PhD Admissions

Ph. D. in programme in Education

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Education

Intake: 10



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:

  1. Educational Qualifications: MA in any social science or MSc, preferably with MA Education or MEd and 5 years of post PG work experience 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 45 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.50.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience is required for Ph.D. programmes.
  3. Candidates who have an M.Phil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D Programme. Candidates who have an M.Phil. or equivalent degree need not fulfil the five years’ work experience criteria.  
  4. Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission for the 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.


School of Education and Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE)


Applications are invited for PhD in Education in areas of expertise and guidance by faculty from the School of Education (SoE) and the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE).

The School of Education (SoE) , aims at building on and enhancing areas of work in education in order to respond more comprehensively to the challenges facing Indian education. A few of the focal points identified for the SoE related activities are, knowledge generation and capacity building of professionals, teacher professional development, higher education, pedagogy for diversity, quality and curricular, pedagogic and assessment issues related to schools. Ideas of equality and social justice are woven inextricably.

Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) engages with school education and teacher education curriculum, pedagogy, policy and practice, and with field engagement and action research. The Centre has led the Excellence in Teacher Education Initiative since 2018. The CETE has multidisciplinary expertise in areas of curriculum, pedagogy and learning (mathematics, science, and language), classroom studies and teacher formation/professional development, education policy, teacher education, governance and inclusion, comparative education, technology and new media in education, and is engaged with teaching, research, field action and policy advocacy. Research at the Centre includes qualitative and quantitative studies, design based and action research, policy and comparative research, and impact studies. In addition to research leading to academic publication, faculty are also able to guide students to undertake practice-based research themes involving the development of educational resources and artefacts. The Centre’s faculty are involved in collaborative research with several international universities and in collaborations with state governments. The Centre’s flagship programmes have won national and international awards including the UNESCO-King Hamad Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education and the Open Education Consortium for Collaboration.


Thematic areas 

Applications are specifically encouraged under the following themes for the 2021 admissions cycle:

  • Teacher Education and professional development
  • Inclusive Education
  • Innovative Pedagogies in STEM
  • Equity and Social Justice in Education
  • Critical Language, Literacy and Multilingualism
  • Education Technology
  • Design Based Research in Education
  • Education Development and Policy
  • Comparative Education
  • Sociology of law and discrimination  

Apart from the above, faculty in the School of Education and Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) have  expertise in the following areas:  Indigenous Knowledge Systems, South Asian Comparative Education, History of Education,  Conflict and Peace Education, Pedagogy and Assessment, Constructive Teaching and Learning Pedagogies, Language Diversity and Math Learning, Technology for Teacher Support, Culture and Cognition, Sociology of Math Education, Visuospatial Thinking, Representation of Nature of Science in School Science,  Science Teachers' Professional Development, Critical Literacy, Discourse Analysis, Language and Literature Education, Design Thinking and Blended Learning Design, pedagogical and assessment concerns, understanding role of NGOs in education, Gender and Education, Childhood in Social and Historical Perspective, History of Education in Princely States.


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Fee Structure:

Fee Structure for THE 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.


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Identity Card





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Students’ Mediclaim Insurance Premium


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Development Fund


For Ph.D. per Semester for 2 Years

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Thesis submission


Payable three months before submission

Thesis resubmission



Degree certificate replacement



Issue of duplicate Identity Card



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Dining Hall


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