M.Sc. in Economics

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi launches a two-year full-time programme, Master of Science in Economics. Applications are invited from highly motivated UG students who envisage careers in academia, government, industry, and civil society organizations.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.Sc./B.Com /B.Stat./B.Math./ B.Tech/B.E. or equivalent)

 

Minimum qualifications: CGPA of 5.5 for General/OBC/EWS (5.0 for SC/ST/PwD) on a 10 point scale or equivalent or 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/ PwD) in aggregate without rounding-off (of all the years/semesters of the qualifying degree, taking into account all subjects including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined).

 

*Candidates in the final year of their qualifying programmes, who expect to complete all their qualifying degree requirements before the third week of July 2020 are eligible to apply for admission. However, their admission would be provisional, subject to their meeting the minimum eligibility criteria after their final qualifying examination results are announced.

Admissions begin in July 2020.

In view of the situation arising out of Covid-19, the written entrance examination has been postponed. A new date would be announced on the admission portal later (https://joaps.iitd.ac.in/hes2020/).

 

We are not accepting new applications any more. The applicants may please note that in view of the situation arising out of Covid-19, the written entrance examination has been postponed. The institute is following the government advisory on Covid-19. As soon as any decision regarding the date of the entrance examination is arrived at, the same would be notified on this portal.

Application process: Eligible candidates can apply for the programme only through the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at the website https://joaps.iitd.ac.in/hes2020/. The facility for online registration and application will be available from 02 March 2020 (12:00 noon) to 10 May 2020 (04:00 pm). A non-refundable application fee of ₹ 750/- for all female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD candidates and ₹ 1500/- for all others candidates apply. The application fees are payable online through the above portal.

Important Dates

Activity Date and Time (IST)
Submission of online application commences 02 March 2020 (12:00 noon)
Last date for submission of online application and application fee 10 May 2020 (04:00 pm)
Downloading of Admit card begins To be announced
Entrance Test for M.Sc. (Economics) To be announced**
** In view of the situation arising out of Covid-19, the written entrance examination has been postponed. A new date would be announced on this portal later.

 

Programme Intake: 25 (reservation as per the Institute norms)

 

 

Highlights:

  • State of the art infrastructure
  • World class faculty
  • Located at the heart of Delhi
  • Hostel accommodation for outstation students
  • Attractive Merit-cum-Means scholarships

 

Salient features of the programme:

 

1) A modern economics programme, drawing on the strengths of mathematics, computer science, public policy, management, social sciences, and other science and engineering disciplines.
2) The curriculum has firm foundations in core economic theory.
3) Students choose fields of specialization in core economics and emerging fields in the intersection of economics with other social sciences, as well as with computer science and mathematics.
4) Students get hands-on expertise in data analytics.
5) The programme has a strong research component. Two semesters long research project prepares students in identifying research problems, formulating research questions, analysing them, and writing the final dissertation.
6) Trained to carry out evidence based public policy research.
7) The programme inculcates the skill of dealing with emerging issues and encourages students to think out-of-the-box solutions.
8) The curriculum is designed by international experts from diverse fields including industry, academia and public sector.

 

Programme duration:

 

The programme will be a two-year full time comprising of four semesters starting in July semester. In summer, students will be encouraged to undertake industry/academic/Govt./NGO internship (non-credit component).

 

Programme Structure:

  • Two years (4 semesters)
  • Project in the third and final semester
  • Core: 10 courses (3 or 4 credits each), Research seminar (3 credits), 2 Labs (4 credits each), and Project (3+9 credits)
  • Program elective: 3 courses (3 credits each)
  • Open elective: 2 courses (3 credits each)
  • Total credits: 75

 

Why this programme?

  1. Diversified basket of electives
  2. Branching out in traditional as well as in emerging directions
  3. Two semesters long project prepares the students to carry out independent research
  4. Unique cross-disciplinary after the core foundations in economics

 

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Application portal: https://joaps.iitd.ac.in/hes2020/

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Syllabus of the entrance test, 2020: This is a suggestive syllabus only. The questions may not be limited to the list of topics given here.

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