Master of Arts (MA) in Economics - Tribhuvan University


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 features

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.

RESEARCH GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/MEDALS

Fellowships

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.

Medals

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.

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Eligibility

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.



Curricular structure

For SEMESTER SYSTEM

I Semester

II Semester

Code No.

Courses

Credit

Code No.

Courses

Credit

551

Micro Economics - I

4

555

Micro Economics-II

4

552

Macro Economics - I

4

556

Macro Economics –II

4

553

Mathematical Methods

4

557

Statistical Methods

4

554

Economics of Development and Planning – I

3

558

Economics of Development and Planning – II

3

Total Credit

15

Total Credit

15

III Semester

IV Semester

Code No.

Courses

Credit

Code No.

Courses

Credit

559

Monetary Economics

3

565 (B)

Financial Economics

3

560

Public Economics – I

3

566

Public Economics – II

3

561

Research Methodology

3

567

Nepalese Economics

3

Optional (Any two: Six credit)

Optional (9 credit form the following)

Code No.

Courses

570

Thesis writing

6

562

Econometrics

3

568

Mathematical Economics

3

Environmental Economics

3

Natural Resource Economics

3

International Economics

3

International Finance and Economic Cooperation

3

564

Economic Demography

3

569

Economics of Human Resource Development

3

565 (A)

Managerial Economics

3

Applied Statistics

3

Industrial Economics

3

Economics of Energy

3

Economics of Agricultural Development

3

Economics of Tourism

3

563

History of Economic Thought

3

Health Economics

3

Total Credit

15

Total Credit

18


M.A. Economics First and Second Semester Curriculum.pdf

For Annual System

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

OR

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

VI

Eco.-536

Macroeconomic Analysis

100 marks

VII

Eco.-537

Monetary Economics

100 marks

VIII

Eco.-538

Public Economics

100 marks

IX

Eco.-539

Economy of Nepal

100 marks

Optional Papers ( any one )

X

Eco.540-1

Economics of Energy

100 marks

Eco.540-2

Economics of Human Development

100 marks

Eco.540-3

Health Economics

100 marks

Eco.540-4

International Finance and Economic Co-operation

100 marks

Eco.540-5

Transport Economics

100 marks

Eco.540-6

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.