About the Institute for Social and Economic Change

Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is an All India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences. They were registered as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960, to create a blend of field-oriented empirical research and advances in social science theories leading to better public policy formulation.

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About Post-Doctoral Research Programme (PDRP)

The Institute for Social & Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore invites applications from meritorious and eligible candidates for the Post-Doctoral Research Program 2021 at the institute.


  • Only candidates who have completed a Ph.D. degree during the last 10-year period with at least two publications in refereed national/ international journals are eligible to submit their applications.
  • Project-cum-PD Programme: Research projects funded by external agencies can also have provision for Post Doctoral Fellowship. The scholars shall work on the topic of the project with the Project Director concerned. A normal selection procedure will be followed. The Selection Committee, for this category, will comprise of the Director, VC of APC, VC of RPC, and the Project Director concerned. The deadline is not applicable for this category.


  • The PDRP shall be for a period of six months to one year from the date of commencement and based on the performance extendable by one more year considering external evaluation of the performance of PDRP.


  • The selected candidate has to pay an affiliation fee of Rs.10,000/- per year (for Indian Scholars) and Rs.20,000 per year (for international scholars) from the date of joining the Programme.

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