.

    Those candidates who have analytical skills, critical reasoning and capacity for solving problems and thinking creatively, often through excellent reading are most perfect for it. Candidates with ability to build a contention by choosing and ordering important evidence and then to communicate findings in a clear, structured and persuasive manner, either orally or in writing are also the best match for the program.

    M.Phil. in History has a wide extension in the present aggressive world. After finishing M. Phil History Course, you can find jobs in teaching institutes. Candidates can get handsome salary in newspapers or in private sectors. Also, candidates can go for IAS Exam. Museums and galleries need professionals with decent knowledge of history.

    M.Phil in History: Top Institutes

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

    Loyola CollegeChennaiINR 6,000
    Presidency CollegeCHenniINR 2,220
    Basanthali UniversityJaipurINR 87,500
    Jadavpur UniversityKolkataINR 8,000
    Meenakshi College for WomenChennaiINR 6,000
    Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s UniversityJaipurINR 75,000
    Nalanda Open UniversityPatnaINR 10,000
    Tilak Maharashtra VidyapeethPuneINR 1,21,000
    Indian Institute of TechnologyVaranasiINR 27,500
    Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakINR 2,030
    University of CalcuttaKolkataINR 3,400
    University of HyderabadHyderabadINR 5,750

    M.Phil in History: Eligibility

    Students applying should have successfully finished a Master of Arts in History or any equivalents course with minimum of 55% aggregate score. Beside M.A. score some colleges conduct their entrance examination and a personal interview. Hence, the admission is based on scores of entrance exam.

    M.Phil in History: Admission Process

    The admission procedure may vary from institute to institute. Student can apply for admission by online or offline mode. There are colleges which give direct admission to the MPhil in History program on the basis of marks scored in master degree level.

    Numerous colleges or institutes also provide admission based on entrance exam scores. The student should give all details asked for and submit the admission form before the closing date of application.

    Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the Bachelor of Arts in History colleges in India:

    • University of Calcutta, Kolkata M.Phil Admission Test
    • National Eligibility Test (NET)
    • State Eligibility Test (SET)
    • University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam
    • Pune University MPhil Entrance Exam

    M.Phil in History: Syllabus and Course Description

    A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Subjects of Study
    Research Methodology and Thesis writing
    History Sahit Da Itihaas (Naath Sahit ton 1900 eesvee Tak)
    History of Ideas
    Debates in Indian History
    Themes and Writings on Socio- Economic History of India
    Themes and Perspectives in the Cultural History of India
    Semester II - Dissertation

    M.Phil in History: Career Prospects

    M.Phil in history degree train the candidates for a career as a teacher or archivist. To apply for a job as an archivist, a graduate needs to choose if they expect to work in a historical centre, museum, government office, enterprise, or library and afterward tailor their training to that field. MPhil candidates in History can educate at schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities.

    Qualified candidates can apply for different employment profiles in government and private areas. When you get a pre-doctorate degree in M.Phil you can apply as a teacher in different colleges or organizations.

    As an Archaeologist you can work in private or government-possessed galleries or museums for the sheltered upkeep and administration of museum artefact.

    Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in History annual salary
    ArchivistThey help with association, upkeep and arrangement of access to historical documentary materials.INR 4.47 Lacs
    Museum curatorMuseum curator’s catalogue assembles, manage and help with showing and displaying artistic and cultural accumulation. They are also responsible for exhibits in the museum.INR 4.13 Lacs
    ConservatorConservators responsible to maintain restore or prepare objects in the museum collection for research, storage and exhibit.INR 5 to 6 Lacs
    ArchaeologistArchaeologists are in charge for study human history and prehistory by the excavation of websites and the examination of artefacts and other physical remains.INR 5.87 Lacs
    Teachers and ResearchersResearchers are responsible to conduct research in private or government organizations or in university or college departments.INR 6 Lacs

    M.Phil. (History) Fee Structure in India

    1.11 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES80 K (Maximum Fee)
    19.29 K (Average Fee)
    1.56 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES1.02 L (Maximum Fee)
    36.01 K (Average Fee)

    M.Phil. (History) Fee Structure by State

    Tamil Nadu

    8.58 K
    17.75 K


    70 K
    48.91 K

    Delhi NCR

    1.39 KPUBLIC COLLEGES32.48 K
    12.62 K
    3.72 K

    Madhya Pradesh

    30.91 K
    48.25 K



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