MPhil PhD Admissions

Direct PhD programme in Development Studies

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Development Studies


Intake: 5

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 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:

    Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission to the Integrated M.Phil-Ph. D and Direct 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 Direct PhD



 

Description

The Ph.D. programme would be for 3 years, with an initial 6 month period for course work. Extension could be granted for 1 year. Thereafter, extension requests would be considered case by case and would not exceed more than 6 months at a time.


The School of Development Studies has introduced one-semester course work for Direct Ph.D. Students, that includes 10 credits of course work. If the candidate already holds M. Phil. degree, which involved course work, the compulsory course work of one semester may be waived at the Direct Ph.D. Level

Semesterwise Courses:

Areas in which faculty can supervise research

Demographic Transition

Migration and Urbanisation

Ageing and Development

Economic Anthropology

Anthropology of State

Caste, Tribe and Religious Identities

Forest, Land and Sea

Modernity and Modernisation of India

Kevalam

Public Welfare Institutions

Gender and Labour

Social Movements

Sexuality Studies

Violence against women

Feminist Peace Studies

Socialisation and Gender

Issues of Sexuality and Women

Feminist Methodology

Feminist Critiques of Science and Technology

Queer Studies

Feminist Gerontology

Transnational Migration

Gender and Mental Health

Disability Studies

Identity Politics

Nationalist Discourses and Gender

Feminist Research Methodology

Identity Studies (Gender Cast and tribe)

Questions of Representation and Power

History of the Malayalam Speaking Region

Production of Regional Language Material in Women's Studies

Women and Work (Dalit Women)

Gender and Migrant Communities

Gender -Based Violence and its Background

Caste and Patriarchy

Counselling

Communication

Relationships

Parenting

Child Custody

Youth

Old Age

Urbanization

Health

Family

Marriage

Network with NGOS

Spirituality

Social Movements

Gender and Social History

Violence aganist Women

Citizenship Women and Law

Gender and Culture

Gender and Caste

Dalit Women and Identy Politics

Fiscal Federalism

State and Local Finance

Regulatory State

Public Private Partnership

Public Choice

Institutions and Development

Financial Inclusion and the Public Sector

Government Subsidies and Income Support Programme for Poor

Social Security and Socal Insurance

Women and Work

Economics of Health and Education

Development Concerns of Odisha

Micro Medium Small Enterprises

Financial Inclusion and Rural Livelihoods

Commodity Markets In India

Women and Poverty in India

Informal Sector in India

Agricultural Policy in India

New Economic Policies and Livelihoods

Rural Banking

Micro- Credit

Banking and Financial Reforms in Developing Contries

India's Growth and Development Experience

Structuralist Development Economics

Heterodox Macroecomic Theory

Rural Household Incomes

Income and Socio-economic Inequalities

Livelihoods, Livelihood Diversificaton

Access to Land, Land Relations

Indian Agriculture

Statistical Data Systems in Rural India

Political Theory with focus on idea of Justice

Politics & Policies in India

Comparative Politics

Alternative Development & Communitarian Critique

State & Democracy

Civil Society & Social Movements

Global Governance & Cosmopolitanism

Political Violence & Ethnic Conflicts

Design & Performance of Policy Institutions

Welfare Policies such as MGNREGA/NRLM

Transparency & Accountability

Decentralization and PRIs

Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in Development

Urbanization and Development

Muslims and Development

Environment and Development

Trial Studies

Ethnography and Ethmographic Research on Development

Culture and Development, Cultural Resistance

Social Conflict

Quality of work-life of IT Professionals

Sez- Policy Debate Development Visa Viavis Dis placement

Urban Poverty and Crime Scenario in Contemporary India

Issues of Urban Poverty, Globalization Sustainabiltiy

The Re-emergence of Nativism, Regionalism – Issues of Uncontrolled Migration in Mumbai

Naxalism/Maoism

Agrarian Structure

Caste, class and ethnicity

Disability Studies

Social Theory

Morxium

Rural Polities

Decentezelization

Non-taxer Sector

Social Movement

Orientalism

Post Modernism

Selfhood, Pathology and Well-Being

Health, Livelihoods and Environment

Liberalism, Justice and Freedom

Sociology of Organisations

Urban Sociology

Gender and Masculinities

Qualitative Research Methodology

Violence

Governance and Ethnographics of the State

Nutrition

Nutrition Programmes

Food Security

Health

Primary Health Care Services

Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Children

Adolescents and Youth – Issues

Tribal Health and Development

Fee Structure:

Fee Structure for Integrated M.Phil and Ph.D Programme and Direct 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.



Fee Component

M.Phil.

Ph.D.

Remarks

Fees

Tuition

12000

12000

Per Semester

Examination

800

0

Per Semester

Identity Card

300

300

 

Computer

1000

1000

Per Semester

Students’ Mediclaim Insurance Premium

1500

1500

Per Year

Development Fund

4000

4000

For M.Phil per Semester

For Ph.D. per Semester for 2 Years

Medical Examination Fees

100

100

Mandatory

Refundable Deposits

10000

10000

 

Student Union Fee

500

500

Per semester

GRAND TOTAL

30200

29400

 

OTHER FEES

Thesis submission

1000

2000

Payable three months before submission

Thesis resubmission

500

500

 

Degree certificate replacement

500

500

 

Issue of duplicate Identity Card

300

300

 

Sub Total

2300

3300

 

Hostel Charges:

 

 

 

Dining Hall

15000

15000

Per Semester

Hostel Room(Double/Triple) (if allotted)

16000

16000

Per Semester

Sub Total

31000

31000

 



*subject to revision