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 CodeName of CourseSemesterMarks
CC-1Introductory Microeconomics [Theory plus Tutorial]1100
CC-2Mathematical Method for Ecomomics-I[Theory plus Tutorial]1100
AEC-1CommunicatingEnglish/ ModernIndianLanguages(MIL)1100
CC-3Introductory Macroeconomics [Theory plus Tutorial]2100
CC-4Mathematical Method for Ecomomics-II[Theory plus Tutorial]2100
AEC-2Environmental Studies2100
CC-5Intermediate Microeconomics-1 [Theory plus Tutorial]3100
CC-6Intermediate Macroeconomics-1 [Theory plus Tutorial]3100
CC-7Statictics for Economics[Theory plus Tutorial]3100
SE-1Data Analysis[Theory]/Rural Development[Theory]3100
CC-8Intermediate Microeconomics-II [Theory plus Tutorial]4100
CC-9Intermediate Macroeconomics-II [Theory plus Tutorial]4100
CC-10Introductory Econometrics[Theory plus Tutorial]4100
SE-2Research Methodology [Theory]/Managerial Economics [Theory]4100
CC-11International Economics [Theory plus Tutorial]5100
CC-12India Economy[Theory plus Tutorial based Term Paper]5100
DSE-A(1)Applied Econometrics or Economic History of India (1857-1947)5100
DSE-B(1)Comparative Economic Development (1850-1950) or Financial Economics (FE)5100
CC-13Public Economics[Theory plus Tutorial]6100
CC-14Development Economics[Theory plus Tutorial]6100
DSE-A(2) Money and Financial Markets (MFM) (5+1) or Issues in Indian Economy (IIE) (4+2)6100
DSE-B(2)Environmental Economics (EE) or Issues in Development Economics (IDE)6100

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)

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