M.Sc. (Population Studies)

The syllabus of the M.Sc. (Population Studies) course, besides compulsory background courses and courses of general interest, includes a variety of subjects in the field of Population Studies – theoretical and applied – needed as subjects of interest in Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Statistical Softwares. The M.Sc. (Population Studies) course will provide trained manpower, for the sectors needing to churn population data for decision making.

 What will they learn?

The students will gain specialized knowledge and skills required to teach subject matter, and design, monitor and manage research in population sciences and allied field studies.

 Career and employability

Internationally and nationally the demand for demographers far exceeds the availability, and Health Research Management.

 Eligibility for M.Sc. (Population Studies)

Graduates in any subject with Statistics/ Mathematics or graduates in Health science subjects including Nursing and Pharmacy from any recognized university from Karnataka or other University with minimum 50 percent marks for general category, and 45 percent for SC, ST and OBC will qualify for admission to M.Sc. (Population Studies) course.

 Total Intake – 21                                                                                                                                                                        

Selection Procedure

To maintain high academic standards, the selection of students will be written examination and Personal interview.

Evaluation and teaching schedule

The course will include theory classes followed by practical assignments comprised of four semesters of total two years duration. The practical assignments will be evaluated for the Internal Assessment marks.  Average marks obtained in practical assignments and an examination as replica of final examination before final examination in each semester will be the Internal Assessment marks.

Students will have to complete dissertation by using service statistics or data collected by Census or National Health/ Demography Surveys.

Final year students will also be the members of consultancy teams for analysis; cleaning, analysis and interpretation of thesis of Research Scholars. 

Attendance: Students are expected to have 80% of total attendance in theory and practical’s. However, students will be expected to cover missed theory and practical classes, giving extra time after discussing with the concerned teacher.

Medium of instruction: English

Course Fees:  In accordance with other M.Sc. Courses

Duration of course – Two academic years of four semesters

Syllabus  of the course