MPhil PhD Admissions

M.Phil in Social Sciences with Specialisation in Sociology of Education

Location: Mumbai

Centre: Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education


Intake: 6

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

Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education (Independent Centre)
The Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education (CSSE) was established in 1970 as a sequel to the 'Field Studies in Sociology of Education’ carried out for the Education Commission 1964-66.  The Centre is devoted to research, teaching and extension activities in the field of sociology of education guided by concerns of equality and social justice. It specialises in research that provides critical and reflective understandings of the social role of education, with a focus on issues of social inequality, cultural marginalization and equitable social development. Wider theoretical perspectives rooted in conflict, feminist, post-colonial, inter-sectional theory and critical epistemology are explored to deepen understanding of the linkages between the structures of power and educational development. Current research areas of centre faculty include structures and processes of gender, caste, class, tribe and ethnicity, minority issues in education, the politics of knowledge systems in the context of plural epistemologies and hegemonic processes of colonialism/neo – colonialism.


Research Areas of the Centre Faculty
Prof. Padma Velaskar
Sociology of Education, Social Stratification and Social Conflict, Caste, Class, Ethnicity, Dalit Issues,  Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Social Movements, Globalisation, State  and Education.

Prof. Ranu Jain
Sociology of Education, Minority Education, Education of Religious Minorities, Gender Inequalities, State Policies, Multiculturalism, Peace Education, Inequality and Stratification, Social Exclusion/ Marginalization, Ghettoization, Identity, Politics and Conflict, Secularism, Nationalism and Rightist Politics, Conflict and Education.

Prof. Leena Abraham
Sociology of Education, Sociology of Medicine, Medical Education, Ayush Education, Ayurveda,  Gender and Education, Tribal Development, Education and Employment, Sociology of Knowledge,  Indigenous Systems of Knowledge, Knowledge Cultures, Science and Society,  Plural Epistemologies, Agricultural practices, Politics of knowledge.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The Programme carries a total of 46 credits and is divided into three components- Compulsory Courses, Optional course and Dissertation.

 

A. Compulsory Courses (14 Credits)

The compulsory courses will consist of courses on Sociology of Education (6 credits) and courses on Research Methodology in the Social Sciences (8 credits).

 

B. Optional Course/s (2 credits)

At present, the Centre will not offer any optional courses in this programme. Following the Institute norm students will choose one optional course of 2 credits from the list of optional courses available to them from the other M.Phil programmes of the Institute. However, the Centre faculty may consider offering optional courses in future.

 

C. Dissertation (30 credits)

During the third and the fourth semesters, students will prepare a dissertation based on primary or secondary data under the supervision of a faculty. They will develop and present a research proposal, gather and analyse data, and submit a thesis of 100-150 pages.

Semesterwise Courses:

SEMESTER WISE LISTING OF COURSES

Semester

 

Course Title

Credits

I

BC 01

Philosophical Foundations of Social Science Research

2

 

BC 02

Social Theory and Research

2

 

BC 03

Quantitative Research: Theory and Practice

2

 

BC 04

Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice

2

 

SOE 01

Education and Structures of Power*

2

 

 

Workshop on Academic Writing Skills

-

II

SOE 02

Identities and Inequalities in Education*

2

 

SOE 03

Knowledge, Culture and Society*

2

 

 

Optional course from another School/Centre

2

III

 

Proposal presentation, data gathering and analysis

30

IV

 

Dissertation

 

 

 

Total Credits

46

 



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