M.phil.in Political Science
M.Phil. in Political Science or Master of Philosophy in Political Science is a postgraduate research course in Political Science. The course can be called a mirror equivalent of Ph.D. but is different from it in certain aspects. Many colleges offer this course in an integrated form with Ph.D. also. The course duration is generally 2 years but can be more if distance education is pursued. When the M.Phil-Ph.D. integrated course is pursued, the M.Phil. duration is supposed to be 1 year.The eligibility for pursuing this course is that the students should have earned a masters degree in political science from a good college.By doing an M.Phil. in Political Science, students study various research methodologies, political thinkers like Chanakya, Plato, Rousseau, Karl Marx, and Mao Zedong. They study various ‘isms’ and both earlier politics and contemporary politics. The average course fee ranges from INR 10,000-80,000.