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M.A. in Economics

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 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.

We Believe in Difference
Other than class room teaching the department provides following facilities and opportunities. Open Access Library with Browsing Facility, Well Furnished and Automated Classrooms, Opportunity to Interact with Specialists in Related Field, Organising National and International Seminars, Exhaustive Training for Soft Skills, Practice in Interactive Teaching Learning Methods, Coaching for Competitive Examinations like NET/SLET, IAS, IES, IBPS etc., 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.

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.

Syllabus
M.A Economics Semester I – Micro Economic Analysis, Development Economics, Statistical Techniques for Economic Analysis, Environmental Economics, Principles of Banking, Economics of Demography, Industrial Economics.
M.A Economics Semester II – Macro Economic Analysis, Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis, International Economics, Financial Institutions and Markets, Health Economics, Agricultural Economics, Economics of Human Resource Development, Banking and Finance.
M.A Economics Semester III – Monetary Economics, Econometrics, Research Methodology, Development Banking, Labour Economics, Energy Economics, Contemporary Indian Economy.
M.A Economics Semester IV – Public Economics, Indian Economy, Project, Economics of Insurance, Operations Research for Economic Analysis, International Finance, Rural Banking.

Distinguished Alumni
Mr Nataraj, Lecturer, Raymonds College, Vamanjoor.
Ms Carrel Sharel Periera, Lecturer, Rosario College, Mangalore.
Mr Mohammad Farooq D, Lecturer, Milagres College, Mangalore.
Ms Jyothi Maria Pinto, Lecturer, St Agnes College, Mangalore.
Mr Gladwin Fernandes, Assistant Professor, St Aloysius College, Mangalore.
Ms Gowramma K T, Lecturer, SDM, Mysore.
Ms Sherly Crasta, Lecturer, St Agnes College, Mangalore.
Ms Arogyamma Kalghatgi, Lecturer, Honnavar.
Ms Nisha, Lecturer, Vijaya College, Mulki.
Mr Rosan Rosario, Principal, St Antony’s Pre University College, Bangalore.

Faculty

Dr P.P Sajimon
Assistant Professor, HOD
M.A, Ph.D, PGDCA (P), CMI
Dr Norbert Lobo
Associate Professor
M.A, M.H.R.M, M.Phil, Ph.D
Ms Priya Shetty
Assistant Professor
M.A, SLET, B.Ed
Ms Florin Shelomith Soans
Assistant Professor
M.A, M.Phil, K-SET
Mr Avinash N
Assistant Professor
M.A, K-SET