Centre for Development Studies MA Admission 2021 Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

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Centre for Development Studies (CDS) announces Admission to MA in Applied Economics 2021

Centre for Development Studies MA Admission 2021 – Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala invites applications for MA. Program in Applied Economics for the academic year 2020-22
Interested candidates can read this notification regarding the Centre for Development Studies MA Admission 2021 from below.

Centre for Development Studies MA Admission 2021 Important Dates

  • Last date to submit online application May 30, 2021
  • Interview shortlist announcement June 15, 2021
  • Dates of online interviews June 21– June 25, 2021
  • Selection list & wait list announcement June 30, 2021
  • Commencement of programme July 26, 2021

Seats Available

  • Students from India: 20 Seats
  • Students from SAARC Countries: 05 Seats

 Eligibility Criteria for Centre for Development Studies MA Admission 2021

For Students from India

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern, with at least 50 percentage of marks
  • SC/ST & Persons with Disability (PWD) (with ≥40% disability) are eligible
  • Such candidates, if selected, shall be allowed to join the program only if they have secured the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying exam

For Students from SAARC Countries

  • A Bachelor’s/undergraduate degree (three-year program) with English As the medium of instruction and the three-year undergraduate program must be equivalent to undergraduate program of an Indian university

Centre for Development Studies MA Admission 2021 Application Process

  • CDS Trivandrum admission application form can be downloaded from Centre for Development Studies Website www.cds.edu
  • Application with enclosures should reach the Academic Program Office, Centre for Development Studies, floor, Medical College (PO), Thiruvananthapuram-695011, Kerala

 Application Fee

  • Application Fee: Rs.200/- Demand Draft
  • SC/ST/PWD (40%) exempted: Rs.500/-

Selection Procedure

  • Admission is based on an entrance exam scheduled on second week of June 2021 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, New Delhi, Pune & Thiruvananthapuram
  • No TA/DA will be provided for attending the Entrance examination.

Entrance Exam

  • Candidates will be tested for their analytical ability and aptitude to undergo the program
  • They are expected to be familiar with the course content of a standard undergraduate Economics program. Syllabus of the entrance examination with suggested text books are given in the prospectus


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website