School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies, IGNOU, has launched a full-time 2-year Master degree programme in Folklore for January 2021 session. The Master of Arts in Folklore and Culture Studies (MAFCS) course is available through open distance learning (ODL) mode.
The course aims to focus on time, geography, space and literature of the folklore culture of India as well as the world. It will analyze the relation between folk culture and its context through the various framework taken from multiple disciplines including Literature, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Folklore Studies and Culture Studies.
As per the IGNOU official notification, the programme is designed to cover multiple areas like oral literature, material culture, social customs, performing arts, the theories and methods of folklore employed.
Applicants must note that the application process for IGNOU admission January 2021 session is already started on the official website and will be concluded on March 15. Candidates are advised to apply before the closing date.
Those applying for IGNOU admission for the first time will have to register themselves at https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/. Once the registration is done, a provisional enrollment number will be sent to the registered mobile. Applicants must save the registration number and password safely for subsequent logins. The course fee is payable at the time of admission only.
Candidates with a bachelor degree in any discipline from any recognised university/institute are eligible to apply for the MAFCS course. Applicants will have to pay a course fee of Rs 5400 along with a registration fee of Rs 200 at the time of application.
The course will be available in English only. For more details about the programme, candidates can click here.
Meanwhile, the varsity also offers one-year Post Graduate Diploma In Folklore And Culture Studies (PGDFCS) through ODL.