Mphil PhD Admissions

Integrated M.Phil-PhD in Social Sciences

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Research Methodology


Intake: 10

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 Integrated M.Phil. and Ph.D. programme consists of two academic degree programmes that can be pursued with a single admission procedure taken at the entry level for the M.Phil. degree. Successful completion of the two-year degree would facilitate the transition to the Ph.D. programme. A mid-stream option is available where students can move into the Ph.D. programme after completion of one year of course work and fulfilment of other criteria set by the Institute.

  • All candidates enrolled for the Integrated M.Phil. and Ph.D. programme shall undergo a taught full- time M.Phil. Programme.

  • Anchoring of Scholars

    • The School of Research Methodology (SRM) shall anchor candidates admitted to the Integrated M.Phil - Ph.D. in Social Sciences programme at the Mumbai Campus. Their interaction with the Institute’s administration will be through the Co-ordinator of the M.Phil. programme. Scholars admitted to subject specific M.Phil. programmes will be anchored by a designated Co-ordinator for that programme in the Mumbai or other campuses of the TISS.

    Allotment of Guides

    • Depending upon their research interests and the disciplinary background of the scholar’s Master’s degree, the Research Scholar will be affiliated to specific guides located in Independent Centres and Schools. Decision regarding the allotment of guide will be taken by the Dean of respective Schools or Chairpersons of the Independent Centres in consultation with the Dean (Research and Development). Allotment of guides in Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad are taken care of by the respective Programme Co-ordinators in consultation with the Deputy Directors.This decision will be binding on the scholars. Each of the M.Phil. scholars will be allotted a guide by the end of the Semester I.

    In addition to the decentralized programmes at the Institute, faculty from a number of Schools/Independent Centres guide students from across the Institute depending on a matching of their research interests with that of the Faculty. Following is a list of these Schools/Centre along with a list of thier research interest areas.

  • The School for Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance

    The School for Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance was established in May 2012 with two Centres:

    Centre for Law and Society

    • Nodal Centre for Excellence in Human Rights Education

    Research Areas:

     

    1. Access to justice of marginalized and vulnerable groups
    2. Human Rights
    3. Social Legislation and implementation in India
    4. Laws & Rights of Women, Children, Disabled, Elderly, HIV/AIDS affected , unorganized labour , under trials prisoners, dalits mentally challenged and other Vulnerable groups
    5. Legislative Reform in Support of Vulnerable groups(including constitutional reform )
    6. Rights of women at workplace
    7. Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of women and Children
    8. Legal strategies for empowerment
    9. Alternate dispute Resolution Methods
    10. Victim and Witness protection
    11. Law , Social Work and Social Justice
    12. Law, Rights and Development
    13. Access to Justice and Legal Institutions
    14. Legal and Justice Education
    15. Clinical Legal Education
    16. International Law
    17. Human Rights Education
    18. Refugee Studies
    19. Forced migration and displacement laws
    20. Laws pertaining to Disaster management and Climate change
    21. Prisons, Prisoners Rights.
    22. Human Rights movement.
    23. Political theory and Indian politics
    24. Indian constitution.
    25. Human Rights & Constitutional Governance.
    26. Development & Crime
    27. Criminal justice Reforms
    28. Torture prevention
    29. Victimology

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Curriculum Framework

  • The duration of the M.Phil. programme shall be two years, spread over four semesters coinciding with the academic calendar of the Institute.

  • All M.Phil. programmes carry a total of 46 credits each and have five components:

    1. Basic Courses (BC) (8 Credits): The four courses provide the knowledge base in the theory and practice of research.

    2. Auxiliary Courses (AC) (non-credit): One course to provide/enhance skills in the use of scholarly writing.

    3. Thematic/Optional Courses (TC) (6 Credits): The three courses, to be chosen by a student from the list of current offerings in the Schools/Centres, will help extend or update her/his knowledge in the (sub)discipline that he/she has chosen to do research in.

    4. Optional/Thematic Course (OC) (2 Credits): One course to be chosen by a student from any of the courses listed across the Schools and Centres in the Institute.

    5. Survey of Literature (SL) (6 Credits): As a prelude to embarking on the study the student is helped to familiarise himself/herself with the literature available on the problem chosen for study, and identify the gaps in it and/or formulate alternative hypotheses. A working paper must accompany the survey of literature.

    6. Dissertation (DI) (24 Credits): Provides an opportunity for the student to practice the craft of research by using the knowledge acquired during the course work. Embodying the outcome of the practise or process of research, the dissertation constitutes the product of research. The dissertation shall be evaluated and graded by the guide and an examiner external to the Centre appointed by the Director from a panel of experts suggested by the Dean (Research and Development).

  • Some of the thematic courses can be taken in the first semester in addition to the basic courses. However, this depends on the programme requirements and can vary for the various decentralized programmes.

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