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Prof. Reetika Khera wins prestigious awards for Social Scientists

Prof. Khera has been selected for the Malcolm Adiseshiah award in 2021. The Malcolm Adiseshiah Award & the Elizabeth Adiseshiah Award for distinguished contributions to Development Studies instituted by Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust during the year 2000.

The Malcolm Adiseshiah Award was first given to Abhijit V. Banerjee in 2000. Since then, Ram Guha, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Jayati Ghosh, Nandini Sundar, Amita Baviskar, Yogendra Yadav, among others, have received it.

Prof. Khera would be presented citations and prize money of ₹1 lakh.

Third Dr P. C. Bansil Memorial Lecture

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in association with Techno Economic Research Institute (TERI) is organising the Third Dr P C Bansil Memorial Lecture on 27 March 2021 at 10 am (IST). The lecture shall be delivered by Prof. Ashok Kotwal (Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada).

PhD admissions December 2020

The PhD admissions process for December 2020 is now underway. Candidates who have been shortlisted for the first round of interviews have already been sent an announcement via email with further details.
Please consult the HSS Department's shortlisting criteria if you have not received such an email.

M.Sc. Economics 2021

From the year 2021, a new paper Economics (EN) is added and the purview of JAM is extended to social sciences.

The new paper provides admissions to Masters Programmes in Economics at the IITs. and to reflect this, the name of the exam is changed to Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) from 2021 (

Addendum - List of candidates shortlisted for the interview for M.Sc.(Economics) 2020

Sub: List of candidates shortlisted for the interview for M.Sc.(Economics) 2020 (published on the department’s website dated 11.9.2020)

With reference to the subject mentioned above, it is hereby notified that the applicants with the following Roll No may be added to the list of candidates shortlisted for the interview.

The exact time slot of the interview and further details will be emailed to the candidates. Please install Microsoft Teams for the purpose of the online interview.