The Institute shall offer the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics, Population Studies, Agricultural Economics, Law & Economics, Public Policy and Sociology

Master’s Degree in Economics/Agricultural Economics/Population Studies/Law and Economics/Public Policy/Sociology with at least 55 percent marks (50 percent for reserved category candidates i.e. SC/ST/OBC/VJNT/DTNT) from a recognized University/Institute.

Number of Seats
The number of candidates to be admitted for the Ph.D. programme shall depend upon the availability of eligible faculty/guides in the Institute. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Ph.D. programme shall be notified on the website of the Institute and through advertisement in at least two national newspapers, of which at least one shall be in the regional language.

How to Apply
A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme after notification shall download the application form from the Institute’s website and submit the same to the Ph.D. section at the Institute along with the prescribed application fee.

Entrance Examination
Admission to the Ph.D. programme of the Institute shall be through an Entrance Examination to be conducted on annual basis as per the schedule recommended by the Internal Ph.D. Committee.

The Entrance Examination shall comprise Written Test and Interview.

List of Subjects

Research Areas
1 Agricultural Economics
2 Applied Econometrics
3 Applied Macro Economics
4 Demography & Gender
5 Demography & Population Economics
6 Development Economics
7 Econometrics
8 Economic History
9 Economics of Affirmative Action
10 Economics of conflict
11 Economics of microfinance
12 Employment
13 Environmental Economics
14 Finance and Banking
15 Financial Economics
16 Gender (sex ratio), Caste and Class
17 Input-Output Economics
18 Labor Economics
19 Law and Economics
20 Livelihood Activities
21 Macro Econometric Modeling
22 Monetary Economics
23 Poverty and Inequality
24 Public Economics
25 Regional Economics
26 Resource Economics
27 Social Problems