The M.Phil. Programme in Economics operates within the overall framework laid down by the ordinance governing the M.Phil. programme in the University. 1. Student intake into the M.Phil. Programme will be determined as per the University Ordinance VI. Reservation will be provided as per university guidelines.
2. 25% of the students enrolled in the M.Phil. programme will be entitled to get fellowships @ `3000/- per month, with a contingency support of `8000/- per year. Duration of the fellowship will be as per rules and regulations under the Ordinance for the M.Phil. rogramme of the Department. The selection of students for the above-mentioned Fellowships will be as per the merit list. 50% of the fellowships will be reserved for the reserved categories. Duration of the fellowship will be as per the rules and regulations under the Ordinance for the M.Phil. programme of the Department. No fellowship will be given for the extended period.
3. No fellowship will be given to students who join part-time M.Phil. programme.
4. All applicants for the M.Phil. Programme is required to take the entrance examination.
A. Students from Indian Universities
The minimum qualification for admission to the M.Phil. Programme shall be a Master’s degree in Economics or in any of the following allied subjects: Business Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, History and Engineering, with at least 55% marks in the aggregate, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Academic Council. The above minimum marks requirement shall not however apply in the case of the teachers of the University of Delhi holding substantive appointment before the promulgation of the ordinance relating to the M.Phil. programme. Such teachers need only have 50% in the aggregate to be eligible. SC/ST candidates shall be given 5% relaxation in the minimum eligibility marks.
B. Students from foreign Universities:-
Indian Nationals holding a Master’s degree in Economics or in an allied subject, as well as all foreign nationals have the option of seeking admission to M.Phil. Economics by taking the Department’s Entrance Examination or seeking admission on individual basis by submitting their GRE Scores along with recommendations from two academic referees. Those who choose to take the entrance test must apply to the Head of the Department on the prescribed form by the due date. No matter which option they choose, all foreign nationals must route their applications through:
Foreign Students Advisor
Foreign Students Registry
Faculty of Management Studies
University of Delhi Delhi 110007
N.B. Foreign nationals with Indian degrees and Indian nationals with degrees from foreign universities should ideally appear for the entrance test. In case it is not feasible for a candidate to appear for the test she/he should follow the procedure laid down in B above.
The duration of the M.Phil. is one and a half years for full-time students and two years for part-time students. Full-time teachers of the University of Delhi and its constituent colleges holding a substantive post alone are eligible for admission on a part-time basis.
The M.Phil. in Economics will consist of two parts, both parts having equal weight. Part I will comprise three full time courses and Part II a dissertation. The three courses in Part I will be of at least six months’ duration each.
A student must complete the M.Phil. programme i.e. clear both Part I and Part II of the course within three years of initial registration for the M.Phil. full-time programme, and within four years of initial registration for the M.Phil. Part-time programme.
Students shall be required to attend the lectures and participate in seminars arranged in the department, and maintain a regular schedule of meetings with their term-paper supervisors. All students are required to attend at least two thirds of the lectures and seminars. The convenor of the M.Phil committee will assign students to faculty advisers as need be until such time as they write their dissertation proposal.
The mode of examination for Part I will include term papers, class exams, and presentations, as decided by the student advisory committee. In Part II, a student is required to write a dissertation on a subject approved by the Advisory Committee, under the supervision of the supervisor(s) appointed for the purpose. Only a student who clears at least two courses in the Part I examination may be allowed to proceed to his/her dissertation work. A student will be permitted to submit the dissertation only when he/she has passed the examinations in all the courses of Part- I
The dissertation will be submitted only when the supervisor(s) concerned is/are satisfied that it is worthy of consideration in part fulfillment of the M.Phil. Degree. The application for submission of the dissertation shall also be countersigned by the Head of the Department. The dissertation may include results of original research, a fresh interpretation of existing facts and data,or a review of a critical nature, or may take such other form as may be determined by the Advisory Committee. No student shall be allowed to appear in any part of the examination (Part I/Part II) more than twice. A candidate who having fulfilled the attendance requirement and being otherwise eligible to appear at the examination fails, or fails to appear shall be required to appear/reappear for the same on his/her being an ex-student in accordance with the rules prescribed in this behalf.
