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B.A Economics

  • Department of Liberal Arts & Science

  • B.A Economics

About the Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics programme focuses on exploring the economic study and analysis, policy framing and implementation issues faced by the Indian economy along with the analysis of other economies in the world. It recognizes the growing demand for trained manpower in industry, government, research and other sectors as well as nurturing future researchers and specialists in economics.

About the Programme

The curriculum is designed in such a way to ignite young minds with innovating ideas and concepts. It focuses on global issues related to economics and business. The curriculum covers topics ranging from expanding market to the impact of global financial crisis. The programme will develop students’ analytical and problem solving skills along with their writing, reading, speaking and presentation skills. Building upon the foundation laid in the first two years in Economics and quantitative courses, students can choose from a wide variety of Elective courses and specializations in the third year.

Objectives of the programme:

  • Apply demand and supply analysis to explain how prices and output are determined in different markets
  • Know where to find or how to compute and use economic indicators like GDP, exchange rate, unemployment rate, inflation rate, interest rate, CPI, Money Supply, MPR, CRR, Repos, and NCO, Labour statistics etc
  • Understand the techniques for managing macroeconomic risks imposed by changing exchange rate, money supply, inflation, interest rate, fiscal policies and international ratings and understand fundamental macroeconomic relationships such as inflation, interest rate and exchange rate.
  • Understand the monetary system, the role of the Central Bank in monetary policy formulation and the key instruments of macroeconomic policy and describe their role in the economy
  • Understand the fiscal policy mechanism; how to carry out budgetary analysis, the meaning of the budget cycle, budget deficit, budget surplus and government’s tax and revenue behaviour. Since Economics deals with large numbers and data, the importance of statistics is deeply ingrained in the course.

Career Options

Students with a BA Economics degree can pursue their post-graduation in a number of areas either within or outside the country. For instance, students can pursue their higher studies in Actuarial Science, Finance, Indian Economic Services, Law, Economics and its related disciplines, Rural Development and Public Policy, and Management, to say a few, while being eligible to be employed in the following sectors: Public and Private Sector Corporations and Financial Institutions; Banks and Financial Institutions, Civil Service, Education, Journalism, Marketing, United Nations Organization, Union Government Analyst, Freelance Writing, Administration, Management and Leadership positions in Public and Private Institutions; Teachers in schools, Researchers, Journalists, NGO’s and IT personnel

Duration: 3 Years