MA Admission 2020

Centre for Development Studies (CDS) invites applications for its two year MA programme in Applied Economics for the academic year 2020-21. Admission is open to Indian nationals as well as students from SAARC countries. Twenty-five seats are available for Indian nationals and five seats are for students from SAARC countries.

Important instruction for submitting application forms for admission to the M A Programme

Due to the all India lockdown and the consequent disruptions in communication, the candidates can now submit their application forms for admission to the  MA and PhD programmes through email also. The candidates can either send the scanned copy of filled up Application Form and  Hall-ticket attached to an email Or they can fill in the softcopy of the application and hall ticket available for download in MS -Word format from this website.

For email submission of applications:

(i) Only filled in application, hall ticket and Photograph are required to send as attachments; copies of other certificates, mentioned in our prospectus, are not required at this stage.

(ii) Please make sure that the applicant’s photos are affixed at the required places both in the Application form and in the Hall ticket.

(iii) The application fee can be paid through a bank transfer. The instructions for this are as follows:

A/C Holder: Director, Centre for Development Studies
A/C No. 57036243430
IFSC: SBIN0070029

In case of online transfer, please indicate the UTR/Transaction ID number in the space provided in the application form to furnish DD details. SBI remitters are requested to attach a copy of the transaction slip along with the application.

(iv) For the M A Programme, the filled-in application form and the Hall ticket may be sent to:

The last date for receipt of application forms and the bank transfers is  Sunday, the 10th of May 2020.

The prospectus provides details about the admission to the programme. The details of submitting application by the candidates from SAARC countries are given in Section 8.2


Application form India word doc               Application form SAARC word doc


For any additional information please contact Academic Programme Office at 0471- 2774253/4 during the office hours.