TISS PhD Admission 2023: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Results

TISS PhD Admission
TISS PhD Admission

TISS PhD Admission 2023 – Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), a premier institute in social sciences and development studies, has invited applications for PhD admission 2023.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is inviting Ph.D. applications across Mumbai Campus and Hyderabad & Guwahati Off Campuses.

TISS PhD Programmes

Mumbai Campus

Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library

Ph.D. in Library and Information Science AreasSeats
Digital Libraries, Information services, Cataloguing and metadata, Classification and ontology, Knowledge Management, Data mining and semantic web, Scientometrics, Health informatics, Information discovery, Information retrieval, Assistive technologies, Green libraries, Artificial Intelligence (A.I) Applications in Libraries, Research Data Management, etc.6 Seats

School of Health Systems Studies

Ph.D. in Health Services Management

Nutrition and health (with special focus on marginalised and underprivileged populations),
Maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health,
Hospital and health services administration,
Population dynamics and health, migration, gender, urbanisation and health, child and adolescent health Aging and health,
Digital health, urban health, social and spatial health inequalities.
3 Seats
Ph.D. in Public Health

Health systems management with healthcare services delivery systems, health financing, and health inequity and comparative health systems,
Sociology of medical practice/medical anthropology, social epidemiology approach to public health problems, mental health (with special focus on marginalised and underprivileged populations), non-communicable disease social epidemiology,
Health information, evidence and policy, health programmes evaluation, health data and information systems,
Availability, access and utilisation of health services (in rural and urban areas), health status of marginalised sections, Dalit and Tribal health issues.
2 Seats

School of Management and Labour Studies

Ph.D. in Management and Labour Studies AreasSeats
Social entrepreneurship and Women Entrepreneurship, Value chains, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Social Innovations, Financial Inclusion and Microfinance, Operations Management.
Customer engagement, electronic word of mouth, investor behaviour, financial services marketing, sales management, Employer Branding, Social Marketing.
Organisational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Labour Relations, and Diversity and Inclusion.
Caste, gender, feminism, buddhism and management, social order and business/management.
Labour Market, Social Networks and Knowledge Activity.

School of Habitat Studies

Ph.D. in Habitat Studies AreasSeats
Environmental Jurisprudence and Forest Governance
Climate Change and Sustainable Governance
Urban Redevelopment, Historic City Neighbourhoods, Contested Cities
City-making by communities
Housing rights, Urban Social Movements
Climate Change and Gender, WASH, and Gender, Gender, Urban Space and Right to Everyday Life
Engendering Local Governance
Political Economy and Mediated Governance
Irrigation Management and Rural Development
Water, Climate Smart, and Resilient Agriculture
Measuring Policy and Regulatory Outcomes with Focus on its Impacts on Sectoral Performance
Behavioural Analysis of Policy and Regulatory Outcomes with Focus on Structural Equation Modelling
Foody System and Sustainability
Risk Governance in India with a focus on Food safety

School of Development Studies

Ph.D. in Development Studies AreasSeats
Public Finance and Public Choice
Feminist Theories and Perspectives, Gender and Human Rights
Reproductive Health, Primary Health Care, Population Anthropology, Community Nutrition and Development

School of Media and Cultural Studies

Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies AreasSeats
Urban Spatiality, Sexualities, Friendship, Feminisms, News Media and Journalism, Labour and Livelihood, Participatory Cultures, Community Media, Young People and Media, Cinema Studies, Alternative Cinema, Media Industries, Visual Cultures1

School of Social Work

Ph.D. in Social Work AreasSeats
Tribes North East Migration
Tribal Migration.
Buddhist Studies.

Child rights, child protection, juvenile justice system, child in conflict with law, missing children, child labour, street living children, child abuse.

Disability, Family Children and Women

Violence Against Women, Gender Issues, Transgender Issues, mensucular eating

Inclusion, Health, Mental Health, Disablity, Education, Family, Assistive Technology and Gender

Centre for Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE)

Ph.D. in Education AreasSeats
Teacher Professional Development (TPD)
Culture and Cognition

School of Human Ecology

Ph.D. in Applied Psychology AreasSeats
Health psychology – health and wellbeing, lifestyle diseases and their impact on mental health
Identity studies
Marriage and divorce and impacts on families and children
Therapeutic interventions
Psychotherapy training and practice
Gender and mental health

Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

Ph.D. in Disaster Studies AreasSeats
Disaster Mental health and Well-being
Geospatial Science & Technologies in Disaster Management
Landslides and Slope Stability Assessment
Integrated Geospatial and Decision Science Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation
Disaster Risk Reduction in Coastal Agglomerations
Floods and River Bank Erosion: Policy, Politics and Governance issues
Participation, Institutions and Governance in the context of water hazards

Hyderabad off Campus

TISS- Azim Premji School of Education

Ph.D. in Education AreasSeats
Inclusive and special education, Educational inequalities among marginalised groups; Socio-emotional learning, well-being and education in schools, Counselling in schools, Student mental health, Violence in Schools
Science Education, Design & Technology Education/ STEAM education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Assessment & Learning
Pedagogy and assessment in higher education & Education for sustainable development

