DSE, New Delhi
GOOD PLACE FOR QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS.
Overall, good college. Good for corporate jobs as well as for higher studies. However, a lot of effort need to be put from the students.
DSE has it's own entrance examination. This is the best college for Economics, and hence I chose this.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Tuition fees and college fees - Rs 13000 for two years. Placement cell membership fees - Rs 12000 for two years. No other expenditure on college front. One of the cheapest college in India, and best Returns on Investment (RoI). Affordable without any debate.
Companies - PnG, Citi, Nomura, Amex, Goldman Sachs, RBS, ICICI, Essex Lake, Target, HP, Genpact Highest package - Rs 15.6 LPA Average package - Rs 8 LPA Out of 91 students, around 78 got placed, and remember that year was affected by Greek crisis. Data for 2010-2012 batch.
Delhi University hostels. Generally shared by 2 students, may be from same stream or some Masters level students from other departments. Hostel includes bed and wifi at Rs 250 per month. Mess includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food was okay. Non-Veg food 4 days a week, special dinner once a month. Mess costs Rs 700 per month
No alumni network as such. However, seniors generally help the juniors. They can provide you notes, study materials, previous years question papers.
The best faculty in India. 70% of the faculty have PhD from the top universities in the world, for example Princeton, Berkeley, Cornell, Boston, as well as the best colleges from India like ISI. The quality of teaching would be the best in India, and faculty are always engaged in latest research activities.
You will find more female students compared to male students. No sports facilities, sports are not organized officially through the department. However, students are free to organize anything. Students are involved in NGO activities, Magazines writings and publications, Quizzes, Debates etc. Annual fest is marked by speech by eminent economists, followed by street drama, evening songs and dance etc.
No compulsion on attendance, hence chilled out life. But, out of 160 students who took admission in 1st year, around 60 students failed to get promoted to second year. So, you live in constant fear of failure in exam. 2 internals of 15 marks each and a final exam of 70 marks.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
DSE curriculum has a lot and lot of maths and stats. Linear Algebra has been an integral part in courses on game theory, micro economics etc. So, expect to crunch a lot of matrix, vectors, eigen values, N X M’s in DSE. This will be very helpful for higher studies in PhD. However, in case you don't like mathematics that much, or you are more interested in the theoretical part of it, for example the policies, the economic interpretations etc, this should not be the first choice.
Yes, in 2010-2012 batch, the highest package for Internship was Rs 50,000/month by Citi, Rs 35,000/month by Nomura etc. Around 30+ students got internship offer with 20K/month stipend. Around 70+ students got internship offer with 5K/month. All internships are for 2 months.
Students are involved in NGO activities, Magazines writings and publications, Quizzes, Debates etc. Annual fest is marked by speech by eminent economists, followed by street drama, evening songs and dance etc. Every week, there is a seminar in the college, where the latest research work is shared by faculty members, PhD students and other old students working as renowned economists in IMF, World Bank, FICCI, Chamber of commerce etc.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
One scholarship of Rs 5000 per month. Given to entrance examiner + scholarship interview topper for first year. Student getting the highest marks in first year, gets the scholarship in second year. A few other scholarships are available, which are like Rs 200 per month to Rs 1000 per month. These are awarded on the basis of entrance examination result + scholarship interview in first year. For second year, the sole basis is marks obtained in first year.