Research in Economics at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade; Apply by July 9
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and a Deemed to be University has invited applications for admission to the Ph.D. Program in Economics for 2021-23 at Delhi and Kolkata Campuses.
One of the primary purposes of the Ph.D. programme is to encourage scholars to undertake research and in-depth analysis and enrich knowledge in their chosen field.
Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. The PwD (more than 40% disability) candidates may be allowed a relaxation of two years in the maximum duration of the programme. A maximum of 10 students will be admitted to the Ph.D. programme.
Eligibility: Applicant should hold a Master's degree in Economics from a recognized university with at least 55% marks (or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) in aggregate. SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/differently-abled applicants need only 50% marks. Those who are in the final year of the Master's degree in Economics are also eligible to apply. There is no age limit for applying.
Admission Process: A two-stage process is followed for admission. In Stage I, all the eligible candidates will be called for the Written Entrance Test, comprising of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Econometrics & Mathematics (at least up to Graduate Level). Written Entrance Test to be held on 1.8.2021 is a screening test. In Stage II, those who would qualify in the Written Entrance Test will be called for the Interview.
Currently, an amount of 8000/- per month is being offered by the Institute for the first two years, in the form of fellowship to the selected candidates who have not qualified UGC NET-JRF
Application: Application can be submitted online at www.iift.edu along with necessary enclosures as per details given on the website, latest by 9th July 2021. The application fee is Rs.2500/- (Rs. 1,250 in respect of SC/ST/PwD Candidates) payable online while submitting the Application Form. For details and Brochure, visit www.iift.edu.