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M.A. in Economics

Department at a Glance
The department established in the year 2008, offers a two year CBCS-PG Programme, M A in Economics. The curriculum is designed to provide academic competence in the areas of both theoretical and applied economics, enhancing the professional objectives of students. The core courses establish the foundation necessary for the application of the theoretical and empirical tools of economic analysis to practical problems.  The course is designed to reflect new developments in the discipline of Economics and is closely oriented towards the professional employment market in India and abroad. The focus of the department is to have an international understanding and scientific approach to the problems of present complex society. The ideas are built in the department with constant and energetic endeavour to revamp knowledge through self-questioning.

Aloysian Environment 
St. Aloysius College offers a distinctive intellectual and cultural environment in a historic and holistic setting. The collegiate nature of the college gives post-graduate students an environment in which they can meet post-graduates from other disciplines and benefit from a wide variety of cultural, sporting and social activities, while working in their specialist academic fields alongside high caliber senior colleagues. The degree awarded to the students is accepted by all the Universities, Govt. Bodies, Corporate and it has an international reputation. The main role of colleges is to look after the general welfare of students, including, as far as possible, the provision of accommodation, meals and other social amenities. The college also provides library and computer facilities, and support students through the provision of fellowships and studentships. College encourages a stimulating and broadening educational environment for all their members, not least through the cross-disciplinary mix of members’ interests. “Once Aloysian is Ever Aloysian” – it is a world Brand.

We Believe in Difference 
Highest Placement
Faculty: Qualified with Proven Competency
Open Access Library with Browsing Facility
Well Furnished and Automated Classrooms
Opportunity to Interact with Specialists in Related Field
Organising National and International Seminars
Special Coaching for Communicative English
Exhaustive Training for Soft Skills
Preparing Students for Facing Interviews
Practice in Interactive Teaching Learning Methods
Coaching for Competitive Examinations like NET/SLET, IAS, IES, IBPS etc.
Mentoring, Personal Counseling and Problem Solving
Student Scholarships
Student Research Projects
Industrial Visits and Study Tour
Student Faculty
Social Extension Activities 
Eligibility for Admission – 
As per Mangalore University Regulations.

Medium of instruction – The medium of instruction is ENGLISH
Duration of the programme 
The duration of CBCS-PG programme M.A. in Economics shall be 4 semesters (2 years) of 18 weeks each.
Placement Cell 
St Aloysius College Placement Cell has been established to facilitate Student Community in order to strengthen their career and find more avenues for their intellectual development & contribution to the society. Also department is running a student placement cell and placement mail service.

To prepare for a wide range of professional careers in Banking and Financial Services, NGOs and Development Institutions, Government Services, Research and Consulting Firms, Foreign Trade Sector, etc.

To equip students with knowledge of principles, theories and concepts of economics and business, which help them to become responsible leaders in their chosen fields.
To establish a foundation for Ph. D studies for students who plan to continue their education and research.
To prepare students who are seeking careers in government service.
To lay the foundation for teaching for students who plan to enter the profession of teaching.
Special Features of the Programme

Rural Exposure Programme
:  A week long Rural Exposure programme is included as a part of Curriculum before the completion of IV Semester and will be recorded in the IV Semester Marks card. It is compulsory for all students pursuing PG Courses in St Aloysius College.

Guest Lectures
The Department oragnises Special Guest Lectures inviting eminent scholars from academics and industry to give additional input in learning:

Soft Skills Training The overall development of the students is enhanced through various soft skills training programmes including spoken English certificate classes.
Educational Tour To expose students’ to practical situations, the Department organises educational tours to various industries, research institutes, libraries etc.
Project Work Project work is a platform that calls upon the application of the collective knowledge gained throughout the course. It provides opportunities to students to learn practical aspects that cannot be taught in a class room.
Extension Activities, Field Exposure, Industrial Visits
To experience the real time exposure of society, the department is organizing social extension activities with the help of students. To test and learn the practical side of theories, we have field exposure. Industrial visits are very regular to give industrial experience to the students.

