M.Sc. in Economics

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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).

Application process: Eligible candidates can apply for the programme ONLY through JAM 2021.

Important Dates

Activity Date
Commencement of ONLINE registration and Application on JAM 2021 Website 10 September, 2020
Last date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website 15 October, 2020
Availability of JAM Admit Cards for Download 05 January, 2021
Date of JAM 2021 Examination 14 February, 2021
Announcement of the Results of JAM 2021 20 March, 2021
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2021 Website April 15-28, 2021
Declaration of First Admission List June 16, 2021
Declaration of Second Admission List July 01, 2021
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List July 16, 2021
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2021 July 20, 2021
These dates are tentative and may be changed by the JAM 2021 authority. Please visit JAM 2021 website for updated information. The dates given here may not be updated regularly. We shall follow the dates announced by the JAM 2021 authority.

Visit JAM 2021 portal https://jam.iisc.ac.in/ for updated information


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



  • 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



Application portal: JAM 2021

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Syllabus of JAM 2021: Economics Paper (EN) .

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