Admission into MSc, MA and M.Phil Programmes in Economics at Doon University

Admission Notice: MA, MSc, MPhil in Economics at Doon University, Dehradun

Doon University- Dehradun established under the jurisdiction of the Uttarakhand State Government  and recognised under 12 (B) clause of the University Grants Commission Act, seeks admission into the following academic and research programmes under the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences.

Courses Offered and Eligibility conditions for Economics Programmes:


5 Year M.Sc. Economics (Integrated)- Eligibility: 10+2 in any subject from a recognized board with at least 50 per cent marks (45 percent for SC/ST from Uttarakhand). A background in quantitative techniques is desirable.

2 year M.A. Economics - Eligibility: Graduates with at least 50 per cent marks in social sciences/ commerce (45 percent for SC/ST from Uttarakhand) from a
recognized University. A background in quantitative techniques is desirable.

2 year M.Phil. Economics - Eligibility: Master’s with at least 55% marks (45 percent for SC/ST from Uttarakhand) in the aggregate in Economics from a recognized University.

Browse through this page for more details about the courses and the Application Process.

CLICK HERE to download Prospectus for Admission into the programme.


Message from the Vice Chancellor, Doon University, Dehradun

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Welcome to Doon University!

Established by the Government of Uttarakhand by an Act of legislature in 2005 and recognized under 12(B) of UGC Act, Doon University is now entering into seventh year with its mandate of providing world class quality education as Centre of Excellence in academics. Until last year, the university was offering postgraduate degree programmes in six schools viz., School of Communication (SOC), School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), School of Languages (SOL), School of Management (SOM), School of Social Sciences (SOSS) and School of Technology. At doctoral level, the Ph.D. Degree programmes are being offered in School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), School of Management (SOM) and School of Communication (SOC). In addition, an M.Phil. programme in Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences was started last year. As part of our continuous academic expansion plans, we are starting postgraduate programmes in the newly established School of Physical Sciences involving disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science. A bachelor's degree programme under School of Design is also being initiated from this year.

At Doon University, we take pride in having very modern physical and research infrastructure which has gradually but steadily improved over past few years. The University has well equipped class rooms, state of art laboratories and computer facilities. Our sports stadium has facilities for basketball, tennis, volley ball, football and cricket. In addition, well equipped gyms are also available in hostels for both girls and boys. The construction of one more girls hostel is in progress and an indoor sports hall with the facility for badminton and squash is under construction. The University has very dynamic and capable faculty with good academic profile. In recent years, the faculty has been awarded a number of extra-mural research grants by various funding agencies. Last year School of

Environment and Natural Resources has been sanctioned Funds for Infrastructure in Science and Technology (FIST) from DST, Govt. of India. The faculty has an impressive record of research publication and regularly organizes national and international seminars/conferences showcasing the recent advances in their respective disciplines. Further, the University regularly invites scholars and scientists of eminence to our campus to interact with our students and faculty discussing contemporary national and global issues.

The University has a very dedicated and responsive administrative staff headed by our Registrar Dr. B.M. Harbola, Finance Controller Mr. B.C. Tewari and Deputy Registrar Dr. M.S. Mandrawal along with other support staff facilitating your academic pursuits.

We are confident that by joining Doon University you would have a very conducive academic environment for enhancing your capabilities in holistic manner to meet the challenges and opportunity of knowledge economy of our country in globalised world.

With best wishes

Prof. V. K. Jain
Vice Chancellor

About the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences (SoSS), Doon University.

SoSS is multidisciplinary in profile that aims to investigate, analyse and conceptualize the issues and processes of development and change in society, more so in the context of globalization. It also intends to develop teaching and research programmes by synergizing the local knowledge with advance tools and methodologies of different disciplines of social sciences. Taking cognizance of increasing socio-economic problems and to tackle these challenges scientifically and proactively for the development of our country, trained professionals in specialized areas of social sciences are needed urgently. School of Social Sciences is committed to fill this gap. The Department of Economics is the first department established in SoSS since 2010.

