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External Research Schemes

External Research Activities supported by the Reserve Bank through the Development Research Group

The Development Research Group (DRG) was constituted in the Reserve Bank (hereafter the ‘Bank’) as part of the Department of Economic and Policy Research (DEPR) in November 1991, with the objective of undertaking quick and effective policy-oriented research, backed by strong analytical and empirical formulations, on subjects of current interest. Through the DRG, the Bank provides financial support to individual researchers/experts and universities/research institutions to facilitate theoretical and quantitative research and teaching/training in economics, banking, finance and other subjects of interest to the Bank. The Bank provides financial support for following research activities:

  1. RBI Professorial Chairs and Corpus Fund

  2. Financial support for Publication of Research Journals

  3. Financial support for Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

  4. Scholarship Scheme for Faculty Members from Academic Institutions

  5. Programme Funding Scheme

  6. RBI Visiting Fellow Scheme

  7. Development Research Group Study Series

All the above schemes will be administered by:

Development Research Group,
Department of Economic and Policy Research,
7th Floor, Central Office Building,
Reserve Bank of India,
Fort, Mumbai – 400 001.

For any further details, contact us at:
Phone: +91-22-2260 1000 (Extn. 2246/2528/2239)
FAX: +91-22-2263 0061