Institute for Social and Economic Change
INTERNSHIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
AT ISEC, BANGALORE - 2018
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
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.
and orient the students in developing the research questions either for
further studies or for independent research activity.
faculty, researchers and PhD scholars of nine different academic centres
First 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
2018 and 31 July 2018. There will however be sufficient flexibility
regarding the timing of programme. The student will be required to assist
and discuss with the concerned faculty.
The 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 accommodation. 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.
of social sciences should preferably be in the middle of their post
graduation. In exceptional cases, those who have completed
post-graduation recently or those pursuing M.Phil may also be considered.
Physically disabled and
visually challenged students or those from Hyderabad-Karnataka region are
encouraged to apply.
Areas for Research:
Economics, Trade and
Macro-economics; Decentralization, and Development; Health and
Environment, Health Issues, Social Demography/Population Studies or Gender
and Development; Socio-ecology, Livelihood Development, eco-system study
and bio-resource conservation; Sociology; Urban Studies, Green Accounting,
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
Application Form (.pdf)
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