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- Ph. D. in Cultural Studies
- M.A. in Cultural Studies (Online)
- CSCS Educational Initiatives Programme


Announcing Admissions for Academic year 2007

Courses offered in the
Academic Year 2004-05

Courses offered in the
Academic Year 2005-06



CSCS is an institution for higher education in the humanities and social sciences, engaged in developing innovative and inter-disciplinary approaches to researching culture in India.

The CSCS Ph.D. is afflilated to MAHE and Kuvempu University.

On our faculty are scholars known for their analyses of contemporary culture. Distinguished visiting faculty from India and abroad will also be involved in Ph.D. instruction at the Centre.

Broad reserach areas at CSCS include: gender studies, law and culture, education, film and new media, history and philosophy of culture. Applicants with other interests are also invited to apply.

The Ph.D in Cultural Studies, involves two semesters of coursework (residence requirement: one year), followed by supervised reading and research. The courses will be reading/writing intensive. Students will learn how to interpret complex texts, to understand intellectual debates that have formed the horizon of interdisciplinary cultural studies, formulate and discuss ideas and questions, and to write research papers.

CSCS has undertaken several research projects (on cinema, television, and new media; gender and modernity; urban cultures; caste and democracy) which will have a close relationship with the Ph.D. programme.


A Master’s Degree from any recognized university in India or abroad, with a minimum mark of 55% or its grade equivalent. 5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates.

Preference will be given to candidates working in the broad area of Culture and Democracy, which is the focus of current CSCS research. Applicants with an interest in Law and Culture are also encouraged to apply.

Financial Support

Some selected students will be given fellowships/financial assistance for a period of one year.


The Ph.D candidates will be registered either with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, or with Kuvempu University, Karnataka.

Fee Structure

First Year:
Tuition fee: Rs. 7500
Registration fee: Rs. 1500
Establishment charges: Rs. 3000
Library fee: Rs. 2000
Student welfare fee: Rs. 1000
Total Fee: Rs. 15,000

Annual Fee for the next three years of registration: Rs.10,000
One time thesis submission fee: Rs.3000

Application Procedure

Enclose the following documents:
-- Curriculum Vitae;
-- Copies of the under-graduate and post-graduate marks sheets (one set);
-- A sample of writing (no longer than 15 double-spaced pages or approx. 4000 words, e.g. a reworked term paper);
-- A two-page research proposal.

Send your applications and supporting documents in an envelope marked ‘Ph.D. Programme’ to

The Administrative Officer,
Centre for the Study of Culture and Society,
466, 9th Cross Madhavan Park,

1st Block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore 560011

Last Date for Application: April 30, 2007

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an oral interview in the second week of June, 2007.
The first semester of the Ph.D. programme commences on August 1.

For further details write to: admin@cscs.res.in

Diploma in Cultural Studies

CSCS offers a one year (2 semester) Diploma in Cultural Studies alongside the Ph.D. programme.
The Diploma is open to candidates from any discipline, preferably with a post-graduate degree.

To see the online courseware for 2005, go to:


Applications for the programme should include a covering letter and the following documents:

--Copies of degree certificates;
-- A sample of writing (no longer than 15 double-spaced pages or approx. 4000 words, e.g., a reworked term-paper).

Fees: Tuition Fees: Rs. 7,000
Library Fees: Rs. 2,000
Total : Rs. 9,000

Send your application and supporting documents in an envelope marked "Diploma Programme" to:

The Administrative Officer,
Centre for the Study of Culture and Society
466, 9th Cross Madhavan Park,
First Block, Jayanagar
Bangalore 560011.

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