Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Ph.D Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Also known as: IIT Gandhinagar

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Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Humanities and Social Sciences doctorate program offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar.

This course duration varies from 3 to 6 years, the student has to finish between this timeline to obtain the Ph.D. degree.

Broad Area of Research : South Asian Literature, South Asian History, Gujarat: Society, Politics, Literature, Partition Studies, Ageing/Gerontology, Social Demography, Public Health, Social Determinants of Health, Language, Identity and Politics, Bengali Literature, Psychoanalysis and Literature, Modernist Studies, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Death Studies, Body and Sexuality studies, Posthumanism, World Literature, History of North East India, Democracy and Civil Society, Social Action and Policy, Biodiversity conservation, human-animal relations, ecotourism, indigenous peoples, India’s protohistory, early history, society and cultural heritage, history of science and technology in premodern India, Ancient Indian Technologies, Ethnoarchaeology, Sociolinguistics, Endangered/minority language documentation, Semiotics, Writing systems, Media studies.

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Admission Process

  • Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.
  • The written test is generally based on the topics related to general aptitude (logical reasoning, analytical and numerical ability, etc.), writing skills, and basic courses of various disciplines at the undergraduate level. The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for the interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must have passed with the 55% (50% for SC/ST) or 5.5 (5.0 for SC/ST/PD) CPI/CGPA on the scale of 10 in: MA or equivalent. OR 60% (55% for SC/ST/PD) or 6.0 (5.5 for SC/ST) CPI/CGPA on the scale of 10 in BTech/MTech/MSc or equivalent.

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