ISEC PhD admissions 2012

PhD at Institute For Social And Economic Change Bangalore for 2012-13

Institute For Social And Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, invites applications for admissions to Full Time/ Part Time Doctoral Research Programme for the academic year 2012-13.

Areas of Specialization

i.    Agricultural Economics or Rural Development

li.     Development Studies

iii. Economics

iv. Education

v. Environmental Economics/ Ecological Economics/ Natural Resource Economics

vi. Political Science/ International Relations/ Public Administration

vii. Population/ Demographic Studies

viii. Sociology/ Social Anthropology


i. Master’s degree or equivalent in any of the above disciplines with at least 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST applicants) is essential;

ii. A pass in UGC-NET or JRF or SLET or M Phil is desirable;

iii. Age limit for ICSSR fellowships – below 35 years, 40 years in case of teachers and members of professional staff in research institutes.

iv. There is no age limit for ISEC Fellowship and Part-time PhD Programme.


Candidates who have passed UGC-JRF are paid the fellowship as per the UGC norms, upon receipt of fellowship grant from UGC. These Felowship holders should comply with all the requirements of the UGC, from time to time. The candidates selected for ICSSR/ISEC fellowship are paid a scholarship of Rs.6000/- p.m. during the PhD Foundation Coursework period besides an annual contingency grant of Rs.12000/-. Upon successful completion of PhD Coursework the fellowship is extendable to a further period of three years when fellow­ship payable during the first two years would be Rs.16,000/- p.m. and a contingency of Rs,10,000/- per annum. During the third year, the felowship payable will be Rs.18000/- p.m. and the annual contingency will be Rs.20,500/-, These Fellowship holders should comply with all the PhD Programme requirements of  ISEC. from time to time.

Selection Process

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 12, 2012. The list of candidates to be caled for written test shall be displayed on ISEC website on or before 15th June, 2012. Candidates qualifying in the written test will be required to appear for an interview at Centre level on July 13, 2012.

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.

Completed application with requisite attachments should be sent to

The Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Professor V K R V Rao Road, Nagarabhavi P.O., Bangalore-560 072, (Karnataka).

Application deadline: 15-05-2012

For details visit the ISEC Website

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