Director’s Message

Greetings from Madras School of Economics!

On 23rd September 2017, Madras School of Economics (MSE) will complete its 24 years of Academic Services under the Guidance and Leadership of our Chairman Dr. C. Rangarajan (former Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and former Governor of Reserve Bank of India) and other Board of Governors of MSE. During the last 24 years, with the blessings of our founder Chairman late Dr. Raja J Chelliah, it has achieved remarkable progress and has emerged as a leading Centre of Research and Higher Learning in Economics in the country.

MSE is unique as it is the only institute in the country offering five Post Graduate Degree Programs related to Economics, namely M.A Actuarial Economics, M.A Applied Quantitative Finance, M.A Environmental Economics, M.A Financial Economics and M.A General Economics in collaboration with Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), Thiruvarur. As MSE adopts quantitative, data driven and analytical approach, these programs attract students from all over India seeking a top class P.G. degree. Students of these programs are well placed every year.

MSE also offers a 5 year Integrated M.A degree program in Economics. Students admitted in to this program after successful completion of initial three years at CUTN, come to MSE campus and choose one of the five MA programs to complete their degree. MSE also has Ph.d program (full time and part time) affiliated with University of Madras and CUTN. Currently MSE is home to about 325 students/ph.d scholars.

MSE’s priority areas of research are: Public Finance, Macroeconomic modeling, Environment and Trade, Finance, Development Economics, International and Industrial Economics. MSE has been designated as a Centre of Excellence in Environmental Economics by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI. It has established a prestigious Decision Science Lab. It has completed many research projects funded by World Bank, UNDP, SANDEE, British High Commission, RBI, NLC, NTPC, Finance Commission of India, Planning Commission of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Finance Department of GoTN, etc.

Although MSE is a privately funded (and not for profit), it has all infrastructure needed for a top class academic institution. For more details about our faculty, working papers, monographs, projects, campus life etc please explore the website.

Dr. K.R. Shanmugam
– Director and Professor