M.A. Economics

M.A. Economics

Entry Year

2020

Qualification

M.A.

Duration

2 years

Overview

About the Program

The Economics Department is as old as the college itself, going way back to 1948. The P.G. program began in 2005 and is about a decade old. We are now following the Choice-based Credit system introduced from 2014 onwards wherein, the course-work comprises of Core, Allied, Elective and Soft-skill-based Courses. This flagship program of the department specialises in areas of finance and management. On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Data Analytics, Econometrics, International Commerce, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Dr. SHANTHI S.
Associate prof., MA, M.PHIL., MBA, Ph.D.

Vision

  • The vision of the department is to provide our students with a strong academic foundation in economic theory and encourage them to apply their knowledge to analyse economic issues and policies.

Mission

  • To be a center of excellence by training students in economic applications
  • To keep up with changes and improve course sequencing
  • To promote vibrant economic and social science research
  • To update knowledge and skills in information/communication technology for more effective teaching, learning, and research
  • To enhance collaborations & industry-interface
  • To encourage students to get involved with the department by providing them with opportunities for the development of leadership skills through activities/programs

Objectives

TOWARDS
  • Excellence
  • Employing interdisciplinary approaches
  • Research and Corporate interactions
TO GENERATE AND ENHANCE
  • Knowledge / information
  • Appropriate skills
  • Value-based quality education
  • Sensitize and empower: socio-economic issues – facilitate tomorrow’s effective policy/decision makers

Program Specifications

PG COURSE CBCS FORMAT FOR M.A. ECONOMICS BATCH 2018

(B)Course Matrix for PG Programme:
NATURE

OF

COURSE

 

SEMESTER I

 

SEMESTER II

 

SEMESTER III

ELECTIVE COURSE

 

SEMESTER IV

 

 

 

 

 

CORE COURSE

Microeconomics-I Microeconomics-II International Trade Operation Research for Economics
Macroeconomics - I Macroeconomics - II Business Economics/ Financial Economics Predictive Analytics
Public Economics Research Methods for Economics Accounting for Business Economics/ Advanced Econometrics Economics of Industry & Labour / Financial Mathematics & Game Theory
Economics of Development Economics of Growth Economics of Innovation/ Financial Management & Accounting Labour Economics / Risk Management & Insurance
 

ALLIED COURSE

Mathematics for Economics Basic Econometrics - -
Statistics for Economics Current Policies and Challenges of Indian Economy - -
SOFT COURSE -- -- Data Analytics -
OPEN

ELECTIVE

- - Fundamentals of Economics -
CDP Internship Dissertation & Viva-voce

TESTING AND EVALUATION

The performance of the student will be assessed throughout the semester. Evaluations will be
based on end-semester examinations and continuous internal assessment (CIA).

Syllabus

Semester - I

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
CC-01 Core Course - I Microeconomics-I 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-02 Core Course - II Macroeconomics - I 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-03 Core Course - III Public Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-04 Core Course - IV Economics of Development 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
AC-01 Allied Course - I Mathematics for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
AC-02 Allied Course - II Statistics for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
Total Statistics for Economics 4:0:0 24 30 70 600

Semester - II

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
CC-05 Core Course – V Microeconomics-I 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-06 Core Course - VI Macroeconomics - II 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-07 Core Course - VII Research Methods for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-08 Core Course - VIII Economics of Growth 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
AC-03 Allied Course - III Basic Econometrics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
AC-04 Allied Course - IV Current Policies and Challenges of Indian Economy 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
CDP 2 50 50
26 650

Semester - III

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
EC-01 Elective Course I International Trade 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-02 Elective Course II Managerial Economics / Financial Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-03 Elective Course III Accounting for Business Economics / Advanced Econometrics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-04 Elective Course IV Economics of Innovation & Entrepreneurship/ Financial Management & Accounting 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
AC-05 Allied Course - V Data Analytics 0:0:8 4 30 70 100
AC-05 Allied Course - V Data Analytics 0:0:8 4 30 70 100
OE Open Elective Fundamentals of Economics 2:0:0 2 15 35 50
Internship 2 50 50
Total 24 165 435 600

