Master of Arts in Economics


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) or equivalent CGPA, of any University incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.
  • The Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  • In case of the candidates being awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained bachelor's degree.
  • A candidate who has appeared for the final year examination of bachelor's degree or equivalent can also apply. Such candidate must produce a certificate from the authority of the of the university/ institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent based on latest available grades/marks (i.e. all the years’ grade/marks except the final year grade/marks).
  • Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit such certificate latest on the registration date notified by the school. Candidate’s admission will be confirmed provided that final mark sheet and degree certificate are submitted not later than December 1, 2020 and if the candidate has met the prescribed eligibility criteria. Non-fulfilment of the above conditions/dates will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Admission Process

  • Candidates eligible as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above may apply in the prescribed online form with payment of non-refundable application fee of Rs. 1200 (inclusive of GST). Upon online registration, candidates will be issued a unique login id which should be used for subsequent admission process correspondence.
  • Duly filled application form along with the application fee can be submitted April 15, 2020.
  • Candidates are strongly recommended to access the unique login id and their registered email id on a regular basis for admission updates.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed via mails and through the application portal about the status of their application.
  • The candidates must bring the following documents in original along with one set of self-attested photocopy of the documents for verification at the time of Personal Interaction:

    (a) Mark-sheets of 12th Standard & Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, of any University incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. 
    (b) Certificate of equivalence for conversion of GPA/CPI/CGPA etc in to percentage. 
    (c) Identity Proof 
    (d) Experience Certificate, if any 
    (e) Caste Certificate (from competent authority as notified by the Government, if applied for reservation quota).
  •  If at any stage, the information provided by a candidate is found to be false, his candidature/admission shall be cancelled.
  • All the candidates who are offered admissions should complete admission formalities by the deadline date. If a candidate fails to adhere to this deadline, the admission offer shall stand cancelled and the seat will be offered to the waitlisted candidate.

Selection Matrix

Selection Process:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for written exam and personal interview on specified dates. The detailed schedule will be communicated to the candidates on their unique login id or mail id. Outside Gujarat students can opt for the online exam and skype interview.
  • Admission offer will be given only to the candidates meeting standard performance requirements across all the selection components as defined by Admissions Committee.

 Selection Matrix:

  • Academic Performance
  • Written Test 
  • Personal Interaction/Interview 
    • Academic performance in standard 10th & 12th and at Bachelor’s degree will be considered.
    • In case candidate is in final year of graduation, his / her previous years’ academic performance will be considered for merit calculation.
  • Candidates with achievement in noteworthy Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities will have an additional advantage.
  • Work experience, though not mandatory, will have an additional advantage


As a part of Ahmedabad University’s commitment to equity and justice, the University admissions process attempts to address social inequalities by providing a relaxation of 10% to Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 7% to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and Economic Weaker Section (EWS) category students in cut-off criteria (grad/percentage/percentile) prescribed for general category students. Such relaxation shall be provided on production of requisite certificate as recognized by the Government of Gujarat.

Fee Structure and Payment Schedule

Fee Structure:
Fees for the academic year 2020-22 will be charged as per follows:

  1st Year 2nd Year  
Particulars Semester Semester Semester Semester Total
1 2 3 4  
Tuition Fees 1,25,000 1,25,000 1,25,000 1,25,000 5,00,000

In addition to the tuition fees, each student will have to invest approximately Rs. 12,000 per year in study materials such as text books, case studies, supplementary readings, simulations etc. 

Facilities Available:
The following facilities are available to students at cost:

  • Hostel rooms on a twin sharing basis are provided to students.
  • Campus placements (Summer Internships + Final Placements)
  • Alumni membership

Payment for Securing Admission:
Those candidates who are offered admissions are required to pay fees of Rs. 50,000 and confirm the admission. The same would be adjusted in the first semester fees.

Mode of Payment:

  • All candidates offered admission can pay the fees by logging again to the application portal with the unique user id and password and pay the fees. Modes available for payment Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, Cheque and Demand Draft.
  • In case of Cheque and Demand Draft the candidate/s need to fill the Cheque/Demand Drat details in the system and generate challan. The challan along with Cheque/Demand Draft can be submitted to any nearest ICICI Bank branch.

