The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai was the brainchild of the Reserve Bank of India with an aim to conduct extensive research in the field of development in general. Popularly referred to as IGIDR, this reputed institute of Mumbai was declared an autonomous society in the year 1986 and was later conferred the honor of a public trust in the year 1987.
The institute was initially installed for only conducting research activities in the field of development, but soon the centre expanded into the field of teaching; today it is one of the most popular names in the world of teaching and research in the field of development. The chief areas of development that the institute conducts research in are energy, economics and environment.
|Name of Institute||Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research|
|Courses Offered||M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D|
|Eligibility Criteria||Applicants to the master’s program have to have a honors degree with economics and statistics as compulsory subjects.|
|Applicants to the M.Phil program must possess a master’s degree in any field of science or economics or statistics and score at least 60% marks in the discipline.|
|Applicants of the Ph.D program should be a honors graduate or can also have a master’s degree. 60% minimum marks is necessary at both levels.|
|Departments / Branches||Economics, Environment and Energy|
|Campus Placements||ICICI, BCC, Fractal, Fair Issac, Global Analytics, GE, AMEX, HSBC, Evalueserve, Boston Analytics, Fifth e Solutions, E-Serve, Citigroup|