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Ph.D in Humanities and Social Sciences

The HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) Area at NIIT University welcomes applications from eligible post graduate students for the  Ph.D programme. NIIT University promotes excellence in education and strives to bring core subject, inter-disciplinary as well as multi-disciplinary studies into focus.  


  • Candidates must possess a Masters’ Degree with minimum 60% marks to qualify for the Ph.D program in HSS areas.  


Research Areas  

Linguistics and Communication

  • Applied Linguistics: Dialects and Registers; Structural, Lexical and Semantic Studies, Symbolism, Semiotics, etc.
  • Language and Media
  • English Language Teaching (ELT): Pedagogic Research, Error Analysis, etc.
  • Pragmatics
  • Communication Competency and Performance
  • The Importance of Body Language in Communication
  • Communication through Proxemics, Chronemics, Haptics and Kinesics
  • Communication and Culture
  • Professional and Personal Communication
  • Social Activism and Communication
  • Politics and Communication
  • Audio-Visual Communication

Broad Areas in Literature

  • Theatre and Techniques
  • The Language of Drama
  • Gender and Language
  • Theatre and Proxemics
  • Performative Arts and the Non-Verbal Language
  • Fiction and Times
  • Literature and Society

Finance and Economics

  • Broad area of Applied Economics
  • Accounting and Finance which may include:
    i) Accounting
    ii) Finance
    iii) Economics
    iv) Banking
    v) Financial market
    vii) MSMEs
    viii) Public Finance
    ix) Monetary and Fiscal Policy
    x) Taxation

Applied Psychology

  • Self-Organized Learning environments (SOLE) and education
  • Internet on education, teaching and learning
  • Educational technology: Role of technology in Education
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Social Psychology