MPhil PhD Admissions

MPhil PhD Selection Procedure


  • The list of all eligible candidates amongst the candidates who apply for Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. programme and direct Ph.D. Programme will be displayed on the Institute website on January 30, 2017. The eligible candidates will be invited for the Written Test (Research Aptitude Test - RAT) to be held at all the TISS Campuses on on February 10, 2017. Candidates can opt to take the RAT at any of the campuses.

  • The model paper and rules for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) along with the guidelines for shortlisting will be put up on the TISS website by early January 2017.

  • Candidates who have cleared JRF, GATE and other relevant exams are also expected to attend the Written Test and Personal Interview*.

  • The list of shortlisted candidates from the eligible list of candidates for all the programmes will be displayed on the TISS website by 28 February, 2017. These candidates will be required to appear for the PI’s as per the email communication sent to them.

  • Apart from the fulfillment of academic criteria the short listing of applicants for the Personal Interviews for Integrated M. Phil – Ph. D. programme and direct Ph. D. programme will be linked to the statement of purpose/ research proposal and the domain expertise available at the Schools / Centre.

  • Candidates with visual impairment will have to indicate the impairment in the application form. They will be provided with a writer for the written test.

  • The final selection process will be completed by mid May and the final list of candidates and relevant information will be uploaded on the TISS website.

  • All candidates who appear in the final selection list are required to bring a hard copy of their duly filled in application form duly filled along with original caste, income and degree certificates as applicable for verification.

  • Selected candidates are expected to pay fees by end of May 2017.

  • All the programmes will begin by mid June 2017 or on a date as indicated in the offer letter at the time of admission.