(Deemed University U/s – 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)
DEONAR, MUMBAI ‐ 400 088

Announcement for admission to Integrated M.Phil & Ph. D programme and direct Ph.D.Programme (academic year 2011-12) with the various Schools and independent Centres at the TISS. UGC JRF qualified candidates, post graduates, students in the final year post graduation in Social Sciences and  allied fields and individuals with M.Phil and/or industrial, academic and field base experience in Social Sciences and allied fields are invited to apply.

About the programmes:

M.Phil is a full time taught programme offered from the TISS, Mumbai campus. The programme has two semesters of course work and two semesters of research work. Candidates with post graduate  degree or in the final year of post graduate degree in social sciences and related fields can apply for the M.Phil programme. Candidates admitted to M.Phil can move into the PhD programme after successfully completing the programme requirements. About 42 students are selected for the programme each year.

PhD programme can be pursued from the Mumbai and Tuljapur campuses, as applicable. Selected candidates can pursue PhD either by staying on these campuses (if accommodation is available) or from whichever location they are in. However, selected candidates are expected to be in touch with the
research supervisor, fulfill the necessary requirements of the Ph. D. programme, pay fees regularly, submit progress reports and attend modular research workshops. Experienced candidates with postgraduate degree, who are selected for direct Ph.D., are expected to fulfill course work requirement by attending regular courses held at the Mumbai campus or by attending the Modular workshops offered every semester. About 25 students are selected across various Schools.

Application Process

o Prospectus and Application Form can be obtained from the Institute’s cash counter on payment of Rs.800/-
o Application Form and Prospectus can also be downloaded from the TISS website and submitted, along with a Demand Draft for Rs.800, drawn in favour of ‘Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai’
o Request for Application Form and Prospectus by POST may be addressed to Dean, Research and Development along with a Demand Draft for 800/-, drawn in favour of ‘Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai’
o Filled in application forms with all requisite enclosures should reach the TISS on 25th March 2011.
o Fees once paid will not be returned. Reservation Policy
o TISS adheres to the reservation of seats for SC, ST, OBC and PWD as per the Government of India norms

(Deemed University U/s – 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)
DEONAR, MUMBAI ‐ 400 088

o SC/ST candidates are required to submit a copy of their Caste Certificate for exemption of application fee of Rs.800/-
o Travelling Allowance (TA) is paid to all the eligible SC/ST candidates for attending Written Test and Personal Interview to be held in Mumbai. For claiming TA, candidates are required to submit original travel tickets along with filled-in TA form Admission Process
o All eligible candidates who apply for M.Phil will be invited for the written test and personal interview to be held at the TISS Mumbai campus.
o Apart from the fulfillment of academic criteria the short listing of applicants for the written test and interviews for Ph. D is linked to the research proposal and the domain expertise available at the School/Centre.
o The shortlists for both the programmes will be displayed on the TISS website by early April and email communications will be sent.
o Eligible candidates will be called for a Research Aptitude Test (RAT), followed by personal interview to be held on or between 27th to 30th April.
o Candidates have to score atleast 40% in each of modes of assessment (RAT & interview) to part of the merit list.
o Selection will be completed by middle of May and the information will be uploaded on the TISS website.
o Selected candidates are expected to pay fees by end of June 2011.
o The M.Phil programme begins from the middle of June 2011
o The model paper and rules for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) will be put up on the TISS  website by early March 2011
o Candidates who have cleared JRF in the past two years are exempted from doing the written test, but will have to attend the personal interview
o Candidates who have GATE and any other relevant scores are also expected to take the RAT
o Candidates with visual impairment will have to indicate in the application. They will be provided with a writer.

Important Dates
♦ Last date of submission of Application Form: March 25, 2011
♦ Shortlisted candidates list on the TISS website by April 11, 2011
♦ Written test and interviews on and between 27th – 30th April
For further details read the prospectus. For any further clarifications email may be written to the Office of the Admission and Monitoring Committee [email protected] or call on 25525265 or 25525253. Hard copy applications with all enclosures to reach Section Officer (Academic), Office of the Admissions & Monitoring Committee, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar 400088, India.

February 2011 Dean, Research & Development

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