M.A. Economics

Course Start Date
01 September 2020

Course End Date
07 Aug 2022

Duration
2 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 2.50 Lacs

Programme Details

Introduction

The two-year M.A. Economics programme is designed to equip students with a solid grasp of classical paradigms in this well-established discipline, creatively combining orthodox and heterodox approaches, enabling realistic application of its insights to solve problems experienced by economies in the real world.

This MA programme will impart knowledge and skills that will be increasingly in demand in the foreseeable future, focusing on excellence in academia, policy teams in corporations, consultancy companies, non-profit organisations, and governments at national, state and local levels.

Eligibility

Students must have a bachelor’s degree in Economics or any another social science subject; or in Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Commerce, Business and Engineering. Admission is based on performance in undergraduate degree and in the entrance examination. Demonstrated ability to work with mathematical methods at undergraduate level is desirable. Scholarships are awarded taking into account evidence of merit and means after a personal interview.

Credit Structure

The two-year programme spans over four semesters comprising a total of 80 credits.

This includes 12 core courses and 6 electives of 4 credits each and a dissertation carrying 8 credits. The first two semesters cover five core courses each, followed by two core and three electives in the third semester and three electives and dissertation in the final semester. An alternative track of studying two additional electives instead of dissertation in the final semester is possible.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  •  Microeconomics 1
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Statistics for Economics
  • Mathematical Methods for Economics
  • Computational Methods for Economic Analysis

Semester 2

  • Microeconomics II
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Econometrics I
  • Game Theory
  • Development Economics

Semester 3

  • Indian Economy 
  • Econometrics II
  • Dissertation (part 1)
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Semester 4

  • Dissertation (part 2)
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4
  • Elective 5
  • Elective 6

Post Program Careers

As our Master’s programme is located in a public policy school, practical applications of insights derived from economics are identified for public policy design and implementation. Besides laying foundation for theoretical understanding of Economics, our programme provides knowledge and skills that are increasingly in demand. It focuses on excellence in academia and research, policy work in corporations, consultancy companies, non-profit organisations, and governments at national, state and local levels. 

Admission Helpline

Mr. Hemant Prakash Sharma
Deputy Director, Admissions and Outreach
M : +91-8396907494

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