Srijan Deshpande is a first year PhD student. His research aims to explore the tensions between tradition and continuity on the one hand and individual expression, innovation and creativity on the other in Hindustani Music.

Raghu Menon is a first year PhD Student. He is working on the concept of time in the works of Gilles Deleuze.

Urmila G is a second year PhD Student. She is working on the literary works of three twentieth century Malayalam women writers- Lalithambika Antharjanam, Saraswati Amma and Rajelakshmi.

Yadukrishnan P T is a second year PhD Student. He is working on the construction and articulation of dominant caste identities in Malayalam cinema in the closing decades of the twentieth century.

Vivek Kumar R. is a final year PhD Student. He works on Kant's theory of action within which he studies how human agents decide and act on practical principles.