Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research-Admissions

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research-Admissions

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Film city Road, Goregaon East, Mumbai - 400 065

(An Advanced Research Institute Established by Reserve Bank of India) (A Deemed University with NAAC Accreditation A++)

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 August 2009.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification: B.A. / B.Sc. in Economics / B.Com. / B.Stat. / B.Sc. (Physics or mathematics)/ B.Tech. /B.E. with at least asecond division lor Economics discipline and lirst division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

Some need based scholarships are available to Masters students as per Institute's norms. The second year Masters students are eligible to express interest to work as Graduate Assistants and depending upon the availability and norms, might be awarded such assistantships.

2. M.Phil. Ph.D. (Development Studies): These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing August 2009. The duration of M.Phil, programme is two years and that of Ph.D. programme is four years.

Eligibility Minimum qualification: M.A. / M.Sc in Economics / M.Stat. / M.Sc. (Physics, Mathematics. 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 levei or should be able todemonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

Stipend: M.Phil./Ph.D. students receive a monthly stipend of Rs.12,000/- in the first two years. Those students, who fulfill the terms and conditions for Ph.D. registration, would receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 18,000/- after Ph.D. registration in the third year.

Selection Procedure: Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in a written test and an interview. The wntten test emphasizes general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills. The test will be held on April 26,2009 at the following centres: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow. Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram. The test venue will be notified in the call letter. Based on the performance in the wntten test, short listed candidates will be called for an interview at IGIDR around the first week of July 2009. Second class return rail fare by the shortest route Irom the place of residence will be paid to the candidates interviewed. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

How to Apply: Application forms and prospectus may be purchased from the Institute Students' Office by paying cash on a working day (Monday to Friday, 9.15 a.m. to 5.45 p.m) or via post by sending a bank draft ol Rs. 200 (non-refundable) payable to Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) at Mumbai to the Admissions Office. IGIDR, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East), Mumbai - 400 065 (E-mail: soffice@igidr.ac.in). Payment in any other form will not be accepted. The request for the application form in plain paper, along with the candidate's name, date of birth, sex, address, academic qualifications, choice of test centre must reach IGIDR by March 20,2009.

Internet Download: Application lorm can also be downloaded directly Irom the website ot IGIDR (www.igidr.ac.in)

Reservation: Reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per the Government of India rules. Such applicants need not.submil any application fee but are required lo enclose a copy of the Caste Certificate/Medical Certificate (as the case may be) along with their request for application form. Those SC/ST/Physically disabled applicants submitting forms downloaded Irom the website are requiredto attach a copy of the necessary Certificate.

Lastdateforissueofapplicationformsbypost March 20.2009

Lastdateforreceiptofcompletedapplicationforms March23,2009

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