Admission Notification to PhD Programme in Development Studies in The Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.

The Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad in collaboration with Telangana University, Nizamabad invites applications from candidates.

The Programme is offered subjects:

  • Economics
  • Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work
  • Geography/Geo-Informatics
  • Development Statistics (With Specialization in Econometrics)
  • Commerce & Business Management (Related to Research Areas of CESS)


  • Below 35 years of age for Admission into Ph.D


Admission Fee₹ 5,000/- ( One time )
Tuition Fee₹ 25,000/- ( Per Annum )
Course Work Examination Fee₹ 500/- ( Per Paper )
Registration Fee₹ 5000/- ( One time )
Re-Registration Fee₹ 5000/- ( One time )
Thesis Adjudication Fee₹ 10000/-
Note: Concession of fee shall be given to the deserved candidates


  • Application fee of Rs.1000/- as a DD from any nationalized banks only drawn  in favour  of “Director CESS”.
    Or may be paid at CESS at the time of submission of application. The application fee is non-refundable.


  • Application should be submitted in the prescribed format along with Copies of Mark sheets and Certificates
    of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees or M.Phil degrees, Age Proof – SSLC Certificate or any other relevant
  • Candidates belonging to the following categories should submit self-attested copies of latest relevant certificates issued from competent authorities.
    1.  SC/ST candidates – caste certificate
    2.  BC, OBC(non-creamy layer) candidates – BC,OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate
    3.  Person with Disability (PWD)(with ≥ 40% disability) candidates– PWD certificate.
  • Applications of candidates working in Government Departments and Public sector undertakings should
    be forwarded through proper channel along with a no objection certificate from the competent authority.
  • Research Proposal written in English (enclose a short research proposal, Max-1500 words describing a research problem, motivation of the research, research approach, tentative data sources and methodology of the research.).


Application submission deadline15-August-2019
Entrance Test30-August-2019 (11.00 am to 1.00 pm)
Interview of shortlisted candidates31-Aug-2019 & 01-Sep-2019 (10.00 am onwards)
Announcement of selection05-Sep-2019
Last date for payment of fee12-Sep-2019
Date of Joining16-Sep-2019


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Application FormClick Here  
Syllabus for Ph.D Entrance TestClick Here