The PG degree programme M.A. in Economics with specialization in Financial Economics, International Finance prepares a student for a wide range of professional careers. Some of them are:

Teaching: For PUC ,  Central Schools as PGT Teacher, Degree Courses like B.A, B.Com, BBM, BABL, BHM etc , P. G. Courses in Economics , M.B.A. and Allied Courses and Professional Courses.

Higher Studies: On completion of M.A in Applied Economics students can pursue higher studies like M.Phil, Ph.D  etc. Clearing of JRF examination will enable the students eligible for scholarships during their Ph.D studies.

 Research: On completion of Ph. D. as Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Coordinator, Economic Researcher, Project Fellow Director of Research Projects. There are over 25 national level research institutes in India under the purview of ICSSR. Several Universities and Institutions of Higher learning also provide opportunities for research.

Exclusive government services : Indian Economic Service (www:upsc.gov.in), Planning Commission , Directorate  of Economics and Statistics, National Sample Survey Organisation,  State and central government needs various economic experts for Policy Making, Planning, Finance, Agriculture , Rural Development, Urban Affairs, Population and Family Welfare, Environment, Industry, Commerce, International Trade , Public Finance, etc.

Institutions: Openings as an Economic Advisor ,  Econometrician, Economist, Researcher , Consultant, Executive, Analyst, Project Coordinator / Head, Forecaster in various national and International institutions and organisations like– C.S.O.,   NSSO , NCAER, CMIE, FCI,  World Bank, I M F, O. E. C.D., A. D. B.,  IDA, FAO, U.N.D.P. , UNESCO, UNICEF, WTO, OECD , IFC , UNIDO , Industrial  and Trade Associations like IFFCI, CCI, State Trading Corporation of India,  The Cashew Export Corporation of India, The Minerals and Metals  Trading Corporation, Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation,  The Spices Trading Corporation, The Export Credit Guarantee Corporation,  The Projects and Equipment Corporation, The  Central Cottage Industries Export Corporation, etc, Various Governmental Committees, Companies and Corporations in Various Industries , Think tanks, etc

Banking : In RBI as Officer Grade B , as specialized Officer or Economist in NABARD, SIDBI, EXIM , NHB , Development Financial Institutions – IFC, SFC, ECGC , IL&FS , IDFC ,etc, Nationalised Banks, Private  Commercial Banks / Foreign Banks , Cooperative Banks, Mutual Funds, Stock Markets, Merchant Banks, Venture Capital, Credit rating Agencies, Insurance Companies – GIC, LIC , Private Insurance companies.

Economist: Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on a wide variety of issues. They also develop methods for obtaining the data they need and prepare and present reports, including tables and charts, on research results. Some economists also perform economic analysis for the media. Various kinds of Institutions, Corporations, Organisations , Commissions, Committees have openings for Economists.

 Media and Journalism: As a Freelance Writer , Reporter, Sub –Editor, Section Editor, Economic Editor, Editor of Economic Journals / Papers / Magazines , Presenter in TV / shows , Writing and Editing Books etc.

Others: Can join Central or State Governments’ Administrative services by taking Competitive Examinations conducted by UPSC and State PSC, SSC and other Government Recruitment Agencies.

  • The programme M.A Economics comprises of hard core course, soft core course, open elective and project work. First semester consists of 3 hardcore and 2 soft core courses. Second semester is of  3 hardcore, 2 soft core courses and 1 open elective. Third semester will have 2 hardcore, 2 soft core courses and 1 open elective. Fourth semester consists of 2 hardcore, 2 soft core courses and Project Work.
  • The hardcore course is of 5 credits having six modules, soft core course with 4 credits has five modules and open elective has four modules with 3 credits. Project work with 4 credits is in the fourth semester.
  • The credit aggregates to 92 for the programme. Out of which Hard Core – 54.35%, Soft Core – 34.78%, Open Elective – 6.52%, Project – 4.35%. The credit is distributed as First semester-23 credits, Second semester- 26, Third semester-21 credits and Fourth semester-22 credits.
  • The external -internal ratio of academic evaluation is 70:30.

