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TISS M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admission 2016

Deadline: 15-Jan-2016

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Scholarship provider contact

For M.Phil. / Ph.D. : pgadmission@tiss.edu

Admissions Helpline : 022 - 2552 5252 (Monday to Saturday - Timing 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

 

TISS Mumbai TISS Tuljapur TISS Hyderabad TISS Guwahati

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
V.N. Purav Marg,
Deonar
Mumbai - 400 088

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
School of Rural Development,
Tuljapur-413 601,
District-Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.

SR Sankaran Block,
AMR–AP Academy of Rural Development,
Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad 500 030.

14-A, Bhuban Road, 
Uzanbazar,
Guwahati 781 001

Description

TISS is a unique institution that brings together high quality scholars and practitioners from Social, Economic, Political, Physical, Habitat, Engineering, Health, Environmental Sciences to create interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes combined with field action to address the most critical current and emerging issues of the nation. This website provides information on these programmes and information on admission to these programmes.

The RAT to be held on February 12, 2016 would comprise of two parts. The first would deal with quantitative/qualitative research whereas the second part would contain programme specific questions.

Important Dates

Last date of submission of Application Form: January 15, 2016 by 6.00 p.m.
Announcement of shortlisted Candidates for RAT January 27, 2016 by 7 p.m.
Research Aptitude Test (RAT)
Announcement of candidates invited for Personal Interview (PI)

 

Personal Interview: Guwahati Campus
Personal Interview: Mumbai Campus
Personal Interview: Tuljapur Campus

 

Announcement of selected candidates (all campuses)

February 12, 2016
February 26, 2016

 

Between March 21-31, 2016

 

 

April 15, 2016

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 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 Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 50 per cent 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 July 1, are also eligible to apply for M.Phil, provided they have successfully completed their first year Masters 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 examination of 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 programmes. In case of the Integrated M.Phil-PhD Programme, there is no requirement of work experience. However, candidates with one to two years of work experience, will be preferred.

  • Research Proposal: Candidates must prepare their research proposal based on the research interests mentioned in the Information brochure (Available under Intergrated M.Phil-PhD and Direct PhD Admissions 2014-16 on the TISS Website).

  • Candidates who have an M.Phil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible for a Direct PhD

Sr. No.

School

Programme (Mumbai Campus )

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. D

Direct Ph. D.

1.

Habitat Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience.

2.

Public Health

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

3.

Health Systems Management

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

4.

Management and Labour Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

5.

Social Work

General eligibility + PG in Social Work

General eligibility + PG in Social Work + 5 years work Post PG work experience

6.

Disaster Management

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields. Candidates with previous educational qualification, work experience and research in the area of disasters would be given preference.

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience. Candidates with previous educational qualification, work experience and research in the area of disasters would be given preference.

7.

Education

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

8.

Women's Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

9.

Development Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

10.

Social Sciences

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

11.

Media and Cultural Studies

na

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

12.

Inclusive Development and Social Justice

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

na

* Stated numbers can change and are subject to Research Council & Academic Council approval

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Areas

Guwahati Campus -No. of seats

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. D

Direct Ph. D.

1.

Social Sciences

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

 

Sr. No.

Research Areas

Tuljapur Campus -No. of seats*

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. D

Direct Ph. D.

1.

Rural Development

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

How to apply?

Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only, please read through this page before filling in the application form.

Application Instructions

  1. A candidate may apply for a maximum of two programmes from among the different programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur and Guwahati campuses.

  2. Candidates can apply for two programmes 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 13, 2015. The RAT score is valid across campuses and across two choices.

  3. 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.

  4. The same application form can be used for applying to more than one programme.

  5. Processing fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded if they are found ineligible for the applied programme/s.

  6. Candidates must ensure that application is complete in all respects, including fee payment. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

  7. Unemployed candidates, whose parent’s/guardian’s annual income from all the sources for the Financial Year 2014-15 is less than Rs.2.5 Lakhs for SC/ST and Rs.1 lakh for OBC(NC) are required to pay Concessional Application Fee for each programme. However they should upload the necessary caste/tribe certificates and income certificates.

  8. Applications received after the due date will not be considered and the processing fee paid will not be refunded.

The last date for submission of application form is January 15, 2016

Application Process

Candidates must complete the application process in online mode. The online application can be saved at any stage (information entered will remain intact). The candidate can then return to the application by logging in with the respective user name and password at any time before the submission deadline of January 15, 2015. Once the application has been submitted online, 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 dso@tiss.edu  mentioning their name, contact details and a clear description of the problem being faced or may call 022-25525252.

Certificates/Documents to be uploaded:

Category Documents
General

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).

SC

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Caste Certificate.
ST

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Tribe Certificate.
OBC(NC)

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2015 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar.

