Admission Open: Ph.D. Programme in Humanities/Social Sciences @ BITS Pilani, Hyderabad: Apply by May 16: Expired

PhD admission 2019Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad invites applications for its Ph.D. Programme for the 2019-20 session.

Ph.D. Programmes:


  • Linguistics and Phonetics, Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Philosophy of Literature, Indian Madhyamaka Philosophy.
  • Spiritual Poetry, Indian English Poetry.
  • South Asian Fiction, Post-Colonial Literature, Comparative Literature.
  • Disability Studies, Medical Humanities.
  • Cultural Studies, Crime, and Ethics, Trauma Studies, Minority Literature.
  • English Language Teaching

Social Sciences

Noticebard WhatsApp - Telegram Group
Noticebard WhatsApp - Telegram Group
  • Gender and Science, Science and Technology Studies, Disaster Management.
  • Public Administration, Political Ecology.
  • Urban Sociology, Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Development Studies, Public Policy.
Ph.D. Categories:

Full Time:
A candidate shall be admitted as a regular Ph.D. student and are entitled to claim one of the following:

  • Institute Assistantship: Starting from INR 31,000/- per month in the first year, with increments in subsequent years.
  • Project position(s): Assistantship supported through sponsored projects of faculty members. The amount depends on the funding agency.
  • Their own merit scholarship: CSIR/UGC JRF, etc.


  • Candidates already employed in educational, research and development organizations, preferably living close to the campus, may register as part-time candidates.
  • They will have to complete the required course work similar to that of full-time candidates.
  • They will not be entitled to any assistantship from the Institute.
  • 55% or equivalent CGPA or above in Masters.
  • The academic background should match the desired research area.
  • Research area should preferably match the research area of the potential Ph.D. supervisor.
Selection Procedure:
  • Qualifying exam followed by personal interview.
  • Candidates with M.Phil. and/or NET qualification will proceed directly to a personal interview.

Click here to apply.

Application Fee:

Rs. 2400. The application fee is non-refundable.

Important Dates:
  • Last date for receipt of online application form: May 16, 2019 (5.00 PM).
  • Shortlisted candidates for selection procedure: May 31, 2019.
  • Test/Interviews: July 19, 2019.
  • List of offers to Ph.D. Program: July 23, 2019.
  • Reporting of selected students at respective campuses: July 29, 2019.
  • Registration for courses: August 8, 2019.

For Issues related to the online application form, you can send email to

For the official notification, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lawctopus Law School
Lawctopus Law School