Sunday, November 23, 2014

TISS Research programme (PhD) admission announced for year 2015

No doubt. doing a PhD from TISS is a dream coming true.

It offers both full time and on work PhD programme and integrated M Phil and PhD programme. 

My experience, the process is like a government office only. Always, the preferences goes to teachers and those with the percentage and not those with corporate experience. In my case, I cleared everything but at the time of interview (They never told me the time for interview and when I went in the second half, reluctantly they took my interview. Being so many years in HR and analysing human behaviour, I guessed, it was just a formality. It was true. the whole process was never transparent. The test had nothing to do with your competency of HR or management, there were common questions. (And I answered all question related to HR only still I had no chance) and the process was not transparents. I saw people applying for two PhDs and it was looking that they want the TISS tag for their job. Sad, a reputed institute behaving in such a manner. 

Anyway, I think its all about perception. I'll do the same research irrespective of the university I opt but finally, for your job, for your career and business, a tag is required. The seats are very limited and a tough competition. For instances, for HR or management, there is only 15 seats. 

There are many fake PhDs are being offered from real universities in India. These PhDs are offered for money violating UGC regulations. Please read my following article before pursuing any PhD

Let's go for the details of PhD at TISS.

Please note, they have not notified anything about the last date at website, I advise you to apply right now. 

M.Phil. & Ph.D. Programmes Admissions, 2015

M.Phil. & Ph.D. Programmes Admissions, 2015
TISS invites applications for the Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. and ‘Direct’ Ph.D. Programmes (academic year 2015-2016) with the various Schools and Independent Centres of the Institute across TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad Campuses. 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 based experience in Social Sciences, Social Work, Disaster Management, Development Studies and allied fields are invited to apply.

To go to the Online Application Form, please visit M.Phil. & Ph.D. Programmes Admissions, 2015 > Admission Process > How to Apply (click here to visit)

Admission to the Integrated M.Phil – Ph. D. programme & Direct Ph. D. programme will be in the following Research Areas :
Sr. No.Research AreasMumbai Campus - No. of seats*

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. DDirect Ph. D.
1.Habitat Studies55
2.Public Health155
3.Health Systems Management
4.Management and Labour Studies2012
5.Social Work2515
6.Disaster Management55
8.Women's Studies105
9.Development Studies1510
10.Social Sciences1010
11.Media and Cultural Studies-2
12.Inclusive Development and Social Justice10-
*Stated numbers can change and are subject to Research Council & Academic Council approval
Sr. No.Research AreasHyderabad Campus -No. of seats*

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. DDirect Ph. D.
2.Women's Studies10-
3.Social Sciences-5
Sr. No.Research AreasGuwahati Campus -No. of seats

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. DDirect Ph. D.
1.Social Sciences105
Sr. No.Research AreasTuljapur Campus -No. of seats*

Integrated M. Phil-Ph. DDirect Ph. D.
1.Rural Development105
About the Programme
The Integrated M. Phil – Ph. D. Programme is a five year full time Programme. All the candidates admitted to the Integrated M. Phil – Ph. D Programme will follow a common course curriculum (see webpage on Social Sciences). However, for M. Phil in Education*, Women's Studies, Health System Studies, Rural Development, Development Studies, Disaster Management*, Inclusive Development and Social Justice there will be a subject specific taught M. Phil. Programme of four semesters. The first year of the programme comprises of course work while in the second year, students will work towards completing their M.Phil Dissertation.
The Ph.D. Programme is designed for candidates with a minimum of five years of post-graduate relevant experience in the field being proposed for research by the candidate. Selected candidates can pursue Ph.D. either by staying on the TISS campus (subject to availability of accommodation) or from whichever location they are based in. TISS does not make any distinction among research scholars as full time and part time. However, selected candidates who are not residing in the Campus, are expected to be in touch with the research guide, attend modular programmes/courses (also applicable for direct on campus PhD scholars who do not hold an M.Phil degree), pay fees regularly, ensure timely submission of progress reports and fulfill the necessary requirements of the Ph.D. programme.
*Subject to Research Council, Academic Council approval.


1. Question: I would like to apply for the Integrated-M.Phil/Ph. D programme at TISS and would like to know whether you have any part time Ph. D programmes which can be done from long distance.
Answer: If you are admitted to the ‘Integrated’ M.Phil- PhD Programme, course work will be mandatory. You would be required to attend lectures that are held across two semesters. In the second year of the programme, students go for data collection (field work) and write their M.Phil dissertation. Hence, if you would like to apply for a programme that offers flexibility in attending course work, a ‘direct’ PhD programme would be a more appropriate choice for you.

2. Question: I am a postgraduate and have 20 years experience in rural development work. I would like to do PhD in your institute. Since I am working, it may not be possible to take up a regular course, so I wish to know whether your institute is offers correspondence course ?
Answer: We do not have correspondence course in PhD, but you could work for your PhD from wherever you are and visit the Institute as often as required to meet with the Research supervisor, Doctoral Advisory Committee members and conduct your Ph. D seminars. You are also required to submit a six-monthly report, through their guide. In addition to the same, since you have last degree is several years back, you will be asked to do some course work in research methodology for which you will have to spend some time at the Institute. Do go through the prospectus.

3. Question: What is meant by course work? In which cases will the scholar be asked to undertake the course work? What will be the total duration of course work,? Whether they are on Saturday & Sunday. Or Evening / Regular. Whether the classes are conducted at other locations.
Answer: Students admitted into the ‘Direct’ Ph.D. programme who do not have an M.Phil degree will have to attend modular workshops (details in prospectus). For students entering into the Integrated-M.Phil/PhD programme, two year course work is mandatory. Classes are generally held on weekdays. However, some class might also be scheduled on weekends. Modular Workshops are also conducted at the TISS Hyderabad and Guwahati campuses, apart from the Mumbai Campus.
Lectures are held across two semesters beginning from early July of each year.

4. Question: Does TISS provide the placement assistance after M.Phil / Ph. D completion?
Answer: No. We do not have this practice for M. Phil. and PhD students.

5. Question: Do I need to approach the potential supervisor myself?
Answer: Yes, applicants can approach/contact faculty at the Institute for supervision. However, the final allocation of guides will be done in consultation with the Dean/Chairperson of the respective School/Independent Centre.

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