Categories of Students for MA Programme in Development Studies


The Institute admits MA students under the following categories:



These are students who work full-time for their MA degree.



A candidate in this category is sponsored by a recognised R&D organisation, academic institution, governmental organization, NGO, development agency or industry for doing MA in the Institute on a full-time basis.  The applicant must be a regular employee of his/her organisation with at least two years of experience at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the discipline in which admission is sought.  He/She will not receive any financial support from the Institute.  Sponsorship letter must be attached with the application.


Eligibility for Regular ** MA Candidates

 A Bachelor’s (10+2+3) degree (Major/Honours) or equivalent from a recognized University, in any  discipline, with a minimum of 50% marks or 5.5 CPI in a 10-point scale (45% marks or 5.0 CPI in a 10-point scale for SC/ST/PD candidates) in major/honours only


Candidates not having Major/Honours courses, must have the concerned degree with a minimum 50% aggregate marks or 5.5 CPI in a 10-point scale for General/OBC category candidates and a minimum 45% aggregate marks or 5.0 CPI in a     10-point scale for SC/ST/PD category candidates.



Eligibility for Sponsored (Full-Time) MA Candidates

Same as for `Regular’ candidates, but also fulfilling additional conditions specified for Sponsored (Full-Time) candidates, as indicated under  Categories of Students for MA Programme”.


Reservation of Seats for SC, ST, OBC and PD categories: As per Govt. of India rules.


** Please note that eligibility criteria required for admission into MA programme of the institute are likely to change from time to time.