A D M I S S I O N 2012
MA Applied Economics
(Degree awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
CDS invites applications for its programme MA Applied Economics : Prospectus
Application Form and Guidelines: MA Applied Economics
Centre for Development Studies (CDS) invites applications for its programme MA Applied Economics scheduled to begin on July 19, 2012. The Degree will be awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
About the programme
This four-semester programme is intended to equip students with knowledge of the analytical framework and empirical methodologies required for the study of contemporary issues in Economics, particularly with respect to development. The wide range of topics and a balance between theory and application are the hallmarks of the programme. The students will be exposed to a vigorous research community consisting of faculty, research students and visitors. With training in economic theory, quantitative methods, and exposure to a variety of data sets, graduates of the programme will be well prepared for careers in academia, government, the corporate sector and consulting.
Students are required to complete sixteen courses within the following structure: nine compulsory courses and seven optional courses. One compulsory course in the fourth semester is a project in which the student shall work on an empirical issue under faculty supervision. The project may be seen as the culmination of the programme, with students being given an opportunity to learn by doing.
A bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern, with at
least 50 percent marks.
SC, ST & PH (with >40% disability) candidates are eligible irrespective of percentage of marks secured in the qualifying degree.
Those who are appearing for the final examination may also apply.
Such candidates, if selected, shall be allowed to join the programme only if they have secured the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying examination at the time registration to the programme. They should also submit the final mark-sheets of the qualifying examination at the time registration to the programme.
MA students have to pay a tuition fee of Rs 8000 per semester. All students would be provided hostel accommodation on a sharing basis and CDS hostel rent is Rs. 200 per person per month which includes charges for electricity and water. The Campus has separate hostels for men and women. All rooms have attached bath and are modestly furnished.
Admission is based on an entrance test scheduled on May 27th 2012 from 10.30am to 12.30 pm at Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad.
Statutory reservation for SC, ST, OBC (non-creamy layer) & PH (≥ 40% disability) candidates as per Government of India rule.
Candidates will be tested for their analytical abilities and aptitude for undergoing the programme. Candidates are expected to be familiar with content of a standard Economics course taught at BA level as well as national and international economic issues of importance at present and in the recent past. Especially for the benefit of candidates not having an undergraduate degree in Economics, a list of areas to be covered is given below.
(1) Microeconomics (Demand Curves, Price and Income Elasticity of Demand, Cost Curves, Equilibrium of firm under perfect Competition and Monopoly)
(2) Macroeconomics (National Income, Theory of Income determination, Monetary Policy, Trade and Balance of Payments)
(3) Descriptive Statistics (Mean, Median and Mode, Standard Deviation,
Correlation coefficient). Elementary Probability Theory, Mathematics for economists (Elementary Algebra, Coordinate Geometry and Elementary Calculus).
(4) India’s planning and Development experience since Independence, Basic indicators of Development.
(5) International Economics issues of Contemporary importance.
The entrance test consists of 100 objective multiple choice questions with four marks for each right answer and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
The duration of the entrance examination is two hours.
How to Apply
Application is to be submitted in the PRESCRIBED FORMAT along with Copies of all mark sheets/certificates from +2 onwards
Application Fee of Rs. 200, as a DD drawn in favour of the Centre for Development Studies, payable at Trivandrum.
SC, ST and PH (with ≥ 40% disability) applicants are exempted from payment of the
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 27TH 2012
The application with enclosures should reach the
Academic Programme Office,
Centre for Development Studies, Ulloor, Medical College (P.O)
Thiruvananthapuram 695 011, KERALA
on or before April 27, 2012
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