Detailed Syllabus
I Semester
(a)Hard Core

  1. PH 111.1 Micro Economic Analysis
  2. PH 112.1 Development Economics
  3. PH 113.1 Statistical Techniques for Economic Analysis

(b)Soft Core

  1. 1. PS 114.1 Environmental Economics
  2. PS 115.1 Principles of Banking
  3. PS 116.1 Economics of Demography
  4. PS 117.1 Industrial Economics

II Semester

(a)Hard Core

  1. PH 111.2 Macro Economic Analysis
  2. PH 112.2 Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis
  3. PH 113.2 International Economics

(b)Soft Core

  1. PS 114.2 Financial Institutions and Markets
  2. PS 115.2 Health Economics
  3. PS 116.2 Agricultural Economics
  4. PS 117.2 Economics of Human Resource Development

(c)Open Elective

  1. PO 118.2 Banking and Finance

III Semester

(a)Hard Core

  1. PH 111.3 Monetary Economics
  2. PH 112.3 Econometrics

(b)Soft Core

  1. PS 113.3 Research Methodology
  2. PS 114.3 Development Banking
  3. PS 115.3 Labour Economics
  4. PS 116.3 Energy Economics

(c)Open Elective

  1. PO 117.3 Contemporary Indian Economy

IV Semester

(a)Hard Core

  1. PH 111.4 Public Economics
  2. PH 112.4 Indian Economy
  3. PH 113.4 Project

(b)Soft Core

  1. PS 114.4 Economics of Insurance
  2. PS 115.4 Operations Research for Economic Analysis
  3. PS 116.4 International Finance
  4. PS 117.4 Rural Banking

When to apply
April to August of every academic year or to apply any time in advance.

How to apply
Come and finish the procedures with no time. Or You can request for a prospectus or use online facility to get application and prospectus or come personally and finish all formalities without any difficulty.

Contact us
Website: www.staloysius.edu.in , Email: sacpgeconomics@gmail.com
Tel: 0824-2449700/703 – Extn: 404, Fax: 0824-2449705

Dr P.P. Sajimon,  M.A., Ph.D., PGDCA(P), CMI.
Designation: Assistant Professor and HOD
Phone: 09743486159
E-mail: sajimon_eco@staloysius.edu.in
Completed UGC Sponsored Minor Research Project: “Economic and Psychological Limits of the Intergenerational Transfer of Rice Based Farming System in Kerala”
Years of Teaching-17
Area of Teaching: Development Economics, Research Methods in Economics, International Economics, International Finance, Environmental Economics and Public Economics.

Mrs Priya S Shetty,  M.A., B.Ed., SLET (Pursuing Ph.D)
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 09448762059, E-mail: priya_eco@staloysius.edu.in
Completed UGC Sponsored Minor Research Project: Awareness of Health Programmes of the Government for Women: A Case Study of Mangalore.
Years of Teaching: 15
Area of Teaching: Micro Economic Analysis, Macro Economic Analysis, Monetary  Economics, Econometrics, Operations  Research  for Economic Analysis, Environmental Economics and Development Banking.

Ms Raziya  M.A., NET (Pursuing Ph.D)
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 09945516631, E-mail: razithecol@gmail.com
Ongoing UGC Sponsored Minor Research Project: Impact of WTO on Spices Trade- With Special References to Pepper and Cardamom.

Years of Teaching: 02

Area of Teaching: Statistical Techniques for Economic Analysis, Principles and Practice of Banking, Health Economics, Economics of Insurance, Environmental Economics, and Financial Institutions and Markets.

Dr Norbert Lobo, M.A., M.H.R.M., M.Phil, Ph.D.
Designation: Associate Professor
Phone: 09964144583
E-mail: norbert_eco@staloysius.edu.in