PhD Admissions

PhD Eligibility


 

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: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the 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.

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.

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

Sr. No.

School

Programme (Mumbai Campus )

Ph. D.

1.

Habitat Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience.

2.

Public Health

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

3.

Health Services Management

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

4.

Management and Labour Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

5.

Social Work

General eligibility + PG in Social Work + 5 years work Post PG work experience

6.

School of Human Ecology (Applied Psychology)

The Programme will be open to students who have completed MA/MSc in Psychology, from an Indian University recognised by UGC, or a recognised University abroad.

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General eligibility +  MA/MSc in Psychology+ 5 years Post PG work experience

7.

Women's Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

8.

Development Studies 

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

9.

Social Sciences (to be anchored by School of Research Methodology)

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

10.

Social Sciences with Specialisation in Sociology of Education

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

11.

Inclusive Development and Social Justice

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

12.

Disaster Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience
13.

Social Sciences (to be anchored by Centre for Lifelong Learning)

 General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience Social Sciences, Social Work, Education and Special Education, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning would be suitable for this PhD.  Candidates with work experience in the above areas for 5 years and more, who propose to work in the larger inter-disciplinary context of lifelong learning, elderly and youth, would also be eligible. 
 14. Education   General eligibility + MA in any social science or MSc, preferably with MA Education or MEd and 5 years  post PG work experience
15. Library & Information Science General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Research Areas

Tuljapur Campus 

Ph. D.

1.

Rural Development

 -General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience

 

Sr. No.

Research Areas

Hyderabad Campus 

Ph. D.

 

Social Sciences

Education

Womens Studies

General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields + 5 years Post PG work experience