(An Advanced Research Institute Established by Reserve Bank of India)
Reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites applications for admission to the following programmes:
1. M.Sc. (Economics): This is a two-year programme commencing on July 10, 2017. Eligibility: Minimum qualification for admission to M.Sc. programme include one of the following degrees or their equivalents: BA/B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics)/ B.TechVB.E. with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.
Need-based scholarships are available for Masters students as per Institute’s norms.
2. M.Phil./Ph.D. (Development Studies): These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing on July 10,2017. The duration of M.Phil programme is two years and that of Ph.D. programme is four years. Eligibility: Minimum qualification for admission to the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme include one of the following degrees or their equivalents: M.A./M.Sc in Economics/M.Stat./M.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research)/ M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./B.Tech./B.E. with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.
Stipend: M.Phil./Ph.D. students would receive a monthly stipend of Rs.25,000/-in the first two years. Those students, who fulfill the terms and conditions for Ph.D. registration, would receive a monthly stipend of Rs.35,000/- after Ph. D. registration in the third year.
Selection Procedure: All candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in an Online test and an interview. The Online test will be separate for M.Sc. and M.Phil./Ph.D. candidates. The Online test for both M.Sc. and M.Phil./Ph.D. will emphasize general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills at appropriate levels. In addition M.Sc. students will have the option of answering a section either on Economics or Mathematics at the undergraduate level.
The Online test will be held on Saturday, April 15,2017 at the following centres: Ahmedabad/Gandhi Nagar, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Benares, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Burdwan, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad / Rangareddy, Jaipur, Jammu, KoIkata / Greater KoIkata, Lucknow, Mumbai/ Greater Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Patna, Shillong, Thiruvananthapuram. The test venue will be notified in the call letter. Based on the performance in the Online test, short listed candidates will be called for an interview at IGIDR around last week of May or first week of June 2017. Second class return rail fare by the shortest route from the place of residence will be paid to the candidates interviewed. The decision of the Institute will be final.
3. Online Application and payment of Fee: Candidates can fill the application form online available at www.igidr.ac.in
General Category: The online application fee is Rs. 500/- only. SC/ST/PD: The online application fee is Rs.100/- only. Relaxation in eligibility criteria and reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per Govt, of India norms.
Last date for receipt of Online Application form is March 31,2017.