Updated on May 17, 2021 09:19 IST
Kritika Gupta

Kritika GuptaSenior Executive – Editorial, Shiksha.com

Economics is an important subject for students who want to build their career around business and management can opt for this subject which will teach them about the various factors that work around the financial institutions in India and around the whole world. The changes we are seeing today revolving around the economics of the country make this course more important than ever before.

This course offers great opportunities after you have completed your Bachelors or Masters. Keeping your main focus on money and finance, a degree in economics will also give you insights into the financial situations of the country and its institutions, meaning that by the time you have graduated you will have skills that will help you attract good jobs and packages. Mostly, students go for MBA/PGDM after finishing their Bachelors, but even without an MBA, you can bag your dream job.

Eligibility for Economics

If you have completed your secondary education with a minimum of 45 per cent marks you are eligible for applying to the course. There are several colleges that offer Bachelors and Masters degree in Economics:

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC)

Lady Shri Ram College for Women

Christ University, Bangalore

St. Xaviers Bangalore

Presidency College

Remember, eligibility criteria are different for every college. You can check the college’s official website regarding eligibility and other details.

Course Highlights

Level

Graduation

Course Duration

3 years

Examination Type

Semester

Eligibility

A higher secondary (XIIth) passed student with a minimum of 45 per cent marks

Course Fee

Rs 25,000-3 lakh

Admission Process

Various recognised universities conduct their own entrance examination for admissions. Some universities such as the University of Delhi publishes individual cut-offs lists for the colleges offering the course.

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Courses Offered in Economics

You learn about the Indian economy and how it works in a more detailed form that helps you in understanding the mechanisms behind the financial institution our country is standing for so many years. This course makes you familiar with the depth knowledge of the economics of India, understanding macroeconomics and microeconomics, development in economics and various sectors, etc.

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Career Options and Jobs

A three-year-long course makes a student of economics familiar with the Indian economy, agriculture economy, and industrial economy. Students who want to make a career in the trade and commerce and banking sectors can really do wonders with the help of this course. A B.A. honours in economics student should have an interest in the subject and also analytical, problem-solving, and logical reasoning capabilities in order to outshine in the subject.

One can become:

  • Sales Analyst
  • Economics Researcher
  • Economist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Administrator
  • Customer Profit Analyst etc.

Job

Average Salary (in Rs LPA)

Investment Analyst

4.5

Sales Analyst

4.5

Economist

6.87

After completing the course students can become valuable assets for the companies and institutions such as the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Reserve Bank of India, the Indian Economic Services. This course really offers some great career scope with good perks and salaries.

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Saima khatun

2022-03-03 16:10:35

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (History, Economics, Pol. Sc., Geography) at NDA Pune.

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Pooja Bhatia

2022-02-19 12:06:28

Which are the best universities for economics honors in India?

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Pratibha Dubey

Contributor-Level 7

3 days ago

Hi Pooja. You can visit this link to know colleges for economics. https://www.shiksha.com/humanities-social-sciences/economics/colleges/colleges-india.

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manashaktm

2022-02-21 20:36:07

Can I do B.A. International economics along with CS and is it useful ? I need colleges in Tamil Nadu please suggest some colleges.

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

6 days ago

Yes, you can do it and it is beneficial for you with CS.

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Neelam Shravani

2022-01-04 12:37:48

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for MBA in International Business at Delhi School of Economics.

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Kshitij Patil

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

85 percentile is the cutoff for MBA in international Business at Delhi School of Economics.

