Research Methdology Course

Notification :

The Applications are called for the Seven Day online “Research Methodology Course for Ph.D. Research Scholars in Social Sciences” being organised by ICSSR-Southern Regional Centre from 24th to 30th August, 2020. The last date for the submission of duly filled in online application form is 15th August, 2020. 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 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 course. The Applicants are supposed to enclose Course completion / Part I memo issued by competent authority along with the application.
3. Those who have attended either 7 days or 10 day Research Methodology Courses earlier are not eligible to apply

Broad Topics to be covered in the workshop:
▪ Methodological Perspectives in Social Science Research
▪ Steps in Research Process: Formulation and Planning
▪ Concepts in Research: Variables, Attributes, Hypothesis, Types of Hypotheses, Formulation of Hypothesis, Testing Hypothesis
▪ Research Design: Types and Methods
▪ Methods of Qualitative & Quantitative Research
▪ Mixed Methods in Social Science Research
▪ Sampling: Techniques and Methods
▪ Descriptive and Inferential Statistical Analysis Using IBM SPSS
▪ Report Writing and Referencing
▪ Methodological Issues in Contemporary Social Science Research
▪ Data Sources, e-resources
▪ Plagiarism


1. A total of 50 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 on 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. All the applicants must have a personal gmail id, personal desktop/laptop/smartphone with uninterrupted internet facility to participate in this online workshop

4. The last date for submission of online application form is 15-08-2020

5. The applicants need to fill the online application by following the link. Besides this, the applicants also need to send a scanned copy of the following documents a) PhD Admission certificate, b) PhD part-1/Course Work completion certificate, and c) Caste Certificate in a single PDF/JPJ file duly merging the above three documents and saved in the applicant’s name to be sent at

Use the following link for Registration (having gmail id is prerequisite for filling the application):

Further assistance: please contact us at 040-27091524 or Mr. Ajay Kumar at Mobile 9550707682 and also e-mail at

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