IGNOU COURSES

Master of Arts (History) (MAH)

Updated on 13 Sep, 2010


Master of Arts (History) (MAH)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 9,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

Bachelor's Degree

MA Programme in History has been developed with a view to provide an opportunity to those learners who wish to go for higher studies in History.

The Programme would be of great use for the teachers working in schools, personnel working in various institutions associated with history and culture (museums, archives, archaeological survey etc.), working people in various organisations and all graduates who are desirous of acquiring a Masters Degree in History.

The Programme is available in English and Hindi and has 64 credits.

First Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MHI-01  Ancient and Medieval Societies  8
 MHI-02  Modern World  8
 MHI-03  Historiography  8
 MHI-04  Political Structures in India  8

Second Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MHI-05  History of Indian Economy  8
 MHI-06  Evolution of Social Structures in India through the Ages  8
 MHI-08  History of Ecology and Environment: India  8
 MPSE-003  Western Political Thought  4
 MPSE-004  Social and Political Thought in Modern India  4

Evaluation

The evaluation consists of two parts: i) continuous evaluation through assignments, and ii) term-end examination. In the final result all the assignments of a course carry thirty percent weightage while seventy percent weightage is given for term-end examination.

The university has decided to provide numerical marking also in the grade card and award of division for Master's Degree in History.

The following is the scheme of awarding divisions:

I Division - 60% and above
II Division - 50% to 59.9%
Pass - 40% to 49.9%
Unsuccessful - Below 40%

You are required to score at least forty percent marks in both continuous evaluation (assignments) as well as term-end examination of each course separately. In the overall computation also you must get at least forty percent marks in each course to claim the MA degree. The scores of continuous evaluation and term-end examination are not complementary to each other for qualifying a course.

Student who do not qualify in the term-end examination are again allowed to take up the term-end examination in the next year. It means you can take the term-end examination of the 1st year courses in the 2nd year of study. But you can not appear for more than 48 credits in one examination. In all you have to successfully complete all the courses within a maximum of 5 year of your registration.

The University conducts term-end examination twice a year in June and December. You can take the examination only after completion of the course. In the 1st year you can take the examination in next June only, failing which you can take the same in December or June of subsequent years within the total span of the programme i.e. five years.

In the case of 2nd year courses, you can take the examination of the courses again in June next year. These conditions are for the year of enrolment. Whenever you are repeating examination you can appear either in June or December. You must note that no student would be eligible to complete the Programme before 2 year of study.

In case you fail to get a pass score (forty percent marks) in the term-end examination, you will be eligible to reappear at the next term-end examination for that course as and when it is held, within the total span of the programme.

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