For your convenience, we’ve assembled the following list of links to help
answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from various type of
Who can apply to take the Research Training Programme (RTP)?
Anyone from India or a country of the South (recognised as such by SEPHIS) below 30
(relaxable in special cases) who is about to begin or has begun full–time
research leading towards a Ph.D and has an M.A. / M.Sc. degree with at least 50
percent marks in any branch of the social sciences or humanities, and an average of
over 50 percent marks in the Higher Secondary and BA Honours (or equivalent)
examinations. Selected students from outside the city may have to arrange for
long–term accommodation here.
Who can apply for a Doctoral Studentship?
Meritorious students can apply to do a PhD. under a supervisor at the Centre.
Selection is on the basis of academic record and aptitude for research. Students
benefit from the guidance of world–renowned faculty and the Centre’s
extensive resources for research. The Centre does not award degrees, but will
facilitate the affiliation of students to universities in West Bengal with which
our faculty members are associated. The student may also have a co–supervisor
from the affiliating university.
What scholarships are available for doctoral students?
At present the the Indian
Council of Social Science Research
offers a number of doctoral fellowships for
is a must. There are also a limited number of doctoral fellowships & internships
for our archives which have been provided by the Ford Foundation
How does one apply to use the Library?
You can apply in person by filling up a library application form along with a
recommendation letter from the head of your institution.
Alternatively, send your application to:
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
R–1 Baishnabghata Patuli Township
Kolkata – 700 094.
West Bengal, India.
To apply for using the library you must be a post graduate.
What type of documents does the archive contains?
The Archive contains printed documents in vernacular, mainly periodicals in
microform and in digital format published in 19th and early
20th century, mainly from different old public institutions and private
collections, visual documents, such as, early popular lithographs, oleographs,
mythological paintings, modern academic art from the early days of the Government
Art College to 1980s, family photographs, industrial photographs and photographs of
the city of Calcutta mainly on chromes and in digital format. In addition, CSSSC
undertook a major and pioneering project on documentation of commercial art and
advertisement in Bengali language.
Who can access the Archive?
The Archive follows similar rules and regulations of access of its library, only the
scholars has to take a membership valid up to 6 months and has to give a separate
undertaking for accessing archive. Any bona–fide post–graduate student,
research scholar, member of faculty of any University and research institution is
entitled to get a membership of the archive. At the time of applying for a
membership the scholar has to mention her / his research area or theme and furnish
a document of her/his institutional affiliation.
For more information please check Access section in our archive page.
What is the procedure of consultation at the archive?
Though, like the library of the CSSSC, access to the archive is open to all eligible
scholars, but at the archive everyone has to take a prior appointment, this is
mainly for limitation of equipments and space for reading, also for consulting
visual documents everyone needs assistance of one of the archive staff, one can
take a prior appointment over phone or by writing an e–mail.
Whether any reproduction facility available at the archive?
Yes, we have facilities for printing from negative microfilms and also digital
copies. There is no restriction on taking reproduction of printed documents
published prior to 1956 but restrictions are applicable following standard
copyright law for the documents published 1956 onwards. For visual documents one
can take limited number of low resolution, watermarked prints form the archive. For
good quality images for reproduction the user has to take the responsibility of
clearing the copyright from the copyright owner of the particular item and one can
get high quality TIFF images against payment of requisite fees after production of
the documents indicating that s/he obtained the permission from the copyright owner.
What is India Macroeconomics Annual?
The India Macroeconomics Annual is a journal initially published by the RBI
Endowment Scheme at the CSSSC and has now been taken up by the SAGE Publishers Pvt
Ltd. The journal has two parts. In one part the it publishes research on
contemporary macroeconomic events in India, while the other section is open to
contributed papers in any area of economics encompassing a wide range of topics such
as labour, fiscal issues, banking and finance, international trade, econometrics,
computational and mathematical methods, etc. The Journal is edited by
Prof. Sugata Marjit
and has an internationally reputed Board
How to Subscribe to the India Macroeconomics Annual?
Please contact :
Ms. Vineeta Rai
Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
F 53–55, Triveni Commercial Complex
Sheikh Sarai, Phase I
New Delhi – 110 017
Tel : (+91-11) + 41864222 (5 lines) Extn : 205
Fax : (+91-11) + 41864227
E–mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interested in contributing to the India Macroeconomics Annual. Please let me know about the exact procedure.
Please refer the page India Macroeconomics
Annual for more details.
Who can apply to take part in the Cultural Studies Workshop?
This workshop is for researchers from countries of the South under 35 years who are
completing or have completed their doctoral research. Send your application with
paper proposal to
Does the Centre have a guest house facility?
of Social Science Research
, Eastern Regional Centre has a guest house at the old
premises of the Centre at 10 Lake Terrace, Kolkata 700 029, where limited
accommodation is usually available to outstation scholars and students visiting
Centre for a short time. For accommodation send your request to Susanta Ghosh,
Director, ICSSR-ERC at the mailing address mentioned above or fax your request to
+91(33) 2466-0637 or E–mail to email@example.com
How to get the important contact information?
For contact information related queries please visit our Contact Us page.