Financial Aid

Ahmedabad University, we believe that finances should not stand in the way of an excellent education. We attest to this by providing financial support to students on a merit and need basis. All students receive forms for Financial Aid Scheme on their official email addresses upon admission to the university. Financial aid up to 50% of tuition fee are available to eligible candidates. To avail this support, students must submit all aid applications with supporting documents to their respective schools in advance of their declared deadlines. The Financial Aid committee will then review all applications and make final recommendations.

Merit Scholarship

Ahmedabad University has instituted a Merit Scholarship Scheme to encourage bright students. For the MA-ECONOMICS Programme, Merit scholarships are awarded to eligible students in the first year based on their overall performance in the admissions process. For the second year of study, Merit scholarships are based on a candidate’s academic performance in the preceding year.

Teaching Assistantship

Students are encouraged to take up Teaching Assistantship within the University for 10-20 hours a week to assist members of faculty teaching relevant undergraduate courses and work with them on research projects. This will provide students with exposure to both teaching and research. It will also provide additional financial support.

Cancellation of Admission

The admission of a candidate will stand cancelled if at any point of time it is established that a candidate has got admission with (alternatively) false/incorrect/irrelevant documents and statements. In such an event no refund shall be made, except deposits.

Withdrawal of Admissions MA in Economics Programme 2020 and Refund of fees

For withdrawal of admission and seeking fees refund, the candidate is required to submit the original fee receipt, admission offer letter and other documents received at the time of admission and fill the letter of request for withdrawal duly signed by the student/applicant and the Parent/Guardian thereof.

The letter of request for withdrawal is available at the Graduate Admission Office, Central Campus, Ahmedabad University and can be filled and submitted at the time of seeking withdrawal along with required documents.

The refund of the fees will be processed in accordance with the circular No. D.O. No. 1-3/2007 (CPP-II) issued by the Universities Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi dated December 6, 2016.

Sr No Processing Fees Cancellation Charges Net Refund Payable Percentage of Refund of Aggregate fees*
1 10% of Fees Paid NIL 90% of Fees Paid 15 days before the formally-notified last date of admission
2 NIL 20% of Fees Paid 80% of Fees Paid Not more than 15 days after the formally-notified last date of admission
3 NIL 50% of Fees Paid 50% of Fees Paid More than 15 days but less than 30 days after formally-notified last date of admission
4 NIL 100% of Fees Paid NIL notified last date of admission

Important Schedule

Sr No. Activity Date
1 Admissions Open November 11, 2019
2 Deadline of Application Submission April 15, 2020
3 Notification of Shortlisted Candidates On rolling basis
4 Personal Interaction  On rolling basis
5 Programme Commences  July, 2020
  • The above rules are subject to modification(s) whenever found necessary by the MBA Admission Office.

Interpretations and Change of Admission Rules

In the matter of interpretation of Admission Policy and Procedure, the decision of Dean - Amrut Mody School of Management or School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University shall be final and binding on the candidates. In the matter of any issues not covered in the Admission Policy and Procedure mentioned, the Admission Committee is authorized to resolve these special issues on the merit of the case and take the final decision on the same.

Programme Inquiry

Office of Graduate Admission
Ahmedabad University
Room No: 16, GICT Building, Central Campus
Near Commerce Six Road,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009
Gujarat, India
Contact Number: +91.6351897512, +91.79.61911000 


About Amrut Mody School of Management

The Amrut Mody School of Management offers wide-ranging, multi-faceted management education through undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes. We also offer short-term certificate programmes for working professionals and other practitioners. The Management School is located in the heart of Ahmedabad, one of India’s most vibrant and historic centres of commerce. Its mercantile and industrial history underscore its present-day reputation as a hub of enterprise and new business ideas. In addition to its bustling streets, markets and sophisticated cultural life, the city is also home to many of India’s most reputed educational institutions, making it uniquely liveable for students and academics.

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