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Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admissions 2019: Entrance Exam, Placement, Cut Off

Updated On - April 16th 2019

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is an advanced research institute established and fully funded by the Reserve Bank of India for carrying out research on development issues from a multi-disciplinary point of view. It has been awarded the highest NAAC rating of A++ (under the old methodology) given to Indian academic institutions. At present the Institute has about 150 employees and students that include about 26 full time faculty members, 24 non-academic staff and about 90 M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D. students.

IGIDR offers the following programmes: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Economics, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Development Studies. M.Sc. Programme is a two-year programme, which imparts students with a rigorous and hands-on training in Economics. The M.Phil. Programme is also 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 the objective of the Ph.D. programme which is for around 4 years is to produce researchers with diverse disciplinary backgrounds who can address issues of economics, energy and environment policies.

The M.Phil. /PhD, students receive a monthly stipend of Rs 17,000/- in the first two years. Those students, who fulfil the terms and conditions for PhD registration, would receive a monthly stipend of Rs 26,000/- after PhD registration in the third year.

Check IGIDR Admission 2019

The Institute invites applications for the three programmes for the academic year. The admission to the programme is through an Entrance Test followed by an Interview. The entire application process for the admission is online.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    20th Feb, 2019 - 15th Jun, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil. (Development Studies) , Master of Science [M.Sc] (Economics) & Ph.D. (Development Studies)
Last Date For Submitting Application Form 05th Apr, 2019
Scheduled For Online Test 21st Apr, 2019
Interview Scheduled 15th Jun, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Economics)

You should have one of the following degrees: B.A/ B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com/B.Stat/B.Sc (Physics or Mathematics)/B.Tech/B.E or its equivalent with at least a 2nd division in Economics discipline and 1st   division in other disciplines.

You must also have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary. If you haven’t, higher-level Need based scholarships are available to Masters Students as per institute’s norms.

M.Phil. (Development Studies) & Ph.D. (Development Studies)

You should have one of the following degrees: M.A/ M.Sc. in Economics/ M.Stat./ M.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research)/ MBA/ M.Tech./ M.E/ B.Tech/ B.E or its equivalent with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines.

You must also have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary.

How to apply?

M.Phil. (Development Studies) , Master of Science [M.Sc] (Economics) & Ph.D. (Development Studies)

 You should register for the Application Form on the IGIDR official website. The entire Application process is online only.

Step 1: You should choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter your Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. You should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. 

Step 2: You should then fill in the necessary details in the form. You should validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.

Step 3: You should upload your photograph and signature as per the requirements.

Step 4: You must then click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT. You can modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

Step 5: Application Fee: You should pay the following Application fee by clicking on the “Payment” tab through Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking.

  • Rs. 500 for general category
  • Rs. 100 for SC/ST/PWD category

Step 6: After completing the procedure of applying on-line including payment of fees, you should take a printout of the system generated on-line application and should ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it along with Registration Number and Password for future reference. Your application process is complete and you need not send this to the Institute.

Selection Process

M.Phil. (Development Studies) , Master of Science [M.Sc] (Economics) & Ph.D. (Development Studies)

You will be selected on the basis of your performance in an Online Test and an Interview. If you qualify the online test, you will be shortlisted for the Interview. The Online Test will be separate for M.Sc. and M.Phil. / PhD courses.
The test for all the courses will emphasize on testing your general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills at appropriate levels.
In addition, if you are applying for M.Sc. Programme, you will have the option of answering a section on either Economics or Mathematics at the undergraduate level.

Reservation Criteria

The reservation criteria will be as per the norms prescribed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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