A weekly student seminar series for MPhil and PhD in Educational Leadership students. It is a platform to draft, share, review, revise scholarly works. 

Nature: Practical Research                                                             

Credit Hours: 9 Cr.

Course Description (Dissertation):

The students are required to conduct an independent educational research/inquiry based on a defined original research problem, theoretical perspective(s) and sound research design. The process of completing the design entails – proposal defense, completion of the research under the guidance of an assigned supervisor, evaluation by an external examiner, and successful viva-voce.


Course Description (Papers):

The students can choose the Research Papers options in which they write two publishable research papers in which one of them should have been published in a refereed journal (approved by the Research Committee). The process entails the students proposing the area/topics for the research that develops into a paper, assignment of the supervisor, submission of completed and published papers, and viva-voce.

The main objective of the course is to provide in-depth understanding of education from the behaviorist/cognitive, constructivist, critical, and transformative perspectives. At the end of this course enables student to analyze and assess the existing educational landscape of society using both eastern, western, critical, constructivist, postmodern, and transformative worldviews to education. 

The course EDLE 652  Policy and Governance for Educational Leadership is designed for M.Phil student.

Course Description

The course aims at enabling research students with skills, knowledge and understanding of qualitative research traditions, methods and techniques, thereby developing research capabilities in problematising research issues, conceptualising theoretical perspectives, developing research design and analysing and interpreting qualitative data.
Furthermore, the course also aims research students to develop knowledge and skills necessary for applying appropriate quality and ethical standards for their research projects.
Key topics of this course include: Overview of qualitative research traditions, key paradigms and worldviews, problematising in qualitative research, research designs, interpreting qualitative data and maintaining ethical and quality standards.