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Department of Economics and Finance

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About us

The Economics and Finance Department at BITS Pilani - Hyderabad 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 Economics, Finance and Management. The teaching methodology pursues to provide students with a strong conceptual foundation and to create a continuous interest and involvement with the real life applications of Economics, Finance and Management. For more details about our Department, we request you to go through this website.
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Economics Association

The Economics Association, as the name suggests, is the association for the MSc Economics students at Hyderabad campus. The primary aim of the association is to inculcate and nurture an interest in the economics and finance world among all students on campus, not just those studying economics. Towards this end, various events are held, both as part of ATMOS, as well as in general. Events conducted during ATMOS include Courtroom, Arthashastra – The Business Quiz and workshops on finance. In addition to this, there are several guest talks and workshops conducted throughout the year by some of the best names in the field of finance and economics in the country and abroad. Panel discussions are also held on regular basis to keep abreast with various developments and be familiar with the different point of views and perceptions. The association also maintains a blog, where articles written by our students and guest contributions are posted regularly.  In addition to this, the association also conceived and organized the flagship edition of its financial conclave, Finnovate, in February 2017. Finnovate will continue as an annual event with eminent speakers talking on contemporary issues and exciting quizzes/competitions for students. 

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The placement record of the students enrolled in M.Sc. Economics has been quite good. The curriculum and training at BITS Pilani Hyderabad help students to develop skills essential for charting successful career. The students’ participation in unique innovation of Practice School gives an early industry exposure to BITSians giving them an edge in professional workplace. 
Past Recruiters
Following are some of our past recruiters:
Credit Sussie
Deutsche Bank
JP Morgan Services
JP Morgan CIB
Wells fargo
Futures First
Edelweiss Capital
Morgan Stanley Capital Investments
Placement Statistics

M.Sc. Economics-Placement year 2016-17

All the students either got placed or went for higher studies

Highest Package (Cost to Company)

Rs. 14.6 lakhs

Average Package* (Cost to Company)

Rs. 10.8 lakhs

*: Based on overall packages offered by companies, irrespective of students recruited 
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Symposium on Issues in Indian Economy

In collaboration with Economics Association, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus organizing 1st National Symposium on Issues in Indian Economy (14 to 17th February 2020)  
This symposium is focused on promoting the discussion related to the current Indian economy, particularly keeping recent annual central budget in mind. Eminent persons from various fields are invited to share their views. This is surely going to be an enriching experience for all. 
Click here for Poster. 
Click here for Schedule. 
Click here for Agenda. 
Details of the talk by Prof. R Nagaraj


Schedule a Seminar

To schedule a seminar, please contact our seminar coordinator:
Dr. Dushyant Kumar
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani,Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar,Medchal District,Telangana-500078
E-mail : dushyant@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in
Phone: 040 – 66303711 (Office)
Fax: +91 40 66303998 


    A talk delivered by Mr. Jagadeesh Babu Kothamasu, Founder & CEO, Sree Lakhyam FinAnalytics, Visiting Professor – NMIMS on “Introduction to Technical Analysis” on November 16, 2019.
    Students’ interaction with Dr