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Prof. Dilip M Nachane, Chairman, CESS delivering keynote address on inauguration of Ph.D 2023-24 batch.

DGS conducted a session on Tests of Significance - Non-Parametric Methods by Prof. S Subrahmanyam


Interaction Session of CESS PhD Scholars with the Oxford University Scholars


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.
S.No Programme Download
1 M.Phil Degree Awarded Download
2 Ph.D Degree Awarded Download

PhD 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:

Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work
Public Administration/Political Science
Statistics (with specialisation in Econometrics)
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
S.No Paper Subject
1 Paper – 1 Research Methodology
2 Paper – 2 Perspectives and Paradigms of Development
3 Paper – 3 Fundamentals of Econometrics/ Fundamentals of Development Statistics
                                                      Semester II
S.No Paper Subject
1 Paper – 4 India’s Development Debate
2 Paper – 5 Paradigms in Social Sciences
3 Paper – 6 Applied Econometrics/Development Statistics – Applied

DGS Staff

Research Scholars and their topics - CESS in association with the Telangana University

Research Scholars and their topics – Telangana University
Batch 2016-17
Name of the Scholar Title of The Thesis
Mumtaz Begum Islamic Microfinance – a tool for financial inclusion:  a study of Telangana State
MoulkarRajeshwar Economic analysis of farm level adaption to climate change in dry land agro-ecosystem  climate sensitivity of Telangana State
DevambatlaVeerabhadra Consumer Behavior Towards Eco-Friendly Products. A Study on Green Marketing in Telangana
Anil Yerupula Re-Peasantization in Indian Agriculture: A Case of Zero budget natural farming in Andhra Pradesh
N. Shankar A Study of Urban Governance in Warangal Municipal Corporation
M.VenuMadhav Women, water and sanitation Governance: Importance of participation, policy coherence, local self-governments
AmarsingMudavath Conservation and Forest Rights Act: A Case Study of Kawal Tiger Reserve in Telangana
Shoeb Ahmed Social support and mental health: A study of elderly in Telangana
Souda Ramesh A study on child sex ratio in Wanaparthy district: a socio-cultural approach
Gattu Ramesh Causes and Consequences of Child Marriage in Rural Areas: A Study in Jogulamba Gadwal District of Telangana State
C. Uma Maheshwari Impact of Goods and Services Tax on Micro and Small Enterprises: A Study on Micro and Small Enterprises of Telangana
K. Yadagiri Quality Dimensions in Higher Education Institutions: A Study of Degree Colleges in Telangana
Batch 2017-18
Mummidi Sri Vidhya Internationalization of textile sector in India.
RanukuntlaSarojasree Agricultural Growth and Well-being of farmers in India
PonnamaneniPadmaja Export competitiveness of Indian Turmeric- a post WTO analysis
M. Kamraju Spatial and Temporal Growth Pattern of Hyderabad- A Geo-informatic Approach
Ramavath. Ravi Socio-economic and Migration Status of the Lambadis: A Study of Human Rights Perspective in Southern Telangana
Ourapalli. Pranathi Political Participation of Women in Urban Local Governments: A Study of Municipal Corporation in Andhra Pradesh
R. Bhanu Prakash Land Administration Policies and Implementation in Telangana: A Study with Special Reference to Land Record Updating Program
LingaiahMeesala Natural resources management and livelihood practices in hill areas: A case study of Gonds in Telangana
Batch 2018-19
Suresh Kumar Kasarapu Information technology services in Hyderabad -lean six Sigma approach
SampathPanthangi Crop Diversification and its Implications for Food and Nutrition Security among Small Holders: Evidence from Telangana, India
GandamThilothu Rao Goods and Service Tax (GST) and Fiscal Federalism in India-A Study
KandiSatishGoud Governance of the National Food Security Act, 2013: A Study on the Delivery of Food Security Entitlements in Telangana State
Batch 2019-20
R. Shital Employability of management graduates in Telangana-individual institutional and organizational factors
Annemalla Ramesh Financial inclusion and economic growth in India evidence from districts of Telangana state
Medha.A.S Socio-economic assessment of vulnerability among small-scale fisheries in India
Rincy Simon Housing and well-being in India a case study of public housing in Kerala and Telangana
SrijaMitra Global value chains and emerging economies analysing competitiveness and participation
Batch 2020-21
RadhaLekshmi.M Role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms in ensuring better access to justice for fisher community: A Study of ‘Ur Panchayats’ in the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu
Vinitha Anna John Interface Between Local Government Institutions and Climate Change: A Study of thePolicy Implications of Hydrological Disasters in Kerala
Suadath.V A Sociological study of health behaviour and vaccination in Kerala
GugulothuSanthosh Socio economic inequalities among Scheduled Tribes in India a Sociological study of Adivasi PVTG and dispersed tribes
Batch: 2021-22 (Currently in the second semester of Ph.D Course Work)
PanugothuTharunNaik Impact of Digital Marketing on small traders in unorganised sector
N.Pratyusha Agricultural productivity and its implications on agri industry
MekalaSagar Topic yet to be decided
Gantla Geeta Economics of education
Siddalinga Sedamkar Financial Inclusion among marginalized communities in Gulbarga district, Karnataka

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

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