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Madras Institute of Development Studies Phd Admission 2015

Madras Institute of Development Studies Phd Admission 2015

Applications are invited for four ICSSR Fellowships for PhD in Social Sciences (Economics/ Sociology/History/Political Science/ Anthropology/ Development Studies)

Every year the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) is sponsoring four students for carrying out admission to PhD degree in Social Sciences

Area of Research: Economics/Sociology/History/Political Science/Anthropology/Development Studies

Duration: The duration of the fellowships for student category will be for a maximum period of 3 years and for teaching scholar will be of 2 years


Post Graduation with, at least, 55% marks in (Economics, Sociology, History, Political Science, Anthropology and Development Studies)

Candidate should have cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) or obtained M.Phil or have published two research articles in reputed journals in social sciences (please attach reprints). Scholars are eligible to register only after PhD Foundation Course

The employed applicants have to take consent from their employer at the time of submitting their application form for the award of the fellowship

Candidates who got JRF from UGC can also apply. They have to apply for fellowship to UGC to get the fellowship through MIDS. Reservation as per UGC norms

Age – The upper age limit for a doctoral fellow is below 35 years as on 01st October 2015 (relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST); for teachers and professional staff of research institutes holding regular posts, the upper age limit would be 45 years

Value of the Fellowship & Contingency Grant: As approved by ICSSR (Students) the value of the fellowship amount for the first two years will be of Rs 16,000/- per month with a contingency of Rs 15,000/- per year. Duration of the fellowship is two years and extendable by one year

This extension is applicable to unemployed scholars subject to satisfactory performance

Selection Process

The selection of candidates will be strictly on the basis of evaluation of candidate’s performance in written test, interview and the availability of Supervisors and their area of specialization

The selection will be on the basis of qualification, research proposal, written test and personal interview; short-listed candidates will be called for interview; the interview date will be notified subsequently

How to Apply?

Candidates who got ICSSR Fellowship from MIDS can also apply (

Completed applications along with the research proposal (not exceeding 1000 words)

They have to apply for fellowship directly to UGC to get the fellowship through MIDS. Application must be sent to Madras Institute of Development Studies, No.79, II Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai-600020

The Last Date for the Submission of Application is 01st October 2015

Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai

MIDS, Chennai, 79, Second Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai-600020 (Tamil Nadu), Email: [email protected], Website