IGNOU Master of Arts in Philosophy (MAPY) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Arts in Philosophy (MAPY)

About MAPY Programme : The short form of Master of Arts in Philosophy is MAPY. It comes under School of Inter-disciplinary & Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS). The duration of course is 2 Years and is offered in both admission cycle i.e January and June session. This Programme is intended not only to enhance career prospects for students but also to train the mind for better logical thinking, mental discipline, ability for analysis and synthesis, critical reflection on social and political realities.

The Master’s programme in Philosophy has the following major components: 1) Compulsory Courses(16 credits) and 2) Elective Courses(48 credits). Students can choose as per their choice i.e 6 electives in the 1st year and 6 electives in the 2nd year. To successfully completing this course, you will have to earn 66 credits over a period of 2 to 5 years. This programme is offered only in English medium. However, all students is allowed to write the exam in Hindi language. To know more about MAPY programme, you can visit official website www.ignou.ac.in. Below are features of MAPY programme :

  • Name of Programme : MAPY – Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Medium : The medium is in English only
  • Eligibility Criteria : Students who wants to take admission in MAPY course, all students must have Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Duration : It is completed in minimum 2 Years and maximum 5 Years. It is offered in both admission cycle
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 9,000/- which is to be paid year wise @Rs 4,500/- per year.
  • Programme Coordinator : Prof. Gracious Thomas, [email protected], Ph. : 011-29571692

MAPY Course & Syllabus Details : The total credits is 66. In both(First/Second) Year, there is one each compulsory subjects which have 8 credits while other Elective Courses(Choose any six) have 4 credits in both year.

IGNOU MAPY 1st Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
Compulsory Courses
MPY-001Indian Philosophy8
Elective Courses (Choose any six)
MPYE-001Logic4
MPYE-002Ethics4
MPYE-003Epistemology4
MPYE-004Philosophy of Human Person4
MPYE-005World Religions4
MPYE-006Dalit Philosophy4
MPYE-007Research Methodology in Philosophy4
MGP-005Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution4

IGNOU MAPY 2nd Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of CourseCredits
Compulsory Courses
MPY 2Western Philosophy8
Elective Courses (Choose any six)
MPYE-008Metaphysics4
MPYE-009Philosophy of Science an Cosmology4
MPYE-010Philosophy of Religion4
MPYE-011Philosophy of Arts (Aesthetics)4
MPYE-012Tribal Philosophy4
MPYE-013Philosophy of Technology4
MPYE-014Philosophy of Mind4
MPYE-015Gandhian Philosophy4
MPYE-016Aurobindo Philosophy4
MPYP001Dissertation4
Total Credits66

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