Master of Arts (Women's Studies) is being offered from TISS Hyderabad since 2014. TISS Hyderabad has been offering M. Phil and Ph. D in Women’s Studies since 2012 and has Women's Studies faculty of national and international repute in the Hyderabad campus.
The Master of Arts (Women's Studies) program seeks to bring synthesis between feminist understanding and knowledge and the institutional emphasis on preparing cadres of social and development workers who will realize the dreams of sustainable, equitable and participatory development, social welfare and social justice. This program attempts to fulfil the urgent need to make a powerful and constructive critique of existing knowledge, especially in terms of its role in directing interventions to correct women’s exclusion from the fruits of development. Therefore, the program contents bring together a core of women-/gender-centered courses along with foundation courses, research methods, and field attachment.
a) Candidates should have successfully completed Bachelor's or Master's Degree of minimum of 3 or 4 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. Some Masters Degree programs will have additional/specific eligibility requirements. Candidates are advised to refer to program specific eligibility criteria (given in the Table below) for more details and ensure that they satisfy such specific eligibility criteria.
b) Candidates who will successfully complete, in all respects, all the requirements of their final year eligible degree (including all examinations and internships, if applicable) by Thursday, September 30, 2021, are also eligible to apply.
c) Those candidates who are eligible to apply, but cannot submit the degree certificate and grade/mark sheet at the time of admission are required to submit these latest by September 30, 2021, failing which their provisional admission would stand automatically cancelled without any further reference to the candidate. The onus will be on the candidate to submit the degree/provisional degree and grade/mark sheet by September 30, 2021. No further extension of date will be allowed under any circumstances.