PWD

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and

PWD certificate.
KM

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and KM certificate.

Armed Force

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and

Armed Force certificate.

Note 1: Candidates will have to upload the certificates mentioned above.

Note 2: SC/ST candidates whose annual family income is <=250000 and OBC(NC) candidates whose annual family income is <=100000 have to upload Income certificate for the Financial Year 2014-2015 issued by Revenue Officer

 

Application fee payment:

  Mode of Payment
No. of programmes Online Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card Online Payment by NetBanking Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan
  General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC) General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC) General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)
Applying for 1 Programme Rs. 1535 Rs. 410 Rs. 1535 Rs. 410 Rs. 1500 + Bank Charges Rs. 375 + Bank Charges
Applying for 2 Programmes Rs. 3070 Rs. 820 Rs. 3070 Rs. 820 Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges Rs. 750 + 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.

(ii) Payments made via demand draft, pay order or any mode other than the above modes is not acceptable and the application will be rejected. No communication to this effect will be sent to such candidates.

(iii) Candidates applying online will be asked to choose between two modes of payment 'Cash' or 'Pyment Gateway' in the online application form. If the preferred mode of payment is 'Cash', a payment challan has to be downloaded from the 'Download Challan' tab. The payment challan will have 3 copies. Deposit the cash amount mentioned on the challan in any branch of State Bank Of India. The bank will return two copies of the challan (Student Copy and TISS Copy) with the banks seal, signature and journal number on it. Candidates have to scan the 'TISS Copy' of the challan, login back to the online application system and upload it. 

If you have any question or queries you can refer to FAQ or call the Admissions Helpline on 022 - 25525252.

More Information

Selection Procedure

  • The list of all eligible candidates amongst the candidates who apply for Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. programme and direct Ph.D. Programme will be displayed on the Institute website on January 27, 2016. The eligible candidates will be invited for the Written Test (Research Aptitude Test - RAT) to be held at all the TISS Campuses on on February 12, 2016. 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 2016.

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

  • The list of shortlisted candidates from the eligible list of candidates for all the programmes will be displayed on the TISS website by 26 February, 2016. These candidates will be required to appear for the PI’s as per the email communication sent to them.

  • Apart from the fulfillment of academic criteria the short listing of applicants for the Personal Interviews for Integrated M. Phil – Ph. D. programme and direct Ph. D. programme 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.

  • All candidates who appear in the final selection list are required to bring a hard copy of their duly filled in application form duly filled along with original caste, income and degree certificates as applicable for verification.

  • Selected candidates are expected to pay fees by end of May 2016.

  • All the programmes will begin by mid June 2016 or on a date as indicated in the offer letter at the time of admission.

M.Phil. & Ph.D.

  • TISS invites applications for the Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. and ‘Direct’ Ph.D. Programmes (academic year 2016-2018) with the various Schools and Independent Centres of the Institute across TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses. UGC JRF qualified candidates, post graduates, 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 Management, Development Studies and allied fields are invited to apply.

    To go to the Online Application Form, please visit M.Phil. & Ph.D. Programmes > Admission Process > How to Apply (click here to visit)

     

    Admission to the Integrated M.Phil – Ph. D. programme & Direct Ph. D. programme will be in the following Research Areas :

    Sr. No. Research Areas Mumbai Campus - No. of seats*
        Integrated M. Phil-Ph. D Direct Ph. D.
    1. Habitat Studies 5 5
    2. Public Health 15 5
    3. Health Systems Management
    4. Management and Labour Studies 20 12
    5. Social Work 25 15
    6. Disaster Management 5 5
    7. Education 4 4
    8. Women's Studies 10 5
    9. Development Studies 15 10
    10. Social Sciences 10 10
    11. Media and Cultural Studies - 2
    12. Inclusive Development and Social Justice 10 -

    *Stated numbers can change and are subject to Research Council & Academic Council approval

     

    Sr. No. Research Areas Guwahati Campus -No. of seats
        Integrated M. Phil-Ph. D Direct Ph. D.
    1. Social Sciences 10 5
    Sr. No. Research Areas Tuljapur Campus -No. of seats*
        Integrated M. Phil-Ph. D Direct Ph. D.
    1. Rural Development 10 5

    About the Programme
    The Integrated M. Phil – Ph. D. Programme is a five year full time Programme. All the candidates admitted to the Integrated M. Phil – Ph. D 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 Management*, 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. However, selected candidates who are not residing in the Campus, are expected to be in touch with the research guide, attend modular programmes/courses (also applicable for direct on campus PhD scholars who do not hold an M.Phil degree), pay fees regularly, ensure timely submission of progress reports and fulfill the necessary requirements of the Ph.D. programme.

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