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TISS has issued notification for admission for the Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. and ‘Direct’ Ph.D. Programmes (academic year 2018-2020) with the various Schools and Independent Centres of the Institute across TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad Campuses. Candidates can read all the necessary details of TISS M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2018 such as how to apply online, eligibility criteria, fee details, exam pattern and selection process from this page.

TISS M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2018

The Application process for TISS M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2018 is available now. 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 were invited to apply for TISS M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2018. Only those candidates who had registered successfully and shortlisted for Research Aptitude Test are eligible for Research Aptitude Test (RAT).

Important Dates

Events Dates
Last date of submission of Application Form: 13 Jan 2018
Announcement of shortlisted Candidates for RAT 27 Jan 2018
Announcement of candidates invited for Personal Interview (PI) 28 Feb 2018
Personal Interview
Mumbai Campus 16-20 Apr 2018
Guwahati Campus 09-11 Apr 2018
Tuljapur Campus 05-06 Apr 2018
Hyderabad Campus 02-04 Apr 2018
Hyderabad Campus first week of May 2018

Application Form

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 13, 2018. 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 [email protected]  mentioning their name, contact details and a clear description of the problem being faced or may call 022-25525252.

Application Instructions

  1. A candidate may apply for a maximum of two programmes from among the different programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Hyderabad, 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 09, 2018. 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 2016-17 is less than Rs. 2.5 lakhs for SC/ST and Rs. 1 lakh for OBC – NCL (Non Creamy Layer) fulfill the criteria to apply for GOI-PMS sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for SC/OBC (NCL) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for ST students. It is the responsibility of eligible candidates to apply in time for availing scholarships on time. The OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificates issued before prior to 31st March 2017 will not considered. Please note that while caste certificate is issued once in a lifetime, the Non Creamy Layer certificate depends on the family income of the candidate in the previous financial year and hence the NCL certificate has to be obtained for the period after 1st April 2017.
  8. Applications received after the due date will not be considered and the processing fee paid will not be refunded.

Application Fee

Mode of Payment Fee for 1 Programme Fee for 2 Programmes
Online Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card Rs. 1,535/-(General)
Rs. 410/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]
Rs. 3,070/- (General)
Rs. 820/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]
Online Payment by Net banking Rs. 1,535/-(General)
Rs. 410/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]
Rs. 3,070/- (General)
Rs. 820/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]
Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan Rs. 1,500/- + Bank Charges (General)
Rs. 375 + Bank Charges [SC/ST/OBC (NC)]
Rs. 3,000/- + Bank Charges (General)
Rs. 750 + Bank Charges [SC/ST/OBC (NC)]

Eligibility Criteria

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 SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled 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).

Selection Procedure

  • 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 SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 50 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.05.
  • 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*.
  • The list of shortlisted candidates from the eligible list of candidates for all the programmes will be displayed on the TISS website by 28 February, 2018. 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 2018.
  • All the programmes will begin by mid June 2017 or on a date as indicated in the offer letter at the time of admission.

For Complete information regarding TISS M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2018, Candidates can go to the Official website given below.

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