DSE, New Delhi
D-SCHOOL, THE BEST PLACE TO STUDY ECONOMICS IN THE COUNTRY
There use to be talks by eminent personalities from all over India. They are really good and insightful. Besides, DSE organizes Winter School, an annual lecture series and paper presentations, in which scholars from various big universities in the world come and speak.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fee is 8000 Rs per year, which I think is very cheap for such a good course. This should be viewed taking into account the quality of education as well as the high placement package the companies offer.
Almost hundred percent placement have been provided for those who have been eligible for placements over the years. Placement process takes place for internship too. The companies visiting the campus are mostly MNCs - JPMorgan, Nomura, Walmart, Citibank, P&G etc. The highest package is around 28 LPA and the minimum is around 10 LPA. The average package is ariund 13-14 LPA. The stipend for internship ranges from 10,000 to 1,20,000 depending on the company.
I applied for the programme and took the entrance. I was fortunate enough to get a seat and joined. Half of the seats (more than 115) are open for entrance-mode admission and the rest are open for merit-mode (only for DU students).
The alumni network is very useful for placements. Most of the companies are contacted through alumnus who have been students of DSE. Since DSE graduates are there at top posts in various MNCs, they are very helpful.
The faculty are world class. Most of them have done their PhDs from Ivy league and other famous universities in the world.Many of them have taught at foreign universities too. However, like in any other college, there will be professors whose mode of teaching you like and whose you don't. They are definitely resourceful anyway, and are food researchers themselves.
There aren't much extracurricular activities going on in the college. The social services wing is active and they do various activities like donation drive, blood donation camp etc. from time to time. Some students take initiatives to organize discussions on social issues and all but the participation are usually very scanty.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The course curriculum is extremely good. In the first year, there are 6 compulsory courses, 3 each in each semester. There is also an optional course to be done in three second semester. In each of the second-year semesters, four optionals courses must be done. Details about the courses can be seen in the college website. The end term exam usually arw problem - solving than essays (for most courses) as DSE is known for its rigorous mathematical treatment of the courses. Pass rates therefore becomes low sometimes.
DSE is particularly not famous for its festivities. There is a fest called Ahaan which gets celebrated annually, and then there is a graduation ceremony for second years. I don't think it give your the great vibes that your undergrad fests did.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
There are a lot of scholarships available for general as well students from different categories. You can get the details from college website. Besides you can apply for government scholarships too. One important scholarship is the Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarship.