Institute for Social and Economic Change


Post-Doctoral Research Programme (PDRP)


Ground Rules

Application Form


The Institute is pleased to announce that it has facilities for post-doctoral research programme without any funding assistance.  The facilities such as affiliation, library resources, working space in the library, computer with internet, forum for presentation of seminars/talks and interaction with faculty will be provided to the post-doctoral scholars. Subject to availability, the Institute would consider providing accommodation in its guest house and food in the hostel Mess on payment of usual charges. There will be a nominal affiliation fee of Rs.5000/- per year (for Indian Scholars) and Rs.10,000 (for international scholars). 

Such of those who are interested in availing the above mentioned facilities may contact the Registrar of this Institute for further details.

Ground Rules

  1. The PDRP shall be for a maximum period of two years from the date of commencement.

  2. Aspirants may submit their applications round the year. The aspirants shall forward applications through their employers or sponsors, if applicable, in the prescribed format (downloadable from along with a Curriculum Vitae, a copy of the research proposal and a Demand Draft for Rs.500/- in favour of Registrar, ISEC towards application and processing fee. Proposal should be comprehensive and clear not exceeding 1500 words. The applications shall be addressed to the Registrar of the Institute.

  3. There shall not be any significant financial implication on the part of the Institute on account of the PDRP. However, deserving applicants could be considered for limited financial assistance at the discretion of the Institute.

  4. The proposals received along with applications will be subjected to internal screening within the Institute and the short-listed proposals will be sent for evaluation to two subject experts for anonymous review by the Director. (the proposals will be read by three faculty members; proposals securing 5 and above marks in the aggregate of three readings in a scale of 10 shall qualify for refereeing).

  5. The qualifying proposals will be considered by a Selection Committee comprising Director, Vice-Chairperson of APC, Vice-Chairperson of RPC and Head of the concerned Centre.

  6. Selected applicants shall be attached to a faculty member in ISEC. The faculty may not be designated as Supervisor. However, s/he shall facilitate the work of the scholar.

  7. The Scholar shall give an initiation seminar before commencement of the programme, bring out his/her academic outcome in the form of ISEC Working Paper or ISEC Monograph after presenting a completion seminar at ISEC.

  8. Project-cum-PD Programme: Research projects funded by external agencies can also have provision for Post Doctoral Fellowship. The scholars shall work on the topic of the project with the Project Director concerned. There is no need for separate research proposal to be submitted under this category and therefore screening of the same will not be needed. However, normal selection procedure will be followed. The Selection Committee, for this category, will comprise of the Director, VC of APC, VC of RPC and the Project Director concerned.

  9. ISEC shall issue a certificate of completion of the PDR Programme.

  10. The Committee decided that the proposals are read by three members at the preliminary stage and such of those obtaining 5 and above marks in the aggregate of three readings in a scale of 10 marks be shortlisted for sending for expert reviewing by the Director.

Application Form

Application form for post-doctoral research programme (*.pdf)


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