School of
Humanities and Social Sciences


PhD Programme

PhD in Shool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minimum Educational Qualifications

Master’s degree in an eligible discipline with a good academic record; that is at least 60% (SC/ST 55%) marks on the aggregate in the MA degree or equivalent. There is a relaxation upto 55% for candidates from a Literature background. You need to have qualified the UGC/ NET or Junior Research Fellowship. This will entitle the student to a fellowship and the student would be assigned as a Teaching Assistant for the SHSS faculty. There is no provision for a self-financed Full Time PhD registration at IIT Mandi.

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The research scholars may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme under the part time category from a reputed University/Institution/Organization and they must have two years’ experience for Ph.D. in case of registration in Social Sciences

The list of eligible disciplines in which the minimum educational qualifications have to be obtained, will be provided by each School in the Admissions Brochure, which will be updated from time to time. The admission brochure will also include details about interdisciplinary research areas, which may be pursued by the research scholars for Ph.D. degree and the corresponding eligible disciplines given by the Schools.

The School or its Selection Committee may find fit to consider meritorious candidates from disciplines other than listed in the Admission Brochure if there is a good match between the educational/ research background of the candidate and the proposed area of research.

You need to have a minimum of two years of work experience and would be required to submit a No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the employer at the time of admissions.

Details of the NoC for more details please visit: (Click Here)