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List of conferences and workshops held at and conducted by CSCS in recent years.
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PhD. in Cultural Studies 2010
CSCS invites applications for the academic year beginning August 2010. For eligibility criteria and other details, see below. The CSCS Ph.D. is affiliated to Manipal University and Kuvempu University.
The PhD in Cultural Studies involves one year of coursework followed by supervised reading, writing and research for approximately 4 more years. 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. Our faculty includes scholars known for their analyses of contemporary culture in its inter-connections with political and economic processes. Distinguished visiting faculty from India and abroad will also be involved in PhD instruction at the Centre.
The PhD programme draws on and contributes to the Research Programmes that CSCS has incubated in recent years. The thematic concerns of the programmes include interdisciplinary legal studies, higher education, science and society studies, social justice, language and region, culture industry, cultural policy and rights, gender and culture, urban cultures, caste and democracy, mental health, colonial histories. While students may bring in research topics unconnected to programmatic concerns, students will be strongly encouraged to integrate their research with programme priorities. First-year students will be required to work for short periods as interns in programmes of their choice, and to develop their research questions through this internship.
Limited PhD fellowships of Rs.10,000 per month will be offered on merit-cum-means basis. After the first year, students are eligible to apply for part-time and full-time programme-related jobs at CSCS.
CSCS also offers a one-year Diploma in Cultural Studies alongside the PhD programme. The Diploma is open to candidates from any discipline, preferably with a post-graduate degree.
To apply: Applications should include a sample of writing such as a term paper, a current CV, transcripts of last two degrees obtained, and a covering letter stating whether one is applying for the PhD or the PG Diploma.
PhD applicants need to additionally provide their PhD PROPOSALS along with the above mentioned particulars.
Deadline: Completed applications must reach CSCS by April 30, 2010. E-mail and fax applications are acceptable only if followed by a hard copy sent by airmail or courier. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview in the first week of June. Please include full details of all possible means of communication for a quick response. Send your application and supporting documents in an envelope marked "PhD/Diploma Programme" to:
Centre for the Study of Culture and Society
No.827, 29th Main Road, Poornaprajna Layout,