A constituent institute of the University of Allahabad

Admission M.Phil.

Result of CRET Level III Examination for admission to M.Phil. (Development Studies) held on May 18-19, 2016.


LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES (Announced on 24-May-2016)




Time Table for CRET Level III M. Phil. (Development Studies) Admissions

Students appearing for CRET III level examination are expected to make a presentation on the paper selected from the list made available to them. The Test will be on two days: May 18 and May 19, 2016. Students should come prepared on the date where their chosen paper is listed. If your chosen paper is not listed above, do come prepared on 19th May, 2016.

You may be required to stay for the full day. Come prepared.

Students appearing for CRET III level in M.Phil. (DS) on May 18 and 19, 2016 should come along with all certificates and mark sheets and the CRET admit card.


May 18, 2016 10:00 am onwards

Accounts and accountability: theoretical implications of the right-to-information movement in India

THE ARKLETON TRUST NGOs and Civil Society in India

In What Ways Is ‘The New Imperialism’ Really New?

Human Security and the Rise of Global Therapeutic Governance

Institutions and the resource curse Memorandum

Introductory article: on the discourse of terrorism, security and development

Institutions and economic development: theory, policy and history

Rethinking Development Economics

Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity

India’s Common People: The Regional Profile

Migration persistence across twentieth century India


May 19, 2016 10:00 am onwards

Democracy and Economic Transformation in India

Learning the use of symbolic means: Dalits, Ambedkar statues and the state in Uttar Pradesh

Conceptualising Social Exclusion: New Rhetoric or Transformative Politics?

Conceptualising Brahmanical Patriarchy in Early India Gender, Caste, Class and State


Important Notice

Last date of application is extended to May 10, 2016. CRET III Level exam will now be held on May 16, 2016 onwards.

Students can make their presentations in English/Hindi.


Notice for students of social sciences desiring admission in the MPhil (Development Studies) at the G B Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad.

Eligibility: Qualified for Level 3 of the CRET examination 2015-16 University of Allahabad.


  1. Visit the website of the Institute www.gbpssi.in
  2. A number of research papers are listed on the website and most are freely downloadable using available search engines. A set of these papers is also available in the Institute library. These papers give you an idea about the main concerns of the course. You have to read any one of these papers thoroughly and make a 10 minute presentation on the date of the interview. You may be asked questions on your presentation. You could also be interviewed further.
  3. An application form has been uploaded in the MS word format. Fill it up. Mail it to  director@gbpssi.org.in In this form you will be expected to mention the title of the paper you will present. The last date to send your application is April 30, 2016 (Revised last date is May 10, 2016). Alternatively, you may give your application form to Mr. B. J. Bose in person on any working day during office hours.
  4. You will be called for interview from May 9, 2016 (Revised date is May 16, 2016) onwards.

Read the paper thoroughly and make a good presentation. Wish you all the best.

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