School: School of Human Ecology
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 Clinical Psychology course will be open to students who have completed MA/MSc in Psychology, from an Indian University recognised by UGC, or a recognised University abroad.
Students who have a minimum of 55 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 in their Masters course, under the seven-point scale of the UGC, awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad, are eligible for admission.
In the case of candidates from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, the minimum eligibility is an average of 50 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.05, under the seven-point scale of the UGC, awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad.
TISS follows reservation policy for persons belonging to SC, ST, OBC and PWD categories as per the Government of India norms.
The MPhil in Clinical Psychology offered by the SHE is in alignment with the existing national mental health policy, the RCI mandate and the UGC regulations related to development of academicians and practitioners in the field of clinical psychology.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
The MPhil program will carry a credit total of 50 credits, which will be divided as follows:
Components and Credits for the M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
*Practice outcomes will include skills in psychological assessment and interventions at the individual, family and community levels, publishable/working paper/Case write-ups, documentation of NGO work, documentation of intervention work systematically using the before-after research designs or writing of a monograph if the scholar-practitioner has adequate experience or undertakes exceptional interventions.
Semester I = 10 credits
Statistics and Research Methodology A –
Philosophy of Research (in Social Sciences/Psychology) – 1 credit
Qualitative research methods -2 credits
Psychological assessment and testing - A - 1 credit
Psychosocial Foundations of Behaviour and Understanding Psychological Problems (Psychopathology) Part A– 1 credit
Psychotherapy and counselling A--- 2 credits
Psychiatry A – 1 credit
Field Practice – 2 credits
Semester II = 11 credits
Quantitative research methods – 3 credits.
Psychological assessment and testing – B - 1credit
Psychosocial Foundations of Behaviour and Understanding Psychological Problems (Psychopathology) Part B – 1 credit
Psychiatry B – 1 credit
Field Practice – 5 credits
Mandatory submission of five fully completed case records of psychological assessment and testing.
Semester III = 17 credits
Psychotherapy and counselling B--- 2 credits
Biological Foundations of Mental Health A– 1 credit
Behavioural Medicine (Health Psychology) – 2 credits
Research Dissertation – 6 credits
Field Practice – 6 credits
Mandatory submission of five fully worked out psychotherapy & counselling records
Semester IV = 8 credits
Community Mental Health -- 2 credits
Biological Foundations of Mental Health B – 1credits
Research Dissertation – 8 credits*
Field practice – 1 credit
Fieldwork requirements (14 credits)
The fieldwork credits and the number of days of fieldwork/practice will be divided over the semesters on the following basis:
1st semester – 2 credits, 4 days per week, 6 weeks
2nd semester – 5 credits, 4 days per week, 15 week, 2 days in clinical setting (4 credits), 2 days in child setting (4 credits)
3rd semester – 6 credits, 5 weeks block field work (last week of August and 4 weeks of September). Setting to be changed to allow for broadening of vision.
4th semester – 1 credit for placement/work related to community mental health - 2 weeks visit to community mental health agency
Dissertation (14 credits)
Timeline for dissertation
Credits for dissertation will include (as per the TISS norms) credits for review of literature, data collection and writing.
Work on the dissertation will begin in the first semester of the program. Guides will be allotted on the basis of mutual interest of guide and student, so that a proposal can be presented during the second semester, to allow for data collection to begin. The dissertation guide will preferably be from the School of Human Ecology.
Evaluation of the dissertation will be on process and product. 40% could be for process of research, 60% for the product and viva voce.
Dissertation will be examined by an external examiner. The MPhil/Ph.D. review committee recommends 6 credits for literature review. There will be a viva voce examination.
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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