Courses at School of Media and Cultural Studies

M Phil/Phd

School of Media and Cultural Studies is engaged in media teaching, production, research and dissemination. A unique feature of the School is the close linkage between the technical and academic areas of its work. The work of the School straddles both realms, thus facilitating a synergy between research, teaching and production, all of which are informed by a keen sense of connection with local subaltern cultures of resistance and invention.

The Centres of the School engaged in research guidance are Centre for Critical Media Praxis (CCMP), which focuses on media practice and theorising on practice and Centre for the Study of Contemporary Culture (CSCC). Cultural Studies in the Indian context is a diverse cross-disciplinary field that engages in an impassioned way with contemporary social political, historical and economic contexts reflecting on questions of ideology, identity, power, and discourse.

How to Apply

Admissions are conducted at institute level. Application forms are available between February and March every year on TISS website. There are no admissions for academic year 2021-22.


MA in Media and Cultural studies

The M.A. Media and Cultural Studies aims at honing the skills of media production and research within a framework that enables the development of a critical perspective on media, culture and society. In contemporary society, media and culture are crucial sites where identities are produced and popular ways of seeing are consumed. Cultural Studies enables us to meaningfully engage and interact with these new modes of being and doing. By making us conscious of the many complex ways in which power impinges on our lives and constructs our cultures, it has the potential of empowering us to critically read the media and other cultural institutions and texts, to understand how they shape our identities and to think about how we could possibly shape them.


A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of 3 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 recognised university, in any discipline.

How to Apply

Admissions are conducted at institute level. Application forms are available between October and November every year on TISS website.