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Economics

About the Department

The Department of Economics aims to enhance the intellect of the students with the perspective of making them attain the ability to critically examine the issues related to economy of India and rest of the World as well. In order to accomplish the goal of building up the overall development of the personality, students are trained to think analytically about socio-economic issues with the help of every possible advanced teaching technique. Building up a sound base for further study and career in Economics is also focused upon.

The department constitutes of well qualified and proficient faculty members. All the faculty members have contributed academically by publishing extensively in research journals of repute and other professional publications. The publications of the faculty members of the Department of Economics in the form of books, articles, working papers, etc. reflects their keen interest in economic issues of academic and public interest.

The department is well equipped with the advanced teaching aids to train the students in the best possible manner. It is not only the lectures by the faculty members but the guest lectures organised by the department and delivered by the Visiting Professors such as Prof. A.S. Oberai (Former Member of International Labour Organisation) and Dr. Shashi Kant (University of Punjab) serve the purpose of enhancing the intellectual level of the students.

Various events such as “Le-Economiste” (Economics Fest) and ”ECONOMAD”, involving the participation of not only the students of Akal University but other colleges and Universties of Punjab, are organised by the department every year to integrate all the students and inculcate in them the ability to learn, and get acquainted with, the practical application of Economics. This serves as the platform for the department to accomplish the aim of overall development of the students by making them competitive, intellectual and efficient with the best possible training initiatives.

Programmes

B. A. (Honors) Economics

Course B.A. (Honors) Economics
Duration 3 years (Semester System)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 10,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • 10+2 with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST and persons with disability category)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
    for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/

M. A. (Honors) Economics

Course M. A. (Honors) Economics
Duration 2 years (Semester System)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 16,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • B.A. with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST and persons with disability category)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
    for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/

Ph. D

Course Ph. D
Duration 3-5 years
Seats Subject to availability
Fees Rs. 25,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • Any candidate who has passed the Master’s examination in Economics with a score of not less than 60% or CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale or equivalent (55% or 5.5 CGPA for SC/ST/BC Category) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year examination of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Akal University, Talwandi Sabo or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of A.U.), shall be eligible to appear for the Ph.D entrance test.
  • The students who have qualified CSIR-NET/GATE/JEST or any similar examination/test conducted by a notified authority of the Government of India for the purpose, will be exempted from Ph.D entrance test.

Research

Thrust Areas

• Women Entrepreneurship
• Gender Equality
• Agriculture
• Education – Study on drop-outs

Student Research Projects

S.No Student Name and Class Title of Project/Dissertation Supervisor
1. Mr. Vishavejeet Singh
(M.A.) Economics
UID: 153606010
Socio Economic Status of SC women in Punjab Dr. Suresh M
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