Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research – M.Sc. in Economics – 2014

igidr admissionsThis is a two-year programme, which imparts students with a rigorous and hands-on training in Economics, with special emphasis on analytical and problem solving skills as well as exposure to emerging policy issues at the national and international levels. This programme involves a successful completion of either 16 courses or 15 courses and a Masters thesis. It is aimed at all those with necessary quantitative prerequisites who would like to be grounded in economic analysis.

Admission Eligibility: Minimum qualification for admission to M.Sc. programme include one of the following degrees or their equivalents:

B.A. / B.Sc. in Economics / B.Com. / B.Stat. / B.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics) / B.Tech./B.E. with at least a Second Division for Economics Discipline and First Division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability. Admission will be through a set of written tests and interview. The written tests focus on analytical, verbal and mathematical abilities. All candidates appearing for their final degree examinations on or before July 15, 2012 are eligible to appear for the admission tests. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to their securing a second division or first division, as the case may be, in their final degree examination. Also, the final official mark sheets must be submitted to IGIDR by October 31, 2012.

Course Structure and Duration:: This is a two-year programme. First Year course work exclusively focuses on the following compulsory courses: Microeconomics-I and II, Macroeconomics-I and II, Statistics and Econometrics-I and II, Mathematics for Economists, and Development Economics. In the second year, students need to take three additional compulsory courses viz., (i) Indian Economy (ii) Energy and Environment-I and (iii) Public Economics. In addition, they need to complete five optional courses or four optional courses and a Masters thesis.

Costs: M.Sc. students have to pay a tuition fee of Rs. 8000/- per semester. A few tuition fee waivers would be available to the needy students. All students would be provided with residential accommodation towards which they have to pay hostel fee of Rs.200/- per month, and water and electricity charges as per actual.

Financial Assistance: Some need based scholarships are available to Masters students as per Institute’s norms. The second year Masters students are eligible to express interest to work as Graduate Assistants and depending upon the availability and norms, might be awarded such assistantships.

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