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An applicant to the Ph.D programme at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences should meet one of the following requirements:

1) The applicant should have obtained at least 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST) in M.A. or equivalent degree in Humanities / Social Sciences subjects, OR

2) A First Class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in Master’s degree in Science / Commerce / Graduate Degree in Engineering / Technology will be considered for research areas consistent with the academic background and special interests of the applicant, OR

3) An M.Phil. degree in any of the six disciplines (pertaining to the research areas listed below) or in any allied subjects, or an M.Phil. in “Humanities and Social Sciences with specialization in Planning and Development” awarded by IIT Bombay.

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i) Economics: Money, Banking & Finance, Economic Systems, Gandhian Thought, Managerial Economics, Applied Econometrics, Monetary Economics, Industrial Economics, Industry  Environment Linkages, Monetary Economics and International Finance, Multinationals and Technology Transfer, International Trade

ii) English: Modern Critical Theory, Aesthetics, Linguistics & ELT, Indian and Western Drama, Modern Literature, Creative Writing, Literature, Drama & The Contemporary Media, A Conscientization Method for Language Teaching, Victorian Studies, Postmodern Literature and Intertextual Theory, Syntactic Theory, First Language Acquisition, Linguistic Deficits, Language Processing, Conservation of Endangered Languages (especially Dravidian minority languages), Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies, South Asian Fiction in English and in Translation

iii) Philosophy: Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, Contemporary Western Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Postmodern Theory, Classical Indian Philosophy, Buddhism, Vedanta Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Analytical Philosophy 

iv) Psychology: Stress Management, Women’s Studies/Psychology, Gender Roles, Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior and Social Development, Social Psychology of Education, Crisis Management and HRD, Technology and Rural Development, Health and Clinical Psychology, Ergonomics.

Cognitive Science/Psychology/Neuroscience, Cognitive Disorders, Cognition and Emotion, Time perception

v) Sociology: Political Sociology, Sociology of Development, Rural Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Religion and Social Movements, Sociology of Contemporary India, Social Change, Family and Kinship, Urban Sociology, Ethnic Relations/Communal Violence, Sociology of Agriculture, Technology Adoption and Social Impact Assessment, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Gender, Sociology in India, Dalit Studies, Media and Culture

