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CESS Hyderabad announces Admission to PhD Program in Development  Studies for Session 2023, Apply now

CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2023 – The Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) Hyderabad in collaboration with Telangana University, Nizamabad invites applications for admission into regular Ph.D Programme in Development Studies for the academic year 2023-2024


CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2023


Subjects Offered for PhD Program

  • Economics
  • Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work
  • Development Statistics [Related to Research Areas of CESS]
  • Political Science/Public Administration
  • Commerce/Business Management [Related to Research Areas of CESS]



  • Program involves coursework for a year and a PhD thesis


No. of Seats

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


Important Date

  • Application submission deadline: 09 July 2023
  • Entrance test: Online/Offline Test: 27 July 2023
  • Interview shortlisted candidates: Personal/Online – 17 August 2023
  • Commencement of Programme: Last week of August 2023


Eligibility Criteria for CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2023

  • 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, State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) or Candidates in UGC–FDP (Faculty Development Programme) and Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship holders


Application Process

  • Application can be submitted Online https://cess.ac.in/
  • Application form and the guidelines can be downloaded from the CESS website www.cess.ac.in/phd-enrol-online-2023/
  • Alternatively, applications can be downloaded and duly filled in application form along with self-attested copies of the above documents should be sent/submitted to:“The Dean, Division of Graduate Studies, Centre For Economic and Social Studies, Nizamiah Observatory Campus, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016” on or before 30 July 2023. 


Application Structure

  • The fee structure is as follows
  • Admission Fee Rs. 5,000/- [Rs. Five Thousand only] – One time
  • Tuition Fees Rs. 25,000/- [Rs. Twenty-Five Thousand only] per annum
  • Course Work Examination Fee Rs. 500/- [Rs. Five Hundred only] – Per paper
  • Registration Fee Rs. 5000/- [Rs. Five Thousand only] – One time
  • Re-Registration Fee Rs. 5000/- [Rs. Five Thousand only] – One time
  • Thesis Adjudication Fee Rs. 10000/- [Rs. Ten Thousand only]


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
  • The entrance exam consists of 2 sections – Section I Research Methodology, Section II – Respective Discipline
  • In case of Offline Entrance Test [Written Test] conducted at CESS, Hyderabad


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


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