Semester - IV

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
EC-05 Elective Course V Operation Research for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-06 Elective Course VI Predictive Analytics 0:0:8 4 30 70 100
EC-07 Elective Course VII Industrial economics / Financial Mathematics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-08 Elective Course VIII Labour Economics / Risk Management & Insurance 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
PR-01 Project / Viva Voce 12:0:0 8 50 150 200
Total 24 120 530 600
98 2450

Department Highlights

  • The Department recently commemorated its 70 years completion – in lieu of the same – the Economics Association ‘Artha’ conducted various activities.
  • Launch of the Economics Newsletter Pramartha on Economics Day for the completion of 70 years of the department.
  • One day workshop on Bengaluru Next- Review, Restore & Redesign - provided an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on the challenges that the city faces and the policy responses needed to address them.
  • Workshop on GST - to increase the knowledge-base of students on GST by focusing on its reasons for implementation, the impact on the Indian economy and the impact on financial inclusion.
  • Collaboration with the Humanities association through an International Conference on 'Sports'. In addition to this, an integral component oriented towards Nation Building was conducted.

Career Opportunities

  • Pursuing higher studies abroad and well-known institutes in India.
  • Internships at RBI, Tata Steel, Railways and other public sector enterprises.
  • Cleared Eligibility Tests for Lectureships / Research Fellowships (National / State level).
  • Civil Services, Banking, Insurance & other competitive examinations
  • Corporate placements as data / finance analysts – at Deloitte, E&Y, JP Morgan, Citi-group
  • Educators – both at pre-university and degree / post graduate levels.
  • Research at Research Institutes – IIM-B, FPI, ISEC, Centre for Budget & Policy Studies.
  • Technical writing at Thomson Reuters, Economic Times.
Overview

Overview

About the Program

The Economics Department is as old as the college itself, going way back to 1948. The P.G. program began in 2005 and is about a decade old. We are now following the Choice-based Credit system introduced from 2014 onwards wherein, the course-work comprises of Core, Allied, Elective and Soft-skill-based Courses. This flagship program of the department specialises in areas of finance and management. On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Data Analytics, Econometrics, International Commerce, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Dr. SHANTHI S.
Associate prof., MA, M.PHIL., MBA, Ph.D.

Vision

  • The vision of the department is to provide our students with a strong academic foundation in economic theory and encourage them to apply their knowledge to analyse economic issues and policies.

Mission

  • To be a center of excellence by training students in economic applications
  • To keep up with changes and improve course sequencing
  • To promote vibrant economic and social science research
  • To update knowledge and skills in information/communication technology for more effective teaching, learning, and research
  • To enhance collaborations & industry-interface
  • To encourage students to get involved with the department by providing them with opportunities for the development of leadership skills through activities/programs

Objectives

TOWARDS
  • Excellence
  • Employing interdisciplinary approaches
  • Research and Corporate interactions
TO GENERATE AND ENHANCE
  • Knowledge / information
  • Appropriate skills
  • Value-based quality education
  • Sensitize and empower: socio-economic issues – facilitate tomorrow’s effective policy/decision makers
Program Specifications

Program Specifications

PG COURSE CBCS FORMAT FOR M.A. ECONOMICS BATCH 2018

(B)Course Matrix for PG Programme:
NATURE

OF

COURSE

 

SEMESTER I

 

SEMESTER II

 

SEMESTER III

ELECTIVE COURSE

 

SEMESTER IV

 

 

 

 

 

CORE COURSE

Microeconomics-I Microeconomics-II International Trade Operation Research for Economics
Macroeconomics - I Macroeconomics - II Business Economics/ Financial Economics Predictive Analytics
Public Economics Research Methods for Economics Accounting for Business Economics/ Advanced Econometrics Economics of Industry & Labour / Financial Mathematics & Game Theory
Economics of Development Economics of Growth Economics of Innovation/ Financial Management & Accounting Labour Economics / Risk Management & Insurance
 

