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The full-time M.Phil programme shall ordinarily have the duration of 18 months.  However, the departments will have a flexibility of adding or subtracting six months to or from the norm.  Thus, a full-time M.Phil programme may be of 12 months, 18 months or 24 months.  Those students who do not complete the programme within the duration announced by the M.Phil committee of the department shall be treated as ex-students till the expiry of the total span period.  There shall be no provision for extension of the programme duration on a case to case basis.

Every M.Phil programme shall have a course work of not less than six months.
The minimum qualifications for admission to the M.Phil Course in Urdu of the university shall be as follows:

The candidate should have good academic record with first or high second class (55% marks) Master’s Degree or an equivalent degree from a foreign university in the subject concerned.

Students shall be required to attend lectures and participate in seminars arranged in the department during the programme.  The minimum percentage of lectures to be attended and seminars to be participated in by the students shall be determined by the M.Phil committee of the department.  But in no case minimum requirement to be prescribed in any department, shall be less than 2/3 of the lectures delivered and seminars held separately.

The M.Phil examination shall be held by the M.Phil committee of the department in two parts as follows:


Three papers, on methods of research, criticism, major aspects of the subject and allied subjects permutations of the above may be allowed according to the nature of the discipline and the specific topic for dissertations.


After passing the examination in the papers as above, a student shall be required to write a dissertation on a subject approved by the M.Phil committee under the supervision of the supervisors appointed for the purpose.

The dissertation will be submitted only when the supervisor(s) concerned is/are satisfied that the dissertation is worthy for consideration in partial fulfillment of the M.Phil degree. Provided that the application for submission of dissertation shall also be countersigned by the head of the department concerned.  The dissertation may include results of original research, a fresh interpretation of existing facts and data or a review article of a critical nature or may take such other form as may be determined by the M.Phil committee.

Provided that a student who has secured 50% marks in at least two papers of the part-I examination may be allowed to proceed for his/her dissertation work.  Such a student shall be permitted to submit his/her dissertation only when he/she has passed the examination in all the papers prescribed under Part-I.  In the case of students who have not cleared all the papers at the examination as prescribed in Part-I, the M.Phil committee of the department may arrange a special examination in remaining papers at a suitable stage of the programme.


The dissertation should be submitted by the date fixed by the M.Phil committee of the department in each case; provided that the M.Phil committee, subject to the provisions of clause 8 hereafter, may grant to any candidate extension of time to the extent necessary, to submit dissertation, on request from the candidate concerned on individual merits of each case.  Where a dissertation is submitted beyond six months from the date when it should have been submitted in the ordinary course the same shall be treated and entertained in relation to the next year’s examination, and the student concerned shall be required to fulfill all the formalities including enrolment as ex-student and filling up a fresh examination form for this purpose.

The maximum marks for each paper and the pattern and duration of the examination in each paper shall be determined by the M.Phil committee of the department in each case.  Weightage may be given by the M.Phil committee of the department in the final evaluation of the candidate to internal assessment based on his/her performance in the periodical tests and seminars.  In no case the weightage shall exceed 50 per cent of the total marks of the M.Phil examination.

The evaluation of candidates both in respect of papers and the dissertation to be submitted by them shall be done numerically.  The minimum marks required to pass the M.Phil examination shall be 50% marks in the aggregate of written papers, 50% marks in the aggregate of practical courses and 50% marks in the project report/dissertation including viva-voce separately.           

