A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies Ph.D. admissions 2023- 2024

Are you looking for admissions for Ph.D. programs? A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna has released the official notification for Ph.D. admissions. Read this article to know details regarding eligibility criteria, admission process, selection procedure, etc.

About institute

A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna is an inter-disciplinary Research Institute established by the Govt. of Bihar as an autonomous organization in 1964 and is recognized and supported by ICSSR, New Delhi. The Ph.D. program involves a six-month course work, consisting of Research Methodology and Core Subjects, followed by submission of Synopsis and formal Registration in the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. course is affiliated with the Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna.

Research Areas

  • Sociology and Social Anthropology

  • Economics and Agricultural Economics

  • Political Science and Public Administration

  • Social Psychology

  • Social Geography

  • Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have Post Graduate degree in Social Sciences or allied subjects from a recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks.

  • 5% relaxation would be given to OBC, EBC, SC, and ST candidates. Reservation Policy will be followed as per Govt. of Bihar rules (only domicile of Bihar will get benefits of

  • Application Procedure

    The candidates who wish to join the Ph.D. program must visit the official website of antics Patna and read the instructions given in the official advertisement carefully before applying. The filled in application form with the required enclosures (self-attested along with a copy of ID proof i.e. Aadhar Card, Voter ID, etc) should reach the Registrar's Office of the Institute on or before the closing date. Applicants have to submit a hard copy only by postal mail, courier, or by hand. The application would not be accepted through email or any other mode. The applicant will require to enclose with his/her application, a research proposal in 1000 words. The proposal should clearly state the scope and objectives of the research.

    Documents to be attached

  • Identity card

  • A printout of UGC-JRF result Card

  • 10th, 12th, Graduation, and Post-graduation marksheet

  • Date of birth certificate

  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)

  • Hard copy of Application form

  • Selection Procedure

    Selection will be done based on the performance of the candidates in the written test and/or interview. Initial screening of the students will be done based on their overall academic performance. Shortlisting of the candidate will be done and a merit list will be prepared based on the screening test. For shortlisting, candidates will have to go through a written test called Ph.D. The admission Test will be for 200 marks comprising two papers 100 marks each. Paper-I will consist of multiple choice questions on GS, GK, teaching, and research aptitudes. Paper II will be of the subjective type in the subject concerned based on master's level courses.

    The minimum qualifying marks will be as follows:
    For General Candidates:50% aggregate marks
    For reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/EBC) candidates: 45% aggregate marks

    A Merit list will be prepared on the basis percentage of marks in master's Degree and weightage will be
    given accordingly adding to the points got in ph.D admission test and marks secured in an interview.

    Important dates

    Opening date of submission of application form: March 19, 2023.
    Last date to apply: April 15, 2023.

    Contact information

    A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies
    North West Gandhi Maidan
    Patna - 800 001
    Contact No.: 0612-2219395
    Fax No.: 0612-2219226, 2219138
    Email: ansiss1964@gmail.com
    Website: http://ansiss.res.in/


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