Courses – TISS Hyderabad

 

 Below are the list of M.Phil & PhD courses offered at TISS Hyderabad

 

Integrated M.Phil.–Ph.D. in Education

The content and design of the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in Education draws its justification from the specificities associated with the discipline of Education. The discipline of Education is defined distinctively by its focussed subject matter—education—rather than by a unique theory or methodology. It is also distinctive in having a strong ‘practice’ and ‘practical’ orientation. While Education does not have a unique theory or method, its researchers draw on the foundational disciplines of Philosophy, Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, and Economics), Psychology, Linguistics and History in order to research, engage with and contribute to the discourse and knowledge formation in the domain of Education. The range of areas that thus come to be included within Education as a discipline are wide: from policy studies examining state action in education or community interaction with education to understanding pedagogy and curriculum at different levels to including the study of school as a social institution or even subjects such as cognitive development of children. The approaches to these issues could vary on the axes of ‘applied to pure’.

The proposed M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in Education is envisaged as an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the nature of education as a disciplinary domain of theory and practice. The programme seeks to help them gain orientation in educational research methods together with developing conceptual understanding of specific areas of focus within Education. A unique feature of the programme is also that it aims to develop in students the capability to think, communicate and engage in the discourse and practice of education through and in relation to a modern Indian language

 

Programme Structure 

I

BC 1

Introduction to Social Science and Education Research

2

BC 2

Evolution of Indian Education System

2

BC 3

Introduction to Modern Indian Language Production

EC 1

Elective 1

2

II

BC 3

Modern Indian Language Production

2

BC 4

Education Theory and Methodology

4

EC 2

Elective 2

2

EC 3

Elective 3

2

 

Proposal presentation

 

 

Total course work

16

III & IV

 

Independent research
At least one seminar presentation of work in fourth semester prior to submission

30

 

Total credits

46

 

Attendance in ongoing research seminar series of the Centre
Attendance and participation in ongoing research/ peer group seminar

 

Integrated M.Phil.-Ph.D. in Women Studies

The academic programme of M.Phil. in Women’s Studies engages with interdisciplinary and wide-ranging perspectives and insights, examining the practice and expression of gender at different historical moments and places, exploring the origins and articulations of gender differentiation, and studying the interactions of gender and other differences in social, political and cultural contexts. Students will be taken through the challenging field of Women’s Studies that explores relations of power in the lives of individuals, groups, and cultures in multiple settings and sites, locally in the Indian contexts as well as globally.

Some fundamental questions that anchor the core curriculum include asking how the intersecting categories of gender, and other markers of inequalities become institutionalised yet change over time; how they work together to shape individual identity, contribute to the organization of social life; and become essential to the production of many different kinds of knowledge about social life. Students will be encouraged to explore and analyse gender in the complexity of its construction over time and in a variety of social and cultural contexts, and to understand the intricacies and paradoxes of power through which the social relations of gender have been made and are maintained.

The programme’s core curriculum builds upon feminist scholarship, both international and Indian, incorporating the new interdisciplinary agendas, intellectual debates, changing methodological practices, and major scholarly shifts that have shaped and reshaped the field of women’s studies. Students will be enabled to do a critical reading of social science literature, develop the skills required to conduct an independent research project including conceptualising its research design and execution, understanding of research ethics, and finally, to write a dissertation following the canons of academic writing.

 

Programme Structure 

I

BC 1

Philosophical Foundations of Social Science Research

2

BC 2

Theorizing Feminisms

2

BC 3

Feminist Perspectives on Women, Gender and Society

2

BC 4

Research Methods in Social Sciences: Quantitative and Qualitative

2

AC 1

Workshop on Academic Writing Skills

NC

II

BC 5

Feminist Research Methodologies and Methods

2

EC

Any two to be chosen from the following courses

2+2=4

EC 1

Gender, Health and Public Policy

 

EC 2

Migration, Labour, and Economy

 

EC 3

Sexualities, Power, and Violence

 

EC 4

Women, Work, and Well-being

 

BC 6

Seminar

2

SL

Survey of Literature on a Problem Area

6

III & IV

DI

Dissertation

24

 

Total

46

Direct Ph.D. in Women Studies

In addition to the Integrated M.Phil.–Ph.D. programme, a direct Ph.D. Programme is also offered by the School. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Ph.D. thesis (as specified above), Direct Ph.D. students will also need to be complete the mandatory coursework for Direct Ph.D. students (offered in two modules of two weeks each during the first semester) at the Mumbai Campus as outlined in Part 1 of the M.Phil.–Ph.D. Handbook. In case the students are not able to attend this coursework at the Mumbai Campus, they can also attend the four modular workshops (spread across the first year) held at the TISS, Hyderabad Campus.

Direct Ph.D. in Social Sciences

In addition to the Integrated M.Phil.–Ph.D. programme, a direct Ph.D. Programme is also offered by the School. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Ph.D. thesis (as specified above), Direct Ph.D. students will also need to be complete the mandatory coursework for Direct Ph.D. students (offered in two modules of two weeks each during the first semester) at the Mumbai Campus as outlined in Part 1 of the M.Phil.–Ph.D. Handbook. In case the students are not able to attend this coursework at the Mumbai Campus, they can also attend the four modular workshops (spread across the first year) held at the TISS, Hyderabad Campus