Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University offers M.A. in Economics. MA Economics course structure is divided into 4 semesters. Semester I involves the study of Microeconomic Theory, Introductory Mathematical Economics, Introductory Econometrics. In Semester II students study Macroeconomic Theory, Markets, Institutions and Economic Growth, Economic Development & Policy in India, and One optional paper. Semester III and IV have Four optional papers each.

DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017 is as per University guidelines. Admission is looked forward to being on basis of merit for BA Economics DU graduates for 50% seats, and rest 50% seats through DU DSE MA (Economics) Entrance Exam 2017. Get here complete details of DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017 such as dates, application form, admit card, result, merit list, cut off.

DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017


Details of DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017 will be available along with DU PG Admission 2017. Notification is expected in May 2017.

Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi will release notification for admission to MA Economics for the session 2017-18.

Registration for admission to all post graduate courses is carried out online by University.

Expected dates for DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017

Events Dates
Start date for online Registration May 2017
Closing date for online Registration May 2017

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Eligibility Criteria

Following was eligibility criteria last year.

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.

DU DSE M.A. (Economics) Entrance Exam 2017

As per last year’s entrance exam, following exam pattern and syllabus is expected for DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017.

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:

  1. Microeconomic theory,
  2. Macroeconomic theory,
  3. Mathematical techniques used by economists,
  4. 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

Following was exam pattern last year.

The test consists of multiple-choice questions only. Answers have to be marked in OMR sheet. The multiple choice questions are designed to test rigorously the ability to apply concepts and techniques, rather than have a mere ‘theoretical’ familiarity with them.

Admission Rules for MA Economics 2017

Following was admission rules last year.

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.

Fee Structure

Following was fee structure last year.

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

For More Details of DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission – Download Information Brochure of last year.

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