M.Phil 2-yrs.


  AWARD:  M. Phil. in Management (University of Calcutta)


At present, a large number of Institutes in the State are offering a Post Graduate degree in Management. As per AICTE norms, the teacher-student ratio for such programmes is expected to be 7:60. In most institutes there is a dearth of MBA teachers both in terms of numbers and in terms of desired qualifications. There is a pressing shortage of quality faculty in Management.

Hence there is an urgent need for a progamme to develop and train MBA faculty. Besides, such a course will give an option to MBA students to continue with academics after completion of their course instead of joining the corporate sector by default.

This requirement of the Management schools will be addressed by the M.Phil Programme. The world of Management is of a fast-changing dynamic nature. Constant study and research in M. Phil. Programme will meet this requirement of pressing forward the frontiers of knowledge and dissemination of updated information in different areas of Management research. It will contribute to the growing body of knowledge in Management, particularly in the Indian context. The Programme has been designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to research. Water-tight compartments between different disciplines will be broken down through this Programme. This will lead to cross-fertilization of ideas which will enrich Management research and teaching. The Programme will provide government, industry and management institutes with individuals equipped with a high level of research capability and experience. Graduates of the M. Phil. program will have a thorough understanding of the principles of business theory and its applications in various fields, along with the ability to think systematically about, and apply quantitative methods to, business problems. They will have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to begin working independently on their Ph.D. dissertations.

The research findings for the M. Phil. degree may be extended to the Ph.D. thesis by the particular candidate, as the M. Phil degree is a prerequisite for admission to the Ph.D. degree. Moreover, a candidate may not pursue both M. Phil and Ph.D. courses simultaneously.


Candidates with Master’s degree in Management, Commerce or Social Welfare and any other related discipline from Calcutta University, with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (SC/ST with 50% marks) or with 60% marks in aggregate of other recognized University.

Selection: Through written test and personal interview. Candidates who have cleared NET/SET or equivalent national level examination will be exempted from written test will be called for an interview.

Preference in allocation of seats will be given to teachers of Management Institutes and MBA students. Total seats per session will be 15 (fifteen).

  Admission Calendar

Subject Date
Advertisement given July/August
Written Test Oct/Nov
Interview Oct/Nov
Final Result Nov
Commencement of Programme January


  1st Year (Rs.) 2nd Year (Rs.)
Admission Fee 8,000/- -
Tuition Fee 73,000/- 81,000/-
Development Fee 9,000/- 9,000/-
Library Caution Money 5,000/- -
Security Deposit 5,000/- -
Total 1,00,000/- 90,000/-
Total Fees Rs. 1,90,000/- (including refundable deposit of Rs. 10,000/-)

Students will be allowed to pay the fees in four instalments (i.e. Rs. 55,000/- in first instalment and Rs. 45,000/- each in second, third and fourth instalments).



Semester Paper Code Paper Name Marks
I 1.1 Research Methodology 50
1.2 Computer Applications 50
II 2.1 Optional paper 1 (from area of specialization) 50
2.2 Optional paper 2 (from area of specialization) ) 50
Total 200


Semester Paper Code Paper Name Marks
III 3.1 & 3.2 Internal Assessment (based on review essays and at least two seminars) 100
IV 4.1 Dissertation / Project work 150
4.2 Final comprehensive viva-voce 50
Total 300