Revised M.A. Structure -2022-2023

Master of Arts (M.A.)

  • M.A. Economics

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

The basic objective of our Masters Programme in Economics 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.

M.A. Economics


The student who has passed any degree of this University or any other recognized University shall be admitted to M.A. in Economics programme.

Procedure for seeking admission

  • The number of seats will be 60 inclusive of both the specialisations (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 enrolment of students.

Exit Rules

Once admitted, student cannot leave the programme in between


The courses will be taught by the faculty of the Department of Economics and Department of Banking and Finance along with the Guest Faculty who fulfils 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.

Programme details

The M. A. Economics will be of Two years’ duration consisting of Two parts. i.e. Part I comprising of two semesters and Part II comprising of Two Semesters. The entire programme thus comprises of Four Semesters in all with a total of 80 credits.

Structure of the Programme

Part- I First year Semester – I Semester – II
Part- II Second year Semester – III Semester – IV

Revised M.A. Structure -2022-2023

Core 1 Applied Microeconomics Applied Macroeconomics Dynamics of Economic Growth and Development Rationale for Public Finance and Policies
Core  2 Mathematical Methods for Economic Analysis Computer Applications & Statistical Methods for Economic Analysis Applied Econometrics Industrial Economics
Core 3 Transformation of India as a Global Economic Power Behavioural and Experiential Economics Global Political Economy: Implications on Trade and Policies -
Interdisciplinary Human Rights: The Tussle between Practice and Theory Clipped Wings Yet Soaring High: Censorship & Creativity - -
Research Component - - Research Methodology in Humanities E- Learning & Application of Software Training Tools for Research
Research Component - - - Master Thesis
Discipline Specific Subject Economics of Health and Education Climate Change and Environmental Challenges OR Agriculture Economics   Changing Paradigms in the World of Finance Economics of Population Dynamics

Credits, Examination and Evaluation Scheme:

  • The total credits of the Programme will be 80 credits.
  • Each course will carry 4 credits,
  • Each course will be of 100 marks.
  • There will be 40-60 pattern of evaluation:
  • The students will have to undergo continuous assessment and therefore will be evaluated as follows:
    • 40 marks will be for internal evaluation consisting of mid semester projects and assignments.
    • 20 Marks Mid Semester MCQ Exam out of 40 Internal marks.
    • 60 marks will be allotted for external evaluation i.e. Final Semester End Examination.

Master Thesis:

Master Thesis is compulsory for all the students of M.A. Economics Students will be required to write their Master Thesis based on the research area selected by the student under the guidance of the Guide/ Faculty. The viva -Voce will be conducted at the end of 4th Semester before the final Examination. There will be an Internal and External Examiner appointed by the college.


All the students of M.A. Economics should complete an internship of minimum of 2 months’ duration with an Academic (Research) Institute/NGO/firm during the summer vacation before joining the program in the third Semester.

Evaluation Pattern: Students will have to submit the following reports:

  1. Weekly reports of the Internship carried out- 10 Marks
  2. Final Report- 20 Marks
  3. Presentation and Viva- Voce- 20 Marks