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The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is an advanced research institute established by the Reserve Bank of India for carrying out research on development issues from a multi-disciplinary points of views. After its registration as an autonomous society on November 14, 1986 and as a public trust in January 15,1987, then Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi inaugurated the campus at Goregaon on December 28, 1987. Subsequently, the Institute was recognized as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. Dr D.M Nachane is the current director of the Institute. At present the Institute has about 120 employees and M.Phil/Ph.D students that include about 30 full time faculty members, 24 non-academic staff and about 60 M.Phil/Ph.D. students.

Starting as a purely research institution, the Institute quickly developed into a full-fledged teaching cum research organisation when in 1990 it launched a Ph.D. program in the field of development studies. The objective of the Ph.D. programme is to produce analysts with diverse disciplinary background who can address issues of economics, energy and environment policies. In 1995 an M. Phil programme was also started.
The Institute is located on a 14 acre site on a hillside in Goregaon (east), 15 minutes by public bus from the Goregaon railway station in Mumbai’s suburban rail system and 20 minutes drive from Mumbai’s national and international airports. The campus, whose architecture is inspired by the historical Elephanta and Jogeshwari caves, includes office buildings for research and administrative staff, several seminar rooms, a 500 seat auditorium, a library, a computer centre, a cafeteria and a guest house where visiting scholars are accommodated.
These details have been retrieved from http://www.igidr.ac.in
Mission & Vision
The aims and objectives of the Institute are to promote and conduct research on development (in its economic, technological, social, political and ecological aspects) from a broad inter- disciplinary perspective; to gain insights into the process of development and alternative policy options and to disseminate the knowledge so gained.

The primary objectives of the Institute are :
To promote and conduct research on development from a broad inter-disciplinary perspective.
To serve as a centre for promoting co-operative endeavour and interaction between research scholars and institutions in India and abroad.
To undertake any other project or activity which may be usefully carried out by the Institute for the furtherance of development and social welfare.
To carry out training for advanced degrees viz. Masters and Doctorate award.
Special emphasis will be laid on the following areas:
The comparative study of development and policy in different regions and countries;
The growing interdependence among nations in the world economy and its impact on development strategies and policy options;
The influence of international trading, financial and economic systems on countries; examination of energy, technology and environment problems in global setting.
The analytical foundations of the positions adopted by India and other developing countries in international forums and negotiations;
Economic and technological cooperation among developing countries and India\'s development experience and policies;
Planning techniques and methodology;
Issues in the choice of technology and social well being;
The role of innovation and diffusion of technology in development;
Resource utilisation and environment implications of technological alternatives;
Social, legal, organisational and institutional aspects of development.
The Institute shall also serve as a centre for promoting co-operative endeavour and interaction in research activities between Indian scholars and institutions as well as between Indian and foreign scholars and institutions.
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Development Studies/Economics: Ph.D and M.Phil in Development Studies, which has an interdisciplinary perspective, with major emphasis on economics.
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