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M.Sc. Economics

Introduction

M.Sc. Economics is designed for students who want to excel their career in the field of Economics. The program has been designed to equip students with in-depth knowledge of the subject and research which fully train them for developing their career. Besides study of different courses, the students are required to complete an Internship along with its report (or project for on job students) which would introduce them the organizations and their work; and provide a platform to apply their knowledge practically.

Program Objectives

The objectives of program are:

  • To provide the highest possible standards of education based on sound theoretical and applied knowledge of the subject.
  • To prepare students for advance studies in economics.
  • To train the students for teaching and research jobs in the market.
  • To enable students to analyze a range of national and international economic problems by applying acquired economic knowledge and research tools and propose desired solution.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Candidates having Bachelor’s degree (14-year education) e.g. BA/ BSc/ B Com or equivalent with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4 are eligible to apply.

Note:

  • Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.
  • VU graduates holding 2-years degree are allowed only to continue in their respective BS (4-year) study programs.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.

Duration

It is a two-year duration program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration.

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term examinations.

Project/Internship

Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their M.Sc. Economics program. Internship is mandatory for all students. However, the students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

Students taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in an organization of repute and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. Also, they shall be required to submit ‘Internship Report’ and may be required to give a presentation.

For the students going for Project, the choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Award of Degree

To become eligible for the award of M.Sc. Economics degree, student is required to complete at least 66 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class national and foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.