Areas of Specialisation, PhD admission | Humanities & Social Sciences

Areas of Specialisation, PhD admission

Areas of Specialisation


Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Intergroup relations, Social identity, Group based emotions, Social Psychology of Caste, Collective action and Social Change, Psychology of Humiliation, Stigma and Well-being, Leadership, Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, Judgment and Decision Making, Valuation of gains and losses.



Agrarian Studies, Anthropology of the State, Dalit and Tribal studies, Development Studies, Environmental Sociology, Globalization, Migration, New Media Studies, Political Sociology/ Anthropology, Sociology of culture, Sociology of Food and Nutrition, Sociology of Markets, Sociology of Movements, Sociology of Religion, Sociological Theory, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Gender, Demographic Anthropology, Research Methods, Digital and Visual Sociology



Moral and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Metaphysics of the Self, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Culture and History, Contemporary Indian and Western Thought, History of Ideas, Film and Philosophy, Philosophy of Literature, Deep Ecology, Buddhism and Politics, Exile and Travel, Religion and Politics, Peace Studies, Tibetan Literature and Politics, Ethnicities and Margins, Children and Literature, Interdisciplinary interfaces with themes in Economics, Sociology, History, Psychology, Biology and Science and Technology Studies, Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology



Microeconomic theory, Game theory, Mechanism design, Decision theory, Development Economics, Issues in India's economic development, Labour and Employment, Issues in India's Macroeconomy.



Theoretical Syntax, Morpho-Syntax, Phonology, Computational linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Syntax-Semantics interface, Syntax-Pragmatics interface



Authorship, Book History, Contemporary Fiction, The City and Literature, Digital Humanities, Feminist Thought, Indian English Literature, Literature and Cinema, Narratology, Performance and Theatre Studies, Philosophy of Literature, South Asian Literature, Twentieth century Literature.

Multi-disciplinary Areas

Technology in Society



Note: Candidates interested in Science and Technology Studies are encouraged to apply.