Applications Invited for M.Sc. (Economics)

Applications Invited for M.Sc. (Economics)

Institute Name: TERI School of Advanced Studies

Apply By: 07 Jul 2023

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About the Organization

TERI SAS commits itself to academic excellence and provides an environment that will encourage both personal and intellectual growth through teaching, creating and sharing knowledge.

TERI School of Advanced Studies was set up as a Trust by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) - a not-for-profit, independent research institute recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development in 1998. In 1999, the TERI School of Advanced Studies was granted the ‘Deemed to be University’ status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and notified vide the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India, notification no. F.9/19/95-U-3, dated October 5, 1999. The objective of the TERI SAS is to build capacity around various themes of sustainable development adopting an inter-disciplinary approach and incorporating the most contemporary, research-based evidence into the curriculum. Since its inception, the TERI SAS has offered not just world-class education, but also an environment that enables its students to develop fresh perspective in their subject areas. Beyond the academic programmes, the deemed University is actively reaching out to school and college students as also to mid-career professionals to sensitize them towards the environment and sustainable development in a systemic, solutions-oriented manner. The deemed University started functioning from its ‘green campus’, located in Vasant Kunj, in 2008 and today offers a dozen Masters programmes and has nearly 200 PhD students enrolled. It has started work on developing a new campus at Hyderabad, Telangana in the south of India and hopes to start offering academic programmes from this campus .

About the Program

The pressure on the non-human component of the ecosystem that we witness today can largely be attributed to the intensified pursuit of material consumption by a growing mass of population in the post-war period. Environment and Resource Economics attempts to recognize, understand, analyse, and evaluate the nature-society exchanges towards their implication on human well-being. Towards addressing this, it aims to design and implement effective policy instruments that assist in sustaining a given quality of life on earth and its enhancement over a longer time horizon. It involves rigorous grounding in standard economic theory and techniques and a simultaneous exposure to a wide variety of economic challenges due to the ecological / environmental / natural resource constraints.

The syllabus for the programme is frequently revised by bringing in updating the curriculum and introducing hands-on- practical session with the software packages like STATA and R as well as case studies and examples from policy making domains making domains. The quality of the curriculum is regularly evaluated by its stakeholders, peers, alumni and employers. The faculties are involved in active research with funded projects from SANDEE, DST, and several other funding agencies who regularly publish in the leading journals across the spectrum of economics. The programme also has a have received consistent appreciation from the students. Many of its alumnus have joined PhD programme in prestigious universities in India and abroad.

This programme has been offered by TERI SAS since 2009. The quality of students, their performance, cent percent placement and the expertise of the faculties make it one of the flagship programmes offered by the Department of Policy Studies as well as by the University.

Programme Structure

MSc (Economics) with a specialization in Environment and Resource economics is unique as it not only includes advanced graduate level exposure to microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics, development economics, growth economics, statistics, and econometrics, but our students also receive an in-depth knowledge of the concepts, theories, techniques, policies and other applications in ecological, environmental, and natural resource economics. It offers a wide choice of specialized optional papers as well.

The Master’s Thesis is mandatory, if not the most important component of the programme. It provides a hands-on opportunity to the students to apply economic concepts, theories, and methods towards analysis, appraisals, and evaluation of a wide range of environmental problems and policies so as to demonstrate their ability as research professionals. All students are supervised by one or more faculty members and every thesis is reviewed extensively by a panel of experts to ensure quality, originality and rigour. The quality of the dissertations has been appreciated in various forums including national and international conferences. Some of these dissertations have also resulted in publications in peer- reviewed journals.


  • B.A. (Hons.) / B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics with 50 % or more marks in aggregate. (CGPA of 5.65)


  • Bachelor degree in any other discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate (CGPA of 6.75). The applicant must have studied mathematics either at 10+2 level or at Bachelor's level, either as subsidiary or as honours.

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