MA Economics with Specialisation in Trade & Finance at IIFT; Apply by July 9
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and a Deemed to be University has invited applications for admission to the MA Economics with Specialisation in Trade & Finance for 2021-23 to be held at the Delhi and Kolkata campuses of the Institute.
The Programme emphasizes the latest developments in the field of Economics. During the Programme, practical training is provided in the most recent econometrics and statistical software. The students are well-equipped both for higher studies and the job market in academic and non-academic fields.
The first two semesters in the coursework are at par with the standard Post-Graduate Programmes in Economics. Theoretical models in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics and Econometrics are taught during these semesters. In the second semester, two specific courses on International Economics and Corporate Finance are introduced as a prelude to the Trade and Finance Specialization under the curriculum. The last two semesters focus on International Economics and Finance. Relatively advanced topics on theoretical model-building as well as empirical analysis are integral parts of the courses during the third and fourth semesters. In the last semester, to encourage a constructive original thought process, students are required to write a Dissertation on a contemporary issue based on their theoretical and empirical knowledge gained from the Programme.
There are forty-nine (49) seats each for Delhi and Kolkata Campuses. Seats are reserved as per Government of India norms.
Eligibility: Applicant should hold a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with (a) at least 50% marks in aggregate [45% for SC, ST and PWD categories] and (b) Mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level. There is no age limit. Those who are in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.
Selection: Selection will be based on an AI Proctoring Based Entrance Exam of 90 minutes' duration, be conducted on 1st August 2021. It will be an Objective Aptitude Test with questions from Basic Mathematics and Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Public Finance, etc. The syllabus will be of undergraduate level Economics Programme.
Application: Application can be submitted online at https://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php latest by 9th July 2021, through the 'Admissions 2021' link. Admission Brochure is also available here.
The application fee is Rs. 1,600/- (Rs.800/- in respect of SC/ST/PwD candidates) is to be paid online while submitting the Application Form. The resultof the Examination will be declared on 16th August (Monday). The Program is expected to commence in the last week of August 2021.