CDS Trivandrum Integrated M.Phil Phd Admission 2016

CDS Thiruvananthapuram Integrated MPhil PhD Admission in Applied Economics 2016

Centre for Development Studies (CDS) Trivandrum has invited applications from eligible applicants for admission to full-time residential program leading to Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D in Applied Economics for 2016 sessions.

Duration of Course

The M.Phil Course duration would be of 24 months. Students have to spend at least 18-months, including 12 months on course work and 6 months on the dissertation. Beyond 24-months no further extension will be allowed.

Eligibility Criteria

Master’s Degree in any subject: Those awaiting results of the qualifying exam may also apply. Such applicants, if selected, will be allowed to join the Program only if their previous institutions certify that they have completed all requirements for award of degree.

The name of such applicant shall stand automatically removed from the rolls of the Centre & University if he/she fails in Master’s Program, when his/her results are announced.

Admission Process

Statutory reservations will apply for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) & Person with Disability (PWD) (≥ 40% disability) applicants.

Foreign nationals and officials nominated by the Govt. of Kerala will be considered separately.

Selection Procedure

Selection is based on an entrance test and interview. Entrance test is scheduled on 22nd May 2016 Sunday, from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, New Delhi, Pune & Thiruvananthapuram.

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the Entrance Test. Interview will be scheduled between 01st & 15th July 2016 at CDS, Thiruvananthapuram.

No TA/DA will be provided for attending the Entrance Test.

Minimum Marks to be obtained in the written test and interview taken together in order to be considered for selection:

  • General Category – 40%.
  • OBC (NCL) – 36%.
  • SC/ST/PWD – 30%.

Students completing the M.Phil degree with a minimum FGPA of 6.0 (5.5 in case of students from SC/ST/PWD categories) will be admitted to the PhD Program without further screening.

Fee Details

  • Tuition Fee:120/- per semester
  • JNU Registration/Enrolment Fee:5115/- (1 time fee)

All students will be provided Hostel Accommodation on a shared basis. There are hostels for men and women in the campus. CDS hostel rent is Rs.250/- per person per month which includes charges for electricity and water.

How to Apply?

CDS Trivandrum admission application form can be downloaded from Centre for Development Studies website www.cds.edu.

Application Fee of Rs.300/- as a DD taken only from State Bank of India (SBI) or State Bank of Travancore (SBT) drawn in favour of the CDS, payable at Trivandrum.

The Application Fee is Non-refundable, for SC/ST & PwD (with ≥ 40% disability) applicants are exempted from payment of the application fee.

Duly filled application form along with self-attested copies of above documents should be sent to “Academic Program Office, Centre for Development Studies, Ulloor, Medical College P.O, Thiruvananthapuram-695011 (Kerala) with the superscription over the cover ‘Application for Integrated MPhil/PhD Program-2016” on or before April 15th 2016.

Important Dates

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form: April 15th 2016

Date of Entrance Test: May 22nd 2016 (from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon)

Date of Written Test & Personal Interview at CDS Trivandrum on: July 01st & July 15th 2016

Selected applicants must join the Program on August 01st 2016

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