Research Methodology Course

Notification :

The Applications are called for the Seven Day “Research Methodology Course for SC/ST Ph.D.Research Scholars in Social Sciences” being organised by ICSSR-Southern Regional Centre at Mini Conference Hall, ICSSR-SRC Guest House, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad from 17th to 24thMay, 2021. The last date for the submission of duly filled in online application form is 20thApril, 2021. The candidates who are interested to participate may fill the form online by visiting our Website i.e.,

Guide Lines :

1. Ph.D. Research Scholars belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Caste (ST) category of all Social Sciences from Universities / Institutions belonging to Southern Region (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry)are eligible to apply for this workshop.
2. The Research Scholar who is registered for their Ph.D. from the Academic Year 2017-18 onwards and those who have completed Course work examination / Part I are eligible to apply for this workshop. The Applicants are supposed to enclose Course completion / Part I memo issued by competent authority along with application.
3. The Applicant must enclose SC/ST category Certificate.
4. Those who have undergone similar training course earlier are not eligible to apply again.

Broad Topics to be covered in the workshop:

Overview on Social Science Research
Structure of Academic Writing
Searching and Researching Google Subscribed and Open Resources Data Sources
Use of Social Media for Research
Citation Styles - APA, Chicago, Havard Bluebook
Reference Management Softwares - Mendeley / Zotero
How to write Journal Articles and Publish
Plagiarism and Anti-Plagiarism Software - Turnitin
Research Clinic
Data Collection and Sampling
Statistical Tools and Techniques used in Social Science Research
Common Errors in Writing


1. A total of 30SC/ST Ph.D. Research Scholars(20 Outstation and 10 Local) would be selected from the States and Union Territories in Southern Region namely i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherryon first cum and first serve basis.

2. The aspects like representation of different Social Science Disciplines, Social Background, Gender, etc. shall also be taken into consideration while selecting the Candidates.

3. The last date for submission of online application form is 20thApril, 2021.

4. The applicants need to fill the online application by following the link on our website The applicants also need to upload the scanned copy of the following documents a) Ph.D. admission Certificate, b) Ph.D. Part-1/Course Work completion Certificate and c) Caste Certificate belonging to SC/ST category in a single PDF file duly merging the above three documents and save it in the applicant’s name and shall be uploaded in the Google Form.

5. The Selected Outstation candidates will be provided with free accommodation and food during the workshop period. The Outstation participants will be reimbursed with the Sleeper Class Train (No Tatkal) fares/ Non A.C Bus fares (Govt.) in shortest routes. However, the fellowship holders are not entitled to avail TA reimbursement. The TA will be reimbursed on submission of original tickets.

6. Attendance for all the sessions throughout the workshop period is compulsory failingwhich the certificate may not be issued.

7. The Selected Candidates are required to bring their own personal laptop for the purpose of Hands-on-Experience.

Use the following link for Registration:

Further assistance you can contact us:

Dr. Jacob Kalle
Mr. S. Srinivas

Last date for Receipt of duly filled in online Application is

20thApril, 2021.

The Honorary Director
Indian Council of Social Science Research
Southern Regional Centre
Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500 007