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TISS Mumbai M.Phil And Ph.D Programmes 2017

Deadline: 16-Jan-2017

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TISS Mumbai M.Phil And Ph.D Programmes 2017 encourage the students from the various schools, independent centres of the institute across TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati Campuses. UGC JRF qualified candidates, post graduates, students in the final year post graduation in social sciences and related fields and individuals with M.Phil and or industrial, academic and field based experience in social sciences, social work, disaster studies, development studies and related fields are invited.


Applicants who are eligible:

  • Minimum academic qualification for admission to the MPhil and PhD 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 55% 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), the minimum of 50% of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.05.
  • Applicants who are likely to complete all the requirements of their final year Master’s Degree exam by July 1, are also eligible to apply for MPhil, 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.
  • Minimum of 5years of post graduation work experience is required for PhD programmes. In case of the Integrated MPhil Programme, there is no requirement of work experience.However, candidates with 1 to 2 year of work experience, will be preferred.
  • Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission to the Integrated MPhil and PhD. Programme. A research proposal consisting of approximately 1,000 words should accompany the proposal and indicate the specification of the broad field of study, statement of the research problem and scope and objectives of the study, rationale for and the significance of the study, methodology to be followed, references, and the applicant's work experience in that area, if any.
  • Applicants who have an MPhil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible for PhD.

How to apply?

Application can be done online only. The online application can be saved at any point, information entered will remain intact. Applicant can then return to the application by logging in with the respective user name and password at any time before the deadline of January 16, 2017. Once the application has been submitted online, applicants can select the mode of payment of the application fees.

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Application Instructions:

  1. Applicants can apply for a maximum of two programmes among the different programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur and Guwahati campuses.
  2. Applicants 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 10, 2017. The RAT score is valid across campuses and across two choices.
  3. Applicants who apply for more than one campus, if shortlisted, have to travel for personal interview to both the campuses on designated dates given.
  4. Same application form can be used for applying to more than one programme.
  5. Fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded if they are found ineligible for the applied programme.
  6. Applicants ensure that application is complete in all respects, including fee payment. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.
  7. Unemployed applicants, whose parent’s/guardian’s annual income from all the sources for the financial Year 2015-16 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.
  8. Applications received after the due date will not be considered and the processing fee paid will not be refunded.

Documents required:

  1. General- photograph, signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
  2. SC- photograph, signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash), caste certificate.
  3. ST- photograph, signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash), tribe certificate.
  4. OBC(NC)- photograph,signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash), OBC(NC) certificate issued after 01-04-2015 by the District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/Tahsildar.
  5. PWD- photograph, signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and PWD certificate.
  6. KM- photograph, signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and KM certificate.
  7. Armed Force- photograph, signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and Armed Force certificate.


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