B.A. (ECONOMICS)

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ECONOMICS

B.A. Economics or Bachelor of Arts in Economics is an undergraduate Economics course. Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The curriculum comprising the areas such as definition, nature, scope, concepts, utility, production, market, monopoly and other minor or major aspects of Economics. B.A. in Economics is generally three academic years and may be provided on part time basis by certain institutes. The course has semester system based and it is career orienting in nature that provides many jobs for them.

B.A. Economics is a is a 3- year long graduate level course divided into 6 semesters, with each semester spanning 6 months. However, some universities follow the yearly pattern of examination.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.A. (ECONOMICS)

  • 10+2 with any recognized board

  • Course Duration – 3 years

  • Minimum Percentage Required – 45%

  • Age Limit – No Age Limit

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.A. IN ECONOMICS)

Introductory Economics

  • Exploring the subject matter of Economics

  • Supply and Demand

  • Households

  • Firms and Perfect Market Structure

  • Imperfect Market Structure

  • Input Markets

Statistical Methods in Economy

  • Introduction and Overview

  • Elementary Probability Theory

  • Random Variables and Probability Distributions

  • Random Sampling and Jointly Distributed Random Variables

Mathematical Methods in Economics

  • Preliminaries

  • Single-variable optimization

  • Functions of one real variable

  • Integration of functions

  • Difference Equations

Introductory Macroeconomics

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics and National Income Accounting

  • Money

  • Inflation

  • The closed economy in the Short Run

Statistical Methods in Economics-II

  • Sampling

  • Point and Interval Estimation

  • Hypothesis testing

  • Simple Linear Regression

Mathematical Methods in Economics-II

  • Differential Equations

  • Linear Algebra

  • Functions of Several Real Variables

  • Multi-variable Optimization

Intermediate Economics

  • Consumer Theory

  • Production, Cost and Perfect Competition

Intermediate Macroeconomics

  • Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Curves

  • Inflation, Unemployment, and Expectations

  • Open Economy Models

Economic History of India: 1857-1947

  • Introduction

  • Colonial India

  • Background and Introduction

  • Macro Trends

  • Agriculture

  • Railways and Industry

  • Economy and State in the Imperial Context

Introductory Econometrics

  • Nature and Scope of Econometrics

  • Statistical Concepts

  • Simple Linear Regression Model

  • Two-Variable Case

  • Multiple Linear Regression Model

  • Violations of Classical Assumptions

  • Consequences, Detection, and Remedies

  • Specification Analysis

Intermediate Microeconomics-II

  • General Equilibrium

  • Efficiency, and Welfare

  • Market Structure and Game Theory

  • Market Failure

Intermediate Macroeconomics-II

  • Economic Growth

  • Microeconomic Foundations

  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy

  • Schools of Macroeconomic Thoughts

Economy, State and Society

  • Analyzing Social Change in Historical Perspective

  • Capitalism as an Evolving Economic System

  • The State of Capitalism

Indian Economic Development since 1947-I

  • Economic development since Independence

  • Population and Human Development

  • Growth and Distribution

  • International Comparisons

Indian Economic Development Since 1947-II

  • Macroeconomic Policies and Their Impact

  • Policies and Performance in Agriculture

  • Policies and Performance in Industry

  • Trends and Performance in Services

Development Theory and Experience-I

  • Conceptions of Development; Growth Models and Empirics

  • Poverty and Inequality

  • Definitions, Measures, and Mechanisms

  • Political Institutions and the Functioning of the State

Public Economics

  • Public Economic Theory

  • Indian Public Finances

Optional Papers:

Economics of Health and Education

  • Role of Health and Education in Human Development

  • Microeconomic Foundations of Health Economics

  • Evaluation of Health Programs

  • Health Sector in India: An Overview

  • Education: Investment in Human Capital

  • Education Sector in India: An Overview

Political Economy

  • Introduction and Historical Overview

  • Changing Dynamics of Capitalist Production, Organizational Form, and Labour Process

