Course: Master of Arts in Economics (M.A - Economics)

 Intake : 40

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Post Graduation Degree
Eligibility: Graduation or Equivalent
M.A. Economics or Master of Arts in Economics is a postgraduate Economics Course. Economics includes a comprehensive and thorough study of Economics as a discipline at an advanced level. This postgraduate degree course generally covers the study of principles of economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, applications to specific industries and public policy issues, etc. M.A. (Economics) is two years duration course and the syllabus is divided into four semesters.

M.A. Economics Eligibility

1. The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (Economics) degree is having graduation degree in any stream. However,many of the reputed universities demand graduation degree with Honours in Economics or Economics as one of the subjects studied in graduation from any of the recognised university/college of the country for admission to M.A. (Economics) degree course.

2. Some of the very reputed universities and institutes demand a minimum of 45-50% marks in graduation as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this course and some also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (Economics) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of graduation and the entrance exam.


M.A. Economics Syllabus
Syllabus of Economics as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sl. No. Subjects of Study - Sem. I
1. Microeconomic Analysis.
2. Monetary Economics
3. Elementary Statistics
4. International Trade.
5. Optional Paper I


Sl. No. Subjects of Study - Sem. II
1. Theory of Pricing and Distribution
2. Macroeconomic Analysis.
3. Quantitative Methods.
4. International Finance.
5. Viva-Voce
Sl. No. Subjects of Study - Sem. III
1. Economics of Growth.
2. Public Economics.
3. Issues in the Indian Economy
4. Economics of Industry.
5. Optional Paper II
Sl. No. Subjects of Study - Sem. IV
1. Growth Models in Economics.
2. Indian Public Finance.
3. Selected Problems of the Indian Economy.
4. Economics of Agriculture.
5. Viva-Voce.
Sl. No. Optional Papers
A. Quantitative Economics I & II
B. Econometrics I & II
C. Labour Economics I & II
D. Labour Economics I & II
E. Economics of Gender and Development I & II
F. Economics of Infrastructure I & II
G. Financial Institutions and Markets I & II
H. Economics of Insurance I & II