CESS Hyderabad Phd Admission 2016 in Development Studies

PhD Admission in Development Studies 2016 at CESS Hyderabad

The Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad in collaboration with Telangana University, Nizamabad has invited applications for admission into Ph.D Program in Development Studies for 2016-17 sessions.

PhD Programs Offered

The program is offered in the following subjects: Economics, Sociology / Anthropology / Social Work, Geography / Geo-Informatics, Public Administration / Political Science, Statistics (with specialization in Econometrics), Commerce & Business Management (Related to Research Areas of CESS).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants holding M.Phil Degree in the subject concerned from any recognized university, applicants qualified in UGC test or any other National level test for JRF, ICSSR Fellowship holders, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship holders, applicants qualified in UGC-NET, State Eligibility Test (SET); and UGC-FIP applicants are eligible to apply [Refer the Guidelines for Detailed Eligibility Criteria]

Selection Method

  1. Preliminary Screening of Application: Preliminary Screening is done based on fulfillment of eligibility criterion and the quality of the research proposal submitted with the application.
  2. Interview: All the eligible applicants will be called for an Interview and the applicants will be selected for admission into the Ph.D. on the basis of performance in the interview.


The Reservation Policy of Telangana State Government will be followed:

All the eligible applicants are required to attend the interview at their own cost. The interviews will be held at CESS, Hyderabad on Saturday, the July 16th 2016.

The selected applicants will have to attend the compulsory Course Work held at the CESS for Two Semesters, spreading throughout the year consisting of three papers. There are 25 seats in all the above six subjects put together and in few cases, the selected applicants may be permitted to register with other universities, as per the rules laid down by the Research Program Committee (RPC).

How to Apply?

Application Forms can be obtained from the office of the CESS on Payment of Rs.100/- either in Cash or Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of “Director CESS” in any nationalized bank form 10.00 am to 05.00 pm during working days.

Application forms and the guidelines can also be downloaded from the CESS website www.cess.ac.in.

The filled in application forms along with Research Proposal and the registration fee (Rs.500/- for applications directly obtained from CESS and Rs.600/- in case of downloaded applications) by Cash or DD drawn in favour of “Director CESS” Payable at Hyderabad should reach the Dean, Division of Graduate Studies, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016 on or before 05.00 PM on Thursday, the June 30th 2016.

Important Dates

Last date for Submission of Application Forms: June 30th 2016

Date of Interviews: July 16th 2016

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