Ph.D. Program Unit

In pursuit of its endeavor to enhance knowledge, IDC as an approved Research Centre of Panjab University, Chandigarh for Ph.D. programs in social Sciences has initiated Ph.D. program in the fields of Economics, Political Science and Indian Theatre. IDC initiates admission process after regular intervals and advertises about this on its website, EPW and newspapers and spreads information through other means. In case you have any query, please don’t hesitate to write an email to
IDC provides a scholarship to a limited number of students each year. IDC has also initiated Pre-PhD course work in two subjects namely Economics and Indian Theatre (as per Panjab University), syllabus. The objective is not only to teach course work but to develop various capabilities among candidates enabling them to become good researchers. Thus, the coursework and assignment will not be limited to syllabus course work only. The external candidates are also welcome to register for this course work which will be advertised on our website and through other sources.

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

Dr. Jatinder S. Bedi is Director- Research and Training (Ph.D. Program) at the Institute for Development and Communication (IDC). Dr. Bedi is also working on Research Projects in the area of Industry and Education etc.


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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