Department of Economics

Department Overview

Head of Department: Prof. Dinesh Kumar

The department of Economics was established in 1977 with the objective of promoting post-graduate studies and research in Economics with special thrust on emerging areas in theoretical and applied Economics. The Department of Economics with its team of well- qualified and experienced teachers provides a thorough and in depth training in theoretical and applied economics through its various courses of study. The main objective is to develop skilled manpower capable of analyzing economic problems at different levels of sophistication and suggesting solutions in terms of policy. The students of the department have been well received in the job market and their performance in terms of the success rate at different national examinations has always been above average. It is reflected through their placement in various organizations which include the academic and research institutions at higher level, civil services, commercial banks, the Reserve Bank of India, private corporate business houses, etc. The University of Meerut established departments of teaching and research in 1969 in the shape of two divisions, namely Physical Sciences and Plant Sciences. A third division namely Behavioral Sciences consisted of Sociology, Psychology and Education was added in 1970.The Department of Sociology started in the year 1970.The department thus has been coordinating programmes of M.A., M.Phil. and research covering various areas of academic interest. It is one of the very first centers which introduced a quality improvement programme for research, in between M.A. and Ph.D., in the form of M.Phil. programme.Ever since the recognition of economic factors as the key ingredients of the development of a society or human development, for that matter the importance of economics as a subject of study has grown tremendously. The increase in the demand for professional economists is emerging and new areas are the natural outcome of this development. In addition to the commercial and manufacturing enterprises, both the public and private sector, absorbing a bulk of the manpower trained economics, today there is hardly any social, administrative or developmental organization where the services of economics are not needed.

Every since the recognition of economic factors as the key ingredients of the development of a society or human development, for that matter the importance of economics as a subject of study has grown tremendously. The increase in he demand for professional economists is emerging and new areas are the natural outcome of this development. In addition to the commercial and manufacturing enterprises, both the public and private sector, absorbing a bulk of the manpower trained economics, today there is hardly any social, administrative or developmental organization where the services of economics are not needed.The department of economics with its team of well qualified and experienced teachers provides a thorough and in-depth training in theoretical and applied economics through its various courses of study. The main objective is to develop skilled manpower capable analyzing economic problems at different levels of sophistication and suggesting solution in terms of policy.

The students of the department have been well received in the job market and their performance in terms of the success rate at different national examinations has always been above average. It is reflected through their placement in various organizations, which include academic and research institutions at the highest level, civil services, commercial banks, the Reserve Bank of India, private corporate houses, etc.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing programmes of study :

Duration

2 Years (4 semesters)


Nature/Type

Regular


Eligibilty Criteria

admission to M.A. (Economics), candidates having B.A./ B.Sc. degree with Mathematics as one of the main subjects, or at 10+2 level; or those with B.B.A./ B.Com./ B.C.A. degree, are also eligible.

Duration

1 year (2 semesters) course


Nature/Type

Regular


Eligibilty Criteria

Master's degree in concerned subject with 55% marks. Bachelor's Degree with an aggregate of 55% marks including the concerned subject (wherever applicable), and second division in Intermediate examination; or 50% marks in bachelor‟s degree as well as Intermediate examination separately.

About Program

It is a research programme culminating in a doctoral degree for M.A. and M.Phil. students. The main trust areas of department, with an orientation in quantitative techniques, are Economics of Industry, Agricultural Economics, Public Finance, International Economics, Finance and Trade, and Indian Economic Problems and Policies.


Duration

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Nature/Type

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Eligibilty Criteria

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Coordinator/ Director:Prof. Dinesh Kumar
About Program

The B.A. (Honours) Economics is an undergraduate specialized program in the field of Economics and its curriculum is structured to reflect the University's belief that indepth understanding is the key to develop functional capabilities to enable the students to meet the challenges of the job market. Efforts would be made to explore more possibilities from the corporate world.

Duration

It is a three-year (six semesters) full time course.


Nature/Type

Self-Financed


Eligibilty Criteria

Intermediate with minimum 60 percent Marks from any recognized board. Mathematics at intermediate level will be desirable

Faculty

Head

Dinesh Kumar

Professor & Head

M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D.

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Professor

Atvir Singh

Professor

M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D.

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Sudhir Sharma

Professor

M.A., Ph.D.

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V.K. Malhotra

Professor - (on leave)

M.A., Ph.D.

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Syllabus

Course NameDownload Syllabus
B.A. (Honors) Economics
M.A. (Economics) CBCS Programme
M.Phil. (Economics) CBCS Programme

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Job/ Placement

Job Opportunities
The students of the department have been well-received in the job market and their performance in terms of the success rate at different national examinations has always been above average. It is reflected through their placements in various organizations which include the academic and research institutions at higher level, civil services, commercial banks, the Reserve Bank of India, private corporate houses, etc.

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Research & Publication

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M.A. (Economics) Programme
No. of Seats

20


M.Phil. Programme
No. of Seats

10


B.A. (Honors) Economics
No. of Seats

40