Academic programmes offered by the department are designed to develop analytical skills and their applications to emerging economic issues. All the courses run by the Department of Economics lay significant emphasis on teaching and learning of quantitative methods including hands on training on different statistical software.

For details contact:
School of Social Sciences,
Department of Economics,
# 305 Faculty Offices, Doon University,
Kedarpur, Dehradun 248001
Phone: 0135-2533141, 0135-2533105

Key Dates For Admission into various Programmes of the Department of Economics

1 Issue of application form begins/Filling of online application form 27 April 2015
2 Last date for issue of Application Forms (by post/ at counter) 01 June 2015
3 Last date for submission of Application Forms (Physical / Online) 08 June 2015
4 Last date for submission of Application Forms with late fee 15 June 2015
5 Conduct of Entrance Test 21 June 2015
6 Declaration of results and publication of Merit List 05 July 2015
7 Counselling and Registration with fees (Merit list) 13 to 16 July, 2015
8 Counselling and Registration with fees (Waiting list) 20 to 22 July, 2015
9 Commencement of Teaching 27 July, 2015


Structure of the Entrance Examination for Admission into Different Programmes in Economics

i. MA Economics: One Question Paper with objective type questions comprising of sections covering economic concepts , quantitative methods, reasoning, comprehension and general awareness. Greater emphasis will be given to economic concepts.

ii. M.Sc. Economics (Integrated): One Question Paper with objective type questions comprising of sections covering introductory economics, basic mathematics and statistics, reasoning, comprehension and general awareness. Greater emphasis will be on general awareness.

iii. M.Phil Economics: One question paper with subjective type questions based on courses taught in Indian Universities at PG level in Economics.




Sitaram Yechury elected new CPI(M) General Secretary

The Communist Party of India-Marxist today elected Sitaram Yechury as its new general secretary. On the final day of the 21st Congress in Visakhapatnam, the party choose Yechury as the replacement for Prakash Karat who served three terms.

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Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday was elected as the next general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist). Mr. Yechury is the fifth general secretary of the 50-year-old party. The party’s new Central Committee has 91 members besides five special invitees and five permanent invitees.  “The 21st CPI(M) Congress is a "congress for the future" of the party, India and Left unity,” the newly-elected general secretary said. “The Modi government has unleashed a new trimurti - communalism, neoliberal economic policies and erosion of democratic practises. We must ensure that this trimurti unleashed by the Modi government doesn't convert into a trishul that will pierce the heart of India,” Mr. Yechury said.

The new Central Committee of the CPI(M) has elected the new Polit Bureau of the Party, with 16 members:

1) Sitaram Yechury

2) Prakash Karat

3) S. Ramachandran Pillai

4) Biman Basu

5) Manik Sarkar

6) Pinarayi Vijayan

7) B. V. Raghavulu

8) Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

9) M. A. Baby

10) Surjya Kanta Mishra

11) A.K. Padmanabhan

12) Brinda Karat

13) Mohammad Salim

14) Subhashini Ali

15) Hannan Mollah

16) G.Ramakrishnan

Mohammad Salim, Subhashini Ali, Hannan Mollah and G. Ramakrishnan are the newly elected members in the Polit Bureau.

The 21st Congress of the CPI(M) has elected the new Central Committee as follows:

1. Prakash Karat

2. S. Ramachandran Pillai

3. Sitaram Yechury

4. Biman Basu

5. Manik Sarkar

6. Pinarayi Vijayan

7. K. Varadha Rajan

8. B. V. Raghavulu

9. Brinda Karat (W)

10. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

11. M. A. Baby

12. Surjya Kanta Mishra

13. A.K. Padmanabhan

14. Paturu Ramayya

15. T Veerbhadram

16. Penumalli Madhu

17. M. A. Gafoor

18. Sunkara Punyavathi (W)

19. S. Veeraiah

20. Uddhab Barman

21. Deben Bhattacharyya

22. Vijoy Kant Thakur

23. Arun Mehta

24. Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami

25. Gopi Kant Bakshi

26. G. V. Sreerama Reddy

27. P.K. Gurudasan

28. P Karunakaran

29. P.K.Sreemati (W)

30. M.C. Josephine (W)

31. Jayarajan E. P.

32. Vaikom Viswan

33. T. M. Thomas Isaac

34. A. Vijayaraghavan

35. K. K. Shailaja (W)

36. Badal Saroj

37. Ashok Dhawale

38. Adam Narasayya Narayan

39. Charan Singh Virdi

40. Basu Deo

41. Amra Ram

42. T.K. Rangarajan

43. U. Vasuki (W)

44. G. Ramakrishnan

45. Soundara Rajan

46. K. Balakrishnan

47. P. Sampath

48. Aghore Dev Barma

49. Bijan Dhar

50. Khagen Das

51. Badal Choudhury

52. Baju Ban Riyan

53. Rama Das (W)

54. Subhashini Ali (W)

55. Mohd. Salim

56. Shyamal Chakraborty

57. Basu Deb Acharia

58. Gautam Deb

59. Madan Ghosh

60. Mridul De

61. Dipak Dasgupta

62. Rekha Goswami (W)

63. Nripen Choudhury

64. Hari Singh Kang

65. V. Srinivasa Rao

66. Hannan Mollah

67. Nilotpal Basu

68. Jogendra Sharma

69. J.S. Majumdar

70. K. Hemalata (W)

71. Tapan Sen

72. Sudha Sundararaman (W)

73. Rajendra Sharma

74. P.M.S. Grewal

New Members

75. A.K. Balan

76. Elamaram Kareem

77. Srideep Bhattacharya

78. Ramachandra Dome

79. Minoti Ghosh (W)

80. Anju Kar (W)

81. Gautam Das

82. Awadesh Kumar

83. Alikishore Patnaik

84. Ch. Seetha Ramulu

85. Surender Singh

86. Omkar Shad

87. Vijay Mishra

88. S Debroy

89. Jagmati Sangwan (W)

90. Mahendra Singh

91. Hiralal Yadav

Special Invitees

1. V.S. Achuthanandan

2. Mohd. Amin

3. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

4. Nirupam Sen

5. Mallu Swarajyam (W)

Permanent Invitees

1. Rajinder Negi

2. Sanjay Parate

3. Muralidharan

4. Arun Kumar

5. Vijoo Krishnan

Make budgets public now!


“KNOW YOUR CITY BUDGET” campaign joins with the Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation (BTAP) to demand open and inclusive budget on the occasion of ‘International Right to Know Day’ on September, 28. 
Local civil society organizations, activists, youth, women, students join the campaign to voice make budgets public now! A workshop on budget transparency and participation has been organized to create citizen awareness on Berhampur Municipal Corporation budget through the ‘know your city budget’ initiative by Youth for Social Development.
Being the citizen of the country, a voter, tax payer we have the absolute right to know the budgets (both the income and expenditure) of the city, state and central government. Know your city budget campaign will raise awareness among the mass to know their city’s budget income and allocation in different areas of development and create a voice among the citizens, civil society and youth to make open the budget documents, to create space for citizen engagement and demand more budget allocation for the urban poor and in basic services like in water, sanitation, housing, transportation in the city.

