PhD at BASEU University

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) University, Bengaluru aims to become a globally recognized institution of excellence in the field of Economics and allied academic disciplines. The University has a quantitative orientation and encourages interdisciplinary studies.

Areas of specialization

Theoretical as well as applied economics and allied disciplines

Eligibility Criteria for the Ph. D. program

Consistent academic record and a Master’s degree (M.A./M.Sc.) in Economics/ Developmental Studies with a minimum of 55% marks or its equivalent grade

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade shall be permitted for candidates from OBC( non creamy layer) SC/ST/ differently-abled

Apart from the above criteria, the candidate should have qualified for any one of the following

i. Qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) through National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC


ii. Qualified for UGC-NET for Lectureship.

Admission procedure

The candidates seeking admission needs to fill and submit the application form at along with the application fee.

The following documents will have to be uploaded: Research proposal, CV,. Hard copy of the application form is not required to be sent.

Deadline to receive filled applications with the prescribed application fee is 17:00 hrs. on 15th December 2021.

Meeting the minimum eligibility qualifications does not guarantee short listing for test / interview and admission into the PhD programme. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for interview. Final decision on admitting candidates to the PhD programme will be taken by the Admission Committee and will be binding to all.

Important dates*

Last day of submitting application15/12/2020
Notification to candidates eligible for interviews30/12/2020
Result declaration17/01/2021
Commencement of the Doctoral Program01/02/2021
* These dates are tentative and may change

Duration of the program

The duration of the Doctoral program shall be for a maximum period of four years (including course work).


Doctoral candidates are encouraged to obtain fellowships from various agencies like UGC, ICSSR, RGNF, MANF, JNMF, or any other fellowships or the fellowships that the University may offer in the future, backed by funding availability.

Teaching Assistance

All Doctoral candidates are required to work as Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant under the Research Supervisor. Doctoral candidates who are not receiving any research fellowship/grant may apply for paid teaching assistance facility by following the University Guidelines.

Click here for University guidelines on Teaching Assistance.


PhD registration fee (Upon selection to PhD program)- Rs. 30000

The fee for Doctoral program is Rs. 26000 per year (payable in two instalments of 13000 each)

PhD submission and Examination fee Rs. 30000

Accommodation & Food

Hostel facility is available for the Doctoral candidates at the prevailing rates. Students shall avail the canteen facility by paying the mess fee notified from time to time.

Click here to find the PhD guidelines followed by BASE University