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
  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 – 2Development Theory -I
3Paper – 3Development Statistics/Econometrics


Semester II
1Paper – 4Development Theory-II
2Paper – 5Contemporary Debates in Social Science
3Paper – 6Special Paper (Area of Research)


S. NoPostName 
1DeanDr. Kasturi Alivelu
2Academic Coordinator (Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University)Dr. Y Srinivasulu
3Academic Coordinator (Telangana University)Mr. Chakradhar Jadhav
4CoordinatorMr. K. Venkataiah
5Support StaffMs. Parveen Begum


Research Programme Committe

Prof. E. RevathiDirector, CESS
Prof. S. GalabVisiting Professor, CESS
Prof. S. IndrakantProfessor, RBI Chair, Council for Social Development
Prof. K.C. SuriProfessor, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad
Prof. Kalpana MarkandeyProfessor(Retd.), Department of Geography, Osmania University
Prof. V.V. HaragopalProfessor (Retd.)& Chairman Board of Studies, Department of Statistics, Osmania University
Prof. N. Sudhakar RaoProfessor (Retd.), Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad
Prof. S.V. SatyanarayanaProfessor & Head Department of Commerce & Business Management, Osmania University
Prof. K. Shiva ShankarDean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Telangana University
Prof. M. YadagiriDean, Faculty of Commerce & Business Management, Telangana University
Dr. P. Naga RajuAssociate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Telangana University
Prof. M. Gopinath ReddyProfessor (Retd.), CESS
Prof. C. RamachandraiahProfessor, CESS
Prof. C. RaviProfessor (Retd.), CESS