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Devyani

2022-03-01 12:28:16

Can I get admission in H.R. College of Commerce and Economics for BMS after completing 2nd year of diploma?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

Almost all the books, which one could think of, required for studies are avail. One of the best college for BMS. Placements: H. R college is excellent in terms of placements.It is a very good college with a very friendly atmosphere. Placements: Many placements opportunities are provided every day...Almost all the books, which one could think of, required for studies are avail. One of the best college for BMS. Placements: H. R college is excellent in terms of placements.
It is a very good college with a very friendly atmosphere. Placements: Many placements opportunities are provided every day. There are numerous internships
Please visit link: https://www.shiksha.com/college/h-r-college-of-commerce-and-economics-churchgate-mumbai-49362/reviews

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Prachi tamrakar

2022-02-28 21:47:38

I want to know about the fee structure at G S College of Commerce & Economics, Jabalpur for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

a week ago

Hi. For fees information, you can download the brochure from the given link
https://www.shiksha.com/college/g-s-college-of-commerce-economics-jabalpur-13000/courses/bed-bc
Thanks.

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Prachi tamrakar

2022-02-28 21:48:34

I want to know about the fee structure at G S College of Commerce & Economics, Jabalpur for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

a week ago

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Soumili Poddar

2022-02-26 14:25:31

Can I know the name of colleges in Kolkata for B.Sc Economics with fees structure?

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Pawan Singh Dhakad

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

Ramakrishna mission vidyamandira 7200St. Xavier 60500 1st year fees and I think that these are good colleges in west Bengal Kolkata for B.Sc. Economics. Check the link for more information. https://www.shiksha.com/college/st-xavier-s-college-kolkata-park-street-23242/course-b-sc-hons-in-economics...Ramakrishna mission vidyamandira 7200
St. Xavier 60500 1st year fees and I think that these are good colleges in west Bengal Kolkata for B.Sc. Economics. Check the link for more information. https://www.shiksha.com/college/st-xavier-s-college-kolkata-park-street-23242/course-b-sc-hons-in-economics-83775.

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Gaurav Kumawat

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

https://www.shiksha.com/college/st-xavier-s-college-Kolkata-park-street-23242/course-b-sc-hons-in-economics-83775
You can check on above link. Here you'll get the fee structure and many details.

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Allah Is my love

2022-02-24 14:59:35

I want to do B.A. Programme in economics. Is Maths compulsory for B.A. Programme and how can I get admission in DU colleges?

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

No math is not compulsory to take admission in B.A. You can apply for admission in DU by entrance base.

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Mohd rafi bhat

2022-02-23 08:38:47

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in Economics at Aligarh Muslim University.

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

Cutoff for B. A change every year you have to check college website regularly.

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Sourabh Singh

2022-02-22 10:26:16

Can I give my second year as private (or non-collegiate) from Rajasthan University as BA eco Hons as I was regular student in my first year?

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

No, you can't change your time period.

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Piyush Anand

2022-02-19 11:59:17

Are there any colleges that offer an undergraduate degree for psychology and economics together?

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

No there is no college that provides two courses together you have to go with a single course at a time.

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BS Muralidhar

2022-02-23 08:34:10

Can I know which are good UG courses around history and Archeology?

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Ratnakar Mishra

Beginner-Level 3

a week ago

In my point of view, the research part of archaeology will be better than history as you will enjoy the process of learning things instead of learning only the textbook knowledge you will get to know the practical implementations as well.

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Sakshi Singh

2022-02-19 11:36:03

What are the best colleges for economics Honors in North India?

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Ratnakar Mishra

Beginner-Level 3

a week ago

There are many colleges for B.A. Eco honors if you are looking for the best colleges here are some of the best Delhi university colleges 1. Kirorimal college2. Hindu college2. St. Stephen college3. Hansraj college4. Ramjas college these are the colleges of North campus of Delhi university some So...There are many colleges for B.A. Eco honors if you are looking for the best colleges here are some of the best Delhi university colleges
1. Kirorimal college
2. Hindu college
2. St. Stephen college
3. Hansraj college
4. Ramjas college
these are the colleges of North campus of Delhi university
some South campus colleges are
1. Sri Venkateshwara College
2. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
3. Dyal Singh College etc. And many more colleges are there under Delhi university and for girls as well there are colleges like
Miranda Householding rank 1 in Delhi university some other colleges like Gargi College
SRCC etc. In Banaras, as you know there is one of the best universities of India that holds rank 3 of NIRF which is
Banaras Hindu University is the best university in my point view.
hope that will help you.

