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B.A. / B.Sc. (Hons.)(Economics)

Study the correlation between the economy and the society to understand
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B.A. / B.Sc. (Hons.)(Economics)

School of Economics

Why B.A. / B.Sc. (Hons.)(Economics) at RV University?

The strengths and uniqueness of the BA (Hons) programme in RV University lay on 4 pillars:

  • Sound theoretical knowledge and critical thinking
  • Deep and critical understanding of contemporary issues
  • Skill building in communication, computer applications, data analysis
  • Hands on learning through field work, self-study, internships, subject-based projects and experiential learning

Programme Overview

Learning at the School of Economics at RV University focuses on holistic education that creates critical thinking individuals with strong disciplinary understanding, broad perspective of issues and problems gained through multiple lenses, and hands-on experiences and skills to take on challenges and solve problems at the workplace and in real life. The School strives to provide a space where students are able to pursue their interests, satisfy their curiosities and excel in any field they choose. To facilitate such an education, the BA (Hons.) Economics curriculum at SOE balances theoretical courses with courses that are based on practical applications, skills, and experiential learning. Students get the freedom to choose courses from within and outside of their disciplinary boundaries, and specialise in areas of their choice. Students are encouraged to take up research, projects and self-study to stimulate their critical and analytical abilities and become independent thinkers and practitioners.

The 4-year BA (Hons) Economics curriculum is in line with the recommendations from the New Education Policy (NEP). It blends the most recent theoretical advancements in economics with understanding of contemporary issues and events and hands-on learning experiences in the field and in industries. Thus the program has three components to it: theoretical understanding, experiential knowledge and research; giving a solid foundation to students to build their career in economics.


With Minors offered by the School of Liberal Arts and School of Design, School of Business

BSc (Hons.) Economics Programme Structure (4 years)
Semester 1: Foundation Courses
1 Sem-1 Principles of Economics 4 Core
2 Sem-1 Mathematical Economics -I 4 Core
3 Sem-1 Research Methods- I 3 Core
4 Sem-1 Happiness & Self Awareness 2 Ability Enhancement
5 Sem-1 Spreadsheet Application 3 Skill Enhancement
6 Sem-1 Academic Writing 2 Skill Enhancement
7 Sem-1 Basic Psychology 3 Inter Disciplinary Course
8 Sem-1 English Language 2 Ability Enhancement
  Total Credits Sem 1 23  
Semester 2: Foundation Courses
1 Sem-2 Intermediate Microeconomics I 3 Core
2 Sem-2 Intermediate Macroeconomics I 3 Core
3 Sem-2 Financial Statement Analysis 3 Inter Disciplinary Course
4 Sem-2 History of Economic Thought 3 Core
5 Sem-2 Mathematical Economics II 4 Core
6 Sem-2 Indian Constituition & Political system 3 Ability Enhancement
7 Sem-2 Foreign Language 2 Ability Enhancement
8 Sem-2 Design Thinking 2 Skill Enhancement
9 Sem-2 Immersion visits & report 2 Experential
  Total Credits Sem 2 25  
  Total Credits Year 1 48  
Semester 3
1 Sem-3 India’s economic development trajectory 3 Core
2 Sem-3 Intermediate Microeconomics II 3 Core
3 Sem-3 Intermediate Macroeconomics II 3 Core
4 Sem-3 Statistical Methods I 4 Core
5 Sem-3 Environmental Studies and Sustainability 2 Ability Enhancement
6 Sem-3 Minor courses from other schools/programmes 6 Minors
  Total Credits Sem 3 21  
Semester 4
1 Sem-4 International Economics I 3 Core
2 Sem-4 Growth&Development I 3 Core
3 Sem-4 Statistical Methods II 4 Core
4 Sem-4 Public Economics 4 Core
5 Sem-4 Minor courses from other schools/programmes 6 Minor
6 Sem-4 Data Visualization 2 Skill Enhancement
7 Sem-4 Internship 4 Experential
  Total Credits Sem 4 26  
  Total Credits Year 2 47  
Semester 5
1 Sem-5 International Economics II 3 Core
2 Sem-5 Econometrics I 4 Core
3 Sem-5 Growth&Development II 3 Core
  Sem-5 Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)- Any 2 6 DSE
4 Sem-5 Game Theory 3 credits each  
5 Sem-5 Agriculture and Rural Development    
6 Sem-5 Behavioural Economics    
7 Sem-5 Public Policy Analysis&Evaluation    
8 Sem-5 Minors from other schools/programs 6 Minor
  Total Semester 5 22  
Semester 6
1 Sem-6 Financial Economics I 4 Core
2 Sem-6 Econometrics II 4 Core
3 Sem-6 Capstone Project 4 Research
  Sem-6 Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)- Any 2 6 DSE
4 Sem-6 Institutional Economics 3 credits each  
5 Sem-6 Comparitive Development Economics    
6 Sem-6 Operations Research    
7 Sem-6 Acturial Economics    
8 Sem-6 Minors from other schools/programs 6  
  Total Credits Sem 6 24  
  Total Credits Year 3 46  
Semester 7
1 Sem-7 Research Methods II 4 Core
2 Sem-7 Health & Education Economics 3 Core
3 Sem-7 Environmental Economics 3 Core
  Sem-7 Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)- Any 1 3 Specialization
4 Sem-7 Financial Economics II    
5 Sem-7 Urban Economics    
6 Sem-7 Proposal Presentation 2 Open/Discipline Major Elective
  Total Credits Sem 7 15  
Semester 8
1 Sem-8 Labour & Gender Economics 3 Core
2 Sem-8 Impact Evaluations 4 Core
3 Sem-8 Honor’s Thesis 6 Research
  Total Credits Sem 8 13  
  Total Credits Year 4 28  

Career Options

A degree in Economics and Finance can open up career tracks in numerous sectors in the global market. Having an analytical mind and a strong awareness of the world, this career will help students use innovative techniques and mindful understanding to overcome problems with logical solutions.

  • Teaching
  • Academic Research
  • Civil Services
  • Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Data Analytics
  • Actuaries & Risk Assessment
  • Market Research
  • Development Sector NGOs
  • Policy Think Tanks
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Niti Aayog
  • RBI

Admission Requirements and Important Dates

RVU does not discriminate based on ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, disability, age, or any factors other than academic matters. The University considers the past academic performance/ merit and equity as the guiding principles for admission in the various programmes of the University.

Indian & International Students


10+2 or equivalent (CBSE, ISC, IB, Cambridge, State Boards and other Govt. recognized boards)

Selection Criteria

Based on the performance in RVSAT
& RVU Selection Process

Important Dates of RVU Selection Process

March 31st, 2021

How To Apply


Register for RVSAT* — 2023

(RV Scholastic Admission Test (RVSAT) is the national-level entrance exam for all UG and PG programmes of RV University)

Apply Online to RVSAT here: https://admissions.rvu.edu.in/


RV University Selection Process

Applicants will undergo RVU Selection Process depending on the course they have applied for and their score in RVSAT


Selection letter

Subject to fulfilment of eligibility and admission criteria, applicants shall be issued a selection letter.


Programme Registration

Successful applicants in the above selection procedure shall be registered to the programme after receipt of registration fees as specified in the selection letter.


Provisional Admission Letter

Upon completion of the selection procedure for, applicants shall be notified about the admission and a Provisional Admission Letter shall be issued.

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