M. A. Economics.

The College has started offering M.A. Economics from the academic year 2016-17.

The basic objective of our Masters Programme is to train students to develop strong theoretical foundations with a blend of practical analytics. An M.A. in Economics would assist in developing professionals and experts who would be able to apply economic reasoning to real world issues. It would also expose the students to the complexities, dynamics and challenges of the current global economic scenario. The course aims to equip students with skills for economic analysis and decision making. An emphasis on data analysis and interpretation through the course would also encourage critical thinking and logical reasoning. The course would provide a learning platform for students who wish to pursue a career in national and international organizations, industry, education, public administration and NGO’s.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of key concepts, theories and models
  • Exposure to current perspectives and issues in major arenas of the world economy
  • Comprehension and critical appraisal of socio-economic issues
  • Critical analysis of policy measures in addressing various pertinent issues
  • Relevance and application of economic theories to contemporary economic issues

Eligibility:

As per norms prescribed by Savitribai Phule Pune University.


Program Details:

The programme will be for duration of two years. There will be a total of four semesters. Each year will comprise of two semesters. A student will appear for four papers in each semester.


Intake Capacity:

  • The number of seats will be 60 (excluding NRI & Foreign quota)
  • Admission will be made on the basis of merit. Merit lists will be drawn in accordance with the provisions of Admission Policy of the college.
  • The Programme will commence subject to the minimum enrollment of students.

Credits, Examination And Evaluation Scheme

  • The total credits of the Programme will be 64 credits. Each paper will carry 4 credits
  • Each paper will be of 100 marks.
  • There will be a 40-60 pattern of evaluation.
  • 40 marks will be for internal evaluation consisting of mid semester assignments, projects, book reviews etc.
  • 60 marks will be allotted for external evaluation i.e. final semester end examination.
  • There will be a dissertation in Semester 4.

Faculty

The courses will be taught by the faculty of the Department of Economics and Banking along with the Guest Faculty who fulfills the norms of the UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for the Teachers 2010 and other rules prescribed by UGC and SPPU from time to time in this regard.

In case of special circumstances the professionals and experts will be invited whenever required.


M.A. (ECONOMICS) Part- I

SUBJECT /
COURSE
SEMESTER – 1
Course Title
SEMESTER – 2
Course Title





Economics
Core Courses
Principles of Microeconomics and its Applications 1 Principles of Microeconomics and its Applications 2
Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications - I Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications - II
India in the Global Economy Statistical Techniques for Economics


Mathematics for Economic Analysis
Optional Courses (Select any one subject)
Commercial Banking in India: Performance and Policy Environment
Transport Economics

M. A. (ECONOMICS) – Part - II

SUBJECT /
COURSE
SEMESTER – 3
Course Title
SEMESTER – 4
Course Title
Core Courses





Economics
International Economics and Trade Relations Financial Institutions & Markets
Theories of Economic Growth and Development Public Finance and Public Policy
Approaches to Research Methodology Dissertation
Optional Courses
(Select any one subject)
Principles of Econometrics and Its Applications Economics of Social Infrastructure
Indian Agricultural Economics. Demography and Population Studies