Research Methodology Course

Notification :

The Centre is going to conduct a Seven Day Workshop on “Research Methodology for SC/ST PhD Students in Social Sciences” in collaboration with Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Andhra University. The last date for receiving the applications has been extended from 25.01.2020 to 05.02.2020. The applications are invited from the SC/ST Ph.D. Scholars in Social Sciences from the states of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadeep. The RMC Programme is reschedule from 14th to 20th February, 2020. You may download the application form from our Website i.e., or

Guide Lines :

1. Ph.D. Research Scholars 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 2016-17 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. Those who have undergone training course earlier are not eligible to apply again
Broad Topics to be covered in the workshop:
(a) Methodological Perspectives in Social Science Research
(b) Steps in Research Process: Formulation and Planning
(c) Concepts in Research: Variables, Attributes, Hypothesis, Types of Hypotheses, Formulation of Hypothesis, Testing Hypothesis
(d) Research Design: Types and Methods
(e) Methods of Qualitative & Quantitative Research
(f) Mixed Methods in Social Science Research
(g) Sampling: Techniques and Methods
(h) Descriptive and Inferential Statistical Analysis Using IBM SPSS
(i) Report Writing and Referencing
(j) Feminist and Sub-altern Studies and Implications for Social Science Research in India
(k) Methodological Issues in Contemporary Social Science Research
(l) Data Sources, e-resources
(m) Plagiarism - What is it? And How to Avoid it
1. A total of 30 (20 Outstation and 10 Tamil Nadu)Ph.D. Research Scholars 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 Pondicherry.
2. Out of total 30 participants, 20 participants from SC Community and 10 Participants from ST Community will be selected for the Workshop.
3. The aspects like representation of different Social Science Disciplines, Social Background, Gender, etc. shall also be taken into consideration while selecting the Candidates.
4. The applicants need to send the duly filled scanned copy of the application to our email as an advance copy. Besides this, the applicants also need to send the hard copy of the application along with requisite documents through the register/speed post so as to reach our office on or before the last date (i.e.,05/02/2020)
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 availing TA reimbursement.
6. Attendance for all the sessions throughout the workshop period is compulsory or otherwise the certificate shall not be issued.
7. The Selected Candidates are required to bring their own personal laptop for the purpose of Hands-on-Experience
Further assistance: Dr. Peteti Premanandam Head, Department of Political Science & Public Administration Andhra University Email: Ph: 9247193247, 9959718865
Last date for Receipt of duly filled in Application is 05/02/2020

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