The successful candidates of the M.Phil examination shall be classified as follows:
1. 1st division with distinction 75% marks in the aggregate or above
2. 1st division

60% marks in the aggregate or above but below 75% marks

3. Pass All others (minimum 50% marks)
No student shall be allowed to appear in any part of the examination more than twice and a student must clear the M.Phil examination within three years of his initial registration for the M.Phil full-time programme. A candidate who has fulfilled the attendance requirement etc. and being otherwise eligible to appear at the examination fails or fails to appear at the same he/she shall be required to appear/reappear at the same on his/her being enrolled as an ex-student in accordance with the rules prescribed.
The examinations for the M.Phil. course shall be conducted as per the following scheme:
1st Semester   Max. Marks
Paper-I Research Methodology and Textual Criticism 100
Paper-II Literary Criticism 100
  Seminars and Tutorials 12  
  Term Paper 1  
2nd Semester   Max. Marks
Paper-III An intensive study of an area or period or form of Urdu Literature out of which may emerge the topic of dissertation. 100
Paper-IV Dissertation on an approved topic 100
  Seminars and Tutorials 13  
  Term Paper 1  
Paper-V Viva-Voce 100
Schedule of Study
1st Semester  
Paper-I Research Methodology and Textual Criticism
          (a)  Research Methodology (Tahqeeq Ke Tareeqa-e-Kar)

1.         Tahqeeq ki tareef, ahmiyat aur nauiyat
2.         Tahqeeq ke liye mauzu ka intekhab aur manaviyat ka masla
3.         Tahqeeq ke liye mawad ki farahami aur chhan-been
4.         Mawad ki mukhtalif simtain
5.         Tahqeeq ke mukhtalif tareeqe, istiqraee aur istikhraji waghaira
6.         Tahqeeq ki bunyadi sharayet
7.         Tahqeeq ki zaban
8.         Muqaddma navisi
9.         Taleeqat navisi
10.       Isharia ki tarteeb
11.       Kitabiyat ki tayyari

          (b)  Textual Criticism (Matni Tanqeed)

1.         Matni tanqeed ki tareef
2.         Matn ke tayyun mein andruni shahadaton ki ahmiyat
3.         Matni tanqeed mein makhtootat shanasi ka istemal aur uski nauiyat
4.         Jali aur mustanad matn ki shanakht ke tareeqe
5.         Matni tanqeed mein ghalatiyon ki mukhtalif qismein
6.         Makhtootat ki qerat ke tareeqe, mukhtalif qeraton mein intekhab ka masla
7.         Makhtootat ki darja bandi aur unke taqabul ke tareeqe
8.         Matni tanqeed ke aadab-o-qawaed
9.         Urdu mein tahqeeqi matn ke zarae aur masael
10.       Urdu mein tahqeeqi sarmae ka jaiza

  Books Recommended (Imdadi Kutub)
1 Tahqeeqi Mutale Nazeer Ahmad Danish Mahal, Lucknow
2 Adab Aur Tanqeed Usloob Ahmad Ansari Sangam Publishers, Allahabad
3 Deewan-e-Ghalib ed. Imtiyaz Ali Khan Arshi Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind), New Delhi
4 Dastoorul Fasahat ed. Imtiyaz Ali Khan Arshi Raza Library, Rampur
5 Majmooae Naghz ed. Hafiz Mahmood Sheerani Silsilae Nashriyat Kullia Punjab, Lahore
6 Bazyaft Mahmood Ilahi Danish Mahal, Lucknow
7 Qadeem Urdu (Vol. I) Masood Husain Khan Shoba-e-Urdu, Osmania University, Hyderabad
8 Mabadiyat-e-Tahqeeq  Abdur Razzaq Quraishi Urdu Research Institute,Mumbai
9 Matni Tanqeed Khaliq Anjum   Maktaba Shahrah, Delhi
10 Usool-e-Tahqeeq Tarteeb-e-Matn Tanveer Ahmad Alvi Shoba-e-Urdu, Delhi University, Delhi  
11 Methods of Research Carter V. Good and Douglas  
12 Educational, Psychological  and Sociological E. Seales Appleton Century Croft New York, 1954
13 Writing History (2nd Edition) Chapter 3, 4 and 7 Sherman Kant  Appleton Century Croft New York, 1967
14 Understanding History Loius Gotts Halik Alfrad A. Knopf. New York, 1995
15 Forgery Detection:  A Practical Guide Chapter 3, 4 and 12 Wilffred R. Harfison Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1964
16 Oxford Companion to English Literature (Note on Textual Criticism)   Oxford University Press, 1954
17 Dictionary of World Literature (note on Textual Criticism) Joseph T. Shipley Littlefield, Adams & Co.Paterson, New Jersey, 1960
18 Introduction to the Indian Textual Criticism P. Katre Decan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Poona, 1954
19 Scholar Adventure Richard D. Altick Mao Milliar Co., U.S.A.
  Paper-II Literary Criticism (Adabi Tanqeed)

