Eligibility: (a) Minimum qualification: M.A./M.Sc in Economics/M.Stat./M.Sc. (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Science or Operations Research)/M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./ B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.
(b) The applicants ought to have a minimum of three years of work experience and they need to apply with the 'No Objection Certificate' along with leave authorization on the official letterhead of the Organization duly signed by the authorized official of the Organization. (c) Applicants be preferably below 45 years of age; it can be relaxed in case of exceptional candidates.
How to Apply: Candidates should apply not later than April 30, 2016 with (a) their current curriculum vita, (b) two, passport size photographs, (c) two reference letters (in sealed envelopes and on official letterheads of the issuing authority), (d) No objection Certificate along with leave authorization on the official letterhead of the Organization duly signed by the authorized official of the Organization. (e) a self certified original research proposal not exceeding 3000 words, (f) research publications (if any) and (g) a bank draft of Rs. 200 (non-refundable) payable to Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) at Mumbai to the "Admissions Office, IGIDR, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Santosh Nagar, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)". Payment in any other form will not be accepted. Application envelopes have to be marked as "Application for External Ph.D. Program".
Selection Procedure: Candidates have to apply with all the documents specified in Paragraph (2). Based on these, short listed candidates will be called for the interview around the first week of July 2016. Second class return rail fare by the shortest route from the place of residence will be paid to the candidates interviewed. The decision of the selection committee will be final.
Reservation: Reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per the Government of India rules. Such applicants need not submit any application fee but are required to enclose a copy of the Caste Certificate/Medical certificate (as the case may be) along with their application. They are however, not exempt from submitting all the documents referred to in paragraph 2.
Last date for receipt of completed applications: April 30, 2016