Institute for Social and Economic Change


Post-Doctoral Research Programme (PDRP)





Ground Rules

  1. The PDRP shall be for a period of six months to one year from the date of commencement and based on the performance extendable by one more year considering external evaluation of the performance of PDRP.

  2. Only candidates who have completed Ph.D. degree during the last 10-year period with atleast two publications in refereed national/international journals are eligible to submit their applications by July 31st every 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. 1,000/- 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. The proposals received along with applications will be sent to two external referees.

  4. 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 through interview of the selected applicants.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 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. The deadline is not applicable for this category.

  8. ISEC shall issue a certificate of completion of the PDR Programme. The PDR fellow should bring out at least one publication in a refereed journal including ISEC monograph out of his PDR work.

  9. The selected candidate has to pay an affiliation fee of Rs.10,000/- per year (for Indian Scholars) and Rs.20,000 per year (for international scholars) from the date of joining the Programme.

Application Form

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



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