M.Sc. in Economics | Humanities & Social Sciences

M.Sc. in Economics

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi offers 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).

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

Application process: Eligible candidates can apply for the programme through JAM . International applicants may apply using the International Application Portal: https://international.iitd.ac.in/

Special provision for 15 additional seats (in addition to the 25 seats through the JAM examination) only for the year 2024-25:
The admission to these additional 15 seats will be through an entrance test to be conducted by the Institute in IIT Delhi. It is open to all eligible candidates as described in the prospectus (https://home.iitd.ac.in/pg-admissions.php ). Students who have taken the JAM exam already, are also welcome to sit for this exam. Reservations for the additional 15 seats will be as per the institute's norm. Please visit https://ecampus.iitd.ac.in/PGADM/login for updates. Applications for all PG programmes (MA/ MSc/ PhD) at IIT Delhi is expected to open on 20 March 2024.

The last date of application is 04 April 2024.

Examination venue: Lecture Hall Complex, IIT Delhi

Date and Time of the examination: 09 June 2024 (Sunday), 10 AM to 1 PM

Syllabus: Annexure V, Information Brochure (available on https://home.iitd.ac.in/pg-admissions.php)

Pattern: Multiple choice (with negative marking). A few sample questions can be found at this link.



  • 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

The detail programme structure is available in the Courses of Study


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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