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About MSE

Madras School of Economics is an institution of higher education in Economics, located in Chennai, India. Madras School of Economics was founded in 1993 as a post-graduate institution for teaching and research in economics. MSE has been offering a two-year Master’s program in General Economics, Financial Economics, Applied Quantitative Finance, Actuarial Economics and Environmental economics being affiliated to the Central University of Tamil Nadu, and a Ph.D. programme affiliated to the University of Madras. In April 2018, the AICTE approved Technical Institution (MSE Business School) started a two-year P. G. Diploma Program in Financial Engineering and Research & Business Analytics. MSE has become an “Institution of Special Importance” from 1 st April, 2021 through Madras School of Economics Act, 2020, by Government of Tamil Nadu, through which the institute has acquired the degree granting authority.  UGC has also officially included MSE in the list of Institutions established under State Legislature Act.

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Meet Our Chairman

On behalf of Madras School of Economics (MSE), I greet all of you who are watching this website. MSE was set up more than two decades ago with the objective of creating in Chennai a centre dedicated to research and higher education in Economics.

Meet Dr. C. Rangarajan

Meet Our Director

Greetings from Madras School of Economics!
With effect from April 1, 2021, Madras School of Economics (MSE) has emerged as an “Institution of Special Importance” as recognized by Government of Tamil Nadu.

Meet Dr. K. R. Shanmugam

Infrastructure @ MSE

Madras School of Economics possesses aesthetic buildings and a well-maintained green campus situated in the heart of Chennai. The infrastructure at MSE is excellent with state-of-the-art classrooms, spacious auditoriums, well-equipped computer centre, resourceful library, Wi-Fi connection, separate hostel facilities for boys and girls and an impressive placement record. This makes them one of the most preferred Institutions in India.

Smart Classrooms

State-of-the-art smart and air-conditioned classrooms with computer, internet and projector.


Well connected and high specification computer labs with free WiFi all over the campus


Resourceful access to books, articles and journals


Modern and air-conditioned seminar and conference halls

Green Campus

A green campus with professional waste management facility

Campus Life

Serene and multicultural atmosphere for students

Courses Offered

All Courses

MA in Economics

PGDM Programmes

Ph.D Programme

What’s Happening @ MSE

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