Research Methdology Course

Notification :

Applications are called for the Three Day Workshop on “Academic Writing in Social Sciences for Ph.D. Research Scholars and Young Faculty” being organized by ICSSR-Southern Regional Centre at Mini Conference Hall, ICSSR-SRC Guest House, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad from 26th to 28th March, 2020. The last date for the submission of duly filled in application is 2nd March, 2020 (Monday). The candidates who are interested to participate may download the application form from our Website i.e.,

Guide Lines :


1. The Social Sciences Ph.D. Research Scholars / Young Faculty who have done the basic 7/10 Day Research Methodology from Universities / Institutions are eligible to apply for this workshop from Southern Region (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry)
2. The Research Scholar who is registered for their Ph.D. from the Academic Year 2015-16 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.

Broad Topics to be covered in the workshop:

a.Structure of Academic Writing
b. Searching and Researching Google Subscribed and Open Resources Data Sources Arxiv
c. Use of Social Media for Research
d. Citation Styles - APA, Chicago, Havard Bluebook
e. Reference Management Software - Mendeley EndNote Zotero
f. Mendeley
g. How to Write Journal Articles
h. What is Plagiarism and how to avoid it?
i. Anti-Plagiarism Software - Turnitin


1. A total of 40 (20 Outstation and 20 Telangana state) Ph.D. Research Scholars and Young Faculty would be selected from the States and Union Territories in Southern Region namely i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.
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 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., 2nd March, 2020).
4. 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. The TA will be reimbursed on submission of original tickets.
5. Attendance for all the sessions throughout the workshop period is compulsory or otherwise the certificate shall not be issued.
6. The Selected Candidates are required to bring their own personal laptop for the purpose of Hands-on-Experience on Mendeley software.

Further assistance: please contact us at 040-27091524 and also e-mail at

Last date for Receipt of duly filled in Application is 2nd March 2020 (Monday).

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

Download Application Form