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Indira Gandhi Institute Of Development Research

Visiting Students Program
Summer 2020
Call for Applications

The IGIDR is pleased to invite applications for the Visiting Students Program for 2020. If you are a student who wants to learn what academic research is all about and would like to learn the ropes and get some hands on experience working with faculty researchers, you can now apply to spend the summer at the IGIDR. The IGIDR Visiting Students Program is part of the institute’s mandate to reach out to the larger academic community, to foster interactions and nurture the capacity of students to undertake research.
The Program : Selected students will be assigned a faculty supervisor to work with for the duration of their visit. Students are expected to produce a report at the end of their sojourn in the IGIDR.

Eligibility : Students in the first year of their Master’s program (M.A., M.B.A., M.Com., M.Sc. and M.Stat.) or third year engineering (B.E, BTech. or fourth year of integrated Master’s Program).

When : 45 days in one stretch from May 26, 2020 to July 09, 2020.

Stipend : Rs.9000/- for the entire period (26th May 2020 to 9th July 2020), 2nd class roundtrip train fare, free accommodation on IGIDR campus.

How to Apply : Apply online through the webpage

The last date for receiving applications is February 20, 2020. Make sure you have the following
documents before you apply.

1. A statement in English (not to exceed 300 words) explaining
i) Your research interests
ii) Why you would like to be considered for this program?
iii) What do you hope to achieve during the program?
2. An updated Curriculum Vitae
3. A scanned copy of a bonafide certificate

One recommendation letter from your Professor/Teacher should be sent directly to on or before February 20, 2020.

About IGIDR : The IGIDR in Mumbai is an advanced research institute established and funded fully by the Reserve Bank of India for carrying out research on development issues from a multi-disciplinary point of view. The IGIDR also offers MSc, MPhil, PhD degrees. Our faculty interests cover a broad range of themes, environment, energy, agriculture, industry, finance,macroeconomics, development, international trade, microeconomic theory, and poverty, among others. For more information about the IGIDR, visit

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