CDS Faculty Recruitment 2020

The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) is a leading social science research centre under the framework of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).


The Centre has an active research programme on a number of distinct themes in applied development economics and also offers highly rated P.H.D. programme in Economics and MA programme in Applied Economics for which the degree is awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

For its growing faculty needs, the Centre invites applications for the posts of:

1.Assistant Professor:

(1 Un Reserved)- Pay Band: 15600-39100 (Based on 6th pay commission, likely to be revised as per 7th CPC)

2.Associate Professor:

(1 Un Reserved) Pay Band:  37400-67000 (Based on 6th pay commission, likely to be revised as per 7th CPC )

Further, all selected candidates are entitled to a modest seed money grant and housing on campus.

Application Procedure:

Applications may be filed using only the prescribed application form, which can be downloaded, from Website

1. Preference will be given to candidates with following specialisations: Econometrics/Statistics, Micro Economics and Development Economics.

For Associate Professor, the specialisation should be Statistics & Econometrics and for Assistant Professor, the specialisation should be in any branch of Development Studies.

2. Ability to teach Microeconomics/ Econometrics/Statistics/ Topics in Development Economics at the Masters’ and PhD levels, supervise doctoral research scholars and to work in a multicultural research environment is desirable.

3. Include Self-attested copies of the following documents:

(i) M A degree certificate and mark/grade sheets;

(ii) Ph.D. degree certificate,

(iii) Proof of date of birth

(iv) A document to prove the teaching experience of 8 years- only in the case of the post of Associate Professors.

4. The selected candidates are expected to join duty by October 1, 2020.

Completed application forms together with the enclosures may be sent by email to- on or before Friday, the 31st of July, 2020. Send the hard copies, if necessary, to

The Director,
Centre for Development Studies,
Prasanth Nagar, Medical College P.O,
Ulloor, Trivandrum- 695011, Kerala.
Tel: 0471- 2774201, 2774200

Official Notification

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