The Institute provides substantial financial and infrastructural support to Doctoral Students.
No tuition fee is charged. Currently, each student is given a stipend that starts at Rs. 30,000 per month, and goes up to Rs. 35,000 per month with the student's academic progress. In addition, each student can avail the student development grants of up to Rs. 65,000 for the first year of study, and of up to Rs. 25,000 per year for subsequent years; these grants can be used to buy books and personal computers, to engage in field research, and to attend academic conferences. The stipend and grants are given for four years of study, and can be extended for up to one more year by demonstrating satisfactory progress in thesis work.
Additional financial support is available for Doctoral Students in their dissertation phase in the form of extra funds of up to Rs.50,000 for field research (if needed). Further, students are required to take up Teaching Assistantships as and when available.
The Institute also provides financial support to students to attend international conference. Students can also participate in one international workshop in lieu of a conference.
Other infrastructural support include access to the well-endowed B. C. Roy Memorial Library of the Institute, access to several National and International databases, dedicated computing labs for Doctoral Students, and wireless internet connectivity.