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COURSE PROFILE: BA (HONOURS) IN ECONOMICS

By Muskan Mittal

There is a plethora of options to choose from depending on your interests,
difficulty level of the course as well as your strengths and weaknesses.
Here is a glimpse of one of the courses you can decide to go for – BA (Honours) in
Economics.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The course involves in depth study of micro and macro aspects of economics using
mathematical methods, statistics and econometrics as well as study of the Indian
Economy using appropriate analytical frameworks.
It is a popular and sought after course so the cut offs for this course are usually
high. Many students are apprehensive about the difficulty level of this course but
if you have good analytical and problem solving skills along with a genuine
interest in knowing how the economy works and how economic policies are
framed this course is definitely a right fit for you.

PRE REQUISITES (for admission in this course in Delhi University)

To be eligible for taking admission in this course, students must have passed in
mathematics in the qualifying examination. From this year onwards, including
mathematics in the best of four for taking admission in this course is compulsory.
If the two other subjects along with a language and mathematics included in the
best of four exclude Economics, the student will face a deduction of 1 percent
from his best of four.

BEST COLLEGES FOR THIS COURSE

Some of the best colleges in Delhi University for BA (Honours) in Economics are St Stephens College, Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu College, Hans Raj College, Miranda House, Ramjas College, Kirorimal College and Shri Venkateshwara College. Other good options for students seeking an economics degree are Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce in Pune and Christ University in Bangalore.

CAREER OPTIONS AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE

Getting an economics degree provides various job prospects and opens the doors to various new opportunities. One can go for a career in the banking sector .One can also go for MA (Honours) in Economics, Actual Science or Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Another popular option after getting an economics degree is Indian Economic Services (IES). Ph.D is also a viable option for students who are passionate about the subject .

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BA (HONOURS) IN ECONOMICS AND
BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS (BBE)

The major difference between the two courses is that BA (Honours) Economics is an academic course while BBE is a professional course. Admission to BA (Honours) in Economics is merit based in Delhi University while for admission in BBE an entrance test known as DU-JAT is conducted.

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