Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

M.Phil Development Studies Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

Also known as: IGIDR

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Total Fees

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M.Phil.students need to pay a tuition fee of  Rs16,000/- per semester and a hostel fee, which is 8% of their fellowship amount per month, plus water and electricity charges as per actual. The tuition fee may be revised from time to time.

M.Phil students receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000/- in the first two years

Disclaimer: Data for total fees has been calculated based on all years/semesters as provided by the college. The actual fees may vary.

Important Dates

For all Exams Accepted by this Course
Dates Events
05 Apr, 2019 Form Submission| Mode: online
20 Feb, 2019 Form Availablity| Mode: online

Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 2 Years

Master of Philosophy in Development Studies is full time two-year course degree offered by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai and approved by UGC.

M.Phil. students are required to take eight courses (four compulsories and four optional), which they must complete in the first year. Ph.D. students are required to take fourteen courses (four compulsories and ten optional), which they are expected to complete in two years. Additionally, all M.Phil. and Ph.D. students are required to take the course on Research Methodology and the course on Seminar Series.

The compulsory courses for M.Phil./Ph.D. students are Microeconomics-I, Macroeconomics-I, Econometrics-I, Energy and Environment-I. M.Phil. students can choose any four optional courses. Ph.D. students have to choose their optional courses such that they include (i) any two courses from Microeconomics – II, Macroeconomics – II, Econometrics – II and Energy and Environment – II, (ii) one Major Field of Specialisation consisting of four optional courses in a related field, (iii) one Minor Field of Specialisation consisting of two optional courses in a related field, and (iv) two other optional courses that may be from un-related fields. The optional courses / fields of specialisation offered by the Institute are similar to those listed under the M.Sc. programme.

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Admission Process

All candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in an Online test and an interview. The Online test will be separate for M.phil . candidates. The Online test for M.Phil. will emphasize general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills at appropriate levels

Eligibility Criteria

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.

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