M.Phil. Programme

Institute Name:  National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)

Course Type:  Regular Courses

Apply By:  25 May . 2018

M.Phil. Programme

The National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), a Deemed to be University fully funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India is engaged in capacity building and research in educational policy, planning and administration.

NIEPA offers M. Phil, Ph. D. and Part-time Ph. D. programmes in educational policy, planning and administration from a broader inter-disciplinary social science perspective. The research programmes of NIEPA cover all levels and types of education from both national and international development perspectives. NIEPA invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to its M.Phil., Ph.D. and Part-time Ph.D. programmes for the year 2018-19.


All candidates selected for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. (full-time) shall be offered NIEPA fellowship. The NET qualified candidates, who have been awarded Junior Research Fellowship by the UGC and who fulfil the required qualifications, are encouraged to apply. However, part-time Ph.D. candidates are not entitled for any fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria

Full-time Programmes

(a) A candidate seeking admission to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes shall have a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates and Persons with Disabilities) or its equivalent grade in Master’s Degree in social sciences and allied disciplines from a recognized university. Candidates possessing Master’s degree in other areas may also be considered if he/she has teaching experience or experience of working in the area of educational policy, planning and administration. (b) A candidate seeking admission to Ph.D. programme shall have an M.Phil. degree in an area closely related to educational planning and administration and/or exceptionally brilliant academic record coupled with publications of high quality. (c) M.Phil. graduates of NIEPA will be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Programme after due scrutiny by a Selection/Admission Committee, if they obtain a FGPA of 6 or above on the ten point scale.

Mode of Selection

NIEPA will follow all mandatory provisions in the reservation policy of the Government of India. Admissions to M.Phil., Ph.D. and Part-time Ph.D. programmes will be made purely on the basis of merit following the prescribed criteria of the Institute. The Institute reserves the right to decide the number of seats to be filled in the year 2018-19; the criteria for screening of applications; and the selection procedure of candidates for admission to its M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. The mode of selection of candidates will be as under: Initial short-listing of applications will be carried out on the basis of relevance and quality of the brief write up (in the prescribed format) in the proposed area of research to be submitted along with the application form. Short-listed candidates will be required to appear for a written test and those qualifying in written test will be subjected to personal interviews to assess their motivation and potential leading to final short-listing and preparation of panel of selected candidates, in order of merit.

Candidates must be possessing the eligibility qualification and submit marks statement at the time of written test on 23rd June 2018.

How to Apply

Candidates may apply in the prescribed form for admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes of the Institute along with three copies of the brief write-up (in the prescribed format) on the proposed research topic of a contemporary issue within the broad framework of educational policy, planning and administration. For further details, please refer to the M.Phil.-Ph.D. Prospectus, 2018-19 of the University. The application form and the Prospectus can be obtained from NIEPA by remitting a sum of Rs.200/- ( Rs.100/- for SC/ST candidates) by demand draft in favour of Registrar, NIEPA, payable at New Delhi if required by Post or purchased in person. The Prospectus can also be downloaded from our website: www.nuepa.org  by making online payment of Rs.200/- (Rs.100/- for SC/ST candidates) and attach the receipt/confirmation slip with the application at the time of submission to NIEPA.

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