The MA Economics programme is designed for students who are looking to learn how to address complex questions through a deep understanding of economic theory and its application through rigorous data analysis. It provides a training in applying economic models and tools to the changing needs of corporates, the financial sector and policy institutions.
Economists today have to be equipped with interdisciplinary skills to address problems in the society and economy. Students will be trained in theory and data analytics to critically analyze and evaluate real world problems in micro and macro contexts concerning human and firm behavior in the domains of finance, industrial organisation, education, health and environment.
With a rigorous exposure to advanced economics concepts, the student can start a career as an analytical economist in corporate or policy organisations, look for opportunities in finance, or pursue doctoral education. The programme provides an opportunity to develop expertise in financial economics with a pedagogy that integrates data analytics with modern behavioural and institutional aspects of finance.
Our two years Masters programme builds skills in data sciences, analytics and technology along with courses at the frontier of economics and research therein. Our unique Studio Courses and Internship program offer exclusive problem solving experience and deep engagement with industry. Faculty with extensive research and practical experience in economics, finance, data analytics and public policy deliver these courses, imparting skills that guarantee employment in industry, government, think-tanks and academia. The programme maintains a high faculty to student ratio enabling easy student mentoring by both faculty and the career development cell.
Minimum Programme Credits: 69
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The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) or equivalent CGPA. A strong background in mathematics and statistics will be preferred. A candidate who has appeared for the final year examination of bachelor's degree can also apply and will be required to furnish a certificate from the university/ institution certifying that the candidate has aggregated 50% marks in the previous examinations.
Candidates seeking admission in the MA-Economics programme, must apply in the prescribed online form with payment of application fee of Rs. 1200 (inclusive of GST). Duly filled application form along with the application fee can be submitted by May 15, 2023.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an online exam and personal interview (also conducted online) on specified dates. The online exam and interview is held on a rolling basis. We will offer admission to the candidates that meet our performance requirements across all the selection components as defined by the Admissions Committee.
Our faculty are highly research intensive who carry expertise in a diverse domains of economics.
The University’s Career Development Centre and faculty members facilitate student internship and placement opportunities. Students have been placed at the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE), Equirus Group Financial Services, Interality.io, Sattva Consulting, and Arthashastra Intelligence. Graduated students have also built start-ups in financial consulting and received offers in economic journalism at Bloomberg, The Quint, and DailyHunt. CDC also facilitated summer internships in organisations including the Reserve Bank of India, the Department of Planning, Gandhinagar, Elara Capital, Knowledge Resource Group Consultants, Indian Institute of Ahmedabad, Policy Think Tanks: Centre for Policy Research (Delhi), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER Pune) and Centre for Development Policy and Practice (Hyderabad).