The Planning Unit is a leading centre of research in Economics. With a Master's Programme in Quantitative Economics, and a Doctoral programme, the Unit is also one of the premier institutions for graduate education in Economics in India.
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Tridip Ray 217/41493941/941 tridip "at" isid "dot" ac "dot" in
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Doctoral Programme in Economics
This is a five-year Ph.D. programme with two years of course work followed by dissertation research.
Masters Programme in Economics
This is a two-year programme offering a degree in Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (M.S.Q.E.). [more]
Economics Specialization in the Masters Programme in Statistics
This is a one-year specialization course in Economics for students in the Institute's Masters Programme in Statistics, leading to a degree in Master of Statistics & Quantitative Economics (M.Stat.Q.E.).
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Student Placement 
Doctoral students have found academic employment and post-doctoral fellowships in India and abroad (CORE, Hebrew University, IGIDR, JNU, LSE).

Masters students have found jobs in the corporate sector (Churchill Insurance, GE Capital, TCS, American Express); some have gone for higher studies to universities abroad (Boston, Maryland, MIT, Minnesota New York, Princeton, Toronto).

For student recruitment, contact Arunava Sen (asen "at" isid "dot" ac "dot" in).

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The Unit hosts its weekly Seminar Series on Friday afternoons. To schedule a seminar, contact Priyodorshi Banerjee(banpriyo"at" isid "dot" ac "dot" in ) Forthcoming Seminars.
3rd Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, December 13-15, 2006.
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The P.P.R.U. was set up with the help of an endowment from the Planning Commission, Government of India, in 1997. The primary objective of the P.P.R.U. is to provide funding and research/computing facilities to economists (both from within and outside the Unit) on issues relating to the Indian economy and related policy analysis.
Execute Summary of PPRU Projects Completed as of March 2005
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The Unit maintains its links with the world economist community through an active Visitor Programme. The programme enables economists to visit the Unit for varying lengths of time (a few weeks to a year), and participate in both research and teaching activities of the Unit. Visitors are provided office space, and access to the Unit's library and computing facilities. Given availability, accomodation may also be provided at the Institute's Guest House or in a transit flat on campus.

If you are interested in being a visitor at the Unit, contact Arunava Sen ("> 

The list of visitors 2008-2009 Visitors
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The Institute's library has an excellent collection of books and monographs in Economics, which is regularly expanded to include recent publications. The library subscribes to all major Economics journals, and receives working papers from major economics departments. Most items in the library catalogue are web-accessible. 
Computing Facilities
Office computers of faculty members are linked to the Institute's network. The network supports all major Word Processing, Statistical, and Mathematical software packages. Students have access to computing at the Computer Centre of the Institute, which has several Pentium workstations and laser printers running Linux and Windows.
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The Masters Programme in Economics is a two-year programme. It offers a terminal degree in Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (M.S.Q.E.).

Course Structure: Courses are taught in four semesters over two years. Students take five courses in each semester. There are ten compulsory courses, nine of which are taken in the first two semesters. In addition, students take ten optional courses. The compulsory courses include sequences in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics and Econometrics, Mathematics for Economists, and Economic Development. Among the many optional courses, the following have been offered by the Unit in the recent past: Game Theory, Macro Dynamics, International Economics, Finance, Industrial Organization, Dynamic Programming, Applied Econometrics, Time Series Econometrics, Social Choice and Political Economy, Public Economics, Intertemporal Economics, and Environmental Economics. More details regarding the course structure is available in the M.S.Q.E. Brochure published by the Institute.

Admission: Students with a 3-year Bachelor's degree with Honours in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics, as well as Engineering graduates, are eligible to apply for the M.S.Q.E. programme. Selection of students is based on past academic record, and performance in entrance tests (in Economics and Mathematics) and in an interview. Information regarding the admission process is advertised in major Indian newspapers in February of each year. The entrance tests are held in early May, and interviews are held in early July. Detailed information about this is mailed to candidates who apply for the programme. A new session starts in late July.

Hostel Facilities and Scholarships: Hostel facility will be given on a merit-cum-need basis. However, the hostel is available to all admitted students at the current time. Currently, a stipend is being offered to all admitted students. The stipend is valid initially for the first semester. The amount of stipend for subsequent semesters depends on academic performance and conduct.

Note that the information given here is not exhaustive. This is only an overview of the programme and requirements. For detailed information, get a copy of the Students' Brochure on the MSQE from the Institute.

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