MPhil PhD Admissions

Direct PhD programme in Disaster Studies

Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies


Intake: 5

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 University Grants Commission (UGC). In the case of SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 50 per cent 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 July 1, 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 M.Phil-PhD Programme, there is no requirement of work experience. However, candidates with one to two years of work experience, will be preferred.

  • Research Proposal:

    Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission to the Integrated M.Phil-Ph. D and Direct 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.

  • Candidates who have an M.Phil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible for a Direct PhD



 

Description

The school generally offers integrated M.Phil and direct PhD in the following areas.

Theme I. Community Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction, Social justice, governance and environmental concerns, indigenous knowledge, food security, Gender Issues, Participatory Planning, Recovery and Development, Human security,  militarisation of disaster management, comparative analysis of disasters, anthropology of disasters and addressing diverse forms of marginalization and vulnerability.

Theme II. Manifestation of collective stress in the context of disasters especially recurrent disasters; Factors contributing to collective stress in the context of different disasters; Exploring the interface between distress, community stressors and social structure

Theme III. Disasters and Geoinformatics: Geoinformatics in Groundwater potential mapping, Geospatial technology in groundwater assessment, Remote sensing and GIS in drought assessment. The school expects students to study the risk of drought, its frequency, severity, and spatial extent as well as the infrastructural and socio-economic ability of the region to anticipate and cope with drought.

Theme IV. Disaster Economics and Finance, Disaster risk reduction and development models and natural resource conservation and risk management.

Theme V. Hazard assessment, Disasters and supply chain management: Product oriented disaster supply chain design (Objective, Horticulture -fruits/vegetables) Disaster/Hazard Impacts Evaluation and capacity development with special reference to lightning. Built environment, Urbanization and Disaster Resilience with special reference to Cities, Seismic/Flood Risk consciousness and risk communication, Evaluation of Reactive - Proactive paradigms and approaches in disaster management,

This year only students interested in issues of governance, disasters and development, urbanisation, built environment and disasters, eco-drr, indigenous knowledge, recovery, gender-just food security, militarisation of DM, international collaborations, culture and disaster - may apply.

 

Faculty Research Interests:

Prof. Janki Andharia

andharia@tiss.edu

Community Organization, Disaster Risk Reduction, social justice, governance and environmental concerns, indigenous knowledge, food security, Gender Issues, Participatory Planning, Recovery and Development, Human security,  militarisation of disaster management, addressing diverse forms of marginalization and vulnerability.

 

Dr. Jacquleen Joseph, Associate Professor,

jacquleenjoseph@tiss.edu

Disaster Mental Health, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Vulnerability, Quantitative Measurement for Disaster and Mental Health Research, Tobacco Cessation, Quality Institutional Care

 

Dr. Guru Balamurugan, Associate Professor,

gurubala@tiss.edu

Geospatail Technology and Modeling for Groundwater studies, Drought assessment, Water resource assessment and impact analysis, To study the earthquake, flood and landslide impacts on landuse and geomorphological features,Emergency response and early warning system, Satellite image based automated disaster impact assessment, Geospatial technology in natural resource mapping and management

 

Dr Ramesh Veerapan

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) and Geostatistical Models in Landslides, Flood, and drought; Hazard / Vulnerability / Risk Mapping and Assessment, Geotechnical - Slope Stability Analyses (Landslides), Rainfall Threshold Analyses for Early Warning, Decision Support System

 

Dr. Shibu K. Mani, Assistant Professor,

shibumanik@tiss.edu

Reactive - Pro active Paradigms debate in Disaster Management and Capacity development, Integration of Behavioral science approaches in Science and Engineering disciplines as a pathway for resilience, Disaster Impacts Evaluation using multi hazards interactions

 

Dr.S. Mohammed Irshad, Assistant Professor,

mohammed.irshad@tiss.edu

Disaster Economics, Water Governance, Disaster Risk reduction and development, Political Economy of disaster and development, Mining and Displacement, Natural Resources governance

 

 

Fee Structure:

Fee Structure for Integrated M.Phil and Ph.D Programme and Direct Ph.D Programme

(Prices in INR and subject to revision)

The full fees and deposits should be paid within the stipulated time after the announcement of the admission results. In addition, Rs. 50/- towards bank processing charges should be paid in any branch of the State Bank of India. If students fail to pay the fee on time, their candidature can be cancelled. Once the students details have been entered into the Online platform, a scanned copy of the fee receipt must be submitted via the online platform. Non-adherence to the above will be considered as equivalent to non-payment of fees.



Fee Component

M.Phil.

Ph.D.

Remarks

Fees

Tuition

12000

12000

Per Semester

Examination

800

0

Per Semester

Identity Card

300

300

 

Computer

1000

1000

Per Semester

Students’ Mediclaim Insurance Premium

1500

1500

Per Year

Development Fund

4000

4000

For M.Phil per Semester

For Ph.D. per Semester for 2 Years

Medical Examination Fees

100

100

Mandatory

Refundable Deposits

10000

10000

 

Student Union Fee

500

500

Per semester

GRAND TOTAL

30200

29400

 

OTHER FEES

Thesis submission

1000

2000

Payable three months before submission

Thesis resubmission

500

500

 

Degree certificate replacement

500

500

 

Issue of duplicate Identity Card

300

300

 

Sub Total

2300

3300

 

Hostel Charges:

 

 

 

Dining Hall

15000

15000

Per Semester

Hostel Room(Double/Triple) (if allotted)

16000

16000

Per Semester

Sub Total

31000

31000

 



*subject to revision