This is Rishabh from India and I am interested to apply for the MA / PhD program in Economics starting Fall 2019 at Canadian Universities.

My credentials are as follows -

1) Bachelor of Science - Mathematics and Physics from Nagpur University, India (GPA - 64 / 100 in Dec 1998)

2) Master of Science - Applied Mathematics from IIT Delhi, India (GPA - 63 / 100 in Nov 2001)

These are the few courses I took at IIT Delhi

1) Linear Algebra - 70%
2) Real and Complex Analysis - 85%
3) Operations Research - 77%
4) Probability and Statistics - 66%
5) Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations - 78%
6) Mathematical Methods - 64%
7) Applied Functional Analysis - 73%
8) Mathematical Modelling - 65%


3) I am currently pursuing Distance Learning Program from Indira Gandhi National Open University for the Bachelors Program in Economics.I got enrolled in July 2017. The reason I am pursuing this course is to have a knowledge in Intermediate Micro / Intermediate Macro / Stats / Econometrics.

The program is of 3 yrs, but I am planning to write exam in the above mentioned 4 courses so that I can compete with others who have a degree in Economics.

4) GRE Score - 319 / 340 (Quant - 168 / 170 ; Verbal - 151 / 170 ; AWA - 3.0 / 6.0)

5) I am currently working as an Associate Professor in Mathematics at an University in India.

6) My DOB is Jan 1974. Do you think the Adcom will reject my Application or will not give a serious consideration considering the fact that most of the guys will be of 22 - 23 yrs while myself will be 44 at the time of Application.

What are my chances of getting into one of the Canadian Schools with Full Funding ???

Pls suggest few Schools where I should apply.

Any comment will be highly appreciated.