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Master of Arts (Economics)
Duration :
Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years
Programme Details



Economics is applicable in wide range of fields, including business, finance, administration, law, local and national government and indeed, most aspects of everyday life. A master degree in Economics strengthens students’ knowledge of economic theory and improves their skills in applying the theory to economic problems. Graduates are qualified to conduct their own research, either individually or as members of government or business teams. They are also prepared to write policy analysis articles.




M.A. programme is designed for students who aspire to be policy makers and economists of the future. The programme aims to impart the necessary knowledge, skills and self confidence to assist in changing and highly competitive national and international business environments. The programme has also been sensitized to meet local aspirations. The course structure and curriculum has been designed with an idea to develop independent and creative thinking among students and prepare them for higher studies and research as well as enhance their employability in the corporate sector, banks and financial institutions, NGOs and or other sectors.

1. The objective of the course is to give the student grounding in modern industrial organization analysis, including an understanding of both empirical and theoretical methods and some policy issues.
2. To upgrade the practical knowledge of the students as per industry requirements.
3. To make students industrious and rational.
4. To facilitate students for research work.
5. To make students aware of the international issues and issues related with our own economy.


Programme Code : 3423-S

(English/ Hindi Medium)*
*(Study Material may be made available in English/ Hindi medium.
However, a student has the option of writing the Exam in
English/ Hindi/ Punjabi language.)


Programme Duration

Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years

Eligibility & Fee



Graduation in any discipline or equivalent

Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university.


*Fee Details

Programme Fee₹ 4500 (per semester)

Examination Fee₹ 1500 (per semester)

Study Material Fee₹ 1000 (per semester)



  • Programme Fee for 1st semester will be payable at the time of admission. Fee for all other semester(s) will be payable as per the schedule prescribed by the university before the start of End Term Exam of corresponding semester/ year.

  • Examination fee will be payable along with the programme fee.

  • If a student wants to take printed Study Material, then he/ she is required to pay the Study Material fee separately at the time of receiving Study Material.

*Exclusive of one time Application Fee of Rs. 500/- to be paid at the time of new admission.


Career Prospects

Some of the relevant designations related to MA Economics

  • Economic Analyst in banking, insurance, and other financial institutions

  • Economic Advisor

  • Economist

  • Field Analyst (Economic, Education etc.)

  • Indian Economic Services

  • Project Investigator

  • Statistical Investigator

  • Research Officer

  • Teacher/ Lecturer


Teachers can find employment in

  • Secondary schools

  • Colleges

  • Universities

  • Educational research institutes

  • Teaching opportunities in foreign countries


Further study options after M.A.

  • M.Phil.

  • Ph.D.

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