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 (www.allduniv.edu).
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,
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
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
Social Science discipline with at least 55%
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
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.
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.