About PhD Programme


Near Gota Flyover, Gota, Ahmedabad 380 060

Tel No. 2717-242366/67/68

Website: www.gidr.ac.in


The Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR) is a premier social science research institute recognized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and supported by both the ICSSR and Government of Gujarat and affiliated with Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.


Applications are invited in the prescribed form for the award of Ph.D. Doctoral Fellowship including two ICSSR Doctoral Fellowships at GIDR in Economics for the year 2017-18.




  • Candidates with minimum 50% marks in graduation and 55% in post graduate degree in Economics are eligible to apply. Five per cent (5%) relaxation of marks will be given to SC/ST candidates. Preference will be given to the candidates who have qualified in UGC-NET/SLET/GSET or equivalent;
  • The scholar should not be more than 40 years of age on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST candidates;
  • Candidates who have already availed of UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/Rajiv Gandhi Doctoral Fellowship (RGDF)/Maulana Azad Doctoral Fellowship (MADF) and such other Bodies are not eligible to apply.


Value and Duration:


  • Doctoral Fellowship is for two years and is a full time research work.
  • The scholar has to join the Institute on the date stipulated for the Ph.D. programme.
  • The selected candidates will be paid a fellowship amount of Rs.16,000/- (Rupees sixteen thousand only) per month plus Rs.15,000/- (Rupees fifteen thousand only) per annum as contingency grant;


Completed application forms should be addressed to the Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Near Gota Flyover, Gota, Ahmedabad 380 060 and should reach on or before January 31, 2018. The “Application for PhD Fellowship 2017-2018” should be written clearly on top of the envelope. A soft copy of the duly completed application form along with scanned copy of the enclosures should also be submitted before 5.00 p.m. on January 31, 2018. to phdadmission@gidr.ac.in


Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. The Institute reserves the right to reject application without assigning any reasons. The Institute is not responsible for any postal loss/delays in communications. The fellowship will be guided by rules and regulations of GIDR-ICSSR.