PGDFCS : POST GRADUATE DIP. IN FOLKLORE AND CULTURE STUDIES

About This Programme:

The Programme PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies primarily focuses on time, geography, space and literature of the folklore and culture of the world in general, and of India in particular. The Programme aims to find out the relation between folk culture and context through various frameworks borrowed from disciplines such as Literature, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Folklore Studies and emerging disciplines such as Culture Studies. This Programme is a result of the interdisciplinary approach to the paradigms of knowledge. The Programme focuses on themes such as oral literature, material culture, social customs, performing arts, the theories and methods of folklore employed so far such as historical-geographical, historical-re-constructional, ideological, functional, psychoanalytical, cross-cultural, structural and contextual — all of which demand an inter-disciplinary approach. The social relevance of the Programme may be categorized as:  In a vast and diverse country like India, it is important that policy planners are sensitive to the impact of the developmental processes on the marginalized communities. This programme can contribute to that since it has two major concerns, first, to study the marginal society in their specificity, second, the impact of the contact with more complex societies on the marginal communities as tribes. 

Eligibility:

Graduate in any discipline.

Total Fees:

Rs. 2,400/- for full programme.

Duration:

Minimum 1 years and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Medium of Instruction:

English 

Programme Co-ordinator(s):

Dr. Nandini Sahu, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572780

Syllabus

  • MFC 1 Folklore and Culture: Conceptual Perspectives
  • MFC 2 Tradition, Identity and Cultural Production
  • MFC 3 Cultural and Societal Transformation
  • MFC 4 Tribes of India: Identity, Culture and Folklore
  • MFCI 5 Project Manual