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An analysis of Berhampur Municipal Corporation budget has been presented in the workshop and the following are the major issues discussed
• Own income of BMC has significantly reducing. The income growth rate was 17.4% in 2001-02 but it is -3% in 2013-14.
• BMC is totally dependent on grant-in-aid, 73% (Rs. 9800 lakhs) of income comes from state and central government.
• Per capita income of BMC has been increasing, Rs. 325 in 2000-01(2001 census) and increased to ten times Rs. 3025 (2011census) in 2013-14.
• Sanitation remains very low priority with expenditure of only 14.74% (Rs. 1252 Lakhs) while in roads and bridges it is Rs. 1700 lakhs.
• Expenditure in water supply remains only at Rs. 420 lakhs (4.95%) which is fairly less as compared to the severity of water problems in the city.
• Commitment for slum free city remains gloomy with only expenditure of 23.78% in housing (IHSDP and RAY) for 137 slums and informal settlements.
• Livelihood expenditure for the urban poor is only 8.24% (Rs. 700 lakhs) is significantly low as compared to its slum population 1,17,541 (30.5%)
• Expenditure in street lighting remain much less than others i.e. only 3% (Rs.260 lakhs) where as in parks for public amusement remain very low i.e. Rs. 10 lakhs (0.12%)

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These are the following measures the local (BMC), district and state government should adopt to make budget transparency and participation.
• Mandatory public discloser of budget documents and allocation before its approval by the corporation
• Ensure citizen participation through ‘ward committees’ and public consultation in budget making process and allocation
• Increase budget allocation for the urban poor and specific basic service like water, sanitation (garbage, drainage and public toilet), housing and transportation.
• Implement ‘development outcome budget’ to measure the money spent and the results which follow to ensure effective government management and accountability.
• In adherence with the Right to Information Act, local government offices should provide information through voluntary disclosure. The Act also recommends that every public authority computerize their records and publish requisite information for wide dissemination.

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For further details please contact

Bibhu Prasad Sahu
6th Medical Bank Colony, Bapuji Nagar
BERHAMPUR-760 004, Ganjam, Orissa, INDIA
Tel: +91-680-3205464 Mobile: +91- 99371 90060 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Wada Na Todo Abhiyan E-Update on Post-2015 Agenda

As we near the 68th UN General Assembly session that begins this week, we share with you some highlights of our work in the past few weeks and preparations towards the UN

Summit and the first-ever UN Special Event on MDGs (Post-2015 Agenda). Highlights of our work include excerpts from a recently-concluded Wada Na Todo Abhiyan civil society consultation around the UN Secretary General's Report on the Post-2015 Agenda, the launching of our online campaign around specific themes such as caste-based discrimination, women's security, among others and preparations towards our engagement with the UN General Assembly.

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Civil Society Consultation around the Post-2015


Development Agenda
On September 11, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan organised a Civil Society Consultation that saw representatives from across the country and a diverse set of stakeholders convene to discuss next steps and to develop a response to the UN Secretary General's Report on the Post-2015 Agenda. The UN Secretary General's Report can be accessed here.

Highlights from the discussion included developing consensus around the civil society position towards the UN-SG's Report and articulating what were possible next steps for NGOs and activists to engage with the government. Given that the stage now is gradually shifting to the national level with member states agreeing to decide on how would the new development frame look like, it becomes critical to ensure that there is sufficient traction among the civil society actors to step up momentum and advocate for key messages important for the new development agenda that would succeed the MDGs beyond 2015.

Critical inputs from diverse set of stakeholders in the consultation kept the discussion alive throughout and saw a wide range of suggestions to involve and influence the government in framing a more socially-just and inclusive new development agenda.

A detailed overview of the processes and civil society positions was also shared at the consultation and can be accessed here.

The draft Minutes of the meeting can be accessed here.

Synergies around what would be strategies around coming few months were discussed as well and concrete recommendations related to consistent media engagement, reaching out to the government actors, engaging with the Parliamentarians and more sustained advocacy actions coinciding with critical moments. Involvement of the youth, children were also specific suggestions.
Online Campaign to Influence the New Development Agenda

Wada Na Todo Abhiyan in collaboration with Youth ki Awaaz has initiated an intensive online media campaign to garner the community voices towards influencing the new development agenda. While the focus is more particularly on the young people, the campaign also attempts to reach out to the vast youth community and engage them in the discussion around what are the contours of development for the post-MDGs post-2015 world.

