CHENNAI: The Madras School of Economics (MSE) is opening its doors to Class XII passouts looking to pursue an undergraduate degree in economics. It plans to unveil its first BA in economics programme in 2022-23 with 50 seats.
It will also reserve 35% of seats for students from Tamil Nadu.
The school, which ranks second after Delhi School of Economics, boasts of nearly 100% placement for its postgraduate degree programmes with average salary of Rs 12 lakh per annum.
“Our degree programme will have a strong quantitative component. So, students with maths background in higher secondary will be preferred. We are planning to create awareness about this degree programme among city school students,” said K R Shanmugam, director, Madras School of Economics.
Tamil Nadu students can also compete for the remaining 65% of seats.
Students wishing to join this degree programme may have to write an entrance test in June next year.
The institute also plans to allow UG students to study on for five years for an integrated degree.
“Students who complete this BA programme will find it easy to pursue a masters or PhD in foreign universities as the institute is following a similar approach. The syllabus, various options for the students and details of entrance test will be finalised at the academic council meeting in February,” Shanmugam added.
MSE will award its own degree for UG, PG and PhD students.
The state recognised MSE as an institute of special importance in economics and allied subjects and management with degree granting power through Madras School of Economics Act, 2020.
So far, the institute offered these programmes jointly with Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) in Tiruvarur.