Tuesday, March 14, 2017



       Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is one of the earliest and largest premier inter-disciplinary research institutions working on social science research in India. Established in 1972, ISEC has been instrumental in carrying out robust and competent research studies on various issues in social sciences. It has also been providing valuable policy feedback to bring about integrated social, economic and political transformation, with emphasis on equity and justice. Through both macro and micro-level studies, with inter-disciplinary approaches, the Institute’s mandate is to generate knowledge and provide information to improve the quality of policy-making and serve as a centre for excellence in research and training in social sciences. The Institute has been accredited with a team of renowned economists, sociologists, political scientists and educationists who are well known for their scholarship. Capacity building among the young researchers is one of the main thrust areas of the Institute.

The core objective of this initiative is to make the young students (post graduate level) to undergo internship in various social science disciplines to understand nuances of and participate in the inter-disciplinary social science research.

This is achieved through: 

Providing a platform for understanding the rigour in the social science disciplines and enhance the understanding towards analyzing and addressing the social problems through hands-on training.
Facilitate, instruct and orient the students in developing the research questions either for further studies or for independent research activity.
Interaction with faculty, researchers and PhD scholars of nine different academic centres of ISEC.
First hand exposure in the arena of research and policy interplay and understand how research and policy complement and/or contradict with each other.

Internship demands a full time commitment for two months between 1 April 2017 and 31 July 2017. There will however be sufficient flexibility regarding the timing of programme. The student will be required to assist and discuss with the concerned faculty.
The selected candidates will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.5,000/- based on strict attendance and diligence.  Free accommodation for a period of two months can be provided if accommodation is available.  Out-station students may be given preference for allotment of accommodation. Selected outstation candidates will be reimbursed to and fro second class sleeper train charges upon production of ticket/travel proof.  The interns will have to bear expenditure on food and all other expenses during stay.

Essential qualifications:
Students of social sciences should preferably be in the middle of their post graduation.  In exceptional cases, those who have completed post-graduation recently or those pursuing M.Phil may also be considered.
Areas for Research:
Economics, Trade and Development; Decentralised Governance and Education, Decentralization, and Development; Urban Studies, Bangalore Surveys; Economic Value of Eco-system Services, Green Accounting, Population and Health.

How to apply:
Application form can be downloaded from here; Application form (.pdf). The filled-in application accompanied by two recommendation letters issued by the Head of the Department and a senior faculty member from the Department should be submitted to
The Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Dr VKRV Rao Road, Nagarabhavi PO, Bangalore 560 072.
Last date
Filled-in applications will be received until March 20, 2017.
Application Form (.pdf)

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