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ISEC PhD Admission 2016

Institute for Social & Economic Change invites application from eligible candidates for admission to Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD ) Program for the academic year 2016 – 2017.

ISEC offers two categories of PhD program : Full Time ( Residential ) for students; and Part Time ( Non – Residential ) for serving academicians and interested scholars.

ISEC PhD 2016 Admission Eligibility 

S.No. Discipline in which Degree will be Awarded Eligibility Requirement Areas of Specialisation / Remarks
1(a) Development Studies Master’s Degree in any discipline Those Students with interest in:
Decentralization and Development / Panchayats /Local Governance and Development Environmental Studies / Agricultural Economics / Rural Development / Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation / Agri-Business Management / Economics / Sociology / Political Science / Geography / Public Administration / Urban Planning / Public Policy preferably with specialization in Urban Studies / Economics and Sociology of Education / Statistics / Biological Sciences and Engineering
1(b) Population Sciences Master’s Degree in Demography / Population Studies / Public Health or have Master’s degree in other discipline with strong Demography Course The students once admitted will receive Ph.D. in Development Studies
2(a) Economics Master’s Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Micro Economics / Macro Economics / International Economics / Public Economics / Energy Economics / Development Economics / Natural Resource Economics / Applied Economics Population Economics Environmental Economics / Urban Economics / Ecological Economics / Agricultural Economics / Fiscal Decentralization / Economics of Education
2(b) Agricultural Economics Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics or with Master’s Degree in Economics with strong courses undergone in Agricultural Economics / Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation / Agri-Business Management The students once admitted will receive Ph.D. in Economics
3 Political Science Master’s Degree in Political Science / International Relations / Public Administration
4 Sociology Master’s Degree in Sociology / Anthropology ( Social Anthropology) / Social Work

ISEC PhD 2016 Selection Procedure

  • Preliminary screening of applications is done based on the quality of their research proposal submitted with the application. The list of candidates to be called for written test shall be displayed on our website on or before 15th June, 2016. The short-listed candidates will be called for a written test to be held on 18th July, 2016. The test will be conducted in six disciplines. Candidates qualifying in the written test will be required to appear for two rounds of interview on 18th July, 2016 and 19th July, 2016. 
  • Those candidates who are called for written test/interview will be paid ‘to and fro’ sleeper class train fare through shortest route or bus fare by ordinary class as applicable. No boarding & lodging charges will be reimbursed to the candidates.

ISEC PhD 2016 Admission Application Form

  • The prescribed ISEC admission application form can be downloaded ( only on A4 size paper ) from the ISEC Website
  • The duly filled in application form with all the relevant enclosures should be submitted along with the application fee of ₹ 500 / – ( ₹ 150 / – in case of SC / ST ) in the form of demand draft drawn in favour of “The Registrar, ISEC, Bangalore”, payable at State of Bank of Mysore.
  • Candidates who are awaiting their second 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 – Ph.D coursework begins in the first or second week of August, 2016.
  • Completed application with requisite attachments should reach on or before 15th May, 2016to the following address :
    The Registrar,
    Institute for Social and Economic Change,
    Professor VKRV Rao Road,
    Nagarabhavi PO, Bangalore – 560 072,
    Karnataka, India.

ISEC PhD Admission 2016 Important Dates

  • Last date for filled in Application Form : 15th May, 2016
  • List of candidates to be called for written test shall be displayed on : 15th June, 2016.
  • Short-listed candidates will be called for a written test : 18th July, 2016.
  • Interview Date : 18th July, 2016 & 19th July, 2016

Contact Details

Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Prof VKRV Rao Road,
Nagarabhavi PO, Bangalore – 560 072,
Telephone No. : 080 – 23215468,
Fax No. : 080 – 23217008,
Email :,
Website :

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.