School: School of Media and Cultural Studies
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 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.
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 Ph.D. 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.
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
The Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies provides both a regular and practice based strand of research in the discipline. The practice-based programme seeks to enable students to deepen their understanding of the nature of disciplines of practice in media and cultural studies, with a view of gaining new skills and insights relating to practice, innovating in and reflecting on practice, thus contributing to knowledge creation in the discipline, in the form of original contributions to practice and to theory, through original practice-based-research. The product that is the outcome of the practice forms an integral part of the thesis and will be evaluated along with the written document.
Eligibility: General Eligibility + Post graduation with at least five years of relevant work experience and possessing adequate competencies to undertake work in the practice area chosen by the candidate. In the case of work involving video/audio/multimedia/web production, candidates would be expected to demonstrate their competence through the sharing of work portfolios.
Prof. Anjali Monteiro
Documentary Film, Censorship, Television Studies, Critical Theory, Media Education, Media and Cultural Studies, and Digital media.
Prof. Lakshmi Lingam
Gender issues in development and macro economic policies; urban and rural poverty and women's livelihoods; women’s movements and other social movements in the period of globalization; women's health and reproductive rights; issues of culture, women's identity and agency.
Dr. Shilpa Phadke
Gender and the city, politics of feminism, digital feminisms, middle classes, public space, sexuality and the body, gender and the media, reproductive subjectivities, feminist parenting, and pedagogic practices
Fee Structure for M.Phil and Ph.D Programme
(Prices in INR and subject to revision)
The full fees and deposits should be paid within the stipulated time after the announcement of the admission results. In addition, Rs. 50/- towards bank processing charges should be paid in any branch of the State Bank of India. If students fail to pay the fee on time, their candidature can be cancelled. Once the students details have been entered into the Online platform, a scanned copy of the fee receipt must be submitted via the online platform. Non-adherence to the above will be considered as equivalent to non-payment of fees.
Students’ Mediclaim Insurance Premium
For M.Phil per Semester
For Ph.D. per Semester for 2 Years
Medical Examination Fees
Student Union Fee
Payable three months before submission
Degree certificate replacement
Issue of duplicate Identity Card
Hostel Room(Double/Triple) (if allotted)
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