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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

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 include:

SEMESTER IST

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)

SEMESTER IIND

             VI.     Micro Economics II: Theory of Distribution & Welfare Economics>

            VII.    Macro Economics II

           VIII.    Economics of Growth

             IX.     Optional Paper

              X.     PRACTICAL (Computer Application in Economics Analysis)

SEMESTER IIIRD

             XI.     Public Finance

            XII.     Economics of Development &Planning

           XIII.    Indian Economic Policy

            XIV.     Optional Paper

             XV.     PRACTICAL (Assignment: at least of 3000 words handwritten on current economic issues)

SEMESTER IVTH

            XVI.     International Economics

           XVII.    Indian Public Finance

          XVIII.    Financial Institution & Markets

            XIX.     Optional Paper

             XX.     VIVA-VOICE (Dissertation in at least 5000 words and Viva-Voice)

LIST OF OPTIONAL PAPER:

SEMESTER IST

                        A.   Elementary Mathematics For Economic Analysis

                        B.   Demography

                        C.   Regional Economics

                        D.   History of Economic Thought

SEMESTER IIND

                        E.   Agriculture Economics

                        F.   Indian Economic Thought

                        G.   Environment Economics

                        H.   Gender Economics

SEMESTER IIIRD

                        I.   Industrial Economics

                        J.   Economics Of Infrastructure

                        K.   Economics Of Health & Education

                        L.   Economics Of Insurance

SEMESTER IVTH

                        M.   Econometrics

                        N.   Economics

                        O.   Economics Of Law

                        P.   International Economic

Institution

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.

PART I-

Course I- Principles of Economic Analysis

Course II- Indian Economic Problems

PART II-

Course I- National Income Analysis, Money And Banking

Course II- Public Finance And International Trade

PART III-

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 Jamia Millia University, New Delhi.



TEACHING STAFF
# Name Designation Qualification  Specialisation        Phone / Mobile  
1. Shri Urvendra Kumar Sr.Lecturer & Head M.A., NET Micro-Economics, Public Finance & Indian Economy 91 01398-253845
91 9456265160
2. Dr. Lokendra Singh M.A, Ph.D Economics of Growth and Planning; Indian Economy; Agriculture Economics 91 9410450859

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