DSE, New Delhi
INSIDE MY DREAM
The management is very efficient and helpful. Though after the expansion in number of seats, there is some problem faced by students in the first semester, the administration tries it's best to make the experience pleasant for everyone.
DSE Entrance Exam. Rank 24. I opted for DSE because I always dreamt of studying Economics and DSE is the best place for it
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
One of the best part about studying in DSE is the return on investment. The annual fees is around 8000 and there are various scholarships awarded to students purely on the basis of merit. It's almost impossible to find such a quality of education offered anywhere in the world at such low fees. This ensures that no student is denied world class education merely because of want of money.
As mentioned above, the placement cell is really active and ensures highly coveted placement for almost 100% of the students. The rigorous curriculum makes DSE students much sought after in the job market. The average package is around 13 lakhs and the placement record is almost 100%
DU starts the centralised admissions in May. After applying, there's an entrance test on the basis of which admissions are granted. There is also a separate merit based selection for DU economics undergraduates. The entrance is quite challenging and tests the students on basic areas related to economics, mathematics and statistics.
There are several Postgraduate hostel facilities under Delhi University spread throughout the campus. The hostels are awarded on the basis of merit too and the facilities are really good and cheap too. There are 24 hour canteens in almost all hostels and there is cheap transportation by DTC buses and the Delhi Metro.
The alumni network of DSE is huge as DSE is almost 70 years old and the alumni are spread across various domains like government, academia and corporate. It forms an excellent network as the alumni remain in touch with the college
The faculty is terrific. They are rated highest in the RePec rankings for Economics in India on the basis of high quality research published in extremely prestigious peer reviewed journals. Apart from the sheer diversity of the courses the faculty is capable of offering, they are extremely friendly and approachable. It's really stimulating to have conversations with them and one can be sure to be wiser and awed after each such conversation.
Dse is one of the places which offers technical courses and has an excellent gender ratio, with there being more women than men in the batch. The campus is serene, extremely calm and clean. The DSE canteen and the JP tea stall are famous for their delicasies at extremely low prices. There is a state of the art computer lab where students are trained on various statistical software like Stata.There are various societies like Prayaas and ShareDse
DSE being a part of the university of Delhi follows it's examination system. The MA ECONOMICS course is a two year course divided into 4 semesters. Each semester, students have 4 papers and there are regular midterms and assignments for each subject. There is then the end semester examination in November and May. This keeps the students on their feet and engaged with the curriculum.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The course curriculum is quite challenging and seems daunting at first. There's a famous quip in DSE that surviving DSE is much tougher than getting into it, which itself has become immensely competitive recently. But despite this, the experience is very enriching and satisfying, studying from the best faculty and with the brightest students. If one loves economics and has a penchant for logic, then DSE is the place to be.
Yes, the Department of Economics has a very active Placement Cell which works tirelessly to ensure that students are well placed in both internships and final placement. The average stipend is around 50000 per month for a period of 2 months.
Every Thursday, the Department organises a seminar where reputed economists and academicians deliver lectures and discuss with students and faculty their research areas. This keeps the students abreast with the latest cutting edge research taking place in various fields of Economics. There is the prestigious Winter School in December which provides a unique opportunity to students to present their papers and also interact with the best Economic minds in the world.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
Yes. There are lots of scholarships available to students like the coveted Manmohan Singh Scholarship, EXIM bank scholarship etc. These scholarships are awarded purely on the basis of merit and are highly sought after by all students. Plus, there is also a provision of fee waiver for needy students.