TISS Mumbai MPhil & PhD Admission 2018


Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai notifies MPhil & PhD Admissions 2018

 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai invites applications for admission to Integrated M.Phil-PhD and Direct PhD Programs (academic year 2018 with the various Schools and Independent Centres of the Institute across TISS Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Tuljapur Campuses

 

Details of Seats/Distribution

Mumbai Campus – (Research Areas/No. of Seats)

Integrated MPhil-PhD Program & Direct PhD Program will be in the following Research Areas:

1. Habitat Studies (05 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

2. Public Health/Health System Studies (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)

3. Management & Labour Studies (15 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD &

4. Social Work (25 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 15 Seats for Direct PhD)

5. Disaster Mgt. (05 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)

6. Education (05 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)

7. Women’s Studies (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)

8. Development Studies (15 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)

9) Social Sciences (05 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)

10) Inclusive Development and Social Justice (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

11) Social Sciences (Specialization in Sociology of Education) (06 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

12) Media and Cultural Studies (05 Seats for Direct PhD)

13) Social Sciences (to be anchored by Centre for Lifelong Learning) (05 Seats for Direct PhD)

 

Guwahati Campus – (Research Areas/No. of Seats):

1. Social Sciences (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

 

Tuljapur Campus – (Research Areas/No. of Seats):

Rural Development (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

 

Hyderabad Campus – (Research Areas/No. of Seats):

i. Education (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

ii. Woman’s Studies (05 Seats for Direct PhD)

iii. Social Science (05 Seats for Direct PhD)

 

Eligibility  

Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates found ineligible will be rejected at any stage in the admission process and no grievances will be entertained in this regard

Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) on basis of them meeting the following considerations with regard to educational qualifications, work experience and research proposal:

Educational Qualifications: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the integrated M.Phil & Direct Ph D Programs is a 2nd Class Master’s or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the UGC

In the case of SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 50% of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.05

Candidates who are likely to complete all the requirements of their final year Master’s Degree examinations by 01st July are also eligible to apply for M.Phil, provided they have successfully completed their first year Master’s degree

In such cases, admission will be provisional. If a provisionally admitted student successfully completes the admission formalities such as clearing the Research Aptitude Test, but fails to score the minimum required mark/grade at the end of the final year examof his/her Master’s degree, the offer of provisional admission will be automatically cancelled

Work Experience: A minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience is required for Direct PhD programs. In case of the Integrated MPhil-PhD Program, there is no requirement of work experience

However, candidates with one to two years of work experience, will be preferred

 

Selection Procedure

The list of all eligible candidates amongst the candidates who apply for Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. Program and direct PhD Program will be displayed on the Institute website on 27th January 2018

The eligible candidates will be invited for the Written Test (Research Aptitude Test – RAT) to be held at all the TISS Campuses on 9th February 2018. Candidates can opt to take the RAT at any of the campuses


The model paper and rules for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) along with the guidelines for shortlisting will be put up on the TISS website by early January 2018

Candidates who have cleared JRF, GATE and other relevant exams are also expected to attend the Written Test and Personal Interview*

Apart from the fulfillment of academic criteria the short listing of applicants for the Personal Interviews for Integrated MPhil-PhD program and direct PhD program will be linked to the statement of purpose/research proposal and the domain expertise available at the Schools /Centre

Candidates with visual impairment will have to indicate the impairment in the application form. They will be provided with a writer for the written test

The final selection process will be completed by mid May and the final list of candidates and relevant information will be uploaded on the TISS website

 

Application

Candidates may apply for a maximum of two programs from among the different programs offered at TISS Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses

Candidates can apply for two programs within one or across more than one campus. The Research Aptitude Test (RAT) can be taken at any one of the chosen campuses on February 10, 2017. The RAT score is valid across campuses and across two choices

Candidates, who apply for more than one campus, if shortlisted, have to travel for Personal interview to both the campuses on designated dates given in this brochure

 

Application Fee Payment

Appling for 1 Program: General Rs.1535/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) – Rs.410/-

Appling for 2 Program: General Rs.3070/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) – Rs.820/-

 

Mode of Payment

Online Payment by Net banking for General Rs.1535/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) – Rs.410/-

Cash Deposit Payment: General Rs.1500 + Bank Charges

Appling for 1 Program: Online Payment by Net banking for General Rs.1535/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) – Rs.410/-

Appling for 2 Program: Online Payment by Net banking for General Rs.3070/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) – Rs.820/-

Appling for 1 Program (Cash Deposit) Payment: General Rs.1500/- + Bank Charges

Appling for 2 Program (Cash Deposit) Payment: General Rs.3000/- + Bank Charges

Notes: (i) In case of payment by cash deposit in an SBI branch, please note that the SBI will charge Rs.50/- as their processing fee for each deposit, which cannot be adjusted against the application fee

Candidates can choose the mode of payment of the application fees (Credit card, Debit card or net banking)

Candidates facing genuine technical issues/having difficulty in accessing the online application, may write to [email protected] mentioning their name, contact details and a clear description of the problem being faced or may call 022-25525252

For more details visit the TISS website: www.tiss.edu

 

Important Dates

 

Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 13th January 2018 (by 06.00 pm)

 

Announcement of short-listed Candidates for RAT: 27th January 2018 (by 09.00 pm)

 

Research Aptitude Test (RAT): 09th February 2018 (Venue: Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad)

 

Announcement of candidates invited for Personal Interview (PI): 28th February 2018

 

Personal Interview

Personal Interview: Hyderabad Campus: 02nd – 04th April 2018

Personal Interview: Tuljapur Campus: 05th – 06th April 2018

Personal Interview: Guwahati Campus: 09th – 11th April 2018

Personal Interview: Mumbai Campus: 16th – 20th April 2018

Announcement of selected candidates (all campuses): First week of May 2018

 

TISS Mumbai

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, TISS, Mumbai, V.N. Purav Marg Deonar, Mumbai-400088, Email: [email protected], Websitewww.tiss.edu

 

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