PhD Admissions

About Ph.D.


The 2021 admission criteria for the Ph.D Programme will be as per earlier structure i.e. if applicant has completed M.Phil. or has 5 years of relevant work experience after post graduation. Further the mandated coursework for 2021 batch will be the same as in earlier years. For 2021, the Ph.D coursework will be offered in the form of two modular coursework spread across the first semester.

Revised/ New Admission:
The revised/new admission criteria and other requirements (total credits of coursework for the diverse programmes at TISS, duration and timeline of the taught coursework) of the Ph. D Programme for the next academic year, that is 2022 will be announced after following due diligence (restructuring of the Ph.D. Program and receiving necessary approvals of statutory bodies).

TISS invites applications for the Ph.D. Programmes in the following Research Areas. Each programme has delineated the themes under which applications are invited for the academic year 2021:

 

Sr. No. Research Areas Mumbai Campus - No. of seats for Ph.D. Available Thematic Areas
1. Habitat Studies 5
  •  Engendering urban local governance
  •  Vulnerability & Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters with a focus on Environment-Economy Linkage and Sustainability
  • · Examining the autonomy and accountability of regulatory agencies in developing countries particularly in sectors such as water, electricity, and other infrastructure services
  • Issues around water and development in urban and rural areas.
2. Public Health & Health Services Management 8
  • · Migration, urbanization and health
  • · Health Services: Policies and Programme Management
  • Social Determinants of Health
3. Management and Labour Studies 12
  •  Social Entrepreneurship
  •  Corporate Social Responsibility
  •  Performance Management
  •  HRM is the service sector
  •   Employer Branding, Social Marketing
  • Collective and Workers’ Rights.
4. Social Work 5
  •  Criminology and Justice
  •  Child Rights and Child Protection
  •  Disability Studies
  •  Health Movements
  • Violence against Women
5. Applied Psychology (School of Human Ecology) 8
  •  Counselling
  • Clinical Practice in mental health 
6.

Library and Information Science

(Centre for Library and Information Management)

5
  • · Digital Libraries
  • · Information Services
  • · Cataloguing and Metadata
  • · Classification and Ontology
  • · Data Mining and Semantic Web Scientometrics
7.

Women's Studies

(Advanced Centre for Women Studies, School of Development Studies DS)

  • · Gender and development
  • · Gender, Culture and Human  Rights
  • · Violence against Women
  • · Gender and science-technology
  • Queer studies
 
8.

Development Studies

(School of Development Studies)

10
  • · Public Policy & Governance
  • · Elections, Political Processes &    Democracy  
  • · State & Democracy in a Comparative context
  • · Migrants, Mobility & Citizenship
  • · Violence, Insurgency & Conflict   Resolution
  • · Interpreting Justice & Welfare
  • · Civil Society & Social Movements
  • · Global Governance & International  

             Development

 
9.

Social Sciences  (School of Research Methodology)

0 Seats are not available for this year
10.

Inclusive Development and Social Justice

(Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy)

 2
  • · Constitutional and Human rights and caste violence.
  • · State's Social justice policies and       programmes  and their impact.
  • Caste movements and social change. 
11.

Social Sciences with Specialisation in Sociology of Education

(Centre for Studies in  Sociology of Education)

  • · Sociology of Education,
  • · Social Stratification,
  • · Conflict and education
  • ·  Sociology of Minority and Minority     Education
  • · Religious Minorities,
  • · Neo-conservatism or rightist movement
  • ·  Communalism
  • · Multiculturalism
  • · Social Exclusion
  • · Marginalization
  • · Ghettoization
  • · Education and political participation of Muslims in India
  • Tribal education.
 
12.

Media and Cultural Studies

(School of Media and Cultural Studies)

 0 Seats are not available for this year 
13.

Social Sciences (Centre for Lifelong Learning)

0 Seats are not available for this year
14.

Education

(School of Education, Centre for Excellence in Teacher Education[ erstwhile Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research])

10 
  • · Teacher Education and professional development
  • · Sociology of law and discrimination
  • · 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
 
15.

Disaster Studies

(Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies)

3 Disaster Mental Health and Psychosocial Support 


 

Sr. No. Research Areas Tuljapur Campus 
     Ph.D.  Available Thematic Areas
1. Rural Development 10
  • · Developmental Social Work
  • · Community Organization and development Practice
  • · Natural resource Management
  • · Social Entrepreneurship
  • ·  Issues of Local Governance
  • · Social Exclusion: Tribal Development
  • ·  Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes
  • · Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) etc.
Sr. No. Research Areas Hyderabad Campus
    Ph.D.  Available Thematic Areas
1.

Education

(Azim Premji School of Education)

3
  • · Pedagogy in Higher Education
  •  Childhood Studies
  • · Sociology of Education
  • · Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs
  • · Social-emotional Learning and Well-being in Schools

 

2. Social Sciences 5
  • · Interface between the State and Markets
  • · Public Policies
  • · Sociology of Markets
  • · Economics of   Conservation
  • · Community-based Resource Management
  • ·  Rural Livelihood Systems; Institution     
  •            building
  • · Peoples  Collectives
  • · Development Induced Displacement 
  • Agricultural Economics, Food Security
3.

Women’s Studies

(School of Gender Studies)

5

 

  • · Rural Development Programs and   communities
  • · Social Change and Social Entrepreneurship
  • · Gender and issues related to Migration
  • · Trafficking
  • · Social Psychology Health
  • · Intimate-Partner Violence
  • · Mental Health and Gender
Sr. No. Research Areas Guwahati Campus - No. of seats
      Ph. D.
1 Social Sciences 0 Seats are not available for this year