Ph.D. (Social Work)

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

Stream Social Studies
Course Type Ph.D
Duration 2 Years


Doctor of Philosophy is the highest university degree that is conferred after a course of study by universities in most countries. PhDs are awarded for programs across the whole breadth of academic fields. The completion of a PhD is often a requirement for employment as a university professor, researcher, or scientist in many fields. It is the degree program done after completing the master’s degree.

Program Pattern

PhD in Social Study Courses varies from 3-5 academic years depending upon the students learning capability.  The course is of semester pattern, 2 semesters in each year.

Entrance Exams

  1. Tata Institute of Social Sciences Entrance Examination (TISS)
  2. Banaras Hindu University Under-graduate Entrance Test (BHU UET)
  3. Jamia Millia Islamia Entrance Exam (JMIEE)
  4. Presidency University Entrance Test, Kolkata (PUBDET)
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru University School of Social Sciences Entrance Examination (JNUEE)
  6. Delhi University Entrance Exam (DUET)



Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)


Lady Shri Ram College for Women


Jawaharlal Nehru University


Banaras Hindu University


St. Stephen’s


Aligarh Muslim University



Future Scope

  • Researcher- Gather information, analyze, evaluate and communicate to the team members. Developing research report and thesis.
  • Linguist- Interpret, translate documents from one language to another using technologies and software.
  • Counsellors- Provide guidance to the public on different matters, by providing them relevant solutions to the problems.
  • Author- Structure the data in the form of written documents, useful for public to analyze solution to problem and for learning.
  • Professor- Impart knowledge to students about the subject, using different methods of learning.


It varies from 2 lac to 10 lac on an average (INR), depending upon the field of work.



  1. The basic eligibility for a Doctoral program is Masters.
  2. The candidate need to qualify for NET, MET, ICSR as such exams under UGC guidelines or on the basis of marks secured in last qualifying exam.
  3. The candidate has to minimum obtain 60% and above in its Institute’s Final Exams.
  4. The mode of admission depends on the preference of respective college/ institute. 
  5. A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience beneficial for admission.

Course Curriculum

  1. Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Systems Studies
  2. Doctorate of Philosophy in Management and Labor Studies
  3. Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Sciences
  4. Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work
  5. Master of Philosophy in Social Sciences
  6. Master of Philosophy in Social Work