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    MA in Philosophy through distance learning

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    Is anyone can do M.A. in Philosophy after B.Tech.? Is there any distance learning regarding this? Is it valid? If yes, what are the good open universities? What are the career options after MA in philosophy? Can anyone become assistant professor? What is the process and age limit?
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  • MA philosophy eligibility;
    1. Any graduate will be eligible to apply for this course.
    2. Some Universities will give preference to the students who study Philosophy at graduation level. But it is not required for many other universities.
    3. Minimum 45 -50% marks are required in the qualifying examination.
    4. The admission is based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination.
    5. No age limit is prescribed. You need not to worry about age.

    Job prospectus for MA philosophy students:
    1. After MA you have to write NET examination conducted by UGC/CSIR (CBSE will conduct on their behalf). Once you are qualified in this examination you will be eligible to become an Assistant Professor of lecturer in government colleges with UGC scales and all benefits.
    2. You can also go for a PhD with a CSIR/UGC fellowship. Once you complete your PhD you need not to write the NET exam and you will be eligible for all lecturer and assistant professor jobs.
    3. You can become a lecturer in private colleges even without getting qualified in NET. But payment may not be as per UGC scales.
    4. In addition to lecturer and teaching jobs, you have many other options also. You can write IAS examinations.
    5. You can also attend class 1,2 3 and 4 jobs of state government.
    6. You can attend bank competitive examination for PO as well as the clerk also.
    7. Alternatively, after MA, you can do B.Ed exam and you can go for the teacher post.

    There are many universities offering this course by distance education. IGNOU is one of the best universities offering this course by distance mode. The fee for the first year is Rs.3700/- including Rs.100/- registration fee and Rs.3600/- for the 2nd year.

    In addition to IGNOU, there are some other colleges offering this course. Some of the colleges are,
    1.School Of Distance Education, University of Kerala,
    2. School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
    3. Directorate of correspondence courses and distance education, Bangalore University
    4. Centre for Distance education, Bharathi Dasan University.
    5.Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University.

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  • M.A in Psycology can be taken up after having qualified the graduation examination irrespective of the stream in the graduation - level. However, preference is given to the aspirants having secured an honours degree in Psycology with at least 55 percent marks so that they can secure a seat in M.A in Psycology in a reputed university.
    However, it is not so easy to secure a seat in M. A in Psycology having different streams in the graduation - level in some leading universities. Hence opting a distance education course through IGNOU would be an ideal option.Apart from this, there are other open universities such as Kota Open Universuty, Manipal Distance Education, Utkal University etc offering quality education in the same subject.
    You can appear in the NET test for the post of Lecturership provided you secure at least 55 percent marks in M.A.

  • After your graduation you can apply for admission to M.A. in Philosophy. There are many colleges and institutions offering it on distance mode. Only thing is that we have to check the credentials of the university whether it is approved under the UGC guidelines or not.

    Some of the good institutions are -

    (1) University of Kerala, School of Distance Education, Thiruvananthapuram.
    (2) Andhra University, School of Distance Education, Vishakapatnam.
    (3) Bangalore University, Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education, Bangalore.
    (4) Bharathidasan University Centre for Distance Education, Tiruchirappalli.
    (5) Madurai Kamaraj University, Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai.
    (6) Osmania University, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Hyderabad.
    (7) The University of Burdwan, Directorate of Distance Education, Burdwan.
    (8) University of Calicut, School of Distance Education, Kozhikode.
    (9) University of Mumbai, Institute of Distance Education, Santacruz (E), Mumbai.
    (10) IGNOU, Delhi.
    (11) Annamalai University, Tamilnadu.
    (12) Karnataka State Open University, Karnataka.

    After doing your PG in Philosophy you will have to qualify in national level NET test and after that only you are eligible to apply for lectureship in colleges, universities etc by applying against the advertised vacancies.

    Another option is if you have interest in research you can go for PhD and then you do not need to qualify in NET and after completing your research you can apply for the lectureship.

    There is definitely a rush for the post of lecturer in colleges and institutions but if you score good in your PG and NET there is no reason why you do not get an opportunity to become a lecturer.

    The PG degree in Philosophy entitles you to try in some different areas also other than the lectureship. These are basically can be broadly described as HR, interviewer, consultant, student affairs, grievance redressal, public service, journalism, research, law, diplomacy, insurance, etc. Time to time the companies and organisations will advertise posts for executives to function in these areas and you have to keep a watch on them if something matching to your interest crops up.

    Knowledge is power.

  • The degree M.A. in Philosophy is not restricted to the students of a particular stream. Any graduate can apply for admission in this and possess this degree.

    Once the PG is complete than one can try for various jobs pertaining to HR and employee relations in various organisations including the Govt departments.

    If one has a interest in lecturership then one can go for NET qualification which is mandatory for applying for it.

    For teaching in schools and colleges TGT or B.Ed. is required. Of course, in that case one need not to go for PG and go for that even after the graduation.

    There are many other jobs in companies and institutions which may not be relevant to the Philosophy subject but being a Post Graduate you are entitled to apply for them and I think there should not be any hitch in that.

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