Ph.D. Program at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore – 2014-15

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isecInstitute for Social and Economic Change is inviting applications for its Ph.D. Programme for the academic year 2014-15.

Eligibility: The aspirants for ISEC Ph.D. Programme and research fellowships must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in any of the disciplines (see sub-headings 11 and 13) with at least 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST applicants);
  • A pass in UGC-NET or SLET or M Phil is desirable (Please see Item No.13);
  • Age limit for ICSSR fellowships – below 35 years, 40 years in case of teachers and members of professional staff in Research Institutes.
  • There is no age limit for ISEC Fellowship, Part-time PhD Programme.

Fellowship: The candidates selected for ICSSR/ISEC fellowship are paid a scholarship of Rs.6,000 p.m. during the PhD Foundation Coursework period besides an annual contingency grant of Rs.12,000. Upon successful completion of PhD Coursework the fellowship is extendable to a further period of three years, fellowship payable during these years would be Rs.16,000/- p.m. and a contingency of Rs. 15,000/- per annum. These Fellowship holders should comply with all the PhD Programme requirements of ICSSR/ISEC, from time to time.

Selection Procedure: Preliminary screening of applications is done based on the quality of their research proposal submitted with the application. The short listed candidates will be called for a written test to be held on July 14, 2014. The list of candidates to be called for written test shall be displayed on our website on or before 16th June, 2014. Candidates qualifying in the written test will be required to appear for an interview at Centre level on July 15, 2014.

How to Apply: The prescribed application form can be downloaded (only on A4 size paper) from the ISEC Website: . The duly filled-in application form with all the relevant enclosures should be submitted along with the application fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.150/- in case of SC/STs) in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Registrar, ISEC, Bangalore. Candidates who are awaiting their second year PG results may also apply. However, it is mandatory to produce the proof of final PG examination results at the time of the admission test. The Pre-PhD Coursework begins in the first or second week of August 2014.

Completed application with requisite attachments should reach the following address on or before May 16, 2014.
Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change
Professor V K R V Rao Road, Nagarabhavi P.O.
Bangalore-560 072, (Karnataka)


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  1. Habtamu

    April 29, 2014 3:16 am

    I have made attempt to find online PhD application procedure and form but I didn’t get it. Would you please inform me how can I apply for PhD on social science/development studies at this institution because by now our (Ethiopian) government allow Public university’s lecturers to apply at any of Indian university. Everything including fee will be paid by Ethiopian government via the embassy there in Indian. Thus, I am very interested to study PhD in your institute.


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