The first online campaign was around understanding how can India overcome caste-based discrimination to reduce poverty and increase dignity. Striking a chord with the UN SG's Report that seeks to ensure a life of dignity for all, the online campaign kicked off a discussion that saw a wide cross-section of young people engaging in the debate and sharing their views on the topic.

Some were of the view that "Caste discrimination is so deeply rooted that sometimes we do not even realise that it is wrong. While we cry hoarse against reservation, we fail to eradicate the problem of casteism."

The second and ongoing campaign is around an equally, if not more, topical and pressing concern for the country today and eminently critical for the success of the new development agenda, i.e. what steps should the government take to ensure women's security.

This time round, Youth ki Awaaz seeks to collect responses of the community through an online poll and already over 2000 people have taken the poll online. With easy-to-understand and relevant options presented, the young people can choose from:

    Well-lit Roads and Safe Public Transport
    Gender Sensitization and Awareness during School Education
    Compulsory Citizen Training on Victim Care
    Women Recruitment in Police & Gender Sensitivity in Police Training
    Hospital/Emergency Healthcare Facility for Rape Victims

You can take a minute and participate in the discussion by visiting the link and taking the poll -
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan in the UN General Assembly
The UN General Assembly will for the first time hear Indian civil society aspirations on what needs to be done to make the new development agenda work in developing nations that are home to 85 percent of the world's poor. The new development frame will succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that expire in 2015.

Mr. Amitabh Behar, a representative of the coalition of 4,000 Indian civil society organisations under the umbrella Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, will voice the civil society concerns related to the new development agenda at the UN Special Event on MDGs at the 68th General Assembly in New York on September 25. India alone is home to a third of the world's poor.

"Extreme poverty is an important but insufficient frame and we need to look at poverty, inequalities and dignity as the central principles of a new frame," said Mr. Behar, who was selected by the UN to speak on behalf of the coalition that seeks to hold the Indian government accountable to its promise to end poverty and social exclusion. With India slated to play a key role in shaping the contours of the new development agenda, "it is a critical opportunity for Indian civil society to articulate their concerns at this global platform,'' he said.

The event would see attendance from all member states, heads of nations including Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, global media and all UN agencies. Wada Na Todo Abhiyan separately endorsed the Ministry of External Affairs' statement that India would push for poverty eradication "without any qualifiers" in the upcoming General Assembly session. This opportunity is also critical as there is a need to ensure that the increasingly active civil society voices be integrated into the decision-making mechanisms nationally instead of finding facile ways to the question of ensuring participation of all stakeholders. Further, platforms such as the High Level Political Forum, constituted as an outcome of the Rio+20 processes were key negotiating spaces that needed to be opened up for greater civil society engagement.

The articulation of the Indian concerns is crucial as the event will shape the new development framework that would come into being after the current set of 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expires in 2015. It's also a platform to amplify the concerns emanating from the global South or developing countries that house 85 percent of the world's poor. The contrast becomes starker with countries like India being viewed as emerging 'global economic powers' and having growing influence in forums such as BRICS and G20 while deep-rooted inequalities continue to plague majority of its people.

The Special Event on MDGs is being organised following a General Assembly Resolution 65/1 (paragraph 78) requesting President of the 68th General Assembly to organise a special event in 2013 to follow up on the efforts made towards achieving the MDGs. In his letter to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban ki-Moon, Mr. Vuk Jeremic (President of the 67th General Assembly) underscores the importance of this meeting in the context of overall efforts of the UN to advance towards the post-2015 development agenda.

In the side lines of the 68th General Assembly and the Special Event on MDGs, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan is organising a civil society dialogue to discuss recommendations from India and the global South on September 23 in New York that will be attended by a strong delegation of Indian civil society activists, campaigners and academics. The e-invite to the discussion can be accessed here.

We will be updating you from the event in the coming few days.

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