Economics Courses

Economics courses are among the most valued and prestigious. Though economics is taught at the undergraduate level, jobs in economics are offered to candidates having specialized post graduate qualification in this subject. The application of this subject being of universal nature, economics jobs are open in all sectors of an economy.

Jobs in economics though easily related with the finance sector and money market operations, also exist in manufacturing and retail segments. Other segments having opportunities for economics academicians are resource planning, rural development, urban development, foreign trade an international relations. Large scale enterprises having vertically integrated units of production have great demand for economics graduates. Development banks, commercial banks, and investment banks have requirements for economics scholars. Planning commissions and organizations associated with data collection and interpretations are always on the look out for professionals in economics.

Economics Institutes in India
Economics courses in India of the post graduate level are highly valued because of the job opportunities available after completion of the courses. The notable economics institutes in India are:

Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi -110007; Tel.: 011-27667540; Website:

Course: Masters in Economics
Duration: Two years

Madras School of Economics, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kottur, Chennai – 600025; Tel.: 044-22300304;Website: Course: Master of Science in Economics or Financial Economics
Duration: Two years

Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T.Road, Kolkata- 700108, Tel.: 033-25752001; Website: Course: Master of Science in Quantitative Economics
Duration: Two years

Scope in India

Careers in economics in India exist in government departments, statistical and data processing institutes, banks and financial institutes, business conglomerates, multi national corporations, and educational institutes. Economics professionals are employed as economic analyst, finance economist, econometrician, economic advisor, and economist.

Scopes outside India

Economics scholars are in high demand in international trade bodies and financial institutions. Management consultants and investment planning organizations recruit economics graduates at lucrative terms. Opportunities as economists, senior analysts, senior economists, and senior economics associates are available for scholars in economics.