The Dean’s office of Humanities and Social Sciences announces an application for the PhD program twice a year. The successful students are admitted into the PhD program. The Central Department of Rural Development (CDRD) plays a key role in supervising the doctoral students though they are handled by the Dean’s Office of Humanities and Social Sciences in administrative terms. The PhD students are required to carry out their doctoral research in close collaboration with the supervisor assigned by the CDRD. The doctoral students can use books and other reading materials available at the departmental library as a member of the department in the form of a student at the doctoral level.