PhD Admission open in Centre for Economic and Social Studies Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad in collaboration with Telangana University, Nizamabad invites applications from candidates below 35 years of age for admission into PhD Programme in Development Studies for the academic year 2018-19.

Key Dates: The closing date for submission of application is 25 July 2018. The date of examination is 05 August 2018.


Research Subjects: The Programme is offered in the following subjects:

  1. Economics
  2. Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work
  3. Geography/Geo-Informatics
  4. Political Science/Public Administration
  5. Development Statistics (With Specialisation in Econometrics)
  6. Commerce & Business Management (Related to Research Areas of CESS)

Eligibility: The candidates who possess one of the following qualifications are eligible to apply

A Post-Graduate Degree with at least 55 percent marks or its equivalent Grade [50 percent marks for

SC/ST/ Differently-Abled categories] in the concerned subject from any recognized university.

An M.Phil Degree in the subject concerned from any recognized university.

Candidates qualified in the National level tests in UGC-NET, for JRF, ICSSR Fellowship holders, Rajiv

Gandhi National Fellowship holders, and State Level Eligibility Test (SLET).  Candidates in UGC – FDP (Faculty Development Programme).

Method of Selection: The admissions are based on an Entrance Test in one of the above subjects and Interview for eligible candidates.

Entrance Test: For details related to the syllabus and model of the Test, see the Guidelines.

Interview: Short-listed candidates will be called for Interview. Final selection will be based on the

overall performance in Entrance Test and the Interview.

Reservations: The reservation policy of the Government of Telangana will be followed.

Number of seats: 15 (Fifteen only) in all the above six subjects put together.

The Selected Candidates are required to complete the One Year Course Work on Full Time basis.


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