The department of Economics was established in 1956 at UG level under Agra university Agra. Later on PG
classes were started from 1958 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 ,
commercial banks, private corporate business houses etc. We also have an active
Ph. D. Programme. The department has tried its best to keep pace with the
ever-expanding frontiers of knowledge. Updating of the courses of studies
offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level has been a distinctive features of the teaching programmes of the department. The department’s two year M.A. course, with its
large student enrolment, is the mainstay of the teaching programme. It places
emphasis on quantitative methods, state-of-the-art economics. Since then the
department is serving this auspicious semi urban region and imparting quality
education in the field of Economics. Research activities are also going on in
different areas viz.Agriculture
Economics, Indian Economy, Public Finance, Industrial Economics and Demography
etc. We have an enriched list of alumni also.
Master Degree Programme (M.A.)
This is a 2-year/4 semester programme. The courses offered in M.A. Economics
I. Micro Economics I: Theory of Product Pricing
II. Macro Economics I
III. Statistical Methods for Economic Analysis
IV. Optional Paper
V. PRACTICAL (Research Methodology)
VI. Micro Economics II: Theory of Distribution &
VII. Macro Economics II
VIII. Economics of Growth
IX. Optional Paper
X. PRACTICAL (Computer Application in Economics
XI. Public Finance
Economics of Development &Planning
XIII. Indian Economic Policy
XV. PRACTICAL (Assignment: at least of 3000 words
handwritten on current economic issues)
XVII. Indian Public Finance
XVIII. Financial Institution & Markets
XX. VIVA-VOICE (Dissertation in at least 5000 words and
LIST OF OPTIONAL PAPER:
A. Elementary Mathematics For Economic
C. Regional Economics
D. History of Economic Thought
E. Agriculture Economics
F. Indian Economic Thought
G. Environment Economics
H. Gender Economics
I. Industrial Economics
J. Economics Of Infrastructure
K. Economics Of Health & Education
L. Economics Of Insurance
O. Economics Of Law
P. International Economic
EXAMINATION & EVALUATION:
Internal assessment (written tests, quizzes, term papers, home assignments
and seminars etc.) shall be a continuous process in each semester weightage 50
marks each paper.
External assessment (Examination at the end of each semester) shall be based
on question paper set by the external examiner and will be of 50 marks each.
One practical course of 100 marks in each semester.
BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMME (B.A.)
This course will consist of six compulsory papers each of 50 marks and
total of 300 marks.
Course I- Principles of Economic Analysis
Course II- Indian Economic Problems
Course I- National Income Analysis, Money And
Course II- Public Finance And International Trade
Course I- Economics of The Less Developed Countries
Course II- Economic Policy of India
Course III (A)- Quantitative Methods
Course III (B)- History of Economic Thought
NUMBER OF SEATS
One section of 60 students for M.A.I and M.A.II
Three sections (each of 60 students) for B.A.I.
Two sections (each of 60 students) for B.A. II.
Two sections (each of 60 students) for B.A. III.
TOTAL POST IN THE DEPARTMENT
There are four posts in the department. Two senior lecturers are in
working and two posts are vacant.
As on date, 22 Ph.D degrees have been awarded from
this department. 55 disertation work have been done for completion of M.A.Degree since 1995. Shri Urvendra Kumar have
completed refresher courses and orientation courses from
University, New Delhi.