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Department of Economics


Courses offered
MA Economics
M A Programme in Economics is of 4(four) Semesters spread over 2 years and with an university examination at the end of every Semester. Every student will have to offer 12 compulsory courses (4 each in the first 2 semesters and 2 each in the 3rd and 4th semesters) and 4 optional courses (2 each in the 3rd and the 4th semester). There shall be and internal assessment component of 25 marks in each course. In the 4th semester the internal assessment for MEC 401 (Indian Economic Policies) will be based entirely on essays related with thematic field visits, to be announced at the beginning of the semester. The objective of this programme is to provide students with a full understanding of economic theory and with firm grounding in the analytic methods of economic theory used by economists working in research, government, and business. It also aims at equipping the students with the analytical tools of economics to have a holistic understanding of the economy in particular and the society in general. It prepares them for challenging careers open to economists.

Semester I
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 101 Economic Analysis-1
MEC 102 Macro Economics-I
MEC 103 Elementary Mathematical Economics
MEC 104 Public Economics
Semester II
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 201 Micro Economic Analysis-II
MEC 202 Macro Economics-II
MEC 203 Statistics and Econometrics
MEC 204 Economics of Social sector
Semester III
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 301 International Economics
MEC 302 Introduction to Environmental Economics
MEC 303 *Optional-I
MEC 304 *Optional-II
Semester IV
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 401 Indian Economic Policies
MEC 402 Development Economics
MEC 403 *Optional-III
MEC 404 *Optional-IV

Optional Papers
The following optional subjects with four papers each are available in the department. Students may offer any one of them
  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Demography
  3. Development Economics
  4. Econometrics
  5. Public policy
  6. Advanced Economic Theory
1. Agricultural Economics
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 303 Development Economics I
(Economics of Growth and Development)
MEC 304 Development Economics II
(Strategies and Policies)
MEC 403 East and South East Asian Development
MEC 404 Regional Issues in India

2. Demography
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 303 Principles of Demography-I
MEC 304 Problems of Population growth
MEC 403 Principles of Demography-II
MEC 404 Population Problem in India

3. Development Economics
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 303 Development Economics I (Economics of Growth and Development)
MEC 304 Development Economics II (Strategies and Policies)
MEC 403 East and South East Asian Development
MEC 404 Regional Issues in India

4. Econometrics
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 303 Econometric Methods-II
MEC 304 Problems of Population growth
MEC 403 Econometric Methods-III
MEC 404 Applied Econometrics

5. Public Policy
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 303 Law and Economics
MEC 304 Resource Economics
MEC 403 Energy Economics
MEC 404 Economics of Regulation

6. Advanced Economic Theory
Paper Code Paper Title
MEC 303 Information Economics
MEC 304 Open Economy Macroeconomics
MEC 403 Economics of Uncertainty and Finance
MEC 404 Dynamic Macroeconomics