Department of Economics

Undergraduate Curriculum in Economics

BA Economics

The undergraduate curriculum in Economics is broad-based to provide sound knowledge in economic theories to even new learners of Economics.

Educational Objectives:

  • To stimulate students intellectually through the study of Economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts
  • To provide a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of the economy
  • To equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy
  • To generate in students an appreciation of the economic dimension of wider social and political issues
  • To develop in students, through the study of economics, a range of transferable skills that will be of value in employment and self-employment
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they can proceed to further studies in Economics, related areas or in multi-disciplinary areas that involve Economics

The department has placed much attention on developing the facilities available on campus to foster a positive attitude towards application and research even for its undergraduate students.  Student research projects at the undergraduate levels of learning have been a feature of the Lady Doak College curriculum for over 40 years.  The variety of areas and issues covered through these maiden research attempts by the students of the Department of Economics is considerable.  Even though every student in the department is allotted a faculty guide, they are encouraged to interact with others to get the best of the expertise that is available not only within the department but also across disciplines. 

Students are given ample opportunities to use the internet facilities on campus and in the department.  The teachers and students are trained in computer-aided data analysis.   Journals are subscribed to and students refer these journals not only for their own research projects but also to supplement classroom and textbook learning.  Off-campus training and visits to industries, banks, rural areas and interaction with NGOs enhance their learning and employability.

Course Profile


B.A. ECONOMICS (2013 batch)

Course profile All Semester

I Part I Tamil / Hindi /French 4 3/4
Part II English 4 3/4
  VBC 2 -
ECO1101FS Communication Skills For Economists -I 2 1
ECO1201FM Principles of Economics 3 2
ECO1301FM Micro Economics -I 4 3
ECO1501CM Money and Banking 5 5
ECO1401SA Mathematical Methods 5 4
  Club 1 -
II Part I Tamil / Hindi / French 4 3/4
Part II English 4 3/4
  VBC(Civics / Family Life Education) 2 -
ECO2101FS Communication Skills For Economists II 2 1
ECO2401CM Micro Economics -II 4 4
ECO2402CM Macro Economics -I 4 4
ECO2401SA Statistics -I L/T 3T+2L 4
ECO2301IN Environment Electives 4 3
  Club 1 -
III Part I Language-I (Tamil / Hindi / French) 4 3
Part II Language-II  (English) 4 3
  VBC (Civics / Family Life Education) 1 1
ECO3501CM Macro Economics -II 5 5
ECO3502CM Mathematical Economics 6 5
ECO3401SA Statistics -II L/T  (3T+2L) 4



Basics of Personal Finance/

India and World Affairs

2 2
  Vocational Courses 2 2
  Club 1 -
IV Part I Language-I (Tamil / Hindi /French) 4 3
Part II Language-II  (English) 4 3

VBC (Human Rights / Women Studies)

2 2
ECO4501CM Planning and Development 5 5
ECO4502CM Econometrics -I L/T  (3T+3L) 5
ECO4401CM Environmental Economics 4 4



Linear Programming and Network Analysis

Economic History of India

2 2



Digital Image Manipulation Techniques

Database Management

4 4
  Club 1 -
V   VBC(Human Rights / Women Studies) 2 2
ECO5501CM Indian Economy -I 5 5
ECO5502CM Public Finance 6 5



Econometrics /

Managerial Economics



ECO5205CM Introduction to Research Methodology 2 2



Economics in Modern Tamil Literature

Entrepreneurship Development

4 4
ECO0601LM Development Issues in Rural Economy 4 -
  Club 1 -
VI ECO6501CM Indian Economy -II 7 5
ECO6502CM Development of Economic  Ideas 6 5
ECO6503CM International  Economics 6 5
  * Library 1 -



Marketing Management 

Economics in Tirukkural

4 4
ECO0601LM Development Issues in Rural Economy 5 6
  Club 1 -

* Library hour - 15hrs/semester will be shared between Development of Economics (8 hrs) and International Economics ( 7 hrs)


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