M.Sc. (Economics)


Master of Science (Economics)

2 Years - 4 Semesters - Full Time

Going to the moon is not a matter of Physics but Economics!



Overview

It is a specialized programme that aims to prepare students for highly gainful careers in Economics with mathematical and statistical tools. Economics is a discipline that is fundamental in decision-making and policy formulation. Its descriptive and inferential roles not only formulate the basis of growth for almost all disciplines of the contemporary world but also provide an array of non-traditional employment avenues ranging from academics to business analysts. 

The M.Sc. Economics programme focuses on Economic theory and its application to real problems. The focus of this programme is to prepare students to enter into a promising professional life even after graduation, as also provide to them a platform for pursuing higher studies leading to post-graduate or doctoral degrees. During the programme, students will be equipped to use theoretical and practical skills. 

We ensure all students are given a broad knowledge of the technical and functional aspects of the economy and its interconnection through all the other disciplines. Graduates may apply the knowledge gained in the production industry, financial, academic research, and agriculture sectors.


 
Outcome On successful completion of the M.Sc. Economics programme at VU the student will be able to :
1 Understand theoretical and functional aspects (operational, economic, environmental, legal, global, ethical, societal, etc.) relevant to varied business domains.
2 Develop an understanding of various microeconomic and macroeconomic theories.
3 Design a framework that applies suitably in professional practices globally.
4 Develop the academic and research attitude.
5 Initiate and build upon entrepreneurial ventures or demonstrate entrepreneurship for their employer organizations.
6 Adapt to the changing proclivity and ability to engage in lifelong learning in the ever-changing world.
7 Develop the knowledge, skill, and attitude to creatively and systematically apply in the subject domain for Economics of international level.
8 Develop fundamental in-depth knowledge and understanding of the techniques, principles, concepts, values, substantive rules and development of the core areas of Economics.
9 Exhibit self-confidence and awareness of general issues prevailing in the social, cultural, and political realm.
10 Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings by demonstrating life skills, coping skills, and human values.
11 Analyze the real-world problem and identify the domain-specific requirements.
12 Realize the significance of self-directed effort (assessment, researching, strategizing, training), employability, and commitment to lifelong learning.

SEM - I

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Microeconomics 4
GC Macroeconomics 4
GC Mathematics for Economics 4
GC Statistics for Economics 4
GC Indian Economy 4

SEM - II

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Micro-Economics-II 4
GC Macro-Economics-II 4
GC Introduction of Econometrics 4
GC Economics of Development 4
GC Banking Financial Services and Insurance 4

SEM - III

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Advanced Econometrics 4
GC Accountancy and Financial Statement Analysis 4
GC International Trade theory 4
GC Environmental Economics 4
GC Economic Sociology 4
Environmental Economics
GC Introduction to Environmental Systems 4
GC Resources and Environment 4
GC Multinational Enterprises and Environmental regulations 4
GC Advanced Econometrics 4
GC Survival Models 4
Actuarial Economics
GC Financial Mathematics 4
GC Econometrics- Advanced 4
GC Economics of Insurance-I 4
GC Programming and computation language 4
GC Risk analysis and Management 4
International Economics
GC Trade theory- Basic 4
GE Foreign Language- French, Spanish, German-1 4
GC International Economic Institution 4
GC WTO trade regulations 4
GC International Finance 4
GC Business Analytics 4

SEM - IV

Course Type Course Name Credits
CC Energy Economics 2
GC Demographic studies 4
GC International Economics- Finance 4
GC Political Economy 4
GC Dissertation 6
Environmental Economics
GC Environment and Health 4
GC Ecological Environment 4
GC Economics of Global Climate change 4
GC Energy economics and Environment 4
GC Socio-Environmental Cost Benefit Analysis 4
Actuarial Economics
GC Actuarial Economics 4
GC Economics of Insurance-II 4
GC Data Base Management System 4
GC Risk Models 4
GC Games and Information 4
International Economics
GC Trade theory- Advanced 4
GE Foreign Language- French, Spanish, German-1 4
GC International Trade Law 4
GC Export-Import procedure and International Logistics 4
GC International Marketing 4
GC International Relations 4


 
  • Industry Projects and Field Visits

  • Mentoring to career progression to Ph.D. programmes.

    Education that prepares you for the industry as well as a career in academia.

  • Enriched programme structure with a fine blend of core, elective, ability enhancement, and skill enhancement courses designed to provide in-depth knowledge and requisite skills.

  • Experiential and blended learning that enhances the effectiveness of classical teaching–learning methods.

  • Expertise – led by in-house faculty and augmented by visiting, guest, and adjunct faculty as well as an accomplished advisory board.

  • 80 Credits (Learning : Tutorials: Practice / Projects).


Mr. Amol Kamble
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Mr. Amol Kamble
Assistant Professor
Ms. Ankita Sangle
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Ankita Sangle
Assistant Professor
Ms. Sukanya Kulkarni
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Sukanya Kulkarni
Assistant Professor

 

  • Indicative probable avenues for employment

  • Business Analyst

  • Financial Controller

  • International Foreign policy adviser

  • Financial risk analyst

  • Data analyst 

  • Financial Planner

  • Logistics Planner

  • Accountant

  • Indian Economic services

  • Economic researcher

  • Financial Consultant

  • Investment Analyst

  • Stock market analyst

  • Cost Analyst

  • Careers in Market research companies, Export houses, Special Economic zones, publishing houses, think tanks, Insurance companies, Investment companies/ corporations, IT companies, Banks and NBFCs.



 

“As an economics student in the 12th grade, I decided I wanted to pursue economics as a major due to the intriguing analytical framework the subject offers. Vishwakarma University had come under my radar because of my parents.  I cannot comment about my experience without the grain of  restrictions on the way classes could be run in the last year. However, despite this, the university, especially its faculty, has made a notable attempt to salvage the learning experience wherever possible. The consistency and sufficiency of the contact hours provided by the university were of a good standard when looking at each respective course in the program.”

-Divesh Aswani

 

“I decided to choose B.Sc. Economics as I wanted to understand the subject in great detail. I surfed on the internet for better career prospects in economics and having a B.Sc. degree in economics will be more appropriate for me than a BA as I want to become an investment banker. My experience with VU till now is really good. Our professors - Ankita madam, Amol sir are really very supportive and they really want us to thrive in our careers. This was my overall experience with VU till now. Vishwakarma is a good example of an ideal place for students who want to pursue excellence in their desired stream. To add a feather to the cap, it focuses on rigorous training to develop the employability of every student and also offers excellent employment opportunities."

-Manjiri Jumde


  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.

  • Vishwakarma University Pune has been declared Winner for Excellence in Design Education Award at the World Education Award, 2021(Higher Education) held on March 6, 2021 for the project “ Industry on Campus and Industry Connect”.


Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.


 
  • Basic Qualification Required: Bachelor or its equivalent degree from any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce or Engineering, etc.) of any recognized university 
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category: 45%
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam for Reserve category: 40%

Intake: 60.

Programme Commencement Date: 16th August, 2021.


As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.


 
  • Rs. 1,30,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the 2nd and 3rd year.

  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.


Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)
Swift Code HDFCINBB

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.




Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.



Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

Contact Numbers: +91 90670 022 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

Email: admissions@vupune.ac.in | connect@vupune.ac.in

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