Shiv Nadar University Admission to M.Sc. in Economics – 2015

Notice of admission to M.Sc. program in Economics

The Department of Economics at the Shiv Nadar University would like to announce that admissions into the Masters Program in Economics are now open for the 2015-16 academic year.

The M.Sc. (Economics) is a two year (four semesters) program. The students undergo fairly rigorous training that prepares them for admission into PhD programs as well as for jobs in the government, the private sector. The department has a vibrant faculty with varied research interests offering the graduate students the option of working in a wide range of exciting fields. Please see the graduate prospectus of the department for more details.

The department offers an attractive financial support to all incoming students. Please see the department website social sciences economics.aspx for more details. Academically excellent M.Sc. students may continue on to do their Ph.D. with the department if they so wish.

Eligibility: Students who have or will have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) by September 2015 may apply. Prior economics training is not required.

Admission Process:

  1. The first step in the admission process is a written test held across six cities in India: Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai. Candidates will be informed about the venue of the test at least a week before the exam date. The written test will be held on 03rd
  2. Application Forms can be downloaded from the departmental webpage. Completed application forms should reach SNU by 17th April, 2015. Applications can be submitted by email or by post.
  3. The test will have 50 multiple choice questions. Section I will have 5 questions that will test comprehension and analytical abilities. In Section II, students have a choice between answering questions from

Section II A: Economics and Basic Mathematics
Section II B: Advanced Mathematics.

  1. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview to be held at the Shiv Nadar University campus. The date for the interview is 25nd and 26th The department will reimburse candidates selected for interview with AC 3 Tier fare.

Syllabus for entrance examination:
Section A. Economics and Basic Mathematics
Permutations and Combinations. Sets and Relations, Functions, Limits, Continuity, Differential and Integral Calculus. Unconstrained and Constrained Optimization. Descriptive Statistics: Measures of Central tendency, Dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis. Probability Theory, Sampling, Estimation, Inference and Hypothesis Testing

Theory of Consumer and Producer Behaviour; Market Structures: Perfect Competition, Monopoly and Oligopoly, General Equilibrium. Basic Models of International Trade: Ricardian Model and Hecksher Ohlin Model, National Income Accounting, Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply.

Section B. Undergraduate Mathematics
Descriptive Statistics, Permutations and Combinations, Sets and Relations. Group and Rings and Fields. Functions, Limits, Continuity, Differential and Integral Calculus, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Unconstrained and Constrained Optimization, Probability Theory, Sampling, Estimation, Inference and Hypothesis testing

APPLICATION FEES: There is no application fee for M.Sc. (Economics) applicants

The last date for receiving applications deadline is 17th April, 2015.

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