Required Assistant Professor (One Post) on Contract Basis for School of Public Policy and
Governance, TISS- Hyderabad (SPPG, TISS-Hyd)
Eligibility (A or B) :A.
i) A Master‘s degree with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale wherever the
grading system is followed) in Political Science/Sociology/Economics/Public Policy or an
equivalent degree from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited
ii) Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National
Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC or the CSIR, or a similar test accredited by the
UGC, like SLET/SET or who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with
the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of
M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009 or 2016 and their amendments from time to time as the case may be exempted from NET/SLET/SET :
Provided, the candidates registered for the Ph.D. programme prior to July 11, 2009, shall be
governed by the provisions of the then existing Ordinances/Bye-laws/Regulations of the
Institution awarding the degree and such Ph.D. candidates shall be exempted from the
requirement of NET /SLET /SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor
subject to the or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions fulfillment of the
following conditions :
a) The Ph.D. degree of the candidate has been awarded in a regular mode;
b) The Ph.D. thesis has been evaluated by at least two external examiners;
c) An open Ph.D. viva voce of the candidate has been conducted;
d) The Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D. work, out of which
at least one is in a refereed journal;
e) The candidate has presented at least two papers based on his/her Ph.D work in
conferences/seminars sponsored/funded/supported by the UGC / ICSSR/ CSIR or any
The fulfilment of these conditions is to be certified by the Registrar or the Dean (Academic
Affairs) of the University concerned.
Note: NET/SLET/SET shall also not be required for such Masters Programmes in disciplines
for which NET/SLET/SET is not conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by
the UGC, like SLET/SET.
OR The Ph.D degree has been obtained from a foreign university/institution with a ranking among
top 500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: (i)
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) (ii) theTimes Higher Education (THE) or (iii) the Academic
Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).
The candidates having Ph.D. in Sociology/Economic Sociology/Political Science/ Public Policy
or any applied social science discipline with a focus on urban policy/urban planning/ urban
governance and familiar with large data sets (NSSO, Census, NFHS etc.) and their use to
understand the urban dynamics in India will be given preference. The candidates should also be
willing to work in a team and explore new and emerging research areas.
Application Fee: The application fee of Rs. 1000/- be paid on-line. The SC/ST/PWD candidates will be waived from the application fee if they attach the required certificate to the online application form.
The application will be valid only on receipt of the application fee for those who are required to pay. Fees once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
Last date of Receipt of Application: November 23, 2019.
Interview: The eligible candidates will be communicated by an e-mail to appear for the presentation and interview to be conducted at TISS, Mumbai.
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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) which was established in 1936 is a Deemed University fully funded by the University Grant Commission (UGC),Government of India. TISS offers Master Degree Programmes, M.phil. And PhD Programmes in the fielf of Social Work, Social Sciences, Health, Management, Labour Studies, Habitat Studies and Rural Development from its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad Campuses.The institute is currently looking for bright candidates to work with Registrar's office and Computer Centre and thereby to strengthen the IT infrastructure.