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Department of Economics and Finance

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The Economics and Finance Department at BITS Pilani - K K Birla Campus offers MSc (Hons) Economics as a first degree. Minor in Finance and PhD programme. The diversity of specializations of the departmental faculty has promoted multi-faceted research at the Department and has brought a certain depth to the courses as well. Along with research, the Department recognizes the growing demand for trained manpower in education, industry, government and other sectors as well as nurturing future researchers and specialists in related fields. The teaching methodology seeks to provide students with a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation and to create a continuous interest and involvement with the real life applications of of Economics, Finance and Management. Many of the students go on to do further studies, research and internships in fields related to economics and finance. Economics is of relevance to every individual. 


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Development Economics, International economics, Agriculture, Industrial economics, Gender studies, Entrepreneurship, are some of the key areas of research in the Department. Interdisciplinary research is also, encouraged and many of the students pursue projects using scientific concepts and tools to analyse economic problems.

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Department of Economics offers courses in almost all fields of Economics

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Faculty members bring learning from teaching in different type of institutions ranging from technology, management, and economics.

PhD Programme (Full-Time) | Academic Year 2021-22 (Semester- II)

Applications are Invited for Admission to the Ph.D. Programme in the Department of Economics and Finance (Full-time) for the Second Semester of Academic Year 2021-22.
For details, pls. visit the following:
Admission Brochure (Semester II), 2021-22
Note: PhD in Management includes two major functional areas namely; Finance and Marketing.

Recent Events

ArcGIS Training Workshop
Resource Person:Dr. Nilesh Susware of Mantra Geo-Solutions, Pune
Date:09.11.2019 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: L202 (Seminar Room)
CMIE - ProwessIQ Training Workshop
Resource Person:Mr. Mandhar Joshi, Assistant Vice President, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. (CMIE)
Two days workshop on SPSS Modeler
Resource Person:Mr. Tapabrata Chaudhuri, SPSS South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
Date:09.03.2019 & 10.03.2019
Invited talk on "Understanding Indian Banking Crisis and its systematic symptoms using networks"
Resource Person:Dr. Wasim Ahmad, Faculty in the department of Economic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK)
IBI-India Business Insight Workshop
Resource Person: Mayank L. Dedhia(Manager, Training & Business Development)
Date:22nd November, 2018
Department of Economics is pleased to announce to be the organizing partner of 12th Regional Science of World Congress between
May 29 to June 01, 2018.
For details of the event please login to:
Department of Economics is pleased to announce to be the Academic Partner for the 2nd International Conference on Economics and Development 2018 to be held on the 20th – 21st June, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
For detail, Please. log onto: http://economicconference.co/

"Determining the Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on SME Alliance Formation" by Mr Rohit Prabhudesai and Dr. Ch. V. V. S. N. V. Prasad has won the 2018 ICEFB Best Paper Award at International Conference on Entrepreneurship and family business 3-4 November 2017 Workshop on use of SPSS

25 Nov 2017: MDP for PNB Executives on Insurance issues

27 Nov 2017: Invited talk by Prof. Arun Kumar (Malcolm S Adiseshiah Chair Prof, Inst. of Social Sciences) - Demonitization, GST and Black Economy: Marginalizing the marginal

5 October 2017: Invited Lecture by Prof. Babu Nahata (Prof of Economics, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA) on Pay-What- You-Want Pricing under Competition: Breaking the Bertrand Trap

14 Sept 2017: Training on ProwessIQ, Resource Person: Premish Gangadhar Dekate, CMIE

Dr. Aswini Mishra received Best Professor in Economics Award (Dewang Mehta National Education, Regional Round)

BITS Goa Economics Conclave 2017                                


2nd International Conference on Economics and Finance (ICEF- 2020)
Date: 23 - 25 January 2020


JRF candidates  interested in doing a PhD in Economics and Finance, may send their resume to HOD at hod.ecofin@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in.

Preferred Research Areas: 

Agricultural Economics & Resource Management

Business & Corporate Economics

Business & Finance

Business & Management

Corporate Finance

Economic Development

Economic Geography

Environmental Economics & Politics

Finance & Investments Special Topics

Financial Econometrics 

Financial Economics

Financial Engineering

Industrial Organization

International Economics & Trade

International Finance



Money & Banking

Personal Finance

Public Policy Economics & Finance

Regional Economics

Risk Management

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