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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 & Part-time) for the First Semester of Academic Year 2022-23.
For details, pls. visit the following:
Admission Brochure (Semester I), 2022-23
Note: PhD in Management includes two major functional areas namely; Finance and Marketing.

Recent Events

Online training session of CMIE Prowess IQ 
Resource Person: Mr. Omkar Sardesai, Assistant Vice President, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd
Date:  29th October 2021 
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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 

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 EconometricsFinancial Economics, Financial Engineering, Industrial Organization, International Economics & Trade, International Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Money & Banking, Personal Finance, Public Policy Economics & Finance, Regional Economics, Risk Management

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