B.Sc (Hons)


India has produced brilliant internationally recognised economists like Amartya Sen. An undergraduate honours degree in Economics like the one we offer at BESC under Calcutta University is the first step to a career that can range from public policy to journalism. Covering Macro- and Microeconomics, Development Theory, Indian and International Economy, Econometrics and Applied Economy, our modules give you a strong and competitive understanding of the discipline.

Course Structure

Applicable for students enrolled on/after 2018-19.

Choice Based Credit System

Course Code Name of Course Semester Marks
CC-1 Introductory Microeconomics [Theory plus Tutorial] 1 100
CC-2 Mathematical Method for Ecomomics-I[Theory plus Tutorial] 1 100
GE-1 1 100
AEC-1 CommunicatingEnglish/ ModernIndianLanguages(MIL) 1 100
CC-3 Introductory Macroeconomics [Theory plus Tutorial] 2 100
CC-4 Mathematical Method for Ecomomics-II[Theory plus Tutorial] 2 100
GE-2 2 100
AEC-2 Environmental Studies 2 100
CC-5 Intermediate Microeconomics-1 [Theory plus Tutorial] 3 100
CC-6 Intermediate Macroeconomics-1 [Theory plus Tutorial] 3 100
CC-7 Statictics for Economics[Theory plus Tutorial] 3 100
GE-3 3 100
SE-1 Data Analysis[Theory]/Rural Development[Theory] 3 100
CC-8 Intermediate Microeconomics-II [Theory plus Tutorial] 4 100
CC-9 Intermediate Macroeconomics-II [Theory plus Tutorial] 4 100
CC-10 Introductory Econometrics[Theory plus Tutorial] 4 100
GE-4 4 100
SE-2 Research Methodology [Theory]/Managerial Economics [Theory] 4 100
CC-11 International Economics [Theory plus Tutorial] 5 100
CC-12 India Economy[Theory plus Tutorial based Term Paper] 5 100
DSE-A(1) Applied Econometrics or Economic History of India (1857-1947) 5 100
DSE-B(1) Comparative Economic Development (1850-1950) or Financial Economics (FE) 5 100
CC-13 Public Economics[Theory plus Tutorial] 6 100
CC-14 Development Economics[Theory plus Tutorial] 6 100
DSE-A(2) Money and Financial Markets (MFM) (5+1) or Issues in Indian Economy (IIE) (4+2) 6 100
DSE-B(2) Environmental Economics (EE) or Issues in Development Economics (IDE) 6 100

Applicable for students enrolled on/before 2017-18.

First Year

Full Marks: 200

Paper IA Microeconomic Principles 50 Marks
Paper IB Macroeconomic Principles 50 50 Marks

Paper IIA Statistics for Economics 50 Marks
Paper IIB Mathematics for Economics 50 Marks

Second Year

Full Marks: 200

Paper IIIA Microeconomics 50 Marks
Paper IIIB Macroeconomics 50 Marks

Paper IVA Development Theory 50 Marks
Paper IVB Indian Economy Since Independence 50 Marks

Third Year

Full Marks: 400

Paper VA International Economics 50 Marks
Paper VB Public Economics 50 Marks

Paper VIA Comparative Development Experience 50 Marks
Paper VIB Contemporary Economic Issues: India and West Bengal 50 Marks
– Group A (30 Marks): Contemporary Economic Issues – India.
– Group B (20 Marks): Contemporary Economic Issues – West Bengal.

Paper VIIA Statistics & Basic Econometrics 50 Marks
Paper VIIB Applied Economics 50 Marks (Students have option to answer from either Group A or Group B.)
– Group A: Applications of Economics to Managerial Issues. Or,
– Group B: Mathematical Economics

Paper VIIIA Indian Economic History 50 Marks
Paper VIIIB Term Paper 50 Marks

Course Eligibility

A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained at the previous qualifying examination a minimum of:

50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the Honours or related subject
Or, 55% marks in the Honours or related subject
&, Must have PASS marks in Mathematics

Please Note: Candidate passed in Business Mathematics is not eligible for Admission.

Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

10:15 am to 4:30 pm (Day Session, Co-Ed)

Course Fees 2018-19

Rs.42,850 (First Year)
Rs.37,750 (Second Year)
Rs.37,650 (Third Year)