Course - Mphil
Master of Philosophy in Community and Mental Health

Duration: 2 Years (4 Semesters)
Eligibility: MSW/MSc CP/MSc Life Sciences

This programme is designed to build capacity both at the theoretical and practical levels.  The course will be delivered through papers of varying weightages which will be offered in overlapping modules.  Each paper will have a varying credit value depending on the weightage given to the unit in the overall course structure.

About the course:
The course will have theoretical and skills components.  This course is conceptualised as a practically oriented programme with the skills component comprising 75% of the course.  This does not mean that theory and research do not have a place in the overall fabric of the programme.  Theory papers have corresponding practical papers.

Course of study:
The competency framework: possession of the complete set of relevant attributes: knowledge, skills and attitudes.  Total competence is much more than the acquisition one by one of a narrow set of job-related skills, and being able to carry out specific tasks in a single workplace. 

Learning Outcomes: describe what a student will know and be able to do at the end of a module or course.

The traditionally expected final ‘output’ from an MPhil is a thesis.  In the place of a thesis, students of this course will draw the various inputs together to produce a Portfolio of their experiences and learnings.  This portfolio will be compiled over the course of the MPhil programme.  The portfolio will be based on a particular theme selected by the student in consultation with his/her supervisor.  Themes could be based on any aspect of the target group’s characteristics including the following: Nativity (rural, urban, forest), Gender, Age group, Education level, SES status. The portfolio will present the following to address the selected theme:

Career prospects:

  1. Community health – urban and rural.
  2. Government and non-government healthcare services.
  3. Teaching and research.
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Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
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