1.         Tanqeed ki ahmiyat aur uski tareef-o-mahiyat
2.         Tanqeed, takhleeq aur tahqeeq ka rishta
3.         Adab aur tahqeeq ka rishta
4.         Takhayyul, muhakamat aur adab
5.         Tarseel-e-iblagh ke masael
6.         Classici aur romani nazriyat-e-tanqeed
7.         Adabi tanqeed imrani nuqta-e-nazar se
8.         Adab aur jamaliati kaifiat
9.         Ahd-e-hazir ke mukhtalif tanqeedi mailanat
10.       Fasahat aur blaghat ke usool
11.       Ras aur alankar
12.       Sanskrit jamaliyat ke usool-o-zawabit
13.       Arabi, Farsi aur Urdu mein tanqeedi sarmaya-tazkiron ki ahmiyat aur unki kamzoorian
14.       Mukhtalif asnaf-e-adab ki tanqeed ke usool
15.       Haqaaeq aur waqeyat se nateeja nikalne ke bunyadi usoo

  Books Recommended (Imdadi Kutub)
1 Miratush Sher Maulvi Abdur Rahman Delhi 
2 Tanqeedi Nazriat Jild awwal-o-dom) Ehtesham Husain Idara-e-Frogh-e-Urdu, Lucknow
3 Tareekh-e-Inteqad-e- Adabiyat Abid Ali Abid Majlis Taraqqi Adab, Lahore
4 Urdu Tanqeed Ka Irteqa Ibadat Barailavi Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu, Karachi
5 Botiqa Fann-e-Shaeri: Arastu ed. Aziz Ahmad Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu,Hind, New Delhi.
6 Qadeem Adabi Tanqeed Wahab Ashrafi Delhi.
7 Jadeed Urdu Tanqeed Usool-o-Nazariyat Sharib Radaulvi Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy, Lucknow
8 Jadeediat Ale Ahmad Suroor Delhi
9 Literary Criticism: A Short History William K. Wimsatt Jr.& Cleanth Brooks Oxford ad. I.B.H.Publishing Co. Calcutta
10 Theory of Literature Austin Warren & Rene Welleck Jonathan Cape, London, 1955
11 Making of Literature R.A. Scott James Mathoun London, 1940
12 History of Aestgetucs B. Bosanquet George Allen and Unwin,London, 1956
13 Some Aspect of Sanskrit Alankar Raghavan Madras, 1942
2nd Semester  

An intensive study of an area or period or form of Urdu literature out of which may emerge the future topic of research.

In Paper-III the candidate is expected to make an intensive study or any one form of literature. No particular syllabus is prescribed but the candidate is required to study of the subject with the help of all relevant books. The idea is that from this intensive study of the entire area or one particular form of prose or poetry (detailed bibliography for which the candidate will prepare with the help of his/her supervisor) should emerge his research topic which he may pursue for his/her Ph.D.

Paper-IV Dissertation on an approved topic  
Paper-V Viva-Voce  

The following shall be the fees prescribed for the programme:


Admission Fee                                  15/-
Annual Fee                                       12/-
Annual Lib. Fee                               200/-
Athletic Fee                                      10/-
Dissertation and Exam.                    760/-
Enrolment Fee                                 150/-
Exam. Form                                      10/-
Identity Card                                      10/-
Library Deposit                                 500/-
Mark Sheet Fee                                 25/-
N.S.S. Fund                                       20/-
Sexual Harassment                            10/-
Tuition Fee                                       216/-
Univ. Dev. Fee                                  300/-

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