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Post-Doctoral Research Program 2021 at Institute for Social & Economic Change, Bangalore: Apply by July 31: Expired


The Institute for Social & Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore invites applications from meritorious and eligible candidates for the Post-Doctoral Research Program 2021 at the institute.

The Institute for Social and Economic Change is a social science research institute in Bangalore, India. Founded in 1972, it is the largest among the 27 institutions supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research. ISEC is one of three major institutions established by Prof. V. K. R. V.


The PDRP shall be for a period of six months to one year from the date of commencement and based on the performance extendable by one more year considering an external evaluation of the performance of PDRP.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Only candidates who have completed a Ph.D. degree during the last 10-year period with at least two publications in refereed national/ international journals are eligible to submit their applications.
  • Project-cum-PD Programme: Research projects funded by external agencies can also have provision for Post Doctoral Fellowship. The scholars shall work on the topic of the project with the Project Director concerned. A normal selection procedure will be followed. The Selection Committee, for this category, will comprise of the Director, VC of APC, VC of RPC, and the Project Director concerned. The deadline is not applicable for this category.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program 2021 at IIPS, Mumbai: Apply by July 1.


Selection Criteria

The qualifying proposals will be considered by a Selection Committee comprising Director, Vice-Chairperson of APC, Vice-Chairperson of RPC, and Head of the concerned Centre through interview of the selected applicants. Selected applicants shall be attached to a faculty member in ISEC. The faculty may not be designated as supervisors. However, s/he shall facilitate the work of the scholar.

How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here. The aspirants shall forward applications through their employers or sponsors, if applicable, in the prescribed format along with a Curriculum Vitae, a copy of the research proposal, and a Demand Draft for Rs. 1,000/- in favor of Registrar, ISEC towards application and processing fee to Institute for Social and Economic Change, Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road, Nagarabhavi, Bengaluru – 560072, India.

ISEC shall issue a certificate of completion of the PDR Programme. The PDR fellow should bring out at least one publication in a refereed journal including an ISEC monograph out of his PDR work. The last date to apply is July 31, 2021.


For full notification, click the link below.

ISEC, Bangalore Post-Doctoral Research Program 2021 Notification


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