Established in 1948 the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) is a premier graduate school situated in Delhi University North Campus.the Centre for Development Economics was formed within the school, to reinforce the research infrastructure department of Economics in 1993. Delhi School of Economics is ranked 44 for MBA/PGDM by Business Today 2020. DU DSE MA in Economics is a prestigious flagship PG program in Economics offered by Delhi University to students all over the world.Presently the courses offered in Delhi School of Economics are BA, MA, MPhil and PhD Programs affiliated with DU. The university selects the candidates on the basis of Entrance exams as well as direct merit.

Delhi School of Economics has been imbibed with a well-organized placement system and the growth in the number of private companies has been prominent each year.The uppermost package at the college is around INR 28 LPA and the lowest being around INR 10 LPA. Many of the students are admitted to top PhD programmes abroad and go on to establish impressive careers in academia. 

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Quick Facts

  • Delhi School of Economics has started a 2 year full time MBA in International Business since 2015.
  • The College is a constituent department under the DU and is also approved by the UGC
  • The 2 year MA in economics is the flagship teaching program rated to be one of the best in the country.
  • The college library which is also called the Ratan Tata Library is considered to be the best collection of economics studies in the country. 

Delhi School of Economics Ranking

  •  Ranked among 100 best colleges by NIRF 2020
  •  All the courses accredited by UGC 
  • Ranked 44 for MBA/PGDM by Business Today 2020

Delhi School of Economics Courses

Course Eligibility Course Fee
BA Minimum 10+2 from a recognized Board/University with 40% of marks in aggregate.
Duration: 3 years
Admission Criteria: on the basis of Merit
BA (Hons) Minimum Graduate with 60% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
Duration: 3 years
Admission Criteria: on the basis of Merit
MA- Economics Minimum Graduate with Economics as specialization and at least 60% marks in the qualifying examination/ Candidates appearing in their final examinations are also eligible to apply
Duration: 2 years
Admission Criteria: Entrance Test by DU/ Direct on Merit
PhD/MPhil Minimum Master's from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade.
Duration: 3 years
Admission Criteria: Entrance Test by DU/ NET/NET-JRF+PI
MBA IB MBA HRD Minimum Graduate with 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
Duration: 2 years
Admission Criteria: CAT Score+GD+PI Total
Intake : 73+73

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Delhi School of Economics cut off

DU Delhi School of Economics MA (Economics) Cut off 2020

Qualifying Exam Cut off
General 40%
OBC 36%
SC 20%
ST 20%

Delhi School of Economics MBA CAT category wise cut off & weightage 2020-21

Category MBA (Financial Management) MBA (Business Economics)
General 83.230 82.515
OBC 82.910 77.803
SC 67.975 57.70
ST All the candidates who applied for DU MBA called for further procedure.
CW (Child of Widow) A list will be prepared accordingly for the CW category.
PH 33.423 All the candidates who applied for DU MBA called for further procedure.
Weightage Weightage percentage
CAT Score 60%
Class 10th 7.5%
Class 12th 7.5%
Group Discussion 50%
Personal Interview 15%
Extempore 15%

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Delhi School of Economics Placement

  • The uppermost package at DSE DU was around INR 28 LPA during 2020 Placement 
  • Average placement for the MBA programmes remained at INR 7.5 LPA
  •  Median salary during 2020 placement went INR 5 LPA.
  • campus for placement are Google, HDFC, Hero, Deloitte, Wipro, TCS, Agro tech Foods, Emerson, Zomato, Jabong, Randstad, Aircel

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Delhi School of Economics DU Scholarship

  • Delhi University & All India PG Scholarship: Given to PG students after admission for 1st year.
  • His Holiness The Pope Scholarship: Given to Master’s Student after admission for 1st Year
  • Manmohan Singh Scholarship: Fellowship of ` 5000/- per month plus a yearly book grant of ` 7500/- 
  • EXIM bank scholarship: Rs 5,000 per month will be credited to the bank accounts of two best performing students overall, and one best performing student from the reserved category
  • A.N. Ram scholarship: Fellowship of 1200/- per month to poor and needy students

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Delhi School of Economics Alumni

  • Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister of India
  • Amartya Sen, Economist & Nobel Laureate
  • Late Sukhamoy Chakravarty, one of the architects of India’s Five Year Plans
  • Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at World Bank
  • Late K.R. Narayanan, 10th President of India
  • Prabhu Chawla, editor of India Today


Ques. What is your review of the MA economics course at Delhi School of economics?

Ans. The academic programs module is decent enough for keeping up with the high standards of b-Schools in India. The placements opportunities are really high with even 100% placement records in big MNC companies.

Ques. What is it like to be a part of the Delhi School of economics?

Ans. It is an elite place for students who have a passion for having a career in the field of economics. This place provides all academic prospects with a good library and infrastructure.

Ques. Is it good to pursue an MBA course from Delhi School of Economics?

Ans. It is a good option for doing any PG course in India. The institute has Ratan Tata library within the campus and has completely student-driven courses.

Ques. Is Delhi School economics the right place to study Post-graduation for Economics?

Ans. Yes, it is an excellent institute to study economics in India. The institute has great economist alumni who are officially registered with the Alumni association of the institute.

Ques. Can Delhi School of Economics be compared with the London School of Economics?

Ans. It is a debatable question as there is a huge difference in the structure of the education system in both institutes. Delhi School of economics is no doubt good in terms of economics but the standards of exam structure are more advanced in the London School of Economics.

Ques. Is the entrance to Delhi school of Economics tough?

Ans. Yes, it is not tough, students need to have clear concepts about the topics studied in bachelor’s. The revision of the graduation syllabus is very important to get through this entrance.

Ques. What are the sectors that provide jobs to graduates of Delhi School of Economics?

Ans. The students after completing MA in economics get placement in banks, MNC, and companies from all different sectors. Students also have opportunities to get a job in RBI, IES, and NITI AAYOG.

Ques. Is DSE worth joining for non-DU engineering students?

Ans. In DSE, the worth of the students is dignified with passion for the field of economics. If an engineering student has the interest to pursue a career in this field, it is worthy.

Ques. Do students leave IIMs for getting admission in DSE?

Ans. Passed out students don't have any such experience of leaving IIM for DSE. If the students have been interested in studying economics, then it is a better option.

Ques. Can IGNOU students apply for admission in DSE?

Ans. Yes, as the IGNOU is a recognized university by UGC. The eligibility degree has to be equivalent to the required eligibility criteria.