The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM), has awarded its first political science graduate a PhD in political science.
The student, who will be joining the Centre in 2019, has been given the prestigious job by the university’s department of politics.
The department said the student will be completing a research paper on the formation of political parties in India.
The government has announced a $50 million fund to facilitate PhD students to enter political science and other higher education institutions.
It will help them find a job in the public sector, the department said.