MPhil PhD Admissions

Direct PhD programme in Social Work

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus


Intake: 15

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.

  • General eligibility + PG in Social Work + 5 years work Post PG work experience

  • 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

DIRECT PHD IN SOCIAL WORK

The Direct PhD program in Social Work aims to enable scholars with minimum five year experience in the field of social work to pursue academic study towards a doctorate. Two broad forms are available for the Direct PhD program in Social Work, as an extension of the proposed Integrated MPhil/PhD program in Social Work: Thesis and Practicum. The PhD thesis is the traditional route with the traditional purpose of providing what is essentially the professional training and credential to be an academic or professional researcher. The PhD field practicum is the alternative route founded on processes of thoughtful action, leading to advances in practice. Scholars can opt for either of the routes. However, scholars who have not undertaken any pre-doctoral course work, may be required to undertake one semester of compulsory course work, as prescribed by the selection committee and competent authorites in addition to the mandatory modular course work. The School seeks to keep the programme flexible without giving up on the academic rigour necessary for Ph.D. research. The norms and regulations as laid down by the UGC would be followed.



Applications for the Direct PhD programme in social work in the following themes and research areas are specifically encouraged for the 2017 admissions cycle:

  • Disability and access, development, human rights;

  • Disability and relationships;

  • Gender and disability; disability and identity; inclusive education;

  • Crime, violence and development;

  • Criminal justice social work;

  • Police and security studies

  • Child rights and child protection;

  • Juvenile justice;

  • Human rights;

  • Gender, poverty, environment and development;

  • Urban issues, inequalities and development with specific reference to nature-society interactions, city-hinterland relationships and peri-urban regions.

  • Rural development, rural governance; Displacement and rehabilitation



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