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Devanshu Nath

2022-02-02 14:00:12

I want to know which University offers the best course in M.Sc. Economics - Chandigarh University, LPU or Amity University.

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Arshiya Singh

Guide-Level 15

2 weeks ago

Economics was always my area of interest but I could not make it a career option for me. But I always keep on reading stuff related to Economics. I remember I had a roommate who was enrolled in M.Sc. Economics during my engineering at LPU. We always use to share the details and outcomes of the su...Economics was always my area of interest but I could not make it a career option for me. But I always keep on reading stuff related to Economics. I remember I had a roommate who was enrolled in M.Sc. Economics during my engineering at LPU. We always use to share the details and outcomes of the subject. Being an Alumni of LPU I can say LPU has it for the complete learning of this course. This course at LPU is a two-year programme embedded with a master thesis that provides thorough knowledge of cutting-edge techniques in theoretical and applied economics.

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preeti gogna

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

Economics programme helps the students to learn the importance of economic development and the ways it needs to be practiced in various sectors such as the conservative use of natural resources, consumption of goods and services in the best possible way, maintenance of the equilibrium of demand a...Economics programme helps the students to learn the importance of economic development and the ways it needs to be practiced in various sectors such as the conservative use of natural resources, consumption of goods and services in the best possible way, maintenance of the equilibrium of demand and supply in the market, etc. This programme offers students the knowledge of micro and macroeconomics which includes economics at the individual level, for example, the Determinants of demand and supply of consumers and economics at the national level for example GDP of the country. At LPU the programme is a mixture of conventional economics courses and modern-day analytical tools. The programme is capable of opening new opportunities especially for the students who wish to pursue a higher degree in the field of economics as it includes the subjects of economics starting from basics to the advanced one including the course on econometrics which is high in demand. Education is imparted under the semester system and or improved learning, emphasis is laid on Seminars and Case-Based Teaching. Nowadays, knowledge of statistical tools and their applicability is highly required by big industries. This demand is fully kept in mind when the curriculum for the programme is designed. LPU provides International Exposure and Credit Transfer options to the interested students to opt for semester year or summer school in countries like Canada, England, Australia, and many more.

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Piyush Anand

2022-02-19 11:58:53

Is there any college that offers B.Sc. Economics and management?

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

2 weeks ago

Hi. Indian school of business finance. New Delhi offers B.Sc. Economics and management. Thanks.

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Guru Priya

2022-02-18 17:16:58

I need only B.A. Economics courses, please suggest me some colleges.

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Shakshi Sharma

Beginner-Level 1

2 weeks ago

Yes. Economics Hons is one of the best courses in Venky and in DU. Sri Venkateshwara College ranks in top numbers for economics.

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Zaid Khan

2022-02-15 16:34:07

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics at St. Xavier's Kolkata.

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rekha

Contributor-Level 8

2 weeks ago

The cut-off for the first two boards is from 92 to 96 percent. West Bengal Board has lower cut-off marks from them.
https://www.shiksha.com/college/st-xavier-s-college-kolkata-park-street-23242/course-b-sc-hons-in-economics-83775

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Ashvini Diliprao Jagtap

2022-02-12 15:37:34

I want to get admission in M.A. Economics, when will the admissions start for M.A?

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Divesh Sharma

Beginner-Level 4

2 weeks ago

It depends on a particular college. Every university has there own set of rules and regulations. So you can contact directly with the preferred university.

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Subhadeep Hazra

2022-02-10 18:57:42

How are the placements after B.A. Honours economics in India?

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

The highest salary package usually offered is 30-32 LPA. The lowest salary package offered is 3-3.5 LPA. Most of them are clustered with a salary package around 7-8 LPA.

