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3-Year B.A. (HONS.) in ECONOMICS

This course has a rigorous focus on quantitative techniques and research methods which will orient the students in dealing with economic problems with a practical and analytical approach. The diversity and the spread of this program ensure that the students receive sufficient experience of the current issues and crises of the world especially that of the emerging economies.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The B.A. (Hons.) Economics Program is designed to produce graduates trained in the application of knowledge in economics to real-life economic, financial, ethical and analytical problems encountered in the economy. The course will enable the students to effectively apply their knowledge and skills to situations of economic, institutional and policy making both in governance and industry.
The course has a rigorous focus on quantitative techniques and research methods which will orient the students in dealing with economic problems with a practical and analytical approach. The diversity and the spread of the course ensure that the students receive sufficient experience of the current issues and crisis of the world especially that of the emerging economies.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The principles courses include introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics, statistical techniques for economics, and mathematical techniques for economics. The second year would comprise intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, introductory econometrics, Indian Economy, public economics, and development economics.In third year, students will have options to pursue electives apart from intensive focus on Applied Econometrics and Financial Economics. Students will have 6 month internship in the last semester with major financial institutions and Government organisations

Program Objectives

On completion of this intensive undergraduate program in Economics, students will get familiarity with historical and contemporary developments in the discipline of Economics and some program outcomes will be:

  • Students will be able to use graphical models, logical argument, economics and written communication to explain basic market outcomes and to analyze real-world policy alternatives.
  • Students will be familiar with competing economic paradigms and the historical development of the discipline.
  • Identify compile, interpret, and analyze quantitative economic data by expressing relationships between concepts through graphs, statistical or econometric analysis.
  • Collect and integrate information from a variety of sources and assessing its meaning, accuracy and timeliness.
  • Discuss the bias and variance of possible measurement and estimation procedures.’
  • Use microeconomic tools and concepts to address public policy issues such as competition, environmental protection, financial regulation, innovation and intellectual property.
  • Attain the competency to understand regional, national and global issues from the economic perspective.
Career Options

This undergraduate program in Economics aims at developing among students a sound theoretical understanding of the subject along with practical applications. The idea is to encourage broad based understanding with greater depth in areas of particular interest to students. Studying economics today opens up several possibilities for the future, and the idea is to guide students select their own trajectory in career advancement. For instance graduates typically will be suited for Investment Banks, Asset Management Firms, Management Consultancy Firms, Banking & Financial Services, Trading Desks, Tax & Advisory Firms, Economic Consultancy Firms, Policy Think Tanks.
Job profiles for Economics graduates include:

  • Investment Analyst
  • Economic Researcher
  • Securities Analyst Trainee
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Administrator
  • Sales Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Service Manager
  • Customer Profit Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
Financial Risk / Investment Analyst

Financial risk analysts handle the process of Risk Management within an organisation and evaluate and predict events that might negatively impact the financial stability of organisations, such as insurance or trading companies, hedge funds and public sector organisations

Economic Consultant

Economic consultants study economic and statistical data in a certain area of specialisation, such as finance, labour, agriculture, etc., and complete various studies regarding economic phenomena and possible scenarios. Apart from conducting a thorough research using Mathematical and Statistical methods for financial companies and research institutes, Economic consultants make recommendations, policies, or strategies to solve economic problems or to interpret markets.

Economic Journalist

A flair for writing along with an Economics degree can take you places in the field of Economic Journalism. Basically, the job would involve studying and analysing economic phenomena world over and thereby drawing insights & inferences, and have your ideas published in periodicals and magazines

Financial Manager

A financial manager is a person who assists the leading managers of all departments within a company and makes sure the organisation reaches its financial goal. Making use of excellent communication skills and analytical abilities, financial managers have to prepare financial reports, investment activities, and develop strategies to increase the revenues of a company.

Auditor

An Auditor is responsible for reviewing the financial status and accounts of companies and organisations. The work of an Auditor is focussed on collecting information and checking if all financial statements and records are valid, legal, or presented in a fair manner.

Eligibility & Fees
Eligibility
  • XII Passed (Any Stream)
  • Personal Interview
Fees

B.Com.
Per Semester Rs. 55,000
ERP^ Rs. 6,000
CAS^^ Rs. 10,000

^ERP Fee only at the time of admission
^^Career Advancement Services (CAS): Only at the time of admission. Rs. 2,500 towards alumni services has to be paid with the last installment.

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