M.A. in Economics

Course Description : The M.A. in Economics is a two-year full-time programme. The course is organized over two years, each year consisting of two semesters – the summer semester and the winter semester. Each student has to complete within a period of four years the programme of study consisting of fifteen courses out of which six are core courses – compulsory for all students – and nine are elective courses. Each of these courses, except the dissertation course, will carry 100 marks. The dissertation course, which will be equivalent to two courses, will carry 200 marks. Since 1999-2001, the department has adopted a revised syllabus in the M.A. programme, which reflects new developments in the discipline as well as makes the course more closely oriented towards the professional employment market in India.

Besides introducing courses in newer areas and modernizing existing courses where necessary, the new package contains a strong quantitative component in which all the students of the programme are trained in the use of computers, as well as statistical and econometric packages. Also, students can opt for electives in the quantitative genre where they learn fairly advanced computer applications and packages, which they can use later in their professional careers in academia, research institutions, government, and industry. The new syllabus offers students a flexible specialization package. A large number of elective courses are offered as part of this package. It is envisaged that students will have the maximum opportunity to pursue their own interests and chosen fields of specialization. While no formal streaming of students is envisaged, formal and informal counseling and examples of successful practice may be expected to inform students of the possibility of three broad streams (a) economic theory, (b) quantitative methods, and (c) economic applications involving both theory and quantitative methods. While all three streams will equip students for higher studies and training in economics, and for employment in academia, the latter two streams are more likely to be popular among students looking for careers in government, research institutions, industry, the financial services sector and the media. The diversity available within the overall package and the need to deliver flexible specialization skills both necessitate a semester-based programme. This, and – internal assessment in all the courses, are the other major components of the new syllabus.

Type of Degree (Diploma/Degree) : Degree
Type of Course : Post Graduate
Duration of Course : Two year full-time course
Venue For Teaching : Delhi School of Economics Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Delhi Delhi-110 007.

Parent Department : Department of Economics
Parent Faculty : Faculty of SOCIAL SCIENCES

Subjects : First Year – Summer Semester 001 Microeconomic Theory 002 Introductory Mathematical Economics 003 Introductory Econometrics First Year – Winter Semester 004 Macroeconomic Theory 005 Comparative Development Second Year – Summer Semester 006 Economic Development and Policy in India In addition to the above six core courses, each student will select nine elective courses from the set of elective courses offered by the Department. The Department at the beginning of each semester will announce the list of elective courses on offer. A student is expected to register for the elective courses over a period of three semesters starting from the winter semester in the first year. The proposed elective courses have been grouped into nine categories, including a ‘general’ category. The elective courses are listed below: 1 Microeconomics 101 Mathematical Economics 102 General Equilibrium Theory 103 Game Theory-1 104 Game Theory-2 105 Economics of Uncertainty 106 Topics in Economic Theory 107 Choice Theory 108 Social Choice Theory 109 International Trade 2 Macroeconomics 201 Income, Employment and Fluctuations 202 Dynamic Macroeconomics 203 Open Economy Macroeconomics 204 Monetary Theory and Policy 205 Topics in Macroeconomic Theory 206 Empirical Macroeconomics 3 Economic History 301 India and the Early Modern International Economy 302 Labour Markets in Historical Perspective 303 International Financial System 1850-1975 304 Indian Business and Entrepreneurial History 305 Industrial Organisation in Historical Perspective 306 Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective 307 Topics in Economic and Social History, 1700-1975 4 Econometric Methods and Applications 401 Econometrics Methods 402 Applied Multivariate Statistics 403 Time Series Analysis 404 Forecasting Methods and Applications 405 Applied Production Analysis 406 Applied Consumption Analysis 407 Structural Modeling for Policy Analysis 408

Topics in Econometrics 5 Finance: Theory, Institutions and Modeling 501 Corporate Finance 502 Financial Theory 503 Financial Markets 504 Econometrics of Financial Markets 6 Public Policy: Theory and Institutions 601 Public Economics – I 602 Public Economics – II 603 Environmental Economics 604 Law and Economics 605 Resource Economics 606 Energy Economics 607 Applied Welfare Economics 608 Economics of Regulation 7 Development Economics 701 Population and Development 702 Economics of Education and Health 703 Labour Economics 704 Trade and Development 705 Environment and Development 706 Macroeconomic Management in Developing Countries 707 Topics in Development Economics India in the World Economy Transport, Location and Infrastructure 8 Industrial and Agricultural Economics 801 Industrial Organization 802 Industrial Economy of India 803 Economic Theory of the Firm 804 Indian Agriculture: Incentives and Decision-making 805 Indian Agriculture: Markets, Institutions and Technology 806 Topics in Agricultural Economics 9. General 901 Ethics and Economics 902 Issues in Economic Systems and Institutions 903 Issues in the History of Economic Analysis 904 Economics of Discrimination In addition to the elective courses listed above, there will be a Dissertation Course (Course 999). This is a two-semester elective course for which a student has to register in the summer semester of the second year.

Admission Eligibility : A.Students from Indian Universities (i) B.A. (Hons) Economics of Delhi University with 50% or more marks in the aggregate. (ii) B.A. (Hons) Economics of any other Indian University recognized by Delhi University with 50% or more marks in the aggregate. In the case of universities where the B.A. (Hons) Economics degree includes courses other than in Economics the course shall be treated as an Honours course only if at least 75 per cent of the total marks are in respect of papers in Economics. (iii) 55% or more marks in aggregate in M. Com., B. Com. (Hons), B.A.(Hons) Business Economics, and M.A./B.A. (Hons) in History or Sociology of Delhi University, or any other Indian University recognised by DelhiUniversity. (iv) 60% or more marks in M.A./B.A. (Hons) in Agricultural Economics, Business Studies, Computer Applications, Mathematics, Operational Research, and Statistics of Delhi University or any other Indian University recognised by Delhi University. (v) 60% or more marks in B.A. (Pass) with Economics or Mathematics as one of the subjects (with 3 papers) or B. Com. (Pass) of Delhi University or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto.

(vi) 60% or more marks in M. Sc., M. Tech., M. Stat., B. Stat., B. Sc. (Hons), B.E., B. Tech. or any other equivalent degree of Delhi University or any other Indian University recognised by Delhi University. B.Students from Foreign Universities Students holding a degree from non-Indian Universities must apply through the Foreign Students Advisor Foreign Students Registry Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi Delhi 110007 C. A student seeking admission to the first year class of the M.A. programme must be at least 20 years of age before the first day of October in the year in which he/she seeks admission; relaxation up to one year is permissible subject to the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. D. Candidates seeking admission to the course on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree should have passed the Bachelor’s degree examination under the 10+2+3 or 11+2+2 or 10+2+2+1 pattern of education. E. In the case of a candidate whose result of the last qualifying examination is awaited he/she will be allowed to appear in the Entrance Test on submitting a certificate from the institution to this effect. In case the candidate is admitted to the course on a provisional basis, the admission will be cancelled if the result is not communicated by October 15 or if the candidate fails to meet the minimum eligibility criteria on the basis of his/her result.

Other Info: Fees for M.A. programme For Delhi University Students: Rs. 5300 For non-Delhi University Students: Rs. 5325

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  1. L.Aswaghosh
    January 20th, 2010 at 04:59 | #1

    I want to study M A Economics in any university list

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