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Sl.No:Stock No:SpecializationThesis NameYearStudent NameGuide NameNo of Copies
1PHI1973001PhilosophyTheories of reality1973Chhaya Narayan DamleDr. B. S. Sanyal
2PHI1978001PhilosophyScientific realism consciousness, an application of the philosophy of science1978Blasco Noronha SebrinhoProf. Ramakant A.
3PHI1987001PhilosophySome Aspects of Theory of Action : Case Studies of Durkheim and Weber1987Abdul SubhanProf. Amitabha Gupta
4PHI1989001PhilosophyLanguage, rules and grammar in the later philosophy of Wittgenstein1989V. RamanProf P. R. Bhat
5PHI1989002PhilosophyThe speaking subject: A preamble to Vedanta1989K. P. JayasankarProf. N. Swamidasan, Dr. M.S. Malshe and Prof. R. A. Sinai
6PHI1990001PhilosophyProfessional Ethics: Its nature and Justification1990M. GnanapragasamProf P. R. Bhat2 copies
7PHI1990002PhilosophyTowards a critical understanding of Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy1990Rajendra Kumar V. JoshiProf. Amitabha Gupta
8PHI1991001PhilosophyHistoricity in Heidegger's thought1991K. SubramaniamProf. P. R. Bhat and Prof. M. S Malshe
9PHI1996001PhilosophyCharacterizing Creativity as Design- Intelligence: A philosophical Analysis1996Vinod V VidwansProf P. R. Bhat and Prof. M. S Malshe
10PHI1997001PhilosophyRule following Scepticism: Kripe, Goodman, and Wittgenstein1997Gopal ShauProf P. R. Bhat
11PHI2001001PhilosophyEmbracing Vagueness: The Pragmatic Approach2001Rajshri K. JobanputraProf P. R. Bhat
12PHI2007001PhilosophyIn Defence of Liberal pluralism2007C. UpendraProf. P. R. Bhat & Prof. V. S. Sirola
13PHI2012001PhilosophyRationality and Normativity : A Discourse in Ethics2012Barada Laxmi PandaProf. Ranjan Kumar Panda
14PHI2012002PhilosophyWittgenstein on Ethics: A Therapeutic Reading2012Manoranjan MallickProf. V. S. Sirola
15PHI2012003PhilosophyCorporate Social Responsibility : An Analysis of Responsibility from Western and Indian Perspective2012Sarita KarProf. C. D. Sebastian
16PHI2013001PhilosophyLanguage and Experience in Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind2013Mamata Manjari PandaProf. R. Nath
17PHI2013002PhilosophyAction and Agency: a Philosophical Study2013Arabinda SahooProf. Ranjan Kumar Panda
18PHI2013003PhilosophyEthics and Apophasis: Sankara Levinas and the Critical Appropriation of Tradition2013Sindhu PoudyalProf. Siby K. George
19PHI2014001PhilosophyReality and Experience in Advaita Vedanta - A Thematic Study of The Conception of Atman in the Vivekacudamani of Sankara2014Walter MenezesProf. C. D. Sebastian
20PHI2014002PhilosophyPlausible World: A Logical Analysis2014Aman TripathiProf. P.R.Bhat
21PHI2014003Philosophy The Engaged Self: Martin Heideggar and Charles Taylor on Modern Identity 2014 Anoop GeorgeProf. Siby K George
22PHI2014004PhilosophyPhilosophical Arguments: A Meta-Analysis2014Veghitha ReddyProf. P.R. Bhat
23PHI2015001PhilosophyHeideggar and the Critique of Culture: In Defense Of 'Other' Traditions2015KarilemaProf.Siby K George
24PHI2016001PhilosophyMind-Brain Problem: An Analysis Of Contemporary Debates on Consciousness2016Rajib RayProf. Ranjan K Panda
25PHI2014005PhilosophyEye of the Silicon Mind: Assessing Computational Imagination2014Gagan Deep KaurProf. M. S Malshe


Sl.No:Stock No:SpecializationThesis NameYearStudent NameGuide NameNo of Copies
1SANS1978001SanskritA comparative study of Repressors and sensitizers in relation to felt-induced deviancy and sympahy seeking1978Manju GuptaUsha Krishanan

2SANS2012001SanskritIssues of Nominal Declamation in Traditional Sanskrit Grammar2012Anuja Prabhakar AjotikarProf. Malhar Kulkarni

3SANS2012002SanskritPlanetary Models Expanded of Bhaskara, Madhava and Nilakantha2012U.K.V SarmaProf. K. Ramasubramanian

4SANS2013001SanskritNature of Svarita Accent : An Empirical View of Study2013Leena V. HunnagikarProf. Malhar Kulkarni

5SANS2013002SanskritA Critical Study of Golasara of Nilakantha Somayaji2013Dinesh Mohan JoshiProf. K. Ramasubramanian

6SANS2013003SanskritA Study of Ksetravyavahara of Lilavati in the light of Kriyakramakari2013Vanishri BhatProf. K. Ramasubramanian

7SANS2013004SanskritError Analysis in Modern Sanskrit Literature2013Dipesh Vinod KatiraProf. Malhar Kulkarni

8SANS2013005SanskritIssues in Building Sanskrit wordnet by Expansion approach2013Tanuja Prabhakar AjotikarProf. Malhar Kulkarni

9SANS2011001SanskritA Critical Study of Karanapaddhati of Putumana Somayaji2011Venktaswara Pai RProf. K. Ramasubramanian

10SANS2010001SanskritA Critical Study of Siddhanta Darpana of Nilakantha Somayaji2010K MaheshProf. K. Ramasubramanian

11SANS2009001SanskritBhartrhari's Concept of Jati : A Study with Special Reference to the Jatisamuddesa of Vakyapadiya2009Chaitali DangarikarProf. Malhar Kulkarni

