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Programmes of Study

The MA Programme has been designed to expose students to alternative paradigms of economic theory and their application to contemporary national and international problems .Training is imparted in the use of quantitative and analytical techniques. MA economics is a full-time programme spread over 2 years and is divided into 4 semesters .The programme of study consists of 10 core courses which are compulsory and 6 are elective courses. Each of these carry 100 marks and students are ordinarily required to do our courses each semester.

Semester-I Semester-II Semester-III Semester-VI

BASIC MATHEMATICS/ MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR ECONOMISTS

 

MICROECONOMIC THEORY

THEORIES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH

INDIAN ECONOMY SINCE INDEPENDENCE

BASIC STATISTICS/ BASIC ECONOMETRICS

 

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND PAYMENTS

ELECTIVE

MACRO ECONOMICS

 

PUBLIC ECONOMICS

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

CLASSICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

Students can opt from a wide range of courses, designed to cover economic theory, techniques and applied economics.

ECONOMETRICS ELECTIVES FINANCE ELECTIVE
Basic Econometrics Financial Economics
Advance Econometrics Financial econometrics
Applied Econometrics International finance
Time Series and Spectral Analysis Money Banking and Financial Intermediaries
Simulation and Model Building Mathematical Finance
Financial Econometrics Computational Finance
Computational Finance Derivative and Risk Management

OTHER ELECTIVE:

THUS THE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF 10 CORE COURSES AND 6 ELECTIVES.

(a)    UNDER  THE TITLE “OTHER ELECTIVES” :

GAME THEORY- I

GAME THEORY –II

CAPITAL THEORY

SOCIAL CHOICE THEORY

LAW AND ECONOMICS

NEW INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

LABOUR ECONOMICS

HEALTH ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE

TRANSITIONAL ECONOMICS

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION I & II

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

(b)   UNDER FINANCE ELECTIVE INCLUDE:

ISSUES IN FISCAL POLICY

The University follows a credit system and a student can opt for a limited number of courses from other disciplines. The students are also permitted to do extra courses as either credit of audit courses.

M.Phil. is a one‑year programme consisting of course work and dissertation. The course work places emphasis on: a) recent advances in selected areas of economics, b) literature in the chosen area of research and, c) proficiency in research methodology of economics. Students are required to do course work in the first semester. During the remaining part of the programme, they are expected to write a dissertaion.

The Ph.D. programme consists mainly of research work (with provision for course work, whenever necessary) leading to a thesis on an approved topic. The thesis will be of a high standard seen as a contribution to knowledge and will be defended in an open viva-voce.