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Master of Arts (M.A. Economics)

MASTER OF ARTS (M.A. ECONOMICS )

This postgraduate degree course in economics generally covers the study of principles of economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, development economics, tribal economics, econometrics, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, applications to specific industries and public policy issues, etc. It is a two years duration course and the syllabus is divided into four semesters.

Why M.A. Economics from Sarala Birla University?

SBU is dedicated to offer cost-effective quality education. The University aims at providing students not only ‘education for living and livelihood’ but also ‘education for life’ and empowers learners with a fundamental foundation in leadership and professional skills to face the challenges of the new global economy.

Some of the special features are mentioned below:

  • The experienced and highly qualified faculty has strong research orientation which helps them impart quality management education to the students. The faculty also holds a variety of corporate experience.
  • Expert talks by industry professions conducted for students.
  • PDP and soft skills lectures are organized to improve the communication and confidence of the students.
  • The University utilizes its state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities to the fullest to provide best learning environment to the students. The facilities include ICT equipped lecture theatres, and Computer Labs. 
  • The University encourages its students to inculcate interpersonal and leadership skills through various extra-curricular activities including sports, cultural activities and other events.
  • Students are encouraged to benefit from educational resources from NPTEL.
  • Weekly quiz, Management games, special sessions being conducted for all students to evaluate their knowledge of social, economic and business happenings etc.
  • Teaching-Learning environment with modern Audio-visual facilities
  • Opportunity for Student Exchange Programme with partner Universities / institutes
  • Add-on opportunity to learn through compulsory Foreign Language in the curriculum
  • Personality Development Programmes
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The papers have been designed to include recent changes and developments and current trends in the subjects concerned. The papers in computer applications have been designed to introduce the student to packages required for statistical analysis and to enable the student to implement the techniques through computers, thus supplementing the quantitative papers. The core economics papers are rationalized in their structure and sequencing wherein a broad idea of microeconomic concepts, macroeconomic theories, and economic thoughts is introduced.

Objectives:

  • To pursue a professional career and/or furthering higher education in the specified areas of specialization.
  • To emphasize the comprehensive preparation for career growth opportunities to achieve success in future.
  • To ensure advancement in the teaching methods through innovative learning, use of modern ICT tools & techniques, industry interactions, live projects and case studies.
  • To enhance employability and to be able to take up challenging job assignments.
  • To nurture the students in intellectual, personal, interpersonal and societal skills with a focus on Holistic Education
  • To nurture the students in intellectual, personal, interpersonal and societal skills with a focus on Holistic Education

Programme Outcome:

At the completion of this programme, the students must be able to:

  • Honours programme Graduates will be able to demonstrate their skills in Research, Econometrics, Economic planning, Finance, Banking, Government Services, Logistic and forecasting analytics, SPSS, BDM, CRM and Data Analytics.
  • To understand various quantitative and problem-solving techniques.
COURSE CURRICULUM

Strategic Objectives

  • Ensure student learning.
  • Developing analytical and managerial aptitude of the students.
  • Enhancing interpersonal and leadership skills of students.
  • Enhancing employability of students.
  • Enable favourable environment for conducting research and undertaking consultancy.

Pedagogy:

SBU has a firm belief in providing/rendering holistic education to develop competitive managerial skills and knowledge to the students. At SBU, the future managers are shaped and groomed through rigorous activities aiming at continuous industry interaction and practical exposure such as:

  • Class-Room Lectures
  • Case Studies/ Discussions
  • Guest Lectures
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Projects and Assignments
  • Role Play and Simulation

Mentoring:

Mentoring programme is designed for providing students a hand to help, guide and listen them as and when needed. Mentoring at SBU contributes significantly to the academic and emotional wellbeing of the student. A student is attached to his/her Mentor for a given period of time which is helpful towards the development of a special bond between the mentor & mentee, resulting towards a greater reciprocation of thoughts and ideas. Mentors guide their mentee in achieving the desired career path. To make mentoring rigorous and value added, mentors maintain a record of mentee and track of his/her performance and attendance regularly. Topics identified are as follow:

  • Personality Development
  • Societal Issues
  • Environment
  • Culture and Traditions of Ranchi
ELIGIBILITY AND ADMISSION

Eligibility

The student should have Passed Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration. Must have obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying Examination.

Admission Process

Aspirants can apply online to www.forms.sburanchi.ac.in, they may also download the application form from the website of the University and may submit along with the relevant documents to the Information Centre of the University, students may also walk down to the University campus along with relevant documents to the Information centre for counselling and further admission process.

Applicants may submit the application form and required documents at the Admission Office personally or by post. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application form is complete in all respects, and is accompanied by the required documents.

Applicants should attach the copies of the following Certificates/Documents.

  • Passing / Provisional Certificates along with Mark Sheets of the qualifying Examinations
  • School/College leaving certificate last attended
  • Conduct Certificate
  • Anti-Ragging Affidavit
  • Medical Certificate issues by a registered medical practitioner (M.B.B.S)

Note: Final Year students awaiting the declaration of results can also apply and can also be considered for Admission. However, they have to submit the relevant supportive documents at the time of admission.

FEE STRUCTURE
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Scholarships

SBU provide financial support to students through e-kalyan, Govt. of Jharkhand.

Career Opportunities:

Summer Internship

Summer Internship aims at enabling the students to transfer their earned knowledge within the classrooms to the workplace as well as to formalize students with the real-life complexities of the corporate world in the first hand. Apart from availing of the opportunities to do internship in companies through the campus process, students also have the freedom to choose companies on their own. It is assured that every student has a Summer Internship opportunity in his/her chosen stream of specialization. Students are required to submit Summer Internship report. An excellent summer internship report would be a passport to a dream job.

Career Opportunities

With the patronage of a reputed Business House, SBU Ranchi is having an active placement cell working through out for maintaining good placement record. The placement cell is credited for taking active participation in selection of companies visiting the University for Campus recruitment. It is supported by active placement committee members who have rich industry experience and valuable linkages in the corporate world. Mandatory personality development classes have been introduced, in which students are trained for public speaking, presentations, self-assessment exercises etc.

SBU, Ranchi has a focused approach towards persistent and multi-dimensional training of students, in-line with the industry expectations. The Training & Placement cell facilitates the process of placement of students passing out from the Institute besides collaborating with leading organizations and institutes in setting up of internship and training program for students. The Training & Placement cell provides the infra-structural facilities to conduct group discussions, tests and interviews besides catering to other logistics. The cell organizes seminars and PDP lectures, to generate confidence before campus placement.