TISS has issued notification for admission for the Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. and ‘Direct’ Ph.D. Programmes (the academic year 2019-2021) 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 2019 such as how to apply online, eligibility criteria, fee details, exam pattern, and selection process from this page.

Latest: The online application form for TISS M.Phil & Ph.D. Admissions 2019 has been out now. Intended candidates may go through the details provided below.

TISS M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2019

The Application process for TISS M.Phil & Ph.D. Admissions 2019 is available now. 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 Management, Development Studies, and allied fields were invited to apply for TISS M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2019. 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 15 Jan 2019 by 6:00 PM
The announcement of shortlisted Candidates for RAT 18 Jan 2019 by 9:00 PM
Date of Research Aptitude Test (RAT) 08 Feb 2019
The announcement of candidates invited for Personal Interview (PI) 28 Feb 2019
Personal Interview
Hyderabad Campus To be announced
Tuljapur Campus To be announced
Mumbai Campus To be announced
The announcement of Selected Candidates(all campuses) To be announced

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 username and password at any time before the submission deadline of January 15, 2019, by 6:00 PM. 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).

Apply Online: Candidates can apply online from the link given below:

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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)]- (Eligible)
  • Rs. 735/-[SC/ST/OBC(NC)]-(Non eligible)
  • Rs. 3,070/- (General)
  • Rs. 820/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]
  • Rs. 1470/-[SC/ST/OBC(NC)]-Non eligible
Online Payment by Net banking
  • Rs. 1,535/-(General)
  • Rs. 410/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]- (Eligible)
  • Rs. 735/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]- (non-Eligible)
  • Rs. 3,070/- (General)
  • Rs. 820/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]- (Eligible)
  • Rs. 1470/-[SC/ST/OBC (NC)]- (non-Eligible)
Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan
    • Rs. 1,500/- + Bank Charges (General)
    • Rs. 375/- + Bank Charges [SC/ST/OBC (NC)]- (Eligible)
    • Rs. 700/- + Bank Charges [SC/ST/OBC (NC)]- (non-Eligible)
    • Rs. 3,000/- + Bank Charges (General)
    • Rs. 750/- + Bank Charges [SC/ST/OBC (NC)]- (Eligible)
    • Rs. 1400/- + Bank Charges [SC/ST/OBC (NC)]

Note: 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. Payments made via demand draft, pay order or any mode other than the above modes is not acceptable and the application will be rejected.

 Instructions for Online Application for TISS M.Phil and Ph.D Admissions 2019

  • A candidate may apply for a maximum of two programmes from among the different programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur campuses.
  • 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 08, 2019. The RAT score is valid across campuses and 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.
  • The same application form can be used for applying to more than one programme.
  • Processing fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded if they are found ineligible for the applied programme/s.
  • Candidates must ensure that application is complete in all respects, including fee payment. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.
  • 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 31st March 2017 will not be 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 2018.
  • Applications received after the due date will not be considered and the processing fee paid will not be refunded.

Note: 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) on basis of the meeting the following considerations concerning 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 Masters or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 percent 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 percent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.05.
  • 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 completed their first year Masters degree. In such cases, admission will be provisional. If a provisionally admitted student 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 canceled.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience is required for Direct Ph.D. programmes. In the 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

Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. 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 candidate’s research/work experience in that area, if any.

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

Click Here for more details of Eligibility Criteria.

Program Offered

Information concerning TISS M.Phil & Ph.D. Admissions 2019 is provided on this page. Candidates may go through the details with the given link.

Shortlisting Process for PI

The list of candidates who will qualify for the Personal Interview round from the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) that will be held on the announced date at the Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati Campuses will be published on the official website. Candidates will be able to check the details as it will be issued.

Selection Procedure

  • The minimum academic qualification for admission to the integrated M.Phil. & Direct Ph.D. programmes is a Second Class Masters or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 percent 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 percent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.05.
  • 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 2019.
  • 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. These candidates will be required to appear for the PI as per the email communication sent to them.
  • Apart from the fulfillment of academic criteria the shortlisting 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 shortlisting 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 2019.

FAQs For TISS M.Phil & Ph.D.

TISS M.Phil & Ph.D. Admissions 2019 has been provided. Desired candidates are now able to perceive the FAQs by the link mentioned below.

For Complete information regarding TISS M.Phil & Ph.D. Admissions 2019, Candidates may visit the Official website given below.

Official Website: admissions.tiss.edu 

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