CSS ( Centre For Social Studies) Centre for Social Studies
An Autonomous Social Science Research Institute Supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Government of Gujarat (GoG)

The doctoral programme began at CSS in 1979 and till date 14 scholars have completed their PhD out of which eight received the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) doctoral fellowships.

List of Researchers Worked under CSS Ph.D Programme
Sr. No. Year of Registration Name of the Scholar Topic of the Research Year of Submitted
1. 1975-76 S.P. Punalekar A Descriptive Study of Dhodias of Surat City 1980
2. 1975-76 G.A. Pandor A Descriptive Study of a Village in Panchmahals District with Special Reference to Literacy and Levels of Education in Gujarat (Gujarati) 1980
3. 1975-76 V.B. Singh Political Elites in a Developing Polity: A Study of Indian Party Leaders 1979
4. 1976-77 V.A. Joshi Role of Ashramshalas in Tribal Education: A Sociological Analysis (Gujarati) 1979
5. 1977-78 Jayshri N. Parekh Business and Politics: A Case Study of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries (Gujarati) 1982
6. 1979-80 G.V. Shiva Reddy (Not submitted) Harijan Political Leaders (Not submitted) --
7. 1983-84 E.N. Ashok Kumar Communication and Rural Development: A Case Study of Karnataka Villages 1990
8. 1983-84 A.B. Patel Caste in Changing Situation of Gujarat (Gujarati) 1987
9. 1984-85 Rajendra Singh Kshetri Social Movement in Manipur: A Study of Two Movements among the Meeteis 1987
10. 1985-86 G.A. Shukla Ideology and Support of a Political Party: A Case Study of BJP in Gujarat (Gujarati) 1991
11. 1987-88 Satyakam Joshi A Study on Forest Labour Co-operative Society of South Gujarat(Gujarati) 1992
12. 1988-89 SithaRamam Kakarala Civil Rights Movement in India 1993
13. 1990-91 Kiran Desai Profile and Conditions of Industrial Workers: A Case Study of Vapi 2000
14. 1994-99 Stany Pinto Land Alienation and Consciousness among the Vasavas of South Gujarat 1999
15. 2000-2001 Rajesh Mourya Swayam-Sahayata Samooh Dwara Mahilao Ka Aarthik Sashaktikaran (Gwalior Jile Ke Ghatigaon avam Vikaskhand ke Vishesh Sandarbh Mein) (Hindi) 2003