12SANS2015001SanskritIC Analysis in modern Sanskrit Lexicography with special reference to Encyclopedia Dictionary of Sanskrit on Historical Principles2015Prasad Ramesh BhindeProf. Malhar Kulkarni
13SANS2016001SanskritAn Analysis of TatsamaWords Using the Tool of OTASH2016Bipin Kumar JhaProf. Malhar Kulkarni


Sl.No:Stock No:SpecializationThesis NameYearStudent NameGuide NameNo of Copies
1ENG2002001English Exhaustion 'and 'Replenishment ' : Thematic and Structural Perspectives on John Barth's Work2002Binu James MathewProf. M. Malshe
2ENG2006002EnglishA Feminist Critical Perspective on Indian Women's Writing With Special Reference to the Work of Shashi Deshpande and Mahasweta Devi2006Ananda AmritmahalProf. M. Malshe
3ENG2003001EnglishPortraits of Artists as Women : A Comparitive Study of Sylvia Plaith and Kamala Das2003Umer ThasheemProf. M. Malshe
4ENG2008001EnglishThe Text Reader Engagement in in Visual Concrete Poetry : Semiotic-Perceptual Approaches to the Intermedium2008Amrita Raghunath JoshiProf. Sharmila Sreekumar
5ENG2006001EnglishThe Dialogical Dispersion Extending Bakhtinian Principles to Translation and Cultural Encounters2006Amit Kumar P.V.Prof. M. Malshe
6ENG2008002EnglishSpeculative Fantasy in the Novels of Mary Shelley and Margaret Atwood : Science, Gender and the Discourse of the Species2008Suparna BanerjeeProf. Neelima Talwar
7ENG2008003EnglishCulture and Genre in Translation : The ' Colonial ' Encounter in Bengali Literature(1850 - 1900 )2008Chandrani ChatterjeeProf. M. Malshe
8ENG2010001EnglishLanguage Variation in Konkani A Sociolinguistic Perspective2010Vivek Madhusudhan BhatProf. M. Malshe
9ENG2010002EnglishKnots of the Narrative : A Bakhtinian Analysis of Chromotopes in the Fiction of Amitav Ghosh2010Arnapurna RathProf. M. Malshe
10ENG2013001EnglishContemporary inspirational literature with special reference to the works of Richard Bach & Paulo Coelho 2013Madhavi Gokhale Prof. M. Malshe
11ENG1987001EnglishAfrican Oral Traditions and three nigerian novelists: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinaka, Amos Tutuola1987Anjali RoyProf. Viney Kirpal
12ENG1990001EnglishThe individual and the search for self-identity in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Anita Desai1990Bipin Bihari PanigrahiProf. Viney Kripal
13ENG.1980001EnglishF.R. LEAVIS: Criticism as the central humanity1980Edwin D. D'AlmidaProf. D.V. Jog
14ENG1981001EnglishSinger in the city: Images of Urban industrial culture in American Poetry in 1920-19401981K. Narayana chandranProf. I. Mahadevan2 copies
15ENG1993001EnglishThe portrayal of Womanhood in the fiction of Shashi Deshpande1993Mukta M. AtreyProf. Vinay Kirpal
16ENG1996001EnglishAesthetics of the lyric : Stylistic, Semiotic, and Discourse Perspectives1996Nandita BoseProf. M. Malshe
17ENG2012001EnglishHistory, Fiction and Representation in Select Novels of Umberto Eco and Orhan Pamuk2012Nishevita MurthyProf. Sudha Shastri
18ENG2011001EnglishHindi Inflectional Morphology and its Implementation in Language Processing Tools - A Distributed Morphology Approach2011Smriti SinghProf. V. M. Sarma & Prof. P. Bhattacharyya
19ENG2014002EnglishA Study of the Complex Predicates of Hindi2014Debasri ChakrabartiProf. M. Malshe
20ENG2016001EnglishMetamorphosis of Cyberpunk2016Gayadri Devi.G Prof. Neelima Talwar
21ENG2016002EnglishTeaching and learning of EAP vocabulary: A web based integrative approach at the tertiary level in India2016Amit C.HirayProf. M. Malshe
22 ENG2017001EnglishLiterary production of classical dystopia: A cultural materialist analysisi of brave new world, nineteen eighty-four and Lord of the flies2017Manoj PatharkarProf. M. Malshe
23  English Contemporary Narratives of Indian Classical Music2017  Saroja GanapathyProf. M. Malshe


