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Admissions Open: Ph.D. @ IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh: Apply by May 10: Expired

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D. program for the semester commencing in August 2017 in following research areas:

  • World History, Social and Culture History, Modern Indian History: Nationalism, Colonialism, 20th century India, Decolonization
  • English Literature, Oral History
  • Sociology: Sociology of Religion, Urban Sociology
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Economics: Environmental Economics, Energy Economics
  • Entrepreneurship: Startups ecosystem in India, Role of technology business incubators

Important Dates:

  • Last date of receipt of applications: May 10, 2017
  • Notification of shortlisted candidates: May 14
  • Date of Written Test and Interview: May 29


Full time research scholar position:

  • Post-Graduate degree in relevant field with minimum 55%; in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH it is relaxed upto 5%.
  • Must have qualified UGC–JRF or UGC-NET/SET/Equivalent Examination

Part-time research scholar position:

  • Two years of work experience, and Post-Graduate degree in relevant field with minimum 55%; in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH it is relaxed upto 5%.
  • Approval of potential guide is mandatory without which application will be rejected.

For more information on regulations visit this link.


  • Candidates are required to produce original testimonials/certificates at the time of interview.
  • Part time applicants are required to furnish a ‘No Objection Certificate’ issued by their employer at the time of interview.
  • Travel expenses for attending the interview will be reimbursed to selected candidates (for shortest route by ordinary second sleeper class train/ordinary bus against original receipts/bills).
  • If a candidate wishes to apply for more than one stream, he/she needs to apply separately.
  • In case of two applications by same candidate for same research area, latest application will be considered.
  • Applications for areas not invited by institute or not matching interest areas of potential guide will be rejected.

For any problems regarding filling-up of online applications, please contact: ashokthakur@iitmandi.ac.in

For any other queries, you may contact: shssoffice@iitmandi.ac.in

The official notification is available here.


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