Admission to UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of Kashmir Studies (UMIKS)
of a Masters Programme in Kashmir and South Asia Studies
The Master of Arts in Kashmir and South Asia Studies is intended to provide an in depth introduction to the State of J&K in its entirety. It is so designed that it may serve new administrative officers of the J&K cadre, young journalists, visiting scholars and other mid-career individuals a fresh perspective on the diversity, plurality and unitary aspects of the State of J&K in its entirety so as to be able to appreciate a holistic overview of the State.
The course aims to achieve a better understanding of the various issues of the Kashmir and its history, culture, religions and politics. The course is also oriented to provide an academic grounding to potential scholars who may wish to pursue higher degrees in history, cultural anthropology, linguistics and other disciplines of social science either about the state or in general.
The course will be of two years' duration comprising four semesters.
The batch 2014-16 for which applications are being invited with this notification will commence in the first week of March, 2014 and complete applications (Nominations from SAF Chapters) should reach UMIKS, Srinagar by 28th Feburary, 2014.
The fee structure shall be as prescribed by the University from time to time.
A total of sixteen placements, including two for India, will be available for the South Asia Foundation's Madanjeet Singh Scholarships which will consist of Indian Rupees 10000/- per month all inclusive in accordance with the SAF mandate, one male and one female student will be offered scholarship from each of the SAARC countries.
The admission shall be based on the performance of the candidate in the written test and personal interview.
The written shall comprise 60 multiple choice objective type question. The weightage of written test and personal interview shall be 70% and 30% respectively.
The syllabus of the Entrance Examination shall be designed by the Board of Postgraduate Studies of the Institute.
You may contact for any additional information or clarification at the Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also contact the Director of the Institute Prof. Gull Wani at UMIKS@safmail.org for any clarifications.
Prof Gull Wani
Professor & Director
UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of Kashmir Studies
University of Kashmir
J&K State - India