MA in Economics (with specialization in Economic Development)

This is a two-year (i.e., four semesters) programme offered by the Faculty of Economics. The key objective of the programme is to provide a rigorous and up-to-date training in Economics with a special focus on Economic Development. The programme consists of required courses in Economic Theory (two each in both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics), Mathematical Methods in Economics, Statistics, Econometrics and Development Economics. There is also a choice of several elective courses that complements the programme. In addition to the coursework, the programme requires students to engage in a year-long (in the third and fourth semesters) independent research work leading to their MA dissertation. The programme is meticulously designed so that our students can emerge as well-rounded economists (both analytically and from a policy perspective), who would fit in comfortably, in terms of career choice, in the academia, public, private and international organizations, both within the SAARC region, and even, globally.

Further details about the programme can be accessed at: http://sau.int/programmes/ma-development-economics.html .

Minimum Eligibility

12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree with mathematics as a subject of study at the 10 +2 (12th class) level or at the Bachelor’s level or both from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.

Since a sound knowledge of economics at the undergraduate level is necessary to cope with the Master’s programme, the entrance test will feature questions on undergraduate level economics, mathematics and statistics.

Format of the MA Entrance Test Paper

The duration of the Entrance Test will be 3 hours and the question paper will consist of 50 multiple choice questions of two marks each.

Negative Marks for Wrong Answers

If the answer given to any of the Multiple Choice Questions is wrong, ¼ of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

A few sample questions for the MA Entrance Test.

 

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