Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research MSc, Mphil, Phd-Admission 2006

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research invites applications for admission to their following programmes.

Programme list:

1. MSc (Economics):

This is a two-year programme commencing in August.


* You must have completed either your

  • BA
  • BSc in Physics
  • BSc in Mathematics
  • BSc in Economics
  • BCom
  • BStat
  • BTech
  • BE

* You must have scored at least a second division in Economics and a first division in other disciplines.

* You must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary level.

 MPhil/ PhD (Development Studies):

  • These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing in August.
  • The duration of the MPhil programme is two years.
  • The duration of the PhD programme is four years.


* You  have to have completed either your:

  • MA
  • MSc in Economics
  • MSc in Operations Research
  • MSc in Physics
  • MSc in Mathematics
  • MSc in Environmental Science
  • MStat
  • MBA
  • MTech
  • ME
  • BTech
  • BE

* You must have scored least 55 per cent in Economics and 60 percent in other disciplines.

* You must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level.


  • As a MPhil/ PhD student, you will receive a monthly stipend of Rs 8,000 in the first two years.
  • If you fulfill the terms and conditions for PhD registration, you will receive a monthly stipend of Rs 9,000 in the third year.


Selection procedure:

  • You will be selected on the basis of your performance in a written test and interview.
  • The written test comprises the following:* General aptitude* Analytical ability

    * Mathematical skills

  • If you are shortlisted in the test, you will be called for an interview at the institute around the first week of July.
  • You will be reimbursed second class return rail fare by the shortest route from your place of residence.

Important dates:

  • The test will be held on May 7.
  • You must send the request to IGIDR by March 3.
  • You must return the completed form along with the application fee by March 17.

Examination centres:


  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chennai
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Thiruvananthapuram

How to apply

  • Obtain the application form and prospectus from the institute on working days by paying Rs 200.
  • You can get forms via post by sending a bank draft of Rs 200 (non-refundable) payable to Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research at Mumbai.
  • You can download application forms by visiting
  • Your request for an application form must include:*Your name*Date of birth



    *Academic qualifications

    *Choice of test centre


Admissions Office, IGIDR

General A K Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East)

Mumbai – 400065


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