Duration: Two Years
Span Period: Three Years

Eligibility Conditions : The minimum eligibility conditions for admission to the M-Phil (Russian) Course in the Department shall be as follows: good academic record with a first or high second class (equivalent Grade) Master’s degree or an equivalent degree of foreign University in Russian.

Admission Procedure : All candidates will have to pass an Entrance Test (Written). The dates of the exams will be notified.

Guidelines for M.Phil. Entrance Test

The M.Phil students are required to complete the course work within a period of two semesters not exceeding one academic year from the time of admission. A student who has secured 50% marks in two courses of Phase I shall be allowed to proceed for his/her dissertation work. In case a student is not able to pass a course with 50% marks, the student shall be allowed to reappear in the examination on the recommendation of the M.Phil Committee. The course is conducted as per the provisions of Ordinance VI of the University of Delhi the details of which are available on the University website:

Paper I Research Methodology 100
Paper II Modern Russian Language: Advanced Stylistics 100
Paper III Social and Cultural History 100
Paper IV History of Russian Literature 100

Mode of Evaluation

Phase I
(First Year)
Course work (four papers – each paper carries 100 marks)
End semester Examination : 75 Internal Assessment: 25 (based on attendance, periodical tests and seminars.)
Phase II
(second Year)
Dissertation : 75 marks to be evaluated by the Internal Supervisor(s) and External Examiners. Viva-voce with respect to dissertation: 25 marks