Ph.D. Admission at Madras Institute of Development Studies: Apply by March 7

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Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), No.79, Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chenna-600 020 has invited applications for admission to the Ph.D. programme of MIDS.

Applications are invited from those who have been awarded fellowships from UGC or any other funding agency for a minimum period of 3 years to carry out doctoral research in Social Science (Economics / Sociology / History / Anthropology / Development Studies / Social Work). Available areas of research are given at

Those without fellowship but wishing to apply for ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowship may also apply for admission in the Institute. However, final selection for the ICSSR fellowship solely rests with ICSSR. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds/groups are encouraged to apply.

MIDS does not provide fellowship to candidates.

Eligibility: Applicant should have completed Post-Graduation with at least 55% marks (50% marks, in the case of SC/ST candidates) or equivalent grade point average in Economics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Development Studies, or Social Work.

Applicant should have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) or obtained an M.Phil.

Age: Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age (relaxation in age by 5 years permissible for SC/ST candidates) as on 22.01.2022.

Selection Process: Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test and an interview.

The final selection from the shortlisted candidates will be strictly based on the quality of the research proposal, evaluation of the candidate’s performance in the written test, interview, and the availability of Supervisors in her/his area of specialisation.

Application: Application can be submitted through the link provided at

After submission of the application, applicant should send/forward the copy of the filled-in form received in the registered email ID to to reach latest by 7.3.2022.

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