Master's Programme

Important Dates

Online Application: March 2023

Entrance Test: April / May 2023

Interview: May 2023

Eligibility

The programme will be open to students from all backgrounds provided they fulfill minimum eligibility criteria as listed below. 

1) A two years master’s degree or a four-year bachelor’s degree (post 10+2) in Arts, Commerce, or an equivalent degree* with a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PwD) or equivalent letter grade/GPA from a recognized institution or deemed university (recognized by AICTE/UGC/AIU).

2) A two year MSc/MS/MTech degree or a four-year BSc/BS/BTech/BArch degree (post 10+2) or an equivalent  degree* with a minimum of 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PwD) or equivalent letter grade/GPA from a recognized institution or deemed university (recognized by AICTE/UGC/AIU).

*  All equivalent degrees must be certified by their respective institution(s).

Selection Process

All candidates, will be required, to have fulfilled the minimum eligibility criteria. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview, only after which their admission to the programme can be confirmed. 

Admission Categories

Teaching Assistant category (TA):
CPS will offer about 10-12 TAships per academic year. Candidates applying for Institute’s TAships will be required to submit VALID GATE scores to be considered for the same.

(i) Self-Finance (SF):

The MPP programme will also be open to all Self – Finance candidates with work experience and in-service candidates. In-service candidates working in government organizations or a Public Sector Undertaking, must ensure that their organization will permit them to undertake the requisite course work and project, for the duration of the MPP programme.

1. Candidates without any experience WILL NEED to submit a VALID GATE score.
2. SF candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree on a date which is at least 5 years prior to their possible admission to the MPP programme.

[Note: The 5 year duration mentioned above will be counted from the date of qualifying the UG degree till the date of joining the MPP programme of the Institute]. 

GATE Qualified candidates are also eligible for the Self finance seats.

(ii) Sponsored (SW) category:

1. Candidates without any experience WILL NEED to submit a VALID GATE score.
2. SW candidates with 2 years plus work experience WILL NOT NEED to submit a VALID GATE score.

Fellowship Award Category (FA):

The MPP programme will also be open to all FA category candidates, receiving fellowships or scholarships from government or semi-government agencies.

The financial support under the FA category may be provided by various Govt./Semi Govt. schemes (CSIR, UGC, DAE, DST, DBT, NBHM, etc.) and some other organizations. A valid Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) award letter from the Govt. / Semi Govt. agency (e.g., CSIR/UGC/DAE/DST/DBT/NBHM/etc.) is required for the execution of this fellowship/scholarship.