B.A. (Hons.) Economics

The study of economics as a discipline encourages analytical thinking and a pragmatic approach to economic problems. At Ramanujan College, there is an emphasis on providing a strong foundation in economic theory, along with the focus on issues specific to the Indian context. Such a process of rational decision-making is of great value in any career a person chooses.


Course: B.A. (Hons.) Economics under CBCS Scheme

Semester Core Course


Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) (2) Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)(2) Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course (4) Generic Elective (GE)

Course (4)

I C1: Introductory Microeconomics Environmental Science     GE-1
C2: Mathematical Methods for

Economics – I

II C3: Introductory Macroeconomics Business Communication

(English/ Hindi/ MIL)

C4: Mathematical Methods for

Economics – II

III C5: Intermediate Microeconomics – I   SEC-1: Financial


C6: Intermediate Macroeconomics- I
C7: Statistical Methods for


IV C8: Intermediate Microeconomics II   SEC-2: Data Analysis   GE-4
C9: Intermediate Macroeconomics II
C10: Introductory Econometrics
V C11: Indian Economy – I     DSE – 1 (from list of Group I)  
C12: Development Economics – I DSE – 2 (from list of Group I)
VI C13: Indian Economy – II     DSE – 3 (from list of Group II)  
C14: Development Economics – II DSE – 4 (from list of Group II)



Discipline Specific Elective Course (Any 2 from Group I in Semester V and any 2 from Group II in Semester VI) Group – 1 Group – 2
(I) Economics of Health and Education

(II) Applied Econometrics

(III) Economic History of India (1857 – 1947)

(IV) Topics in Microeconomics – I

(V) Political Economy – I

(VI) Money and Financial Markets

(VII) Public Economics

(VIII) Political Economy – II

(IX) Comparative Economic Development (1850 – 1950)

(X) Financial Economics

(XI) Topics in Microeconomics – II

(XII) Environmental Economics

(XIII) International Economics

(XIV) Dissertation/Project



Career Options

It provides a platform for varied vocations like IES, IAS, MBA, MFC, MBE. Those with an inclination towards banking and marketing can opt for MBA; while more academically oriented students can pursue M.A. and Ph.D in Economics. The Civil Services and the Planning Commission are still very popular pursuits for those interested in administration and framing economic policies.