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Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) announces PhD in Women's & Gender Studies Admission 2016

Updated on Mon, 07 December 2015 at 19:35 IST
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Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) invites applications for admissions to Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies for the academic year 2016 - 17.

Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies is conducted by Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), Delhi.

Women's and Gender Studies MPhil/Ph.D. programme is conducted jointly by Ambedkar University Delhi and Centre for Women's Development Studies (Delhi) as part of a collaboration between the two institutions. The program will assimilate analytical understandings of the significance of gender (relations) and foster study of conduits and configurations of power, causes, contexts and consequences of women’s subordination

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:
=> Those who have completed MPhil in Women’s and Gender Studies or in a related Social Sciences or Humanities discipline.

=> Those who have a Masters’ degree with at least 55% in aggregate along with at least two years of work experience or publications in a related field.

=> Those holding the MPhil degree in an area/discipline unrelated to Women's and Gender Studies could be required to complete courses prescribed for MPhil students of up to 18 credits, as determined by the Research Studies Committee (RSC).

=> Even those Ph.D. candidates, who already hold an MPhil degree in areas pertaining to Women’s and Gender Studies, may be asked to undertake some MPhil courses. The RSC could decide that research on the proposed topic requires a particular kind of preparation that the scholar has not yet obtained in her/his education and training.

Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

=> The application process is computerized and online only. There are no paper application forms.

=> Application forms can be filled online on-campus at the AUD campus in Kashmere Gate (between 15th December 2015 to 28th December 2015 only) or off-campus (online) (between 25th November 2015 to 28th December 2015) by logging on to and following the instructions provided there.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD): Click here to download application form

Fellowships and Stipend

=> Successful Ph.D. candidates will be eligible to apply for ICSSR Doctoral Fellowships through the CWDS, for which there is a separate application process including an interview which will be undertaken after formal registration in the Ph.D. programme.

=> AUD will give a stipend to Ph.D. scholars who are not availing any fellowship/grant.

Important Dates:

Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Call for application opens: 25th November, 2015
  • Deadline for submission of applications: 28th December 2015 (4:30 pm)
  • Display of name list for entrance exam: 2nd January 2016
  • Date of entrance examination: 6th January 2016
  • Display of name list for interviews: 7th January 2016
  • Date of interviews: 8th January 2016
  • Declaration of first admission list: 9th January 2016
  • Admissions under first list: 11th-15th January 2016
  • Declaration of second list: 15th (evening) January 2016
  • Admissions under second list: 18th-22nd January 2016

Important Note:
The application process must be completed successfully online according to the instructions were given ( A hard copy of your research proposal (2000-3000 words) should be sent to the Ambedkar University, Delhi address given below. It can either be sent by post or hand delivered. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A PROPOSAL (HARD COPY) WILL BE REJECTED AND NOT PROCESSED FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM. Apart from online submission, submit a hard copy of your research proposal and photocopy of the documents certifying the eligibility criteria, including NCT-non-NCT status, on or before the
last date of submitting applications.

Selection Process:

Admission to the programme will comprise of three components: Research proposal, entrance exam and interview.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies, 2016
Research Studies Committee,
School of Human Studies,
Ambedkar University, Delhi,
Kashmere Gate Campus, Lothian Road,
Delhi 110006

Bharat Ratna Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi
Bharat Ratna Dr B.R. Ambedkar Vishwavidyalaya, Delhi (Ambedkar University, Delhi or AUD for short) was established by the Government of the NCT of Delhi through an Act of Legislature. The University began functioning in August 2008. The Act mandates the University to focus on teaching and research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. AUD is a unitary university which locates its postgraduate and undergraduate programmes as well as research on its own campus.

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