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The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

 CoRe - 2020: IGIDR PhD. Colloquium


The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites applications from PhD. scholars for participating in its fifth Conversations on Research (CoRe): IGIDR PhD. Colloquium. This is an unprecedented year full of different challenges. However, IGIDR will continue striving towards excellence. We hope you join us with equal enthusiasm. The Colloquium is being organized as part of the Institute’s overall mandate to foster excellence in research by stimulating interactions among young researchers across the country.

CoRe aims to provide doctoral students of Economics, Energy & Environment, and Development Studies:

(a) a platform to present their on-going research and gain valuable feedback on their work

(b) an opportunity to meet doctoral students from other parts of the country

(c) a forum to discuss emerging issues that concern both theoretical and empirical researchers

(d) guidance on improving the chance of publication through interactions with senior researchers and journal editors

(e) suggestions for post PhD. career options

Date and Venue: November 17 - 20, 2020. Online webinar conducted by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Gen A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400065, INDIA.


a) Full Paper Sessions: A total of 16 PhD. scholars who are in the advanced stage of their doctoral work will be invited to present a paper from their thesis. This will be followed by a discussion led by the chair/discussant. Two slots are earmarked for candidates who made poster presentations in CoRe 2018 & CoRe 2019 subject to their meeting acceptable quality standards.

b) Poster Presentation Sessions: A total of 16 PhD. scholars who are in the initial stages of their PhD. will be invited to present an overview of their thesis in poster presentations. The three top posters will be awarded prizes which include a CoRe citation and book awards.

c) Panel discussions: Panel Discussions will be held every evening involving faculty members, journal editors and other resource persons from IGIDR and other academic institutions.

Application Procedure:

All PhD. Scholars registered with a university are eligible to apply. Applicants need to register on the IGIDR website following which they have to upload (1) latest CV and (2) a completed paper to be considered for the Full Paper Sessions, or an overview of the thesis to be considered for Poster Sessions. Selected candidates may be required to send a scanned copy of their bona-fide certificat


The last date for receiving applications is 15th October 2020. Selected candidates will be informed by 31st October 2020.

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