PhD Admissions

Ph.D. Programme in Social Sciences

Location: Guwahati

Intake: 19


Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates found ineligible will be rejected at any stage in the admission process and no grievances will be entertained in this regard.

Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) on the basis of them meeting the following considerations with regard to educational qualifications and research proposal:

1. Educational Qualifications: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the Ph.D programmes is a Second Class Master’s or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognised university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC). In the case of SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 45 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

2. Candidates who have an M.Phil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D Programme.

3. Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission for the Ph.D. Programme. A research proposal consisting of approximately 1,000 words should accompany the proposal and indicate the Specification of the broad field of study, Statement of the research problem and scope and objectives of the study, rationale for and the significance of the study, methodology to be followed, references, and the candidate’s research/work experience in that area, if any.


    1. Ph.D. Programme in Social Sciences

Total Intake:- 19
Location :- Guwahati
Thematic Areas


Sr. No. Thematic Areas Seats
1 Health, Mental health and social work. 3
2 Agrarian studies, Science/technology/society, conservation, and human rights. 3
3 Indian politics, Public policy, Conflict studies. 3
4 Agroecology, Innovation studies, Sustainability studies, System ecology 3
5 Utilization of health services, Health seeking behavior by the vulnerable section, STI/HIV/AIDS, Stigma and discrimination, Care and support 1
6 Governance, Ethnicity and Conflict studies, Federalism, State, Democracy and tribes. 2
7 Livelihoods, Social work and Policy Practice, Decentralisation and governance, Leadership, Policy analysis, Politics of the marginalised, Caste and discrimination, CSR, Network Analysis and Systems thinking 3
8 EIA, Environmental management planning, Environmental contamination interfaces, Remediation, Hydro geochemistry 1



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