Institute for Social and Economic Change PhD Admission

Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, has invited applications for admission to (a) full time (residential) and (b) part-time (non-residential) Ph.D Programmes of Academic Year 2011-12 in the following specializations:

i. Agricultural Economics or Rural Development
ii. 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

Eligibility:
The aspirants for ISEC PhD Programme and research fellowships must satisfy the following requirements:
1. 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);
2. A pass in UGC-NET or JRF or SLET or M Phil is desirable;
3. Age limit for ICSSR fellowships - below 35 years, 40 years in case of teachers and members of professional staff in Research Institutes.
4. There is no age limit for ISEC Fellowship, Part-time or External PhD Programme.


Other Discipline-wise Eligibility Requirements:
1. Candidates applying in Agricultural Economics/Rural Development should have a Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Economics or Rural Development.
2. Candidates applying in Economics should have a Master’s Degree in Economics/Statistics/Econometrics.
3. Candidates applying in Environmental/Ecological Economics/Natural Resource Economics should have a Master’s Degree in Economics or other relevant disciplines including Biological Sciences and engineering.
4. Candidates applying in Education should have a Master’s Degree in Education preferably with specialisation in Economics of Education/Sociology of Education/Educational Planning and Management.
5. Candidates applying in Political Science/International Relations/Public Administration should have a Master’s Degree in Political Science/International Relations/Public Administration.
6. Candidates applying in Population/Demographic Studies should have Master’s Degree in Demography/Population Studies or Economics/Statistics/Sociology or Anthropology or Geography, preferably with specialisation in Population Studies.
7. Candidates applying in Sociology/Social Anthropology should have Master’s Degree in Sociology/Anthropology (Social Anthropology).
8. Candidates applying in Development Studies should have Master’s Degree in any of the Social Sciences, MBA or acceptable Master’s degree by IDS, Mysore.

How to Apply:
Download application form can be downloaded (only on A4 size paper) 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 final 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 week of August 2011

Completed application with requisite attachments should reach the following address on or before May 16, 2011:
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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