School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster 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 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.
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
The MPhil-PhD Programme in disaster studies wiill be a five years (2 years MPhil + 3 Years PhD) programme starting from academic year 2015-16. The first year of Programme will consist of two semesters of course work followed by one year for completing a MPhil dissertation. The coursework for the programme is on theories and practices in hazard, disaster and research methods. The dissertation topic selected by students will specifically be on hazarders and disaster. After successful completion of the two years MPhil Programme, the students with minimum CGPA of 8 will automatically move to the PhD Programme which will be of 3 years duration and will require successful completion of PhD Thesis. The usual process of proposal and synopsis presentation at TISS will be followed. The students will have option to exit the Programme after two years of successful completion of MPhil Programme. The broad research areas that the students of the Disaster Studies Programme can work on are: Hazards studies and Environmental Hazards, Disaster risks and vulnerability, Response and recovery, Disaster economics, Early Warning, Emergency Response and Planning, Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Disaster Mental Health, and Disaster and development.
Faculty Research Interests:
Dr. Biswanath Dash, Assistant Professor,
M.A. (Utkal University), M.Phil & Ph.D (JNU, New Delhi)
Early Warning, Emergency Response Planning
Dr. Guru Balamurugan, Assistant Professor,
M.Tech in Remote Sensing (Bharathidasan University), Ph.D, (IIT, Mumbai)
Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, GIS and Modeling for Ground Water, Structural Geology, Environement, Hazards, and Disaster related studies.
Dr. Irshad Mohammed, Assistant Professor,
M.A., M.Phil. (Kerala University), Ph.D (Kerala University)
Disaster Economics, Water Governance, Political Economy of Development, Mining and Displacement, Challenges of Natural Resources Conservation
Dr. Jacquleen Joseph, Associate Professor,
M.S.W. (Bharathidasan University), MPhil & Ph.D (NIMHANS)
Disaster Mental Health, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Vulnerability, Quantitative Measurement for Disaster and Mental Health Research, Tobacco Cessation, Quality Institutional Care
Prof. Janki Andharia
M.A. (TISS), Ph.D (East Anglia)
Community Organization, Disaster Management, Environmental Concerns, Informal Sector Work, Gender Issues, Social Planning and Participatory development, Human security, Addressing diverse forms of marginalization and vulnerability
Dr. Shibu K. Mani, Assistant Professor,
M.Tech. (IIT, Roorkee), Ph.D. (Northumbria University, New Castle, UK)
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.
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)
*subject to revision
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