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Division for Graduate Studies

M.Phil / Ph.D Programme

The CESS has been recognized as a centre for advanced research by the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University and the Osmania University. It has also been recognized by the University of Hyderabad as centre for external registration for Ph.D. programmes in economics and anthropology. The centre has evolved a unique teaching –cum- research training programme leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. in development studies. Both the part-time programmes undertaken in collaboration with the Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University. The Centre has been organizing M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes in collaboration with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad since 1986 and 1990 respectively. Till now, the Centre has admitted 29 batches of M.Phil students and 23 batches of Ph.D students and so far 100 Scholars have been awarded M.Phil degree and 78 scholars the Ph.D degree.
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1 M.Phil Degree Awarded Download
2 Ph.D Degree Awarded Download

Ph.D Programme

CESS has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Telangana University, Nizamabad in 2016 to conduct a full-time research programme leading to Ph.D. degree in development studies. Along with the subjects offered for the part-time programme.

The Ph.D. programme is offered under the overall supervision and guidance of a Research Programme Committee (RPC). The Director, CESS is the Chairman of the RPC and the other members are from Telangana University, CESS and a few eminent academicians as subject experts. The RPC in all its practical purposes acts as academic council in academic matters, and as a managing committee in administrative matters. The RPC would review the programme and would take decisions from time to time to improve the quality of research and evolve the guidelines of the programme. The full-time Programme was inaugurated on 17 October, 2016 by Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Professor at Pavia University, Italy and visiting professor at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi.The Centre (CESS) offers regular Ph.D Programme in Development Studies in collaboration with Telangana University, in the following disciplines/subjects:

  1. Economics
  2. Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work
  3. Geography/Geo-Informatics
  4. Public Administration/Political Science
  5. Statistics (with specialisation in Econometrics)
  6. Commerce & Business Management (related to the research of CESS)

Candidates admitted to the Ph.D Programme have to undergo the course work which is organized in two semesters.

Semester I
1Paper – 1Research Methodology
2Paper – 2Perspectives and Paradigms of Development
3Paper – 3Fundamentals of Econometrics/ Fundamentals of Development Statistics
Semester II
1Paper – 4India’s Development Debate
2Paper – 5Paradigms in Social Sciences
3Paper – 6Applied Econometrics/Development Statistics – Applied
DGS – Staff
1DeanDr. Kasturi Alivelu
2Academic CoordinatorDr. Y Sreenivasulu
3Programme CoordinatorMr. K. Venkataiah
4Support StaffMs. Parveen Begum

Scholars Space

CESS Scholars Receiving Pre-PhD Marks Memo from Prof. R Limbadri, Chairman, TSCHE and Prof. E Revathi, Director, CESS.