The Rules for the selection of the candidates for the PDF programmes are as per ICSSR, New Delhi. 

Dr. Deepak Gaikwad has a Ph.D. in Political Science from SPPU Pune and currently works in the area of caste & Reservation. The Study has the focus on Social Reservation Policy with Special reference to Reservation in Services and Education in Maharashtra.

Dr. Prakash Salavi has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Shivaji University, his study area is Philosophy of Education. He currently works in the area of philosophy of education. His Study has the focus on Decolonization of Education