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Archi Aggarwal

2022-01-11 15:13:50

What if I am pursuing B.A. Honours in Economics from GGDSD College, do I still need to give M.A. Economics Entrance for PU?

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Divya Sharma

Beginner-Level 4

3 weeks ago

Yes. If you are in a college under PU such as GGDSD in this case, you still need to give entrance for getting into the main campus. The students pursuing Hons. Course from the campus as promoted to the post-graduate course without any entrance.

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Abhilash Das

2022-02-11 19:14:27

How tough will be M.A. in Economics from IGNOU if I come from a non economics background? I have done Bachelor of Commerce in my undergrad.

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Malavika Balasubramanian

Beginner-Level 2

3 weeks ago

Hello! This is a very common question among cross major students. Honesty It'll be difficult for a student of commerce to pursue economics in Masters. Let me tell you that this condition might be the same or a bit high for you in IGNOU but this situation won't retain for more than a semester if y...Hello! This is a very common question among cross major students. Honesty It'll be difficult for a student of commerce to pursue economics in Masters. Let me tell you that this condition might be the same or a bit high for you in IGNOU but this situation won't retain for more than a semester if you really get into the subject.

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Muskan Pragya

2022-02-07 21:54:01

Which are the colleges for pursuing MA in economics if I haven't studied mathematics in 12th?

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

3 weeks ago

Hi. Without Maths you can pursue M.A. Economics from Galgotia university. Thanks.

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Devanshu Nath

2022-02-01 11:02:04

Can I take economics in post-graduation if I am a Science graduate?

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Arshiya Singh

Guide-Level 15

3 weeks ago

Yes, a Science student can pursue B.A. Economics (Hons). You can also pursue M.Sc. Economics, LPU offers an M.Sc. (Honors) in Economics programme of 2 years duration (4 semesters). The programme is embedded with a master thesis that provides thorough knowledge of cutting-edge techniques in theore...Yes, a Science student can pursue B.A. Economics (Hons). You can also pursue M.Sc. Economics, LPU offers an M.Sc. (Honors) in Economics programme of 2 years duration (4 semesters). The programme is embedded with a master thesis that provides thorough knowledge of cutting-edge techniques in theoretical and applied economics. It is accredited by ACBSP (USA) and has got international exposure option. The programme is a judicious mix of conventional economics courses and modern-day analytical tools on data analysis. Apart from core courses, you can have elective courses like agricultural economics, financial economics, game theory, Health Economics, Indian Banking Framework and system, Labor Economics, etc. Following are the highlights of the programme.
Contemporary Issues- Courses to build awareness about contemporary issues and challenges in the global economy. Software Skills- Exposure to data analysis using statistical software like SPSS, MS-Excel, etc. Professional Enhancement- In addition to core curricula, the course offers subjects like communication and soft skills to enhance personality and employability.

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Nikita Sharma

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Students with a bachelor's in any stream (Science, commerce, or arts) are eligible to pursue an M.Sc. in Economics at their postgraduate level of education. Being a 2-year programme, this course is taught in 4 semesters.

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Devanshu Nath

2022-02-10 10:36:44

Can I know are Mortuary Science graduates able to pursue a career in economics?

