Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Admission to M.Sc. and M.Phil / Ph.D. Programmes

Name of Institute / University

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

Courses Offered

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 2010.

M.Phil./Ph.D. (Development Studies): These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing August 2010. The duration of M.Phil. programme is two years and that of Ph.D. programme is four years.

Eligibility

For M.Sc. Economics:

B.A./B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics)/ B.Tech./B.E. with at least a second division for Economics discipline and first division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

For M.Phil / Ph.D.:

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 level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

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 of 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, Santosh Nagar, 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 19, 2010.

Internet Download: Application form can also be downloaded directly from the website of IGIDR (www.igidr.ac.in )

Contact Details

Website: http://www.igidr.ac.in
Tel: (022) 2840 0919/20/21
Fax: (022) 2840 2752/28416399

Entrance Date

25-Apr-2010

Test Centers

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in a written test and an interview. The written test emphasizes general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills. The test will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2010 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 written test, short listed candidates will be called for an interview at IGIDR around the first week of July 2010. 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 selection committee will be final.



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