Centre for Development Studies

CDS Thiruvananthapuram Integrated MPhil PhD Admission in Applied Economics 2018

Centre for Development Studies (CDS) Trivandrum has invited applications from eligible applicants for admission to the full-time residential program leading to Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D in Applied Economics for 2018 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 coursework 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 the award of the 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.

CDS Trivandrum Integrated M.Phil PhD 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.

CDS Trivandrum Admisison Selection Procedure

Selection is based on an entrance test and interview. The entrance test is scheduled on 20th May 2018 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. The interview will be scheduled between 02nd July 2018 and 13th July 2018 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.

CDS Trivandrum Application Form – 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-2018” on or before April 11th 2018.

CDS Trivandrum Admission Dates 2018

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form: April 11th 2018

Date of Entrance Test: May 20th 2018 (from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon)

Date of Written Test & Personal Interview at CDS Trivandrum on 02nd July & 13th July 2018

Selected applicants must join the Programme on August 01st 2018

CDS Trivandrum Integrated M.Phil Phd Admission 2018, Application, Dates
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