Institute for Social and Economic Change
 

 

ISEC SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

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Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is one of the earliest and largest premier inter-disciplinary research institutions working on social science research in India. Established in 1972, ISEC has been instrumental in carrying out robust and competent research studies on various issues in social sciences. It has also been providing valuable policy feedback to bring about integrated social, economic and political transformation, with emphasis on equity and justice. Through both macro and micro-level studies, with inter-disciplinary approaches, the Institute’s mandate is to generate knowledge and provide information to improve the quality of policy-making and serve as a centre for excellence in research and training in social sciences. The Institute has been accredited with a team of renowned economists, sociologists, political scientists and educationists who are well known for their scholarship. Capacity building among the young researchers is one of the main thrust areas of the Institute.

Objectives:

The core objective of this initiative is to make the young students (post graduate level) in various social science disciplines to understand nuances of and participate in the inter-disciplinary social science research.

This is achieved through: 

  • Providing a platform for understanding the rigour in the social science disciplines and enhance the understanding towards analyzing and addressing the social problems through on hand training.
  • Facilitate, instruct and orient the students in developing the research questions either for further studies or for independent research activity.
  • Interaction with faculty, researchers and PhD scholars
  • First hand exposure in the arena of research and policy interplay and understand how research and policy complement and/or contradict with each other.

Duration:

Internship demands a full time commitment for two months. There will however be sufficient flexibility regarding the timing of programme. The student will be required to assist and discuss with the concerned faculty.

Allowance:

The selected candidates will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.5,000/-, and free accommodation for a period of two months, depending on the availability of rooms on the campus.  Outstation candidates are will be reimbursed to and fro second class sleeper train charges or deluxe class bus fare (one time travel) upon production of ticket/travel proof.  Food and other expenses are to be borne by the participants.

Essential qualifications:

Students of humanities/arts/social sciences who are in the middle of their post graduation 

How to apply:

Application will be formally invited in the month of March  and processed in April every year.  

 

 

 

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