CESS Hyderabad PhD in Development Studies Admission 2021 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility


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CESS Hyderabad announces Admission to PhD Program in Development  Studies for Session 2021

CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2021 – The Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) Hyderabad in collaboration with Telangana University, Nizamabad invites applications from candidates below 35 years of age for admission into PhD Program in Development Studies for the academic year 2021-22.

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Subjects Offered for PhD Program

  • Economics
  • Development Statistics (With Specialization in Econometrics)
  • Commerce & Business Management (Related to Research Areas of CESS



  • Program involves coursework for a year and a PhD thesis


No. of Seats

  • 15 Seats (Centre reserves the right not to fill all the seats if suitable candidates are not found)


CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2021 Important Date

  • Application submission deadline: 20 July 2021
  • Entrance test: Online Test/Offline Test – 7 August 2021
  • Interview of shortlisted candidates: Personal/Online – 21 August 2021
  • Announcement of selection: 27 August 2021
  • Last date for payment of fee: 6 September 2021
  • Commencement of Programme: 20 September 2021


Eligibility Criteria for CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2021

  • Should qualify and pass Post-Graduate Degree with at least 55 percent marks or its equivalent Grade [50% marks for SC/ST/ DA categories] in the concerned subject from any recognized university (OR) An M.Phil Degree in the subject concerned from any recognized university (OR)
  • Candidates qualified in the National level tests in UGC-NET, for JRF, SLET or Candidates in UGC – FDP and Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship holders


CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Application Forms and the guidelines can also be downloaded from the CESS website www.cess.ac.in
  • Duly filled application form along with self-attested copies of the above documents should be sent to: “The Dean, Division of Graduate Studies, Centre For Economic and Social Studies, Nizamiah Observatory Campus, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016”


Application Fee

  • Application Fee – Rs.1000/-


Selection Procedure

  • Admissions are based on an Entrance Test in one of the above subjects and Interviews for eligible candidates.


Entrance Test

  • An entrance test will be conducted Online/Offline by the Centre for admission to the Ph.D Program
  • Who qualify in the entrance exam shall be called for an interview. The medium of exam for the Entrance Test shall be English only
  • In case of Offline Entrance Test [Written Test] conducted at CESS, Hyderabad


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website