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MSc Economics

About MSc Economics:



What is MSc Economics?

A Master’s degree, with a strong background in Economic Theory, Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics, incorporating contemporary economics, provides the basis for acquiring special focus within the related fields and subfields of Economics. The importance of quantitative skills is not unknown to Economists; courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Sampling Theory, Survey Design, and Computer Science are extremely helpful to hone the expertise required from a candidate who has opted for this programme. The MSc in Economics that we offer is very quantitative in nature and approach. The programme provides an all-inclusive path to meticulously understand and apply Economic Theories and their application to Economic Modelling and Forecasting in the real world.

What is the course content like?

The basic focus of the SSE course content is to train students who apply economic concepts in real life and other inter-disciplinary specializations. The curriculum is designed keeping the employability of the candidate in sectors such as public and private enterprises, banking and financial services, government, consulting, academia and NGOs in India and abroad. SSE is currently offering modules in Advanced Economic Theory, Econometrics, International Economics, and Development Economics, etc.

What kind of specializations can the student take up?


International Trade

The specialization in International Trade broadly explores the principles of economics related to the causes and effects of trade beyond geographical and political boundaries. This, in turn, explains the patterns and consequences of transactions and interactions between the inhabitants of different countries, including trade, aid, investment and migration and other factors as well. Parts of the specialization also involve investigating the consequences of trade activities on economies in perspectives of resources, preferences and institutions. This specialization module highlights the angles of politico-economic policy variables on world economies, as well, particularly in the post-globalized era. (Kindly refer to the Programme Structure which will give you a holistic view about the courses taught under the specialisation)

Development Studies

Development Studies include the broad areas of economics that explore the causes, needs and processes of development in low-income countries. It also involves the study of the structural change phenomena caused by the advancements that these economies witness in the course of their growth process. The specialization focuses on theories and methods, both spatial and temporal, which help in forming policies at the domestic and international levels to achieve optimal social ends. The module also concentrates on certain aspects and issues of economic development across post-war periods, spanning right up to the liberalized and globalized new world economies. It is geared towards a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses social and political angles, other than pure economic concerns. (Kindly refer to the Programme Structure which will give you a holistic view about the courses taught under the specialisation)


Urban Development

With cities being the main contributors to national income, it is impossible to bypass the manner in which cities and the process of urbanization is unfolding in India. It is a multidisciplinary course that encompasses issues related to urban development and planning, demography, urban economics and finance, infrastructure, informal sectors, poverty and sustainable livelihoods. Issues related to urban sociology, energy and environment, capacity building of urban development bodies are also discussed, as are experiences in urban development.

What kind of students are we looking for?

The MSc Economics degree is intended for those students who desire a rigorous higher education and training in the field of Economics with the aim to pursue career paths that include analytical, empirical, financial, advisory, managerial and research oriented work at positive and normative levels.

What are the instruction styles?

Other than the standard discourse method, case study and colloquium oriented methods will also be employed as a pedagogical methodology. Apart from this, various workshops, conferences, and guest lectures will be organized on a regular basis to enhance the student’s understanding and sharpening of the required academic and industrial skill-sets. The students at this level are expected to read related matter and come to class so that each session becomes more interactive. The aim is to create a dynamic learning environment and enhancing the analytical and application capability of the students.ly understand and apply Economic Theories and their application to Economic Modelling and Forecasting in the real world.


Course Structure


Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2016-18


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Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2017-19


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Intake Capacity


Programme Time Duration Intake Eligibility
MSc (Economics) Full Time 2 years 40 1. Any graduate with exposure to Economics/Mathematics/Statistics/Physics are welcome. B.Tech and B.E. graduates may also apply. Graduates from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level.

2. Students appearing for final year examinations can apply but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at qualifying examination.