School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
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 M.Phil. & Direct Ph.D programmes is a Second Class Master’s degree in Social Work 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.
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 M.Phil 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 M.Phil 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.
The Direct PhD program in Social Work aims to enable scholars with minimum five year experience in the field of social work to pursue academic study towards a doctorate. Two broad forms are available for the Direct PhD program in Social Work, Thesis and Practicum. The PhD thesis is the traditional route with the traditional purpose of providing what is essentially the professional training and credential to be an academic or professional researcher. The PhD field practicum is the alternative route founded on processes of thoughtful action, leading to advances in practice. Scholars can opt for either of the routes. However, scholars who have not undertaken any pre-doctoral course work, may be required to undertake one semester of compulsory course work, as prescribed by the selection committee and competent authorities in addition to the mandatory modular course work. The School seeks to keep the programme flexible without giving up on the academic rigour necessary for Ph.D. research. The norms and regulations as laid down by the UGC would be followed.
Applications for doctoral studies in social work in the following themes and research areas are specifically encouraged for the 2020 admissions cycle:
1. Poverty, Social Policy and Programmes
3. Disability and Access,
4. Disability and Relationships
5. Inclusive Education
6.Child Rights and Child Protection
7. Social Work Education
8. Geriatric Social Work
9. Social Movements and Health
10. Violence Against Women
11. Feminist Social Work
12. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Navayana Buddhist Studies
13. Tribal Studies and Empowerment Practice
14. Rural Development, Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods
15. Mental Health
Fee Structure for M.Phil and 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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