Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai; Integrated MPhil, PhD Admissions 2017

TISS Mumbai has invited applications for Integrated MPhil-PhD and Direct PhD Programs (academic year 2017) with the various Schools and Independent Centres of the Institute across TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses. 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 integrated M.Phil & Direct PhD Programs is a 2nd 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% of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the (UGC). In the case of SC/ST applicants, the minimum eligibility is an average of 50% of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.05.

Selection Procedure: The list of all eligible applicants amongst the applicants who apply for Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D Program and Direct PhD Program will be displayed on the Institute website on January 30th 2017. The eligible applicants will be invited for the Written Test (Research Aptitude Test – RAT) to be held at all the TISS Campuses on February 10th 2017. Applicants can opt to take the RAT at any of the campuses. Applicants who have cleared JRF, GATE and other relevant exams are also expected to attend the Written Test and Personal Interview.

Application: Applicant may apply for a maximum of two programs from among the different programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses. Applicants can apply for two programmes within one or across more than one campus.

The Research Aptitude Test (RAT) can be taken at any one of the chosen campuses on February 10th 2017; the RAT score is valid across campuses and across two choices. Applicants who apply for more than one campus, if shortlisted, have to travel for Personal interview to both the campuses on designated dates given in this brochure; the same application form can be used for applying to more than one program.

Application Process: Applicants must complete the application process in online mode; the online application can be saved at any stage (information entered will remain intact).

Important Dates        

  • Last date for Submission of Application Form: January 16th 2017 (by 06.00 pm)
  • Announcement of short-listed applicants for RAT: January 30th 2017 (by 09.00 pm)
  • Research Aptitude Test (RAT): February 10th 2017
  • Announcement of applicants invited for Personal Interview (PI): February 28th 2017
  • Personal Interview for Guwahati, Mumbai, Hyderabad & Tuljapur Campus: Between 22nd to 31st March 2017
  • Announcement of selected candidates (all campuses): April 2017

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