Evaluation and Classification of Results:
Students admitted to the M.Phil. will be evaluated in Parts I and II of the M.Phil examination under the numerical system and successful candidates of the M.Phil examination will be classifiedinto the following three categories.
Transition to Ph.D
Students initially registered in the M.Phil. programme who obtain a score of 60% or more in the coursework are eligible for admission to the doctoral programme without completing their M.Phil. degree and each case would be based on the specific recommendation of the DRC.
Students who perform at a prescribed level (60% or more) on average in courses of the Part-I examination may be allowed to proceed to the Ph.D. programme without being required to undertake Part II. The student will put in a formal request to the Head/DRC Convener about a switch from the M.Phil. to the Ph.D. programme. A student who is admitted to the Ph.D. programme in this manner would then have to take two additional courses as part of the Ph.D. course work, as decided by the DRC. A student, who has been allowed to proceed to the Ph.D. programme as above, shall have the option to return to the M.Phil. programme at a later stage. However, such a student shall be required to clear the M.Phil. programme within the overall span period of three years from the date of initial registration to the full– time M.Phil. programme or within four years from the date of initial registration to the M.Phil. part-time programme. These students will then be eligible to receive UGC fellowships under the same conditions as other Ph.D. students who have been admitted through the entrance exam.
The following fees are required to be deposited with the University Cashier:
*To alleviate the financial hardship of the needy students, the above fees may be fully or partially waived, as per the assessment of a departmental committee. Needy students should submit an application at the time of depositing of admission fees for full/partial waiver for the computer fee. This application must be accompanied by a statement of circumstances, and a certificate of proof of the annual family income.
Examination Fee: Parts I and II: Rs 800 each
Note: The structure of fees may change as per the University decision from time to time.
M.Phil. Admission 2012-2013
Application forms for M.Phil. Admissions are obtainable from the office of the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics or can be downloaded from our webpage. Application forms must be supported by the required documents and must be accompanied by a demand draft of `500. For SC/ST/PH applicants, the relevant demand draft amount is `300. The demand draft should be made from any nationalized bank and the draft should be prepared in favour of the Registrar, University of Delhi, and should be payable at Delhi.
Candidates awaiting results of their last qualifying examination are eligible to apply. They must, however, produce proof of eligibility, if selected, at the time of admission. The admission will be on the basis of a written test followed by an interview for those candidates who score above the minimum cut off in the written examination. The cut-off will be decided by the M.Phil. Committee. The entrance examination will be held on 23rd June 2012 at 10:00 a.m. A shortlist of candidates to be interviewed will be announced by the afternoon of Friday 6th July, 2012. The interviews will be held on Tuesday, 10th July 2012. A consolidated admission list will be declared on Wednesday, 11th July 2012. Successful candidates will be expected to complete the remaining admissions formalities as soon as possible so as to begin their coursework at the start of the summer semester.
For the entrance examination, applicants will be expected to be familiar with M.A. first year material in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
List of indicative textbooks:
(i) Advanced Microeconomic Theory – Geoffrey A. Jehle and Philip J. Reny
(ii) Advanced Macroeconomics – David Romer
(iii) Basic Econometrics – D. Gujarati
The question paper for the entrance examination will consist of two parts. The first part will consist of multiple-choice questions in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. The second part would consist of short answer questions in the same three areas. A sample of the previous year’s question paper is available under the ‘Programmes’ link on the website www.econdse.org. However, the Department reserves the right to change the weightage of the two parts and the nature of questions for the 2012 examination.
Course work for M.Phil. Programme
All those admitted to the M.Phil. programme will be required to do coursework for two semesters and will be evaluated at the end of each semester.
M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Economics 2012-2013 at Delhi School of Economics : Handbook of Information