Sl.No:Stock No:SpecializationThesis NameYearStudent NameGuide NameNo of Copies
1SOC1981001SociologyInequality in Development In India- A study of an Equity Oriented rural development programme1981Kalyansankar MandalIndira Mahadevan and B.D. Misra
2SOC1982001SociologyWork-role commitment of industrial employees: A process model1982P.AmsaV.B.Punekar
3SOC1982002SociologyNature of social conflict in the process of development1982N.R.ChaudhariIndira Mahadevan and M.N. Vartak
4SOC1983001SociologyLeadership styles, mangerial role efficacy and conflict mangement: a study of some organisational and mangerial variables related to conflict mangement strategies1983H.B. MathurDr. Omer Bin Sayeed
5SOC1984001SociologyInfant and child mortality: its effects on fertility in rural Tamil Nadu1984S. KrishnaswamyB.D. Misra
6SOC1985001SociologyEstimation of vital rates for the districts of UP and its correlates 1951-811985R.M. PandeyB.D. Misra
7SOC1986001SociologyEnvironmental correlates of children's level of performance1986Nisha LalV.B. Punekar
8SOC1987001SociologyImpact of resort development on social patterns- a case study of khajuraho,M.P1987Suhita ChopraV.B. Punekar
9SOC1988001SociologyWomen's role in the reproduction and production spheres of wet and dry villages of East Godavari District Andhra Pradesh1988L. Lakshmi ChelpaV.B. Punekar
10SOC1997001SociologyQuantity and Quality of performance among Indian Academic Scientists1997Lalita ChaudharyB.K. Pattnaik
11SOC2006001SociologyColtural Sites of Schooling : Mapping Educational Change in a Kerala Village2006Ratheesh Kumar P.K.Prof. D. Parthasarathy
12SOC2006002SociologyWomen and Mental Illness : An Ethnographic Study in Kerala2006Bindhulakshmi P.Prof. R. Robinson
13SOC1980001SociologyFamily kinship and Social Mobility: A study of rural migrant's from AndhraPradesh In Bombay1980E. HaribabuDr. Vijaya Punekar
14SOC2011001SociologyCivil Society Organisation and Urban Governance: a Study of Civil Society-Urban Local Body Partnerships in Mumbai2011Binti singhProf. D. Parthasarathy & Prof. Kushal Deb
15SOC2011002SociologyChristians of Coastal Andhra Pradesh: A Sociological study2011Ashok Kumar MProf. R. Robinson & Prof. D. Parthasarathy
16SOC2011003SociologyA Popular Spiritual Guru in Contemporary Hinduism: A Sociological Study of Asaram Bapu2011Surya Prakash UpadhyayProf. R. Robinson & Prof. Kushal Deb
17SOC2011004SociologyMaking sense of suffering: Spirit possession Mahanubhav temple Maharashtra, India2011Shubha RanganathanProf. D Parthsarthy and Prof. Meenakshi Gupta
18SOC2010001SociologyNew Christian Movements in Contemporary Goa: A Sociological Study2010Savio AbreuProf. R. Robinson
19SOC2007001SociologyMigration, Construction of identity and Strategies for Survival: Bangladeshi Migrants in Jaipur District2007Meghna PurohitProf. R. Robinson
20SOC2007002SociologyDalit Movement and Globalisation: New Moods of Organisation and Information Flows2007Bidhan Chandra DashProf. Kushal Deb
21SOC2014001SociologyThe Decline of Solapur and its impact on the transactions of women2014Piyul MukherjeeProf. Kushal Deb and Prof. Rajneesah Krishna
22SOC2015001SociologyFood insecurity hunger and coping mechanisms among tribes in the Melghat area of Maharashtra2015Nilratan R. ShendeProf. Kushal Deb
23SOC2015002SociologyInnovation as a Social Process: A Study of cosmetics MSEMS and beauty parlors in mumbai2015DeepmalaProf.D.Parthasarathy & Prof.Meenakshi Gupta
24SOC2015003SociologyUtrinu, Jhar-Phuk, Hami-Hamro - A Sociology Inquiry Into Sprit Possession  and the Healing Practise of Nepal Comunity of Darjeeling2015Rinzi LamaProf.Ramesh Bairy
25SOC2015004SociologyUrban planning, politics and the built environment: A case study of the creation of Bandra Kurla complex as a second growth center in Mumbai2015Sutapa GhoshProf. D Parthasarthy and          Prof. P. L. Trivedi
26SOC2016001SociologyThe Political Ecology of Forest Governance and Contestation in Sundergarh, Odisha2016Anju Helen BaraProf. D Parthasarthy
27SOC2016002SociologyBorder and belongingness: An ethnographic study of Afgan refugees in India2016Aparna MalviyaProf. Kushal Deb
28SOC2016003SociologyFashioning Self, Constructing Hegemony: A Study of Contemporary Bengali Middle Class2016Shaoni ShabnamProf. Ramesh Bairy  and                Prof. Ratheesh Ramakrishnan
29SOC2017001SociologyCostal Regulation zones and fishing communities: Livelihoods and sustainability issues in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region2017 Hemantkumar A. ChouhanProf. Parthasarthy and                     Prof. Sharmistha pattnaik
30SOC2017002SociologyTransnational Travel for Healthcare: Exploring medical travel in Mumbai and Goa2017Suchitra WagleProf. Sarmistha Pattnaik
31Sociology Examining “Pandharpura Wari“ as a Social Process: A  Study of Contemporary Warikari Praxis2017Smita S Pendharkar Prof. Prof. D Parthasarthy


