MPhil PhD Admissions

MPhil PhD 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

Sr. No.

School

Programme (Mumbai Campus )

Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D

Direct Ph. D.

1.

Habitat Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience.

2.

Public Health

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

3.

Health Systems Management

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

4.

Management and Labour Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

5.

Social Work

General eligibility + PG in Social Work

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

6.

Disaster Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields. Candidates with previous educational qualification, work experience and research in the area of disasters would be given preference.

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience. Candidates with previous educational qualification, work experience and research in the area of disasters would be given preference.

7.

Education (Regular)

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

8.

Women's Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

9.

Development Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

10.

Social Sciences (to be anchored by School of Research Methodology)

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

11.

Social Sciences with Specialisation in Sociology of Education

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

-

12.

Inclusive Development and Social Justice

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

-

13.

Media and Cultural Studies

-

General eligibility + Post graduation with at least five years of relevant work experience and possessing adequate competencies to undertake work in the practice area chosen by the candidate. In the case of work involving video/audio/multimedia/web production, candidates would be expected to demonstrate their competence through the sharing of work portfolios.
14.

Social Sciences (to be anchored by Centre for Lifelong Learning)

 -  General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience Social Sciences, Social Work, Education and Special Education, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning would be suitable for this PhD.  Candidates with work experience in the above areas for 5 years and more, who propose to work in the larger inter-disciplinary context of lifelong learning, elderly and youth, would also be eligible. 
 15. Education (practice-based)   General eligibility + Post-Graduation in Education or related/allied disciplines with at least two years of relevant work experience   General eligibility + Post graduation with at least five years of relevant work experience. In Case of practice based PhD, to additionally possess adequate competencies to undertake work in the practice area chosen by the candidate. In the case of work involving video/audio/multimedia/web production, candidates would be expected to demonstrate their competence through the sharing of work portfolios. 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Areas

Guwahati Campus -No. of seats

Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D

Direct Ph. D.

1.

Social Sciences

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

-

 

Sr. No.

Research Areas

Tuljapur Campus -No. of seats*

Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D

Direct Ph. D.

1.

Rural Development

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Areas

Hyderabad Campus -No. of seats

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. D

Direct Ph. D.

1.

Education

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

-

2.

Women's Studies

-

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

3.

Social Sciences

-

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience