Economics; Colleges, eligibility, Recruiters, Syllabus, Entrances, Job prospects


Q: What are the career prospects after MA Economics?
A: After completing a Masters in Economics, one can opt for higher studies in courses like:

  • Ph.D. (Business Economics)
  • M.Phil. (Economics)

Many Institutes provide PhD in Economics where students can apply according to their choice, although eligibility and admission criteria may vary from college to college.
Apart from higher studies, there are many job opportunities available after completing M.A. Economics course. Some of the popular job roles available are:

  • Branch Manager
  • Operations Officer
  • Cash Officer
  • Analyst
  • Collection Manager

Q: What is the Eligibility for MA in Economics?
A: Given below are the general minimum eligibility criteria:
Direct Mode: Candidate must have secured 60% aggregate marks in BA Economics.
Entrance Mode: Candidates should have 60% or 1st division or equivalent CGPA in any UG/PG degree in any subject along with clearing the entrance marks with minimum qualifying marks set by the university/ college. 

Q: What is the admission process into MA Economics?
A:  Admission is usually done through entrance exams as well as on merit basis. Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi University, Manipal University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and various other universities provide admissions through entrance test. Although, certain colleges like Delhi University reserve certain seats for merit basis admissions along with entrance based admissions.
Colleges like Christ University, University of Hyderabad take application only through online/ direct mode as for Merit-based admissions. Department of Business Economic reserve only 50% of its seat for merit-based admission. 
Distance mode of admission also follows a mixed pattern, as Universities like IGNOU, Delhi, and Karnataka State Open University offers direct admissions while some like Savitribai Phule, Pune University conduct entrance exam.

Q: What are the top entrance exams for MA Economics?
A: Most colleges conduct their own entrance exams. Some popular entrance exams are mentioned below.

  • DUET
  • PUET
  • JNU Entrance Exam, etc.

Q: What are the top colleges for studying MA Economics?
A:  Here are some of the top colleges for MA Economics:

  • Miranda House College, New Delhi
  • Presidency College, Chennai
  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • Ramjas College, New Delhi

Check the top colleges section for further details.

Q: Are there any colleges which provide distance education for MA Economics?
A: Institutes Offering Distance Learning Education

  • IGNOU, New Delhi
  • Delhi University
  • Mumbai University
  • Punjabi University
  • Bangalore University
  • Nalanda Open University, Patna

Q: What are the skills required for MA Economics?
A:  Some of the skills required for MA Economics are mentioned below:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical bent of mind
  • Inference of Data
  • Presentation of Idea
  • Innovative techniques and policies
  • Strong Mathematics
  • Good at handling Money and problems related to it.

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