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Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Gen. Vaidya Marg, Santosh Nagar
Goregaon (E)

Pin Code: 400065

Telephone: +91-22-28400919-21 / 28425747 / 28401336; Administrative: 2840 0919/20/21; Library: 2840 0919/20/21

Fax: +91-22-28402752

Official Website / Institution home page:

Email: [email protected]

About Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

Establishment: 1987

Institution Type: Deemed University

Membership: The University is a member of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

UGC Recognition: Yes

UGC Grants: Not Funded By UGC

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research - Facilities available at the College

Institute located at a 14 acre site on a hillside in Goregaon (east), 15 minutes by public bus from the Goregaon railway station in Mumbai’s suburban rail system and 20 minutes drive from Mumbai’s national and international airports.

Office buildings for research and administrative staff

Seminar rooms

500-seat Auditorium


Computer centre


Guest house for visiting scholars

Tennis court

Swimming pool

Table tennis



Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research - Who's Who / Faculty at the College

T.V. Subramanian, Registrar

G.K. Manjunath, Chief Librarian

Lingaraj Panda, Systems Analyst

R. Radhakrishna (Director), Ph.D.

Vinod K. Sharma (Dean), Professor

A. Ganesh Kumar, Associate Professor

Kausik Chaudhuri, Associate Professor

Rajalaxmi Kamath, Visiting Fellow

K.V. Ramaswamy, Associate Professor

Ashima Goyal, Professor

Srijit Mishra, Assistant Professor

Veena Mishra, Professor

G. Mythili, Associate Professsor

D.M. Nachane Senior Professor

Manoj Panda, Professor

Vijay Laxmi Pandey, Assistant Professor

P.G. Babu, Associate Professor

Kirit Parikh, Emeritus Professor

R. Krishnan, Associate Professor

R. Nagaraj, Professor

Shovan Ray, Visiting Fellow

B. Sudhakara Reddy, Professor

Bibhas Saha, Professor

Jayati Sarkar, Associate Professor

S. Chandrasekhar, Visiting Fellow

Subrata Sarkar, Associate Professor

Nirmal Sengupta, Professor

Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor

Rajendra R. Vaidya, Associate Professor

Note: List in no specific order / rank

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research - Courses offered at the College

Master of Science (MSc) in Economics

M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in Development Studies

Master of Science (MSc) in Economics

Duration of the course

Minimum qualification for admission to M.Sc. programme include one of the following degrees or their equivalents:M

B.A./B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics) / B.Tech./B.E. with atleast a Second Division for Economics Discipline and First Division for other disciplines. All students must have taken mathematics at least at the higher secondary level.

Mode of Admission

Written tests and interview. The written tests focus on analytical, verbal and mathematical abilities.

Course Fee

M.Sc. students have to pay a tuition fee of Rs. 4000/- per semester. A few tuition fee waivers would be available to the needy students. All students would be provided with residential accommodation towards which they have to pay hostel fee of Rs.200/- per month, and water and electricity charges as per actuals.

Financial Assistance

M.Sc. is a self-financing programme. However, some financial assistant for deserving students may be arranged in the form of stipend, fee waiver, summer research assistantships, etc.

M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in Development Studies

Duration of the course

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.


Minimum qualification for admission to 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 atleast 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. All the students must have taken Mathematics at least at the higher secondary level.

Mode of Admission

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

Course Fee

M.Phil. and Ph.D. students need to pay a tuition fee of Rs. 4000/- per semester and a hostel fee, which is 8% of their fellowship amount per month, plus water and electricity charges.

Financial Assistance

The M.Phil./Ph.D. students receive a monthly stipend that is revised from time to time. Currently, the rates are Rs.8000/- in the first two years of the study and after Ph.D. registration Rs. 9000/- from the third year for a further period of two to three years, subject to fulfillment of the terms and conditions of the Programme. Students are required to provide part time research or teaching assistantship from their second year onwards.

Admission Notification - 2006

Admission to M.Sc (Economics) and MPhil/PhD (Development Studies)

Commencement of the course: August 2006

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 May 07, 2006 at the following centres: Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubanshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram.
The test venues 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 2006. 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.

How to Apply

Application forms and prospectus maybe purchased from the Institute by paying cash on working days 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. Valdya Marg, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065. Payment in any other form will not be accepted. The request for the application form in plain paper, along with the candidate’s name, dale of birth, sex, address, academic qualifications, choice of teat centre must reach IGIDR by March 3, 2006. The last date for receipt of the completed application form is March
17, 2006.


Reservation for SC/ST will be as per rules prescribed by the UGC for the Central Universities. SC/ST applicants need not submit any application fee but are required to enclose a copy of the Caste Certificate along with their request for application form. Those SC/ST applicants submitting forms downloaded from the website are required to attach a copy of the Caste Certificate.

Important Dates

Last date for Issue of application forms by post : March 3, 2006
Last date for receipt of completed application form : March 17,2006
For further information, refer to the complete Admission Notification Advertisement published in The Hindu dated January 6, 2006

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