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IIFT MA Economics Entrance

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What are the details for IIFT MA Economics Entrance Exam ?



Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or popularly known as IIFT was established as an autonomous body in 1963 with of building skills for the external trade sector of India under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The Institution was granted “Deemed to be University” status in 2002. Further, IIFT has been among some of the top ranked institutions recognized by NAAC ranking and was ranked as Grade ‘A’ Institution in 2005 and 2015. Moreover, being established for so many years, IIFT has successfully been able to develop into an institution which is responsible for imparting knowledge via research and training in the international business and trade.


Normally when you ask about IIFT, then everyone will share information based on its MBA course which has been there for years. IIFT is like one of the dream destination for MBA students who want to pursue MBA especially in International Business. IIFT has established itself as one of the top business schools of India with a special focus on Trade and Finance.


In terms of placements, IIFT has been able to maintain its record of 100% placement with good average salary. Further, IIFT students are able to get more and more international placement offers as well apart form domestic offers. Currently, IIFT has 2 campuses in India at Delhi and Kolkata and the third campus is proposed to be launched at Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh).


IIFT was also granted the prestigious AACSB Accreditation on 17th November, 2021. This made sure that IIFT is among the top 900+ Business Schools of the world who were able to earn this accreditation. Also, IIFT is rated as 4.4/5 by Shiksha. & 9.2/10 by CollegeDunia as well.



IIFT MA Economics


The Economics Department of IIFT is fairly new when compared to the likes of DSE, ISI, JNU etc. was first launched in the year 2018. From then onwards, IIFT's MA Economics Course with specialization in Trade & Finance has become one of the most preferred and is on the list of every student who want to pursue master’s in Economics. The department of economics at IIFT has some of the most experienced faculty which aims to prepare academicians with conceptual clarity and knowledge of the latest developments in the field of Economics.


IIFT's MA Economics Course with specialization in Trade & Finance has a total capacity of 180 students, 90 of whom are admitted in both Delhi and Kolkata Campuses respectively.


The MA Economics Course include curriculum & teaching pedagogy which emphasis on the latest developments in the field of Economics. The course also include that careful attention is provided to every student in tutorial as well as group classes, along with regular classroom interactions. The course aims to encourage the students towards academic endeavor and develop a capacity to solve complex problems and to initiate fresh ideas. During the 2 year course structure, focus is on practical training on most recent econometrics and statistical software's, so that the students are well-equipped both for the higher studies as well as for the job market in academic and non-academic fields. IIFT’s Economics course is now part of the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Union.


You can also refer to our previous blog on different colleges and university which offers Masters in Economics like :

SNU

IGIDR

GIPE

IIT

Many more.



Here is a video on "When you should ideally start your MA Economics Entrance Preparation".


IIFT MA Economics Admission 2022

IIFT MA Economics - Specialization in Trade & Finance Course is a non-residential Programme both at Delhi and Kolkata.


AI Proctoring Based Entrance Exam shall be conducted on 9 July, 2022.


The forms for IIFT MA Economics Admissions 2022 are out now.

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IIFT MA Economics Entrance Exam Pattern


Type - Objective Aptitude Test

Duration - 120 minutes.


IIFT MA Economics Entrance Syllabus


The entrance is based on Basic Mathematics and Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Public Finance, etc. The syllabus of which will be of undergraduate level Economics course.


IIFT MA Economics Eligibility


The Eligibility Criteria is as follows :


Indian Nationals


• Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with

(a) at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate [45 per cent in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories]

and

(b) mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.


• Candidates who are in final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.


Important Note

Admission of the candidates who joins the MA (Economics - Specialization in Trade & Finance) Programme on provisional basis but fails to obtain minimum percentage in the Bachelor’s degree examination is liable to be cancelled forthwith.


Foreign Students / NRIs


• Foreign Students / NRIs - CGPA of 4 in a 5-point scale or 8 in a 10- point scale (or equivalent) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with (a) at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate and (b) mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.


• Candidates who are in final exams are also eligible to apply.


Important Note

Admission of the candidate who joins the MA (Economics - Specialization in Trade & Finance) Programme on provisional basis but fails to obtain minimum CGPA in the Bachelor’s degree examination is liable to be cancelled forthwith. Such candidates should immediately inform the Institute on declaration of her / his results. Admission of candidates who do not inform the Institute of such a situation will automatically stand cancelled on 07th December 2022. No request for extension of time for reevaluation, etc. will be entertained.



IIFT MA Economics Placements

The Placement cell of MA Economics - Specialization in Trade & Finance Course is managed by students and they been conducting seminars by inviting leading practitioners on regular basis to improve corporate interaction. Overall, the placement cell conducted 17 seminars in the academic year 2021-22, and the global majors visiting IIFT campus for such seminars include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Google, CRISIL, HDFC Bank etc. and many companies like NSE, Exim Bank, Intueri, Dunnhumby, Ken Research, Mahindra, Deloitte, Axtria visited the campus and offered placement and internship opportunites to many MA Programme students include:



IIFT MA Economics Fee

Annual tuition fee payable in 2021-23 was 1.75 lakh (for General/OBC Category) and US$ 5,500 (for Foreign Nationals and NRIs), which can be paid in two instalments. Students of SC, ST and PWD category are given 50% concession on tuition fee only. The fee is subject to revision at the discretion of IIFT.


Contact IIFT Economics Department


For any clarity, you can contact Economics Department of IIFT :


The Admissions Cell

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

B-21 Qutub Institutional Area New Delhi-110016

E-mail: admission@iift.edu

Tel: 91-11-39147213(Direct), 91-11-39147200-205 (Extn. 621)



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