Social Sciences

Ph.D. in Social Sciences AreasSeats
Sprawling in Peri-Urban Spaces in Cities
Rural Livelihoods
Environmental Governance in Cities
Mobility in Cities

Centre for Gender Studies

Ph.D. in Women’s Studies AreasSeats
Social-economic embeddedness of health and well-being in cities
Human Trafficking, Migration of Women; Gender-based Violence

Guwahati off Campus

Ph.D. in Social Sciences

Health; Mental Health and Illness particularly in relation to Women and Children ; Impact of  conflict on Mental Health,; Sexuality and Gender;  Social Work and Social Work Education 

Gender studies, intersectional feminism and northeast India; Cultural Studies; Legal Pluralism; Public, Legal and Religious Institutions. 

Gender; Livelihood; Microfinance; Migration; Social Entrepreneurship and innovation; Rural Development Programmes and Policies. 

Gender and Politics; Indian Politics, Democratization; Politics in Northeast India; Citizenship 

Labour Studies/Economics; Development Studies; Rural Development and Agrarian Issues; Tribal Issues of Economic Development/Natural Resources; Poverty, Food Security and Employment 

Utilization of Health Services; Health Seeking Behavior by the Vulnerable Section, STI/HIV/AIDS, Stigma and Discrimination, Care & Support and Substance Abuse 

Livelihoods, Social Work and Policy Practice, Decentralization and Governance, Leadership, Policy Analysis (Education, Agriculture and Livelihood Issues), Politics and Marginalised, Caste and Discrimination, CSR, Network Analysis and Systems Thinking

Guwahati off Campus

Ph.D. in Rural Development

Rural Development, Social exclusion, Tribal Studies, Education Political ecology, Development, Public policy and governance, caste/community studies, Education6 Seats

TISS PhD Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) if they meet the following criteria with regard to educational qualifications and research proposal:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission for the Ph.D. Programme. A research proposal consisting of approximately 1,000 words should accompany the proposal and indicate the specification of the broad field of study, statement of the research problem and scope and objectives of the study, rationale for and the significance of the study, methodology to be followed, references, and the candidate’s research/work experience in that area, if any.

Area Wise Eligibility Criteria

Mumbai Campus
Mumbai Campus SchoolPhD Program Eligibility
Habitat StudiesGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Public HealthGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Health Services ManagementGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Management and Labour StudiesGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Social WorkGeneral eligibility + PG in Social Work
School of Human Ecology (Applied Psychology)The Programme will be open to students who have completed MA/MSc in Psychology, from an Indian University recognised by UGC, or a recognised University abroad. General eligibility + MA/MSc in Psychology
Women’s StudiesGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Development StudiesGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Social Sciences (to be anchored by School of Research Methodology)General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Inclusive Development and Social JusticeGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Disaster StudiesGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
CETEGeneral eligibility + MA in any social science or MSc, preferably with MA Education or MEd
Library & Information ScienceGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields
Hyderabad off Campus
Research AreasPhD Program Eligibility
Gender Studies, Education,
Social Sciences
General eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields  
Guwahati off Campus
Research AreasPhD Program Eligibility
Social SciencesGeneral eligibility + PG in any Social Science discipline/allied fields

TISS PhD Admission 2023 Important Dates

Announcement of Online Admission on the websiteMay 02, 2023
Announcement of Online Application for AdmissionMay 11, 2023
Last Date for Online form APPLICATION / REGISTRATION (Extended)June 10, 2023
TISS_RAT Hall Ticket Available(Online) for downloadingJune 15, 2023
Research Aptitude Test (RAT)June 24/25, 2023 (Tentative)
RAT assessmentJune 28 – July 01, 2023
Research Aptitude Test (RAT) results announcementJuly 05, 2023
Proposal & OPI ExaminationJuly 12 – 20, 2023
Announcement of Selected Candidates List & Instruction AnnouncementJuly 28, 2023
Verification of DocumentsJuly 31 – August 04, 2023
Commencement of New Academic Session 2023-24 for Junior ScholarsAugust 07, 2023

TISS PhD Admission 2023 Application Form

  • Candidates have to apply on TISS Website.
  • 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.

Application Fee

ProgramGeneral ApplicantsSC/ST/OBC (NC) Applicants
Applying for 1 ProgramRs. 1535/-Rs. 410/-
Applying for 2 ProgramRs. 3070/-Rs. 820/-

Selection Process

Selection will be based on Research Aptitude Test & Personal Interviews.

TISS PhD Admission 2023 Results

TISS PhD Admission 2023 Results Declared.

TISS PhD Admission 2023 Results

Important Links

Notification & Application FormClick Here
TISS WebsiteClick Here
Previous Admissions

TISS PhD Admission 2022

Important Dates

Admission 2022 Announcement on the WebsiteFebruary 26, 2022
Last Date of submission of Online Application Form  April 15, 2022