M.Sc (Economics) and M.Phil (Development Studies) Admissions in Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai for the session 2014 have been started.
Closing Date: March 17, 2014
1.M.Sc. (Economics):This is a two-year programme commencing in August 2014.
Eligibility:Minimum qualification for admission to M.Sc.programme include one ofthe following degreesor their equivalents: 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 or higher level
Need-based scholarships are available to Masters students as per Institute’s norms
2.M.Phil./Ph.D. (Development Studies):
These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing in August 201 4. 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 and 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 receive a monthly stipend of Rs.17,000/-in the first two years. Those students, who fulfill the terms and conditions for Ph.D. registration, would receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 26,000/ -after Ph. D. registration in the third year.
All candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in a 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 Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the following centres: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai , NCR (Delhi), and Thiruvananthapuram. The
test venue will be notified in the call letter. Based on the performance in the Onlinetest, shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview at IGIDR around the third/fourth week of June2014. 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.
How to Apply
(1) In Person/Post
:Application forms and prospectus may be obtained in person from the Institute Students’ Office on a working day (Monday to Friday, 9.15 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.) by paying the application fee. Alternatively, a request may be sent by post to the Student Office mentioning the candidate’s name, date of birth, gender , address, academic qualifications and choice of test centre. The application fee must accompany such request. The application fee of Rs.500/-(non-refundable) must be paid by Demand Draft favouring Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) payable at Mumbai and can be sent by post to the Students Office, IGIDR, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Santosh Nagar, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 (E mail:email@example.com). Payment in any other form will not be accepted.
(2) Internet Download:Application form can also be downloaded directly from the IGIDR website (www.igidr.ac.in), filled and sent back with the requisite application fee by Demand Draft as mentioned above.
(3)Online:Candidates can fill the application form online available at www.igidr.ac.in. Theonline application fee isRs. 300/-only
Reservation:Reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per regular norms.There is no application fee for reserved candidates.But such candidates are required to enclose a copy of the Caste Certificate/Medical Certificate (as the case may be) along with their request for application form.Those candidates submitting forms downloaded from the website are required to attach a copy of the necessary Certificate.
Last date for issue of application forms by post:March14, 2014
Last date for receipt of completed application/internet downloaded and Online Application forms:March17, 2014