Admission & Courses Available
The Department of Linguistics University of Delhi offfers a wide range of courses at the university education level after the bachelor degree. Here is a brief description of the main courses offered by the department. Though we have taken utmost care to provide most up to date information available to us, we suggest the admission seekers to get in touch with the department to verify the information mentioned below and check the updates.
1. Ph.D. in Linguistics
The department offers a doctoral research program to earn a doctorate in linguistics under the supervision of a faculty member in almost all the major fields of linguistics. The candidate must have a degree of M.Phil in Linguistics or a comparable degree with 55% or more marks from University of Delhi or any other Indian/Foreign University to apply for the candidature. He/She should submit a research proposal to the Head of the department mentioning the research topic, a brief survey of the works on the topic and a plan/frame-work layout how the research will be pursued. Upon approval of the doctoral committee he/shell be assigned an advisor to work with who will supervise the candidates progress of work periodically. Fore more details please the applicant should contact with the department.
2. M.Phil. in Linguistics
M.Phil is the one-year pre-doctoral research program in the department. In order to enroll in this program the candidate must have a masters degree in linguistics from the department or other universities* (*subject to approval after the comparison of course curriculum) with 55% or higher marks. The candidates are selected after an interview with the research committee. The course proceeds in two stages: (a) The first half of the course is spent in the form of class-room instruction acquainting them with three major areas (i) Current Trends in Linguistics (ii) Indian Grammatical Tradition (iii) Research Methodology. At the end of the first half candidates have to qualify for the second stage passing a written exam. (b) The second half of the course is a research work on a topic of candidates interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The cumulative grades earned in both the parts rewards the candidate with a degree of M.Phil in Linguistics.
3. M.A. in Linguistics
To enroll in the MA program of the department the candidate must have a bachelors degree in Arts/Science/Commerce (various conditions apply) with 50% or more marks. The selection procedure is based on the cumulative points earned on the basis of a written test, interview and the past academic achievements. The masters program is of two academic sessions as per Delhi University academic-calendar. In the first academic year there are four obligatory course (i) Introductory Linguistics (ii) Introductory Phonetics & Phonology (iii) Language Teaching (iv) Introductory Transformational Syntax. The candidates have to pass a written exam at the end of the academic year to be eligible to enroll in second year. The second year again has four courses (i) Field Methods (ii) Historical Linguistics as obligatory courses and two courses of their choice among (i) Advanced Syntax (ii) Generative Phonology (iii) Linguistic Typology (iv) Psycholinguistics (v) Sociolinguistics (vi) Stylistics (vi) Translation Studies (vii) Semantics (viii) Morphology
In addition to these course the department also offers:
4. Diploma in Linguistics
The Department also runs a Summer Hindi Programme for the students of University of California. The Programme is run as per the the memorendum of understanding signed by the two universities under Education Abroad Program students exchange.