M. A. Economics.

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:

 

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

 

Eligibility:

 The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent

CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled

Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with

Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The programme will have prescribed norms for entry. A student enrolling for M.A. Economics must be a Graduate from any discipline from a recognized 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.

 The Proposed  Structure for the M.A. Economics Programme

w.e.f. Academic Year 2016 onwards

 

Semester Paper Credits
  Core Papers  
I Micro Economics: Theory and Applications 4
Macro Economic Analysis- I 4
India in the World context 4
Mathematical Methods for Economics 4
     
  Core Papers  
II Advanced Micro Economics 4
Macro Economic Analysis- II 4
Statistical Methods for Economics 4
Non-Core/Optional Papers (any 1)
 

Indian Banking Sector-Performance and Policy Environment

 

OR

 

Transport Economics

4
     
  Core Papers  
III International Economics and Trade Policy 4
Economic Growth and Development Theories 4
Research Methodology

 

4
Non-Core/Optional Papers (any 1)
Econometrics and Computer Applications in Economics.

OR

Agricultural Economics

 

4
     
  Core Papers  
IV Financial System 4
Economics of the Social Sector 4
Dissertation 4
Non-Core/Optional Papers (any 1)
Public Finance

OR

Demography

4

Note:

The availability of Non-Core/Optional Papers will depend on minimum enrolment of students.

Dr. Sunayini Parchure                                                                  Prof.Marcelle Samuel

Head, Department of Economics                                                 Head Dept of Banking