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PhD Application

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS, Pilani - Pilani campus

PhD Admission I SEM  2019-20

For admissions to Humanities and Social Sciences, candidates with an M.A. degree and a minimum of 55% aggregate may apply. In addition, the department may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an admission test, which may comprise of a written exam and/or interview.

Note: Please note that merely fulfilling the minimum eligibility condition does not automatically qualify a candidate for being shortlisted for the admission test.

1. Area(s) of Ph D admission in the I Semester 2019-20:

Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Public policy & development studies, Musical Forms and Styles, , Film Studies, English Language Teaching, Communication and Soft Skills, English Literature and Cultural Studies, Media Studies and Advertising, Education, Language studies, Technology Interventions in Education and Governance


2.  Scholarship/assistantship available:

(a) Institute Assistantship Up to Rs 25000 per month. Only a limited number of institute fellowships will be available. However, there is no restriction on the number of CSIR/UGC-JRF qualified candidates being admitted.


3. Department plans to admit student under:

 a. Full Time students: Student who will devote full-time on Ph D work.

    b. Part-time Students: Preferably individuals working in organizations providing basic facilities and environment for research will be admitted under this scheme.  Students will have to complete required course work similar to full-time students as specified by DRC.  They will not be entitled for any assistantship from the Institute. 


 4. Fee structure: (For I Semester 2019-20*):





Ph D application fees (one time)



Admission fees (one Time)



Tuition fees per semester *



Institute caution deposit



Health Insurance cover

500/- p a

500/- p a

Hostel Fee, 

Mess & electricity advance

Hostel, ICT,

Infrastructure Modernization Fees

student aid fund

Applicable as per campus rules. For details log on to



* The above prescribed semester fees are for students admitted in the academic year 2019-20. 


For deadlines and other information, please refer to the admission website at

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