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Ongoing Doctoral Thesis


The Institute offers Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research work with ICSSR fellowship (for details ) support for scholars. For the award of D. Phil. degree, it is affiliated to the University of Allahabad ( The Institute also provides a few short-term post-doctoral fellowships. Full time research work under the supervision and guidance of a core faculty of the Institute and regular interaction with visiting scholars and researchers lends adequate environment for training research scholars. Every year, the Institute also organizes a conference for doctoral scholars. The conference provides a platform for sharing research experiences, and training in inter-disciplinary research methods, and perspectives.

Broad disciplines in which the Institute admits students for its doctoral programme are: Economics, Commerce, Education, Management, Business Administration, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work, and Social Anthropology. Opportunities are also available for doctoral fellows to work on live projects, being undertaken by the institute. Besides regular seminars and special lectures, workshops are also organized to train and acquaint research fellow in different epistemological and methodological issues.

Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowships are awarded by the ICSSR on the basis of selection through an interview held at the office of the lCSSR, New Delhi.
The applicants for ICSSR Institutional Fellowship may send their application to the Director.


  1. Postgraduates in Social Science discipline with at least 55% marks.

  2. The candidate should have cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) for JRF /Lecturership or completed M. Phil. or should have two years research experience (a certificate to this effect to be attached from the concerned authority) or have at least two articles (reprints to be attached) published in professional journals in Social Sciences.

  3. For Institutional Fellowships. the candidate whether registered or not may apply. They will have to be registered / re-registered as the case may be with one of the faculty members of the respective institutes.


The upper age limit for a doctoral fellow is below 35 years (relaxable by 5 years in case of SC or ST). In exceptional cases, where a candidate is found to have outstanding ability, the age limit may be relaxed marginally at the discretion of ICSSR.


The selected candidate will be paid a fellowship amount of Rs.6,OOO/- per month for two years, extendable by one year in exceptional cases only, plus Rs.12,OOO/- per annum as contingency grant.

In case of an employed scholar his/her salary is protected. In addition, a contingency grant of Rs.12,OOO/- per annum will also be paid. Duration of a salary protected fellowship will be for two years only.

Name : Anamika Pandey
Last Degree attained : M.Psy. HRDM
Supervisor : Prof. R.C.Tripathi
Topic of Research : Correlates and Outcomes of Organizational Capital
The objective of the study is to develop the construct of organizational capital and explore its linkages with the organizational profitability and its competitive advantages and to examine its discriminant validity vis-a-vis other similar concepts.
Other research interest : Organizational change & development, Pro Social & Helping Behaviour, Assessment Centers.
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Name : Praveera Srivastava
Last Degree attained : M.A. in Psychology
Supervisor : Prof. R.C. Tripathi
Topic of Research : Percemption of Injustice and Violence: The Role of Cognitive and Affective Factors
The study intends to point out the processes underlying the generation of violent events in the society. The main objective of the study is to understand how feeling of anger and cognition originating from the perception of injustice affect the emergence of violence and to develop a psychological understanding of the factors which would govern whether people would be prone to behave violently perceiving a situation of injustice.
Other research interest : Imagery, Intergroup relations
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Name : Vibhut Narayan Pandey
Last Degree attained : M.A. NET in Economics
Supervisor : Prof. Bhasker Majumder
Topic of Research : Forced Migration of Workers: A Study of Labour Chaurahas in Uttar Pradesh
Other research interest : Labour Market, Unemployment and Poverty, Rural Development
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Name : Ramu Maurya
Last Degree attained : M.A. Economics, B.Ed.
Supervisor : Prof. S.K. Pant
Topic of Research : Role of Microfinance in Poverty Eradication Among the Women in India: With special reference to Basti District
Other research interest : Finance, Banking, Poverty Analysis, Globalization, Rural Development
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Name : Ravi Kant Singh
Last Degree attained : M.A. in Economics
Supervisor : Prof. Pradeep Bhargava
Topic of Research : The Economics of Regulation and Pricing in the Telecommunication Industry
Other research interest : Agricultural Economics, Poverty
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Name : Vidyarthi Vikas
Last Degree attained : M.A. in Economics
Supervisor : Prof. Bhaskar Majumder
Topic of Research : Size-Differential in Agricultural Land Holding and Its Impact on Productivity: A Study Based on Selected Farms in Uttar Pradesh
Other research interest : Indian Economic Policy, Development Economics
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Name : Kamrul Hasan
Last Degree attained : M.A. in Economics
Supervisor : Prof. S.K. Pant
Topic of Research : Impact of Leather INdustry on Environment: A Study of Kanpur and Unnao Districts, U.P.
Other research interest : Environmental Economic Policy
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Name : Shraddha Pal
Last Degree attained : M.A. in Economics
Supervisor : Prof. U. Kalpagam
Topic of Research : Expectation, Future Market and the Macro Economy: An Econometric Analysis of Indian Economy
Other research interest : Financial Management and Open Economy Education
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Name : Pooja Gupta
Last Degree attained : M.Sc. (Anthropology)
Supervisor : Prof. U. Kalpagam
Topic of Research : Reproductive Health of Chamar Women: An Anthropological Study
Other research interest : Poverty and Unemployment and Skill Education
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Name : Mukesh Kumar Pandey
Last Degree attained : Post Graduation in Economics
Supervisor : Prof. S.K. Pant
Topic of Research : Microfinance and Women Empowerment
Other research interest : Microfinance and Food Security
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