Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), was established by the Reserve Bank of India to research on developmental issues. Howsoever though it started as a full fledged research organization, but soon transformed itself into a teaching as well as research organization. It aims at producing efficient personnel who are capable of conducting research on developmental issues and policies on economics, energy and environment from an interdisciplinary perspective.

It was registered as an autonomous society in 1986 and as a Public Trust in January 1987.

Academic Programs

The salient features of the academic programs of IGIDR are as follows:

  • The faculty members are from varied academic backgrounds, thus exposing the students to a pool of knowledge.

  • Focus of the curriculum is on issues of contemporary relevance & issues which have national as well as international impacts.

  • A high teacher-student ratio is being maintained which facilitates interaction between teachers and students.

  • The students are made to participate as research assistants in the research programs of IGIDR giving them a direct experience of analysis and research work.

Courses Offered at IGIDR

  • MSc in Economics: Eligibility: BA/BSc in Economics/BCom/BStat/BSc (Physics or Mathematics)/BTech/BE with at least a Second Division for Economics and 60% for other disciplines. The candidates should have Mathematics as a subject in the 10 + 2 level.

  • MPhil in Development Studies: Eligibility: MA/MSc in Economics/MStat/MSc (Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research)/MBA/MTech/ME/BTech/BE with at least 55% marks for Economics and 60% marks for other disciplines. The candidates should have Mathematics as a subject in the 10 + 2 level.

  • PhD in Development studies: Eligibility: BA/BSc in Economics/BCom/BStat/BSc (Physics or Mathematics)/BTech/BE with at least a Second Division for Economics and 60% for other disciplines. The applicant must have had mathematics at the higher secondary level.

Admission procedure at IGIDR

Admissions to the M. Sc, M. Phil and Ph. D courses are based on few written exams and interviews. The written exams judge a person's analytical, verbal and mathematical abilities. Students appearing for their final degree exams can apply for the M. Sc course but they will be admitted on a provisional basis.

Placements

  • ICICI

  • GE

  • Fair Issac

  • AMEX

  • BCC

  • Citigroup

  • Fractal

  • Global analytics

  • Boston Analytics

  • Evalueserve

  • E-Serve

  • HSBC

  • Fifth e-solutions

Contact details of IGIDR

  • The Director (IGIDR), Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai-400 065.
    1. Email: rrk@igidr.ac.in
    2. Phone No. (022) 2840 0919/20/21
    3. Fax: (022) 2840 2752/28416399
    4. Grams: DEVRES, BOMBAY-400 065
  • The Registrar (IGIDR), Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai-400 065.
    1. Email: tvs@igidr.ac.in
    2. Phne No. (022) 2840 0919/20/21
    3. Fax: (022) 2840 2752/28416399
    4. Grams: DEVRES, BOMBAY-400 065
    5. Website: IGIDR