Mrs Elizabeth Adiseshiah Ph.D. Merit Scholarship

The Mrs Elizabeth Adiseshiah Ph.D. Merit Scholarship, was created to provide training and facilities for talented researchers to pursue high-quality academic research dedicated to development issues in Tamil Nadu.

Area of Research

The scholar is to be chosen from any social science discipline, on the basis of demonstrated academic competence and interest in the field of political, economic or social development in Tamil Nadu.


  1. M.Phil degree in social sciences (relaxable only in exceptional cases)
  2. The successful candidate will have to be registered under the supervision of one of the faculty members of the Institute.


The fellowship will be available for a maximum period of 3 years. The selected scholar will be taken as an intern for the first year of the programme and the renewal of the scholarship will be subject to satisfactory performance in research in the six-monthly assessment of the Institute.

Value of the Fellowship

To the successful candidate the Institute will offer a monthly scholarship of Rs.12,000 and a Contingency Grant of Rs.10,000 per annum.

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