  • The State in the Era of Globalization

  • Welfare, Development, and Autonomy

  • The Changing Role of Finance

  • The Social Dimension

  • New Perspectives

Topics in Macroeconomics-I

  • Normal Form games

  • Extensive Form Games with perfect information

Advanced Macroeconomics

  • Review of Aggregate Supply-Aggregate Demand Model

  • Rational Expectations and Implications for Economic Policy

  • Introduction to Dynamic Models

  • Economic Growth

  • Overlapping Generations Model

Money and Financial Markets

  • Money; Financial Institutions, Markets, Instruments and Financial Innovations

  • Interest Rates

  • Banking System

  • Central Banking and Monetary Policy

International Economics

  • Introduction

  • Theories of International Trade

  • Trade Policy

  • International Macroeconomic Policy

Development Theory and Experience

  • Demography and Development

  • Land, Labor and Credit Markets

  • Land, Labor and Credit Markets

  • Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Globalization

Comparative Economic Development: 1850-1950

  • Introduction and Perspectives on Comparative Economic Development

  • An Overview of Economic Development of the countries selected for case studies

  • Agriculture

  • Industry

  • The Factory System and Making of the Industrial Working Class

  • The Role of the State in Industrial and Developmental Transition

Applied Econometrics

  • Stages in Empirical Econometric Research

  • Regression Diagnostics and Specification

  • Advanced Topics in Regression Analysis

  • Panel Data Models

  • Introduction to Econometric Software Package

Topics in Microeconomics-II

  • Repeated Games

  • Simultaneous move games with incomplete information (Bayesian games)

  • Extensive form games with imperfect information

  • Information economics

Financial Economics

  • Investment Theory and Portfolio Analysis

  • Deterministic cash-flow streams

  • Single-period random cash flows

  • CAPM; Options and Derivatives

  • Corporate Finance.

Environmental Economics

  • Introduction

  • The Theory of Externalities;

  • The Design and Implementation of Environmental Policy

  • International Environmental Problems

  • Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Improvements

  • Sustainable Development

Different fields in Economics

  • Agricultural Economics

  • Financial Economics

  • Labour Economics

  • Industrial Economics

  • International Economics

  • Business Economics

  • Banking Economics

  • Environmental Economics

  • Developmental Economics

  • Rural Economics and Rural Development

  • Econometrics

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The selection for admission to the program is merit based. For direct admission, student must have scored the percentage declared in the cut off list. In case of entrance test, the shortlist of candidates is prepared on the basis of performance in entrance test and some weightage is also given to the marks scored in 10+2 examination.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.A. (ECONOMICS)

  • Agricultural Companies

  • Economic Research Institutions

  • Analysis/Forecasting Firms

  • Stock Exchanges

  • Financial Information Firms

  • Banks/Credit Unions

  • International Trade Companies

  • Manufacturing Firms

  • Statistical Research Firms

B.A. (ECONOMICS) JOB PROFILES

  • Economic Researcher

  • Sales Analyst

  • Economist

  • Securities Analyst Trainee

  • Investment Analyst

  • Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

  • Investment Administrator

  • Financial Service Manager

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.A. (ECONOMICS)

A candidate with a bachelor’s degree in economics can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed. along with basic degree.

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.A. (ECONOMICS)

  1. LOYOLA COLLEGE, CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 4,614 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1925

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, MUMBAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 5,025 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1869

  • AFFILIATED TO – University Of Mumbai

  • PRIVATE UNIVERSITY

  1. MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 12,160 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. PRESIDENCY COLLEGE, CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 1,242 per year

  • APPROVED BY – AICTE, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1840

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

  1. CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 63,267 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1969

  • AFFILIATED TO – Self University

  1. HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 14,787 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1899

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. HANS RAJ COLLEGE – (HRC), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 18,859 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A, NAAC-A+

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL COLLEGE (MGM), KARNATAKA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 1,120 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1949

  • AFFILIATED TO – Mangalore University

  • PUBLIC COLLEGE

  1. MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (MCC), CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 18,719 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1837

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • PRIVATE INSTITUTE

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.A. (ECONOMICS)

  1. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (IGNOU), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2,400 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NCTE, AICTE, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1985

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

  1. BJB AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE (BJBAC), BHUBANESWAR

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982

  • AFFILIATED TO – Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

  1. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BRAOU), HYDERABAD

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2000 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

  1. SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI (SOLDU), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 3,530 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1962

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  • DISTANCE EDUCATION

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