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Department of Futures Studies
Year of Establishment : 1990
M.Phil Programme in Future Studies

The ongoing M.Phil programme in Futures Studies has been based on the syllabi and curriculum developed by UGC (1989) and it spreads over three semesters of two semesters course work and the final semester dissertation work.  But with the reformulated/revised regulation for the M.Phil, by the Kerala university, the duration of the M.Phil programme has been made one calendar year (with two semesters of six months each), U.O.No.Acad.L.3855/R/97 dated 18-11-1997.  Now, to make the M.Phil in Futures Studies in conformity with the revised university regulations of M.Phil programme, the Board of studies has decided to make the duration of M.Phil programme in Futures Studies to be one year ( with two semesters of six months each).  Also considering the interdisciplinary nature of the M.Phil programme in Futures Studies, the Board of studies has decided to have three papers (including one elective from the discipline in which the candidate has got master's degree) and the second semester shall be fully devoted to dissertation work as suggested by the revised regulations.

The marks will be distributed as:
Written examination  : 300 marks
Dissertation  : 300 marks
Viva-voce  : 100 marks
Total   : 700 marks
The grading of results etc. shall be done as in the existing scheme proposed by UGC.

The M.Phil programme in Futures Studies makes students capable to do (undertake) independent project/research works, especially, interdisciplinary research using computer and IT tools.
Candidates for admission to the M.Phil. course in Futures Studies shall possess Masters degree in Applied Sciences and Technology/Science/Engineering/Applied Sciences/Engineering and Technology. There will be a total intake of 10 students.
Selection Procedure

Eligible applicant for admission shall be required to take an entrance test of one and a half hour covering objective type questions.

3. Duration of the programme
The programme shall spread over two semesters (one year)
4. How to Apply
Application in the prescribed form should reach the Head, Department of Futures Studies, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 34, before the last date as notified in the advertisement. Candidates may enclose attested copies of the documents to prove their age and qualifications along with their application. SC/ST candidates are requested to support the application with copies of the relevant certificates.
5. Fee Structure

1. Application Registration Fee      Rs.150/-
2. Tuition Fee         Rs.2,000/-
3. Laboratory fee (per sem)      Rs.200/-
4. Stationery fee (per sem)       Rs.150/-
5. Library fee         Rs.100/-
6. Caution deposit        Rs.750/-
7. Medical exam. fee        Rs.10/-
8. Sports and games fee       Rs.75/-
9. Students Aid Fund        Rs.20/-
10 University Union fee       Rs.50/-
11. Women’s study unit fund       Rs.10/-
12. Departments union fee       Rs.40/-
13. Magazine fee        Rs.30/-
14. Quasi University fee       Rs.150/-
15. Group personal Accidents Insurance Policy    Rs.15/-
16. Sports Affiliation fee       Rs.50/-
17. Audio Visual fee        Rs.10/-
18. Students affiliation fee       Rs.400/-
19. Examination fee       Rs.400/-
20. Department Development Fund     Rs. 1500/-

Total fee for one year : Rs. 4820/-

6. Course Structure
The first semester course work cover three papers (including one elective from the master discipline in which the candidate has got the master degree). Paper I (Interdisciplinary Research Methods). Paper II (Computer Application for Research) and Paper III (Elective). The second semester shall be fully devoted to dissertation work on some topics having relevance to the master discipline of the candidate.