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TISS-RAT 2017, TISS-Research Aptitude Test 2017

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 10 Feb 2017 16 Jan 2017

Exam Details:

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

TISS, Mumbai, V.N. Purav Marg Deonar, Mumbai-400088

Phone: +91(22)25525000

Email: pgadmission@tiss.edu, Website www.tiss.edu

Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) Mumbai has announced the exam dates for TISS-Research Aptitude Test (TISS-RAT 2017), which will be conducted in February 2017. The TISS RAT will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017. TISS RAT is conducted for taking admission to integrated Master of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy (M.Phil-Ph.D) and direct Ph.D programs in various research areas with the various schools and independent centres of the institute across TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses for the academic session 2017.

Details of Seats/ Distribution

Mumbai Campus - (Research Areas/No. of Seats)
Integrated MPhil-PhD Program & Direct PhD Program will be in the following Research Areas:

1. Habitat Studies (05 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 03 Seats for Direct PhD)
2. Public Health (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)
3. Management & Labour Studies (15 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 10 Seats for Direct PhD)
4. Social Work (25 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 15 Seats for Direct PhD)
5. Disaster Mgt. (05 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)
6. Education (07 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)
7. Women's Studies (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)
8. Development Studies (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 05 Seats for Direct PhD)
9) Social Sciences (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD & 10 Seats for Direct PhD)
10) Inclusive Development and Social Justice (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)
11) Social Sciences (Specialization in Sociology of Education) (06 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)
12) Clinical Psychology (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)
13) Social Sciences (to be anchored by Centre for Lifelong Learning) (05 Seats for Direct PhD)

Guwahati Campus - (Research Areas/No. of Seats):
1. Social Sciences (20 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

Tuljapur Campus - (Research Areas/No. of Seats):
Rural Development (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)

Hyderabad Campus - (Research Areas/No. of Seats):
i. Education (10 Seats for Int. MPhil-PhD)
ii. Woman’s Studies (05 Seats for Direct PhD)
iii. Social Science (05 Seats for Direct 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:

Educational Qualifications: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the integrated M.Phil & Direct 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 UGC

In the case of SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 50% of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.05

Candidates who are likely to complete all the requirements of their final year Master’s Degree examinations by 01st July are also eligible to apply for M.Phil, provided they have successfully completed their first year Masters degree
In such cases, admission will be provisional. If a provisionally admitted student successfully completes the admission formalities such as clearing the Research Aptitude Test, but fails to score the minimum required mark/grade at the end of the final year examination of his/her Master’s degree, the offer of provisional admission will be automatically cancelled

Work Experience: A minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience is required for Direct PhD programmes. In case of the Integrated MPhil-PhD Programme, there is no requirement of work experience. However, candidates with one to two years of work experience, will be preferred

Selection Procedure for TISS MPhil PhD Admission 2017

The list of all eligible candidates amongst the candidates who apply for Integrated M.Phil-Ph.D. programme and direct PhD Programme will be displayed on the Institute website on 30th January 2017

The eligible candidates will be invited for the Written Test (Research Aptitude Test - RAT) to be held at all the TISS Campuses on February 10, 2017. Candidates can opt to take the RAT at any of the campuses

The model paper and rules for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) along with the guidelines for shortlisting will be put up on the TISS website by early January 2017
Candidates who have cleared JRF, GATE and other relevant exams are also expected to attend the Written Test and Personal Interview*

Apart from the fulfillment of academic criteria the short listing of applicants for the Personal Interviews for Integrated MPhil-PhD programme and direct PhD programme will be linked to the statement of purpose/research proposal and the domain expertise available at the Schools /Centre

Candidates with visual impairment will have to indicate the impairment in the application form. They will be provided with a writer for the written test
The final selection process will be completed by mid May and the final list of candidates and relevant information will be uploaded on the TISS website

How To Apply:

Candidates may apply for a maximum of two programmes from among the different programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses.
Candidates 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 10, 2017. The RAT score is valid across campuses and across two choices. Candidates, 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

Application Fee Payment

Appling for 1 Programme: General Rs.1535/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) - Rs.410/-
Appling for 2 Programme: General Rs.3070/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) - Rs.820/-

Mode of Payment

Online Payment by Net banking for General Rs.1535/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) - Rs.410/-
Cash Deposit Payment: General Rs.1500 + Bank Charges
Appling for 1 Programme: Online Payment by Net banking for General Rs.1535/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) - Rs.410/-
Appling for 2 Programme: Online Payment by Net banking for General Rs.3070/-; Eligible SC/ST/OBC (NC) - Rs.820/-
Appling for 1 Program (Cash Deposit) Payment: General Rs.1500/- + Bank Charges
Appling for 2 Program (Cash Deposit) Payment: General Rs.3000/- + Bank Charges
Notes: (i) In case of payment by cash deposit in an SBI branch, please note that the SBI will charge Rs.50/- as their processing fee for each deposit, which cannot be adjusted against the application fee
Candidates can choose the mode of payment of the application fees (Credit card, Debit card or net banking)
Candidates facing genuine technical issues/having difficulty in accessing the online application, may write todso@tiss.edu  mentioning their name, contact details and a clear deion of the problem being faced or may call 022-25525252

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

TISS, Mumbai, V.N. Purav Marg Deonar, Mumbai-400088,

Email: pgadmission@tiss.edu, Website www.tiss.edu

Important Dates:

Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 16th January 2017 (by 06.00 pm)
Announcement of short-listed Candidates for RAT: 30th January 2017 (by 09.00 pm)
Research Aptitude Test (RAT): 10th February 2017
Announcement of candidates invited for Personal Interview (PI): 28th February 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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