Value Added Programmes
- UGC NET COACHING CLASSES
The National Eligibility Test (NET) coaching classes for the students of Masters of International Studies (MAIS) began in the month of September, 2015. The class strength numbered around 25, comprised of students from the Ist and IInd year MAIS classes. The classes were conducted once a week, for the duration of 1-1.5 hours.
The students were made familiar with the pattern and the breakup of the UGC NET examination paper and its nuances. The previous year question papers were familiarized to the students. Following this, the teaching began with the basics of mathematics required to clear the examination. The concepts of Arithmetic progression, geometric progression, permutation and combination, probability, set theory were taught as an introduction, and then a few practice sums were provided for practice. The session on mathematics was altered with logical reasoning, wherein it was taught how to logically solve questions of relationships, predicting the next in a series, anagrams, etc using venn diagrams and other techniques.
Following the questions on logical reasoning and mathematics, a session was conducted to focus on the required teaching ethics through a vigorous interacting session.
The next few sessions of the NET coaching classes will have area and topic specific discussions pertaining to the course plan of the examination.
COURSE PLAN UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST
I. UGC NET Teaching Aptitude: (2 classes)
Teaching: Nature, Objectives, Characteristics and Basic Requirements. Learner’s Characteristics, Factors affecting Teaching, Methods of Teaching, Teaching aids, Evaluation Systems.
II. UGC NET Research Aptitude:( Part of RM regular classes)
Research : Meaning, Characteristics and Types; Steps of Research, Methods of Research, Research Ethics, Paper, Articles, Workshop, Seminar, Conference and Symposium, Thesis Writing : Its characteristics and format.
III. Reading Comprehension: (2 classes)
A passage to be set with questions to be answered.
IV. UGC NET Communication: (2 classes)
Communication: Nature, Characteristics, Types, Barriers and Effective Classroom Communication.
V. Reasoning (including Mathematical): (4 classes)
Number Series; Letter Series; Codes.Relationships; Classification.
VI. Logical Reasoning: (8 classes)
Understanding the Structure of Argument.Evaluating and distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning.Verbal Analogies; Word Analogy – Applied Analogy.Verbal Classification.Reasoning Logical Diagrams; Simple Diagrammatic Relationship, Muliti – Diagrammatic Relationship.Venn Diagram; Analytical Reasoning.
VII. Data Interpretation: (4 classes)
Sources, Acquisition and Interpretation of Data, Quantitative and Qualitative Data, Graphical Representation and Mapping of Data.
- OPEN ELECTIVE ON HISTORY AND CINEMA
The department of International Studies and History in association with the department of Media Studies is offering an open elective course on History and Cinema. The main objective of the course is to explore the idea of constructing History through alternative sources, which are outside the realm of traditional perception of what a source is in History. This will also change the idea of what History is and brings into focus the need to adapt different domains such as visual media, oral traditions etc, to understanding History. The course involves studying various visual texts/movies/documentaries/short films etc and analyzing and interpreting them through cinematic language, representation and inherent dichotomies.
Department of International Studies and History has been offering various papers under the Value added courses starting from January 2015. These papers are being offered as bridge courses to connect the core papers being taught at the Undergraduate level. Papers like, Greek History, Roman History and Explorations and Excavations have been offered so far. These papers are spread across 15 hours of lectures, at the end of which an examination is conducted for evaluation of the students. Through this evaluation students are given their certificates with grades.
Oral History: An Introduction was offered in the odd semester of the academic year 2016-17. This course was conducted to introduce the discipline of Oral History to the students which would assist them in understanding Oral History as a primary source of writing History. This Paper was spread across 15 hours of lectures with an examination for evaluation of the students. They were also encouraged to submit a recorded interview with transcripts as a project for partial fulfillment of this course. Students have also transformed their interviews as articles to be published at the department level.