PhD Program Unit

In pursuit of its endeavor to enhance knowledge, IDC as an approved Research Centre of Panjab University, Chandigarh for Ph.D has initiated Ph.D programs in the fields of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and Education. This is going to be continuous process and therefore candidates can apply at any time during the year and for any query can write email to IDC will provide scholarship to a limited number of students each year. IDC will be initiating various development programs separately for selective students depending upon the skill gaps, the potential, the requirements and the requests received from these students.

These development programs may include training related to writing, communication skills, improving sampling and survey techniques and enhancing statistical, econometric and software packages related techniques etc…

Director – Research
Jatinder S. Bedi
(Ph.D Program)

Dr. Jatinder S. Bedi is Director – Research and Training (Ph.D Program) at the Institute of Development and Communication (IDC). As Director – Research (Ph.D Program), he would be looking after the admission processes in Ph.D in the fields of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and Education. This include screening criteria for admissions at IDC, constituting committees, overseeing the process for deciding the eligibility for scholarship to candidates and allotting supervisors and monitoring and evaluating the progress of work and continuation of scholarship to the concerned candidate etc and designing and conducting training programs on the basis of evaluating skill gaps of students in close coordination with the allotted /likely supervisor/s, concerned committee members and Director, IDC.

In addition to the above responsibilities, Dr Bedi would help in conducting various training programs including specifically designed tailor made training programs to meet the needs of set of participants as Director – Training. Apart from this, he is presently associated with Shri P.K. Chaudhary, Director – Research (Public Affairs and Economic Policy Unit) and Dr. Pramod Kumar Director, IDC for the study on Frame work Industrial Policy in Haryana and Study on Right to Service in Haryana State.


Recent Projects

  • Punjab and haryana development reports
  • A comparative study on citizen centric governance
  • Justice indicator index: a case study of punjab
  • Evaluation of infrastructure development in punjab
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