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IGIDR Courses

Updated on: Mar 17, 2013

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai was founded in the year 1987. The IGIDR is an advanced research institute established by the Reserve Bank of India for carrying out research on development issues from multi-disciplinary points of views. The Institute was recognized as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act and it has the highest National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rating of A++ (under the old methodology) given to Indian academic institutions.

IGIDR Courses Offered

  • M.Sc. in Economics
    This is a two-year programme, which imparts students with a rigorous and hands-on training in Economics, with special emphasis on analytical and problem solving skills as well as exposure to emerging policy issues at the national and international levels. This programme involves a successful completion of either 16 courses or 15 courses and a Masters thesis.

    Eligibility:
    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. Admission will be through a set of written tests and interview. The written tests focus on analytical, verbal and mathematical abilities.

  • M.Phil. in Development Studies
    The M.Phil. programme is a two year programme, designed for those who would like to acquire a certain level of analytical and applied skills but may not be keen on pursuing a Ph.D. degree.. While an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged, the programme lays somewhat larger emphasis on economics to provide an integrated framework within which various development issues can be addressed.

    Eligibility:
    M.A./M.Sc. in Economics or M.Stat./M.Sc.(Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research) or 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. Admission will be through a set of written tests and interview. The written tests focus on analytical, verbal and mathematical abilities.

  • Ph.D. in Development Studies
    The Ph.D. programme is designed to create academic researchers as well as professionals who are capable of conducting policy analysis, relating to national and global economic and development issues, in a quantitative and inter-disciplinary manner.

    Eligibility:
    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. Admission will be through a set of written tests and interview.

  • External Ph.D. Programme in Development Studies
    Those eligible to apply are candidates (including IGIDR alumni) with minimum work experience of three years in research and academic institutions, RBI and other financial institutions, Industry and Government.

    Eligibility:
    M.A./M.Sc in Economics or M.A./M.Sc in Statistics or M.Sc. (Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science or Operations Research) or M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./B.Tech./B.E. Or equivalent 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. The candidates ought to have a minimum of three years of work experience. Candidates be preferably below 45 years of age; it can be relaxed only in case of exceptional candidates.
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