Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (J&K) is successfully running 5-year Integrated M.Sc. (Economics) Program since its introduction in 2014-15. The degree has evoked tremendous response and during previous year, the admission was hundred percent. This year the last date of receipt of completed admission forms is 12th June 2015. As there are not many Universities or institutes offering such an integrated program in the country, the M.Sc. (Economics) along with B.Sc. (Hons) degree will provide a great and unique opportunity to the meritorious students passing out of 10+2 examination of CBSE or State Boards. The admission will be purely on merit, based on 10+2 score.
This M.Sc. program has tremendous potential and will enable the students to compete for the upcoming enormous job market in analytics, consulting, large data-base research etc. At present such jobs are most remunerative and a large number of B.Tech. students from IITs and PGDMs of IIMs go for such jobs. The major companies and recruiters of such graduates will be: Bain, BCG, McKinsey, E&Y, Accenture, KPMG, Microsoft, Genpact, PWC, Google, Adobe, GE, HSBC, AMEX, IBM, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, S&P, Moody’s, CRISIL, CIBIL, TCS, Infosys, HCL, Wipro Technologies, Barclays Bank etc.
The M.Sc. program would train the students to work as analytical think tank for the corporate world as well as the government, PSUs, NGOs etc. The unique program will provide high quality manpower to the government as some of these students may decide to join Civil Services like IAS or Indian Economic Service etc.
The curriculum includes courses and topics which equip students to carry out lucrative emerging jobs in the top level MNCs, including Indian MNCs.
These M.Sc. (Economics) students will be highly employable without a bridge course which needs to be conducted by the industry at present. The world class human capital will be developed through practical academic inputs in the areas of Business Analytics, Financial Analytics, Data Mining, Applied Econometrics, Business Forecasting, Time Series Analysis etc. Several new courses which are not taught in the traditional M.A. (Economics) programs in most of the universities in India, are also included in the M.Sc. curriculum
The added advantage to these students will be that they would have taken several management courses during the five years period at SMVDU. The compulsory hostel living provides all SMVDU students an opportunity to develop an all round personality, with lot of opportunities for extra-curricular activities.
The University expects career-oriented brightest students after 10+2 from all over the country to join this Five Years Integrated M.Sc. program. Already the University attracts students from all over India. This program is being considered as unique program to meet the needs of the fastest emerging lucrative job market in India as well as abroad and therefore it is expected that students in this program will be coming to SMVDU from all the States in India. The intake this year is increased to 60 against 50 for the previous year and will be increased further in future years.
This year, the last date for submission of Applications for the Program is 12th June 2015. The complete and detailed information is available on the university website (smvdu.net.in).