Application open for IGIDR-IDRC Masters and M.Phil Scholarships and fellowships program


2015-01-04 - 2015-04-30

Masters level scholarships



INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH (An Advanced Research Institute Established by the Reserve Bank of India)

Deemed University

Reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

IGIDR-IDRC Capacity Building Program in Inclusive Development (with special focus on Labor Market and Industrial Policy) Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is initiating a Capacity Building Program in Inclusive Development with special focus on Labor Market and Industrial Policy, starting from August 2015-July 2016 academic year, with funding from the International Development Research Center, Canada (IDRC). As part of this initiative, following scholarships would be available for students who are citizens of the following Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

1. Maximum of FIVE Scholarships per academic year for M.Sc. (Economics): This is a two-year programme commencing in August 2015.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification for admission to M.Sc. programme includes one of the following degrees or their equivalents: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciencein Economics/Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Statistics/Bachelor of Science in Physics or Mathematics/Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Engineering, with at least a Second Class/Division for Economics discipline and First Class/Division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary (12 years School Leaving Examination) or higher level.

Scholarships: Selected Masters students will receive IDRC funded scholarships that include monthly scholarship of INR 10000, Medical Coverage of INR 25000 per year, and one time travel grant up to a maximum of INR 50000.

2. Maximum of THREE Fellowships per academic year for M.Phil. (Development Studies): This is an interdisciplinary programme commencing in August 2015 with special focus on Economics. The duration of M.Phil. programme is two years and involves writing a research dissertation.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification for admission to the M.Phil. programme includes one of the following degrees or their equivalents: Master of Arts/Master of Science in Economics/Master of Statistics/Master of Science in Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research/Master of Business Administration/Master of Technology/Master of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology (4 years or above programs)/Bachelor of Engineering (4 years or above programs) with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for all other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary (12 years School Leaving Examination) or higher level.

Stipend: Selected M.Phil. students will receive IDRC funded fellowships that include:   a monthly stipend of INR 17000/- in the first two years, Medical coverage of INR 25000 per year, one time travel grant up to a maximum of INR 50000, applicable book grant and possible one time conference travel funding. Selection Procedure: All candidates will be selected on the basis of their past academic record, statement of purpose, reference letters, conference/published papers (if any), and possibly a Skype interview. The decision of the Selection Committee/Institute/Program will be final. The selected candidates will be intimated by email as well as mail by June first week.

How to Apply:

Online Upload: Application forms and prospectus may be downloaded from the IGIDR website (www.igidr.ac.in) and the completed forms along with the necessary attachments can be uploaded online.

Last date to Apply: 30th April, 2015

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