MIDS Malcom and Elizabeth Adiseshiah PhD Merit Scholarship
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MIDS Malcom and Elizabeth Adiseshiah PhD Merit Scholarship

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Areas of Study :
Social Science
Level :
Ph. D. Merit Scholarship
Scholarship Funded by :
Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS)
Provided to :
Ph.D Scholars in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh

Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), was established by Dr. Malcolm S Adiseshiah and Mrs. Elizabeth Adiseshiah in 1971. The Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Ph. D. Merit Scholarship was initiated to impart required training and opportunities for scholars with exceptional talent.

It is expected that the scholars would conduct high quality research work by focusing on developmental issues connected primarily with Tamil Nadu. The Government of India conferred the status of a national institute on the Madras Institute of Development Studies, in the March of 1977. The Government of India, ICSSR and the Government of Tamil Nadu became the sponsors of MIDS.

The MIDS has the following objectives:

(i) To conduct studies and research in development related problems with focus on the agricultural sector of the villages of the state of Tamil Nadu. It also resolves to analyze the causes for the backwardness of a large percentage of the population of our country. (ii) To hold symposiums, seminars and conferences on progress related issues focusing specially on Tamil Nadu. (iii) To promote co-operation among the social scientists of the universities of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. (iv) To initiate research activities and propagate information on related subjects.

Eligibility Criteria


The duration of the MIDS Merit Scholarship is for a maximum period of 3 years.

The candidate selected will remain as intern for the first year of the scholarship. The scholarship may be extended based on the performance of the scholar in the half-yearly assessment conducted by MIDS.

Value of Scholarship

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.

Contact Address

Madras Institute of Development Studies,
79, Second Main Road, Gandhinagar,
Adyar Chennai Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code: 600 020
Phone: 0091 44 24412589, 24411574, 24412295, 24419771
Fax: 0091 44 24910872
Email: Contact I
Website: www.mids.ac.in

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