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Admission to Ph.D. programme

(Behind Govt. Data Centre), Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai – 600 025

Admission to Ph.D. Programme

Madras School of Economics (MSE) is a centre of advanced studies in teaching and research and is recognised as a centre for research leading to Ph.D in Economics by the University of Madras. Applications are invited for the doctoral programme (Full Time/Part Time) in Economics. Candidates interested in working in the areas of Environment Economics, Energy Economics, International Economics, Capital Markets, Urban Economics, Labour Economics, Industrial Economics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics (Nutrition, Health, Poverty) and Public Economics, may apply.
About 5 Full time/Part time vacancies are available.
Qualification: M.A. or M.Sc. in Economics from any University in India or abroad recognized by the UGC with minimum of a 55% in the qualifying examination or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates who have qualified under the UGC-JRF. Kindly refer to University of Madras website for other details on qualifications/eligibility.
Fellowship: Selected full time candidates who do not have any other source of stipend will receive a scholarship of Rs. 4500 per month in the first year. After successfully completing the course work in the first year, this may be increased by an addition of Rs. 500/- per month in every successive year. Candidates standing first and second in the entrance examination of Ph.D. will receive a special fellowship of Rs. 8000 per month in the first year. This may be increased to Rs. 9000 in the second year onwards. After the end of each year, performance will be reviewed and fellowship will be continued only on satisfactory performance. In all cases, maximum period for which fellowship can be availed is four years.
Application Procedure:
1. Application forms can be had from University of Madras, the University Enquiry Office, University Centenary Building, Chepauk, Chennai-600 005 on payment of Rs.500 by Account Payee Demand Draft from any Nationalised Bank drawn in favour of ‘The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai-600 005’ along with requisition letter. Self addressed stamped envelope for Rs.55/- should accompany the requisition for application form through post. Filled in application should be sent to ‘The Director, Madras School of Economics, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai-600 025’. Last date for issue and receipt of application is June 30, 2010.
2. Candidates should send along with the Bio-Data a 3-5 page research proposal on the research that they wish to undertake to the Director, Madras School of Economics.
3. Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be called by MSE for written examination and interview to be held in July/August 2010.
Further details about Madras School of Economics can be obtained from the web-site:( or Madras School of Economics, Behind Govt. Data Centre, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai – 600 025. Tel: Off – 22352157, 22300304, 22300307. Fax : 22352155, 22354847, E-mail :