Centre for South African & Brazilian Studies
Name of the Program : M.Phil /Ph.D
The admissions for M.Phil and Ph.D Progroramme in the centre will commence from academic session 2012-2013
Aligarh Muslim University offers a full time programme leading to Master of Philosophy/ Doctor of Philosophy degree in various centres/ departments of research.
A candidate will be eligible for admission to a Course of study leading to the degree of M.Phil/Ph.D if he/she has passed the Masters Degree examination from this university or an equivalent examination recognized by this university ,with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade in a subject relevant to his/her proposed field of research. Candidates are admitted to M.Phil/Ph.D program through admission test followed by Interview. For details see the University Ordinances Doctor of Philosophy (Academic Chapter XXV)& Ordinances Master of Philosophy( Academic Chapter XXIV)2011-2012
* Branch and Specialization : International Relations/Area Studies
*Number of Seats : Subject to the approval of Board of Studies of the Centre & the number of faculty members available in each area of specialization for supervising M.Phil/Ph.D students .
*Curriculum/Synopsis : The curriculum & the synopsis will be up-loaded soon.
To strengthen its research and teaching base the centre intends to start one year part time language certificate course in Afrikaan and Portuguese languages.
(a) Part time Language certificate course in Afrikaan
The newly created centre for South African & Brazilian studies propose to start a one-year Part Time Language Certificate in Afrikaan language for those research students pursuing researches on bi-lateral ties between India & South Africa or on South Africa . The language certificate course will also be available for those students interested in establishing base in South Africa or are interested in working with South African companies and establishments in India and abroad .
(b) Part time Language certificate course in Portuguese
The language certificate course in Portuguese Language will be offered to the researchers in the Centre. Learning Portuguese will give students more insight about the society and the life of the local population in Brazil for better understanding .
*Job prospects :
Area study experts may seek job opportunities in the following fields:
(1) Teaching & Research in the institutions of higher learning and other organizations such as ICSSR, ICCR, ICHR
(2) In Apex Business concerns such as FICCI etc.
(3) Area & Language expert in Defense & Intelligence Sector
(4) Researcher/ Programme Director in the Concerned Embassies etc.