Master of Arts (MA) in Economics - Tribhuvan University

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  • Curriculum


The M.A. in Economics programme is a two-year program consisting of five papers each year including one optional paper selected from among various optional papers offered. Each paper comprises 100 full marks and 40 percent pass marks.

The M. A. degree in economics will be awarded to the students after successfully completion of all ten papers in the annual examination conducted by the Office of the Controller of Examination, TU.

Salient Feature

Central Department of Economics (CEDECON) has been awarding fellowship each year for top two students, one male and one female. CEDECON has also made provision for freeship for students. Of total students enrolment, twenty percent students are getting freeship each year which include partial waiver of tuition fee.

NRB and TU Scholarship

Students studying M. A. Economics are awarded scholarships by Nepal Rastra Bank and Tribhuvan University annually on the basis of merit.



Since 1990, two or more Research Grants are annually provided by the CEDECON to the faculty members on the relevant economic issues from Tara Pad Chaudhuri Research Trust contributed by late Emeritus Prof. Chaudhuri. Similarly, faculty members are also benefiting from the research grant from Achut Nath Research fellowship as well.


Tara Pad Chaudhuri medals are awarded to the students scoring highest marks in economics of B. A. and M. A. in the final examination of TU. Similarly, Khagendra Man Singh Pradhan. Gold Medal is awarded to the students securing highest marks in Master’s in economics.

Short Term Student Exchange Programme

Students securing top position, distinction or first class first will be provided an opportunity to pursue short term non degree course at various universities abroad as per the bilateral agreement between TU and the concerned universities. Recently, students have been getting this opportunity from Osaka Sangyo University and Saitama Universities, Japan.



Eligibility for Admission

The students having Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) degree with majoring economics from TU or any other universities recognised by TU are eligible to apply for M. A. Programme. However, the students with mathematics, statistics and management background may also apply.

Students, willing to study M. A. in economics at Central Department of Economics (CEDECON) are required to submit application upon receiving a call to apply from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Application form will be available from the Administration Section of the department on payment of specified fees. Students are required to get through entrance examination organised by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, TU in beginning of December. Generally, academic session will start from January to October each year.

Admission Criteria


Master of Arts (M.A.) Programme for ECONOMICS

For the M.A. in Economics, there will be ten papers of which eight papers will be compulsory and two papers will be from among the optional papers. The student has to take one optional paper in the first year and another optional paper in the second year. The listing of the papers is as follows:

First Year Papers:

Compulsory Papers
I Eco.-531 Microeconomic Analysis 100 marks
II Eco.-532 Quantitative Techniques 100 marks
III Eco.-533 Economics of Development and Planning 100 marks
IV Eco.-534

A. Research Methodology _________50

B. History of Economic Thought_____50


C. Basic Economics _____________50

100 marks
Optional Papers ( any one )
V Eco.535-1 Economics of Agricultural Development 100 marks
Eco.535-2 Mathematical Economics 100 marks
Eco.535-3 Population Economics 100 marks
Eco.535-4 Industrial Economics 100 marks
Eco.535-5 International Economics 100 marks
Eco.535-6 Environmental and Natural Resources Economics 100 marks
Eco.535-7 Economics of Tourism 100 marks

Second Year Papers:

Compulsory Papers



Microeconomic Analysis

100 marks



Monetary Economics

100 marks



Public Economics

100 marks



Economy of Nepal

100 marks

Optional Papers ( any one )



Economics of Energy

100 marks


Economics of Human Development

100 marks


Health Economics

100 marks


International Finance and Economic Co-operation

100 marks


Transport Economics

100 marks


Thesis Writing

100 marks

Note: Optional papers and thesis writing to be offered during any academic session shall be fixed by the concerned Economics Department.