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Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Announces PhD Admission for 95 Seats in its four Campuses

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Mumbai, 28 January 2021: Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), a premier institute in social sciences and development studies, has invited applications for PhD programmes  2021. TISS is inviting application for its four campuses: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur and Guwahati.

The total number of PhD Seats available for 2021 are 95.  The last date for submission of online application form is 25 February 2021.

 Key Dates:

PhD Admission 2021 Announcement on the Website is 23 January 2021

Last Date of submission of Online Application Form is 25 February  2021

Shortlisting of Candidates for RAT 2021 on the Website: TO BE DECIDED

Research Aptitude Test 2021 Date: TO BE DECIDED

 Eligibility & Selection Procedure:  

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.

List of PhD Programmes with number of Vacant PhD Seats:

Name of Subjects No of PhD Seats
Mumbai Campus
Habitat Studies 5
Public Health & Health Services Management 8
Management and Labour Studies 12
Social Work 5
Applied Psychology (School of Human Ecology) 8
Library and Information Science
(Centre for Library and Information Management)
Women’s Studies
(Advanced Centre for Women Studies, School of Development Studies DS)
Development Studies
(School of Development Studies)
Social Sciences  (School of Research Methodology) 0
Inclusive Development and Social Justice
(Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy)
Social Sciences with Specialisation in Sociology of Education (Centre for Studies in  Sociology of Education) 2
Media and Cultural Studies
(School of Media and Cultural Studies)
Social Sciences (Centre for Lifelong Learning) 0
Education ((School of Education, Centre for Excellence in Teacher Education[ erstwhile Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research]) 10
Disaster Studies
(Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies)
Total 72
Tuljapur Campus
Rural Development 10
Hyderabad Campus
Education (Azim Premji School of Education) 3
Social Sciences 5
Women’s Studies (School of Gender Studies) 5
Guwahati Campus
Social Sciences 0
Grand Total 95


For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of  Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS).


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