Ph.D. IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Indira Gandhi Intitute of Development Research (IGIDR)
In Mumbai

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Mumbai
IGIDR Gen. A.K.Vaidya Marg Goregaon (E) Mumbai, 400065, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

The Ph.D. programme is designed to create academic researchers as well as professionals who are capable of conducting policy analysis, relating to national and global economic and development issues, in a quantitative and inter-disciplinary manner. While an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged, the programme lays somewhat larger emphasis on economics to provide an integrating framework within which various development issues can be addressed. Ph.D. students are expected to submit their dissertations within four years of joining the Institute.

Course Structure and Duration:
Both M.Phil. as well as Ph.D. students need to take ten courses (six compulsory and four optional) with a minimum of eight of these to be completed in the first year. Of the courses completed in the first year, six must be selected from the following set of core courses, viz., Microeconomics I and II, Macroeconomics I and II, Statistics and Econometrics I and II, Energy and Environment I and II, with at least two complete sequences covered (a complete sequence for example would be Microeconomics I and II). The remaining four courses must be chosen from the list of possible optionals. This list includes all the optionals as well as those core courses (listed in the M.Sc. programme) that the student has not taken as compulsory. If a student so chooses, s/he can complete all ten courses in the first year. Those students who already possess a Masters degree in Economics may get a pass-through in certain courses provided they clear a set of examinations.
In addition, students who wish to have the M.Phil. degree, are required to submit an M.Phil. dissertation. For continuation in the programme as a Ph.D. student, the student has to pass a set of comprehensive examinations and is expected to write a Ph.D. thesis within the stipulated time frame.

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