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.

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DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017 is as per University guidelines. The registration will begin from June 12, 2017. 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 is available along with DU PG Admission 2017.

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

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

Schedule dates for DU DSE MA (Economics) Admission 2017

Events Dates
Start date for online Registration May 31 2017 12 June 2017
Closing date for online Registration 22 Jun 2017

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Eligibility Criteria

A. Indian Students (General Category)

Direct/Merit Mode: At least 60% in the aggregate of the B.A. Economics (Hons) of the University of Delhi.

Entrance Test Mode: At least 60% or First Division or equivalent CGPA in any Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any 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

  • Although not required by the University, in order for the Department to evaluate foreign applicants, foreign nationals are advised to either take the Department’s entrance test, or to submit 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 (listed below), so as to ensure that they have the aptitude for the M.A. courses offered by the Department. In particular, they should be aware that the M.A. programme requires a high level of mathematical competence. No matter which option they choose, all foreign nationals must route their applications through:
    Room No. 11, First Floor,
    Conference Centre,
    University of Delhi,

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

  • microeconomic theory,
  • macroeconomic theory,
  • mathematical techniques used by economists, and
  • 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:

  • 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 multiple-choice 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. No calculators will be required.

Admission Rules for MA Economics 2017

  • 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.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in the Entrance Test will be 40% (General category), 36% (OBC category), and 20% (SC/ST category).
  • 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.
  • Candidates will have to register on the University website Applicants are responsible for regularly checking the portal for any updates. The date, time and venue of the Test will be announced on the same website. The Department of Economics will not be in a position to answer questions in this regard.

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, the minimum qualifying marks in the Entrance Test will be 40% (General category), 36% (OBC category), and 20% (SC/ST category). 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 that are willing to register them. No specific quotas are assigned in colleges for students of M.A. Economics.

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 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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