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    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet general eligibility criteria prescribed bytheUniversityfordoctoraldegrees. Thes

    The SDS Doctoral Program will offer up to six seats for a PhD in Development Studies in the 2019-20 academic year (including reservations in accordance with the Government of NCT of Delhi norms). These seats are to be filled by candidates meeting the eligibility criteria for the program and with satisfactory performance in each step of the admission process (ie evaluation of the research proposal, entrance test, and interview). The PhD program is open to 1) applicants who already hold an MPhil degree in Development Studies/Sociology /Anthropology /Political Science /Economics/or allied subjects with strong Social Science training; and 2) applicants who hold an MA/MSc in Development Studies or allied subjects / Economics / Political Science / Sociology or a relevant Masters’ degree with strong Social Science training, who have scholarly publications to their credit; or who have displayed special aptitude for research, such as by way of completion of a good quality research thesis (or a project of comparablescope).

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    6
    Duration
    TBA

    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet general eligibility criteria prescribed bytheUniversityfordoctoraldegrees. Thes

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    Seats
    6
    Duration
    TBA

    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet general eligibility criteria prescribed bytheUniversityfordoctoraldegrees. Thes

    Supervisory arrangement

    Selected candidates will be assigned Supervisors from amongst SDS faculty members after the offer of admission has been made to the candidate. In addition, Doctoral Advisory Committees (DACs), typically comprising three AUD faculty members, will be constituted for each PhD candidate. Overall monitoring and management of the doctoral program will be done by the SDS Research Studies Committee (RSC). Co-Supervision arrangements with external scholars who have recognised academic credentials will be considered in exceptional circumstances, ie, if the School is convinced that the engagement of an externalscholar willsignificantly enhance the quality of the doctoral candidate’s work.

    Coursework

    The coursework guidelines for SDS are guided by the SDS PhD Rules and AUD Research Studies Guidelines. Candidates who are admitted to the doctoral program and who do not have Page1of3 an MPhil degree will be required to complete 16 credits of coursework within a period of two semesters, by choosing from an appropriate combination of available two or four credit courses, in keeping with Rules laid down in the SDS PhD Rules. An extension for completion of coursework, beyond the period of two semesters will be available only in exceptional circumstances, and only with the permission of theRSC.

  • Courses
    Seats
    6
    Duration
    TBA

    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet general eligibility criteria prescribed bytheUniversityfordoctoraldegrees. Thes