School: School of Education
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. & 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 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 Ph.D. 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 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 PhD
The School of Educationinvites applications for MPhil and PhD in Education in areas of expertise and guidance by faculty from the School of Education (SoE) and the Centre of Education, Innovation and Action Research CIEAR)
The School of Education (SoE), established in 2012 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. The faculty at the School can guide students for both M. Phil and Ph D, depending on number of seats available with each Faculty member:
Disha Nawani:Classroom related curricular, pedagogical and assessment concerns, understanding role of NGOs in education, government policies and schemes, analyzing teaching learning resources etc.
Sthabir Khora:Sociology of education, Sociology of law and Rural development
Nandini Manjreker:Sociology of Education, Gender and Education, Education and Conflict, Childhood in Social and Historical Perspective and History of Education in Princely States.
The Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research (CEIAR) established in 2015 is an independent Centre, and engages with school education and teacher education curriculum, pedagogy, policy and practice, with field engagement and action research. The CEIAR 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, impact studies. Faculty are also able to guide students to undertake practice-based research themes involving the development of artefacts.
Padma M. Sarangapani, Professor. Elementary education, teacher education, pedagogy and curriculum studies, indigenous education, comparative education.
Amina Charania, Associate Professor: Education technology, teacher education, curriculum and instructional design.
Ajay Singh, Professor: History of education, education policy, teacher education, rural education.
Mythili Ramchand, Professor: Teacher Education, Inclusion, Philosophy of Education
Arindam Bose, Associate Professor: Mathematics Education, language diversity, out-of-school knowledge, culture and cognition, technology in mathematics education, cognition and culture (currently on leave until March 2020).
Shamin Padalkar, Assistant Professor: Science and Astronomy education, vision-spatial reasoning, cognition and learning, design based research.
NishevitaJayendran, Assistant Professor: Language and Representation Studies, Literary Criticism, Critical Literacy, Culture Studies
Ruchi Kumar, Assistant Professor: Teacher education, Mathematics education, Teacher beliefs
Vidya K. Subramaniam, Assistant Professor: History of modern school education; sociology of education; public-private interfaces in school education; role of civil society and non-state institutions; teacher education; education policy and comparative education perspectives in analysing school systems.
All students will be admitted to the School of Education for their MPhil and PhD. Students will be allotted Guides subject to research expertise and number of seats available with the respective faculty.
Fellowships: All students admitted to the full time MPhil and PhD programme in Education are eligible to apply for CEIAR fellowships through a selection process, after the admission process is completed (number of fellowships available to be announced). Fellows will be required to be full time on Mumbai campus during their assistantship period. They are expected to balance their academic and assistantship work as in areas of supporting INSET and shot term programmes, school outreach, and research programmes of the centre under faculty supervision. Stipend is commensurate with the UGC JRF. The initial tenure of the contract for assistantship will be for a year, and renewal will be contingent on performance at assistantship, progress of academic work and availability of funding.
The SoE and CEIAR offer the following courses: (suggest removing the detailed description)
Assessment in Education (SoE);
Childhood in Social and Historical Perspective (SoE)
Teacher Professional Development (SoE)
Knowledge Theory and Practice (CEIAR)
Design Based Research (DBR)
Action Research (CEIAR)
Advanced courses in Pedagogy/subject areas
Seminar Courses in themes such as culture and cognition
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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