ALLIED COURSE

Mathematics for Economics Basic Econometrics - -
Statistics for Economics Current Policies and Challenges of Indian Economy - -
SOFT COURSE -- -- Data Analytics -
OPEN

ELECTIVE

- - Fundamentals of Economics -
CDP Internship Dissertation & Viva-voce

TESTING AND EVALUATION

The performance of the student will be assessed throughout the semester. Evaluations will be
based on end-semester examinations and continuous internal assessment (CIA).

Syllabus

Syllabus

Semester - I

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
CC-01 Core Course - I Microeconomics-I 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-02 Core Course - II Macroeconomics - I 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-03 Core Course - III Public Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-04 Core Course - IV Economics of Development 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
AC-01 Allied Course - I Mathematics for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
AC-02 Allied Course - II Statistics for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
Total Statistics for Economics 4:0:0 24 30 70 600

Semester - II

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
CC-05 Core Course – V Microeconomics-I 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-06 Core Course - VI Macroeconomics - II 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-07 Core Course - VII Research Methods for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
CC-08 Core Course - VIII Economics of Growth 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
AC-03 Allied Course - III Basic Econometrics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
AC-04 Allied Course - IV Current Policies and Challenges of Indian Economy 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
CDP 2 50 50
26 650

Semester - III

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
EC-01 Elective Course I International Trade 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-02 Elective Course II Managerial Economics / Financial Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-03 Elective Course III Accounting for Business Economics / Advanced Econometrics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-04 Elective Course IV Economics of Innovation & Entrepreneurship/ Financial Management & Accounting 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
AC-05 Allied Course - V Data Analytics 0:0:8 4 30 70 100
AC-05 Allied Course - V Data Analytics 0:0:8 4 30 70 100
OE Open Elective Fundamentals of Economics 2:0:0 2 15 35 50
Internship 2 50 50
Total 24 165 435 600

Semester - IV

Course Code Name of the Course Paper Title LTP Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
EC-05 Elective Course V Operation Research for Economics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-06 Elective Course VI Predictive Analytics 0:0:8 4 30 70 100
EC-07 Elective Course VII Industrial economics / Financial Mathematics 4:0:0 4 30 70 100
EC-08 Elective Course VIII Labour Economics / Risk Management & Insurance 3:2:0 4 30 70 100
PR-01 Project / Viva Voce 12:0:0 8 50 150 200
Total 24 120 530 600
98 2450
Department Highlights

Department Highlights

  • The Department recently commemorated its 70 years completion – in lieu of the same – the Economics Association ‘Artha’ conducted various activities.
  • Launch of the Economics Newsletter Pramartha on Economics Day for the completion of 70 years of the department.
  • One day workshop on Bengaluru Next- Review, Restore & Redesign - provided an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on the challenges that the city faces and the policy responses needed to address them.
  • Workshop on GST - to increase the knowledge-base of students on GST by focusing on its reasons for implementation, the impact on the Indian economy and the impact on financial inclusion.
  • Collaboration with the Humanities association through an International Conference on 'Sports'. In addition to this, an integral component oriented towards Nation Building was conducted.

Career Opportunities

  • Pursuing higher studies abroad and well-known institutes in India.
  • Internships at RBI, Tata Steel, Railways and other public sector enterprises.
  • Cleared Eligibility Tests for Lectureships / Research Fellowships (National / State level).
  • Civil Services, Banking, Insurance & other competitive examinations
  • Corporate placements as data / finance analysts – at Deloitte, E&Y, JP Morgan, Citi-group
  • Educators – both at pre-university and degree / post graduate levels.
  • Research at Research Institutes – IIM-B, FPI, ISEC, Centre for Budget & Policy Studies.
  • Technical writing at Thomson Reuters, Economic Times.