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
core objective of this initiative is to make the young students (post
graduate level) to undergo internship in various social science
disciplines to understand nuances of and participate in the
inter-disciplinary social science research.
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 hands-on 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 of nine different
academic centres of ISEC.
hand exposure in the arena of research and policy interplay and understand
how research and policy complement and/or contradict with each other.
Internship demands a full time commitment for two months between 1 April
2017 and 31 July 2017. There will however be sufficient flexibility
regarding the timing of programme. The student will be required to assist
and discuss with the concerned faculty.
selected candidates will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.5,000/- based on
strict attendance and diligence. Free accommodation for a period of two
months can be provided if accommodation is available.
Out-station students may be given preference for allotment of
Selected outstation candidates will be reimbursed to and fro second class
sleeper train charges upon production of ticket/travel proof. The interns
will have to bear expenditure on food and all other expenses during stay.
Students of social sciences should preferably be in the middle of their
cases, those who have completed post-graduation recently or those pursuing
M.Phil may also be considered.
Areas for Research:
Economics, Trade and Development; Decentralised Governance and Education,
Decentralization, and Development; Urban Studies, Bangalore Surveys;
Economic Value of Eco-system Services, Green Accounting, Population and
How to apply:
Application form can be downloaded from here;
Application form (.pdf). The filled-in application accompanied by
two recommendation letters issued by the Head of the Department and a
senior faculty member from the Department should be submitted to
Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Dr VKRV Rao Road,
Nagarabhavi PO, Bangalore 560 072.
Filled-in applications will be received until March
Application Form (.pdf)