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.
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.
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 hands-on
- 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.
- 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 2020 and 31 July 2020.
There will however be sufficient flexibility regarding the timing of
programme. The student will be required to assist and discuss with the
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 subject to
availability will be provided only for out-station students. 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 post graduation. In
exceptional cases, those who have completed post-graduation recently or
those pursuing M.Phil may also be considered.
Areas for Research:
Economics, Trade and Macro-economics, Development
Economics, Banking, Credit, Industry, Environmental Economics;
Decentralization, and Development; Health and Environment, Health Issues,
Social Demography/Population Studies or Gender and Development; Migration/Labour
Market Studies, medical sociology, social gradient of health,
Socio-ecology, Livelihood Development, eco-system study and bio-resource
conservation; Urban Development, Education, Labour Market; Agricultural
Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Agri-Business and Rural Development,
Development Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Political
Economy, Inclusive Development (Sociology, Social Work, Public Health).
How to apply:
Application form can be downloaded from our website http://www.isec.ac.in/summer-internship.htm.
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