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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Indian institutions of repute in economics

After all my search for the best schools to apply in India for economics, i have found the following institutions. I have chosen these, taking in account their international repute, number of students who have gone to top universities in the world for further studies and their number of quantitative electives which would help in further studies in economics. They are
1) Indian Statistical Institute(ISI)
2) Delhi School of Economics(DSE)
3) Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU)
4) Indira Gandhi Institute for Development and Research(IGIDR)
All the above institutions offer a masters programme in economics which includes quantitative papers as compulsory and optional papers. So for those who are planning to do economics at an academic level, these would be the best options. The admission is through an entrance test comprising of both economics and math at the undergraduate level.
For those who wish to pusue a doctorate in economics, these institutions will get you on the right track. The entrance questions can get real tricky if you dont have your basics right. So start working on your basics from now. All the best!

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are there any books or previous year questions available to write those exams.

Anonymous said...

Btw How do you rate MA in economics from Madras university.

alex said...

Well anonymous,
Yes there are previous question papers of the entrances of JNU and DSE and sample question papers of IGIDR.
You can do an MA from anywherein India but i feel the top 4 are the ones mentioned in my thread.
I would not prefer doing an MA from Madras niversity.
Alex

chunari said...

Where can we buy or find those old papers? One of my relative is interested in applying. I check your posts in PG. Let me also know whether you have already applied to dse and jnu? I could not find admission notification on their website. thanks in advance- chunari

Anonymous said...

I want to know where will I get the previous years question papers as i am interested in applying to DSE.

alex said...

You can buy it from the University of Delhi directly, they will not send it by post .

Anonymous said...

Is it sufficient to prepare with these questions papers? if not on what other topics i should concentrate.

alex said...

Yes the topics covered in the previous question papers are more than enough and by the way, where did you do your undergrad?
Alex

Anonymous said...

I have done my under graduation from hyderabad through Osmaina university and my course was B.com.

Aditi said...

Hey alex I have done my BSc in STatistics from Lady Shri Ram College. Was considering DSE. HAve passed out 2 yrs back....what are the papers like?? Can someone with no eco background crack it?

alex said...

Dear Aditi,
What did you do for the past two years have you been in touch with stats and math? Well if you have been in touch, you can certainly consider DSE, as they have an option B for students who have taken up either math or stats.
My view about option B would be , it is very mathematical. And you need to be really strong.
All the best
Alex

aashish said...

HI alex. i am in a really tight situation and u seem the right person to sort them out.
i have just given my class 12 exams with 92.6% (Best four (93%). i have applied for an integrated five year MA(eco) from IIT Madras (yes, u read it correct) and i am certain to go through. my doubt is whether i should really go. the other option i know of is delhi university.
i cant get to stephens so will try for srcc or hindu. dous any of these 4 institutes (JNU, DSE, etc) offer undergraduate programs in economics. please tell me if u know, like u iam also really interested in economics. my email id is aashishthegreat@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hie alex, i have done my grad. in eco-stats, was wondering if besides the four inst. mentioned by you, gokhale institute of economics and politics is worth a consideration and given a choice should i choose gokhale or the mumbai university for a masters in economics

alex said...

As far as i have heard Gokhale is a much better choice than Mumbai university! Where did you do your undergrad?

Anonymous said...

hie, sorry could'nt reply earlier, ya i did my grad from st. xaviers,mumbai!!

Anonymous said...

hi alex,can you suggest specific books I should refer for dse.I am preparing for it.I am from economics hons now in final year.I also want to know about option-a.

Anonymous said...

hey,
I Have done B.com an m interested in applyin for a M.A. from the 4 institutes u have mentioned .can u plz suggest any books for the entrance exams.

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Anonymous said...

Hi,
I’m a final year B.Tech (computer science) engineer 72%.
I’m keen to join MA Eco. (Delhi school of economics) / M.SC Eco from IGIDR.
What are the books I should refer to?
Can I get previous years paper? Does DSE admit engineers? What is the level of entrance exam (option B) for DSE?

Please help ...

Pranjal

Anonymous said...

hi alex u have not clearly mentioned the name of namy book for dse and jnu entrance preparation ... kindly help

Anonymous said...

Hi Alex

I am mechanical engineer. And has 4 years of work ex. I am keen to do my masters in Economics. Can you plese explain how should I prepare to get in to the programm.

Thanks,
Divya

alex said...

Divya,

You can go here to get info on books and coaching centers.

Do post your queries there.

http://alexmthomas.wordpress.com/ma-economics/

Anonymous said...

i am b.a pass grad. from k.u .am i eligeble to appear for d.s.e

SHUBHENDU said...

IGIDR offers M.Sc (eco) AND M.phil ( dev sc.)--- which one is better ??

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Anonymous said...

im rite now in 11th...im plannin to do b.a in eco further..but i donot have any idea what all i need to get admission in a gud institute....whether its a high percentage in 12th or a gettin thorugh an entrance test....and if there is an entrance test...then how should i prepare for it from the startin....

alex said...

anon,

In most cases it is the high marks that will help you.

In institutes such as IIT Madras and University of Hyderabad (they offer Integrated MA programmes) you have to write an entrance test.

You can look up their websites to know what you have to be prepared for. (I think it is analytical reasoning, english, etc)

Anonymous said...

how do i get any sample question for JNU entrance examination to get admit for M.Sc in Economics?

Anonymous said...

hi man...im currently doing my BA (H) economics from DU and im in second year...plz lemme know of some good institutions to do post grad in economics from outside india+i also wanna know if i shud start studying for MA entrances from now on only...thanks

Anonymous said...

hi.
i m in first yr DU doing ba programme in eco and maths.
confused between doing ma in economics and mba...
what r the options after doing ma in eco?as in what kind of jobs do u get after doing masters in eco?

stuti said...

hi,
could u plz guide me , abt the preparation for ma in economics conducted by igidr, are there any books available.

stuti

MITALI said...

Hi alex i will start preparin in november for jnu ma eco 2009.can guide me what should i be studin now i have 6 months in hand.....plz ASAP

Shines said...

Alex can u tell me where can i find DSe entrance exam question papers? Is it available outside DU???"
Plz reply asap

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Karthigeyan said...

Dear Alex,

I would like to pursue M.A. Economics via Distance Learning. Do you think any of the Top 4 colleges that you've mentioned in your blog offer M.A.Economics via Distance ? Any help would be much appreciated, Alex.

Thanks much in advance!

Karthk

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pallavi said...

hi i am a 3rd maths honours student can u tel me how should i prepare for option b paper

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