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Puneet Singh

Scholar-Level 17

3 weeks ago

Dear Devanshu, Yes, mortuary Science graduates are able to pursue a career in economics but it depends on the institute you are choosing for the economics background. Every university has different eligibility criteria for the M.Sc. (Hons. ). in Economics. Therefore, being an alumnus of LPU I wou...Dear Devanshu, Yes, mortuary Science graduates are able to pursue a career in economics but it depends on the institute you are choosing for the economics background. Every university has different eligibility criteria for the M.Sc. (Hons. ). in Economics. Therefore, being an alumnus of LPU I would take an example of LPU for this programme. To get admission to the M.Sc. (Hons. ). in Economics, students should have passed with 50% marks in Bachelor & degree (any discipline) or equivalent. So, you are also eligible if you have a minimum of 50% marks in your graduation. The following are the benefits you would have for this programme at LPU:
Foundation Courses: Provide a base for learning the core courses
Core Courses: Provide a base for learning the basics of major areas/programmes/disciplines. Industry Interface: LPU has tie-ups with the industry. Content delivery by industry experts.
Projects in collaboration with industry
Internships to engage deeply in hands-on real-life situations
Study Abroad:
These Programmes generally happen in the summer vacations or winter vacations of the academic year. A summer/winter school/ international exposure is a form of educational Programme that offers courses, both academic and non-academic. Specializations and Electives
Elective courses from within the discipline, to give more depth or breadth to a student's core competencies. Industry certifications, MOOCs, Hackathons / Co-curricular Competitive events, Workshops, Guest lectures, Educational Trips, Live projects, Incubation projects, Community projects, projects with NGOs etc. Are an integral part of the curriculum. I hope this helps.

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lopamudra batabyal

2022-02-03 23:38:07

Can I know how is Flame University for the UG course in Economics?

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

It offers the students a variety of subjects to choose from and thus they can explore various fields of study. The faculty is brilliant, all teachers accomplished in their respective fields. Their classes are interesting and interactive. It offers the students a variety of subjects to choose from...It offers the students a variety of subjects to choose from and thus they can explore various fields of study. The faculty is brilliant, all teachers accomplished in their respective fields. Their classes are interesting and interactive. It offers the students a variety of subjects to choose from and thus they can explore various fields of study. The faculty is brilliant, all teachers accomplished in their respective fields. Their classes are interesting and interactive. FLAME gives people the freedom of choice: you can learn economics and theatre, policy and music. From the department of economics, they offer one major Economics and remember no minor subjects offer with honours. The Economics programme aims to expose students to the theoretical, analytical frameworks and policy within the discipline of Economics. The Economics Major enables students to excel in the area of economic analysis by contributing to economic commentary, decision making, and contribute towards research. The courses cover a range of courses in Economics viz. Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Indian Economy, International Economics, etc. These courses are covered at introductory, intermediate and advanced level. The programme trains students to generate analysis and critical insights rooted in appropriate methodological approaches, through reflective reading and writing and interpretation of data pertaining to economic activities. These skills are imparted to students through lectures, seminars and presentations. They focus on understanding economic thought, working of international trade systems, financial system, etc. The students pursuing Minor in Economics can choose to follow one of the tracks, quantitative or non-quantitative. Those who choose quantitative track will take quantitative, Statistics mathematics related course while those who choose non-quantitative track will take other thematic courses. The Economics programme prepares students for not only advanced graduate-level work in Economics, but also in Business Management, Law, Environmental Studies, Public Policy, Actuarial Sciences or related social sciences.

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Kanchan Rana Jaipuria Noida

2022-01-17 21:32:19

I haven't studied maths in 12th. Can I opt for this course?

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Sahil Narayan

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

No you can't apply for this course without maths in 12th.

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Adish Ahmed

Beginner-Level 3

a month ago

No you can't, Maths is mandatory for Eco Hons.

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Fathima begum sulthana

2022-01-31 22:09:20

I want to know about the fee structure at St. Francis College for B.Sc. (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics).

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Urmila verma

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

St Francis College Hyderabad fee structure for B.Sc is INR 10,000 per year.

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all in one

2022-01-11 07:09:42

How to apply for Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi in M.A. in Economics?

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Adish Ahmed

Beginner-Level 3

a month ago

The admission process begins with the registration of Candidates and admissions are done on the basis of performance in entrance examination. The process will start May/June in every year.

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Aman Apurva

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

There is only (P.G.D.M) G.B.O in SRCC as far as PG programs are concerned.

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Sanmit Dabre

2022-01-22 10:22:14

Can I do M.A. Economics after B.A. History?

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kirti Gupta

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Hello Sanmit, Yes, You can do it after completing your B.A. Programme. Hope this helps!
Best Wishes!

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