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Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT)

Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram-
695017, Kerala, India
Phone: 0471-2596960/2596970
Admission Announcement 2023
PhD Programme in Social Sciences

Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) invites applications for admission to its full-time PhD Programme in Social Sciences affiliated to Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Kochi with specializations in Economics and Commerce

About the PhD Programme
The PhD program at GIFT envisages grooming scholars with strong analytical and empirical competence to analyse issues pertaining to economics and commerce, especially finance and taxation. The GIFT PhD programme offers a rigorous coursework to train scholars in problem solving skills with a strong foundation in theory, quantitative methods and data analytics.

Areas of Research
Economics: Public Finance & Taxation, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics Commerce: Direct & Indirect taxation (including GST), Financial Management, Government Accounts, Capital Markets

Research Fellowship
The institutional fellowship of Rs. 20,000 per month will be available for those candidates without any external funding support for a period of 36 months or till the submission of PhD thesis, whichever is earlier. Selected PhD scholars may also apply for the ICSSR fellowships as per the ICSSR norms.

Candidates must have a Master Degree in in Economics/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Commerce with at least 55% marks (UR) and 50% marks (OBC-NCL, SC, ST and Person with Disability (PWD)). Those awaiting the results of the qualifying examination may also apply.

Selection Procedure
Eligible candidates will be invited for the entrance test, followed by a personal interview. Candidates holding JRF or other fellowships as notified by CUSAT are exempted from the entrance test. Selection will be based on the entrance and interview scores as per CUSAT norms. Candidates shall submit a research proposal of maximum 1000 words along with their application form. Reservations as per rules of Government of Kerala and CUSAT shall be followed.
The last date of application is 30 th June 2023. For further queries, contact at For more details, please visit

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