DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2016 – Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi has released notification for admission to MA Economics for the session 2016-17. Interested candidates can read the complete details of DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2016 such as application form, eligibility criteria, entrance exam pattern etc. on this page.

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DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2016

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Registration for admission to all post graduate courses is carried out online by University. 50% of seats are earmarked for direct admission of students who have graduated with BA Economics (Hons) of the University of Delhi, subject to eligibility conditions and in order of merit in the respective categories. Remaining 50% seats will be filled through an Entrance Test.

Events Dates
Start date for online Registration 28 April 2016
Closing date for online Registration 24 May 2016

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Eligibility Criteria

A. Indian Students (General Category)

  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics of the University of Delhi with 50% or more marks in the aggregate.
  • First Class with 60% or more marks in Graduate/Post-graduate degree in any other subject from the University of Delhi or any Indian University recognized by the University of Delhi.

Relaxations/concessions for categories other than the General Category are laid down in the Information Bulletin of Delhi University

B. Foreign Students

  • Foreign nationals have the option of seeking admission to M.A Economics either by taking the Department’s Entrance Examination or by seeking admission on individual basis by submitting their GRE Scores along with recommendations from two academic referees. Those who choose to take the entrance test must apply on the prescribed on-line form by the due date. Those who do not wish to take the entrance test should familiarize themselves with the material covered in the textbooks recommended for the entrance test, so as to ensure that they have the aptitude for the M.A. courses offered by the Department. No matter which option they choose, all foreign nationals must route their applications through:

Deputy Dean (Foreign Students Registry)
Room No. 11 (First Floor)
Conference Centre University of Delhi
Delhi 110007

DU DSE M.A. (Economics) Entrance Exam 2016

Candidates are expected to be familiar with the material contained in the current B.A. (Honours) Economics programme of the University of Delhi. The Entrance Examination will test the candidates’ ability to understand and apply concepts in four basic areas in Economics: (a) microeconomic theory, (b) macroeconomic theory, (c) mathematical techniques used by economists, and (d) probability, statistics and elementary econometrics. Apart from these, some general questions testing the reasoning and quantitative ability of the students may also be asked.

Some indicative, but not exhaustive, references that may be used to prepare for the examination are:

  • Chiang, A.C., Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, 3rd edn. McGraw-Hill.
  • Sydsaeter, K. and Hammond, P. J., Mathematics for Economic Analysis, Pearson Education.
  • Devore, J.L., Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Cengage Learning, 2010.
  • Dougherty, Christopher, Introduction to Econometrics, 4th edition, OUP, Indian edition.
  • Gujarati, D. N. and D.C. Porter, Essentials of Econometrics, 4th ed, McGrawHill International edn
  • Snyder, C. and W. Nicholson (2010): Fundamentals of Microeconomics, Cengage Learning (India).
  • Varian, H. Intermediate Microeconomics, 2nd ed., Norton & Co.
  • Dornbusch, R., S. Fischer, and Startz, R., Macroeconomics, McGraw-Hill Mankiw,
  • N.G., Macroeconomics, Macmillan

DU DSE M.A. (Economics) Entrance Exam Pattern

The test will consist of multiple-choice questions only. The correct choices must be entered on the bubble sheet provided for the purpose, and not on the question paper. The multiplechoice questions are designed to test rigorously the ability to apply concepts and techniques, rather than have a mere ‘theoretical’ familiarity with them. Space will be provided in the question paper for the necessary rough work. Because the bubble sheet will be checked by a machine, it is very important that:

  • only one bubble be shaded against each question number
  • the chosen bubble be completely shaded
  • as ballpoint pen must be used for shading, you should be sure of your answer

Candidates must bring their own pencils, erasers, sharpeners etc., as well as simple (nonprogrammable, non-alpha-numeric memory) calculators.

Admission Rules for MA Economics 2016

As per University guidelines, 50% of seats are earmarked for direct admission of students who have graduated with B.A. Economics (Hons) of the University of Delhi, subject to eligibility conditions and in order of merit in the respective categories. The remaining 50% will be filled through an Entrance Test. Reservations/concessions will apply separately for both modes of admissions. However, no candidate will be admitted in the General category through the Entrance Test mode unless he/she secures at least 40 percent marks in the Test. Shortlisting of students for scholarships will be done on the basis of the Entrance Test only. Students of B.A. Economics (Hons) of the University of Delhi are advised in their own interest to take the Entrance Test.

Admission Procedure for DU DSE M.A. (Economics)

Separate merit lists will be put up for the reserved and general categories to be admitted through the Entrance Test and through Direct Admissions. However, no candidate will be admitted in the General category through the Entrance Test unless he/she secures at least 40 per cent marks in the Entrance Test. In the selection of candidates for admission, the decision of the Admission Committee of the Department will be final. Admission of students to the course will be provisional and will be confirmed by the Admission Committee of the University only after verification of the original certificates.

After being selected for the M.A. Economics programme, students may enroll themselves either in the Department of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, or in any of the colleges of the University of Delhi listed below:

  • Deshbandhu College
  • Hindu College
  • Indraprastha College*
  • Janki Devi Memorial College*
  • Kirori Mal College
  • Lady Shri Ram College*
  • Miranda House*
  • Ramjas College
  • Shri Ram College of Commerce
  • St. Stephen’s College
  • Zakir Hussain College

Colleges marked * are for women students only.

Note that all lectures are delivered in the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics irrespective of where the student is enrolled.

Successful candidates will be issued admission slips, which they are required to produce for enrolling themselves in the Delhi School of Economics or in any of the listed colleges. The procedure for admission in the Delhi School of Economics is given below. For admission in affiliated colleges, candidates are requested to contact the concerned college authorities.

The candidates selected for admission in the Delhi School of Economics must contact the office of the School for the admission form. The students are required to produce:

  • All original certificates and marksheets including date of birth certificate along with the attested photocopies thereof.
  • Hostel application, if relevant, on the prescribed form (refer to section 8 of this Handbook).
  • Four recent passport size photographs.

Fee Structure

Students registered directly in the Delhi School of Economics are required to pay the following fees/annual charges (subject to revision):

For students registered in colleges, the following annual fees will be collected in the colleges (apart from the respective college charges and tuition fees):

  • Computer fee* : Rs. 3000.00
  • DSE Development Fee : Rs. 500.00
  • DSE Library services fee : Rs. 1000.00

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