Sl.No:Stock No:SpecializationThesis NameYearStudent NameGuide NameNo of Copies
1ECO1971001ECONOMICSThe Role of Interest Rate in Corporate Investment Policy in India, 1950-51 to 1965-661971L. M. BholeP.R Brahmananda
2ECO1979001ECONOMICSCredit and Uncertainty in Firm Planning : A Study of Small Firms in Mandya District1979Rabindranath N. H.L. M. Bhole3 copies
3ECO1979002ECONOMICSOptimisation Problems in International Marketing1979K. T. GeorgeT.V Sethuraman and M. Achutanan
4ECO1981001ECONOMICSFinancial Incentives- a Managerial Tool : A Study on the Impact of Incentives on Labour Performance in 6 Industrial Units1981Muthukrishnan A. VenkataramanT. V Sethuraman
5ECO1983001ECONOMICSEffective allocation of marketing cost under Indian conditions- An Analytical study1983B. RamaseshanT.V Sethuraman
6ECO1983002ECONOMICSAn Econometric Study of Macro-Money Demand Fuction in India1983Bandi KamaiahL.M Bhole and M.N Vartak2 Copies
7ECO1984001ECONOMICSBehavior of Security Prices in India1984Muppalla ThiripalrajuL.M Bhole 2 Copies
8ECO1987001ECONOMICSSome Applications of Flow of Funds, Accounts in India 1951-811987Santharam SuriL.M Bhole 2 Copies
9ECO1988001ECONOMICSSome aspects of product Diversification in the corporate sector in India1988Veena DevasthaliL.M. Bhole2 Copies
10ECO1988002ECONOMICSRole of public sector banks in financing small scale Industries - A case study1988Sheela PillayDr A Ramanathan
11ECO1989001ECONOMICSEfects of exchange rate changes on balance of payments in India1989S. SundararajanL.M Bhole 2 Copies
12ECO1990001ECONOMICSCausality testing and Monetarists' Proposition: An Econometric and Time Series analysis1990Patil Prabhakara ReddyDr A Ramanathan
13ECO1991001ECONOMICSA Study on the commercialization of agriculture in Maharashtra:1951-851991Ramling Mahipati SableL.M Bhole 2 copies
14ECO1991002ECONOMICSA Model on Urban Growth1991Amaresh C. Dube

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