BA Economics (Hons) with Research

A 4-year undergraduate program exploring the depths of economics, financial analysis, and policymaking. Emphasis on research and dissertation, nurturing versatile professionals equipped for advanced studies and diverse career opportunities. 

The BA (Hons.) Economics with Research program is a four-year undergraduate course that offers students an in-depth understanding of economics, financial analysis, and policy making, with a strong focus on research-oriented subjects. This program offers students option to choose between the standard 3- year BA (Hons.) Economics and the extended 4- year BA(Hons.) economics with research option. During the initial three years, students enrolled in both 3-year and 4-year program will follow the same curriculum. Our curriculum is meticulously designed to equip students with the analytical tools and theoretical frameworks necessary to delve into complex economic phenomena.

Over the initial three-year period, participants in both the three-year and four-year programs will undergo identical coursework. This phase focuses on instilling foundational knowledge in economics, mathematics, public finance, environmental economics, business principles, and academic writing. Students will explore diverse subjects including agricultural economics, human resources economics, economic ideologies, economic history, and sustainability concepts. Furthermore, they will advance their understanding through research in economics, data analysis, exploration of economic challenges, and examination of modern economic dilemmas. The curriculum also encompasses specialized fields such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), industrial economics, and financial studies.

In the fourth year of the BA (Hons.) Economics with Research program, students will have the opportunity to specialize in research-oriented subjects. This includes courses like Research Methodology, which equips students with essential skills for independent research and critical analysis.

Additionally, students enrolled in the BA (Hons.) Economics with Research program are required to submit a dissertation as part of their academic requirements. The dissertation serves as a culmination of their research-oriented studies, demonstrating their ability to conduct independent research and critical analysis in a chosen area of economics or related fields. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students will engage in a significant research endeavor centered on a particular topic within the realm of economics. Moreover, our emphasis on research allows students to engage in groundbreaking inquiries that contribute to the global discourse in economics

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    Course Information

    Admission Procedure

    Merit prepared on basis of the qualifying exam

    Provisional Admission

    Seats to be allocated based on projected scores(12th), calculated basis the candidate’s 10th percentage – only meritorious students


    Candidates who had passed 12th in any stream from a recognized board of examination in any stream with not less than 60% .

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    Career Prospects

    The BA in Economics (Hons) with Research program equips graduates with a broad range of skills, including critical analysis, research, writing, and communication, making them valuable contributors to various organizations. Graduates can pursue diverse career paths, including but not limited to: 

    • Economist: Working for governments, financial institutions, or research organizations to analyze economic trends, forecast economic performance, and propose policies. 
    • Financial Analyst: Evaluating financial data, investment opportunities, and market trends to assist businesses and individuals in making informed financial decisions. 
    • Business Consultant: Providing expertise to businesses on economic strategies, market analysis, and performance optimization.
    • Data Analyst: Utilizing economic data to extract insights and support decision-making processes for organizations. 
    • Policy Analyst: Assessing the impact of economic policies and proposing recommendations for governments and non-profit organizations. 
    • Market Research Analyst: Conducting market research to understand consumer behavior and market trends, helping businesses make strategic marketing decisions. 
    • Banking and Finance: Pursuing roles in banking, investment, or financial management, where knowledge of economics is valuable for analyzing markets and managing risks. 
    • International Trade Specialist: Facilitating and managing international trade relationships, understanding the economic implications of global trade policies.
    • Government and Public Policy: Working in various government agencies or think tanks to develop and implement economic policies. 
    • Education: Pursuing a career in academia as an economics lecturer or researcher. 

    Key Highlights

    Exit Pathway: An exit pathway is made available to students during the 5th semester. If a student decides to exit after the third year, they will be awarded a BA in Economics (Hons) degree. However, those who choose to continue with the four-year program will be awarded a BA in Economics (Hons) with Research degree upon successful completion. 

    Further Studies: Moreover, students who successfully complete the BA in Economics (Hons) with Research program gain eligibility for a one-year MA in Economics degree. This pathway allows for a smooth transition to advanced studies for those who wish to further specialize in English or related fields. 

    Research-Centric Approach: 

    The program’s research-centric approach prepares students for direct admission to Ph.D. programs, provided they graduate with a minimum of 75 percent. For students who achieve below 75% in their BA in Economics (Hons) with Research, pursuing the one-year MA degree becomes mandatory to get admission in a Ph.D. program. This ensures that students are equipped with the necessary research and analytical skills to pursue advanced studies and contribute to academia in their chosen field. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can students exit the program after the third year? 

    Yes, students have the option to exit after the third year. However, they will be awarded a BA in Economics (Hons) degree (not a BA in Economics (Hons) with Research degree) 

    Are there opportunities for practical experience during the program?  

    Yes, students may have opportunities for internships or practical projects, providing real-world experience and further enhancing their skills in the chosen field. 

    Can students pursue careers in education after completing the BA in English (Hons) with Research?  

    Yes, students can pursue careers in education, such as becoming economics lecturers or researchers, after completing the BA in Economics (Hons) with Research due to their specialized knowledge and research skills. 

    Can students continue their academic journey in research and academia? 

    Yes, the research-centric approach and eligibility for Ph.D. programs enable graduates to pursue research and academic careers, contributing to the field of Economics and Commerce. 

    How is BA in Economics (Hons) with Research program different from BA in Economics? 

    The BA in Economics (Hons) with Research program differs from the standard BA in Economics (Hons) in two main aspects: duration and emphasis. The BA with Research is an extended 4-year program, while the standard BA Economics is typically 3-year program. The BA with Research places a strong emphasis on a research-centric approach, fostering independent research and critical analysis skills. 

    Admissions Open 2024

    The application process at Graphic Era is strictly based on the Merit of the qualifying examination with the entire Admission Process available for completion online