Admission: M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes 2020 at TISS [Exam on Feb 14]: Apply by Jan 10: Expired

TISS invites applications for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes (the academic year 2020) with the various Schools and Independent Centres of the Institute across TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur and Hyderabad Campuses. 
UGC JRF qualified candidates, postgraduates, students in the final year post-graduation in Social Sciences and allied fields and individuals with M.Phil and/or industrial, academic and field-based experience in Social Sciences, Social Work, Disaster Studies, Development Studies and allied fields are invited to apply.

About the Programmes

The M. Phil. Programme is a two year full time Programme. All the candidates admitted to the M. Phil  Programme will follow a common course curriculum (see webpage on Social Sciences). However, for M. Phil in Education*, Women’s Studies, Health System Studies, Rural Development, Development Studies, Disaster Studies*, Inclusive Development and Social Justice there will be a subject specific taught M. Phil. Programme of four semesters. The first year of the programme comprises of course work while in the second year, students will work towards completing their M.Phil Dissertation.

The Ph.D. Programme is designed for candidates with a minimum of five years of post-graduate relevant experience in the field being proposed for research by the candidate. Selected candidates can pursue Ph.D. either by staying on the TISS campus (subject to availability of accommodation) or from whichever location they are based in. TISS does not make any distinction among research scholars as full time and part-time.


The minimum academic qualification for admission to the M.Phil. & Ph.D programmes is a Second Class Master’s or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognised 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 University Grants Commission (UGC). In the case of SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 45 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.50.
Work Experience: A minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience is required for PhD programmes. In case of the M.Phil. Programme, there is no requirement of work experience. However, candidates with one to two years of work experience will be preferred.

Important dates
Last date of submission of Application Form: January 10, 2020 by 6.00 p.m.
Announcement of shortlisted Candidates for RAT January 20, 2020 by 9.00 p.m.
Research Aptitude Test (RAT) 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati
February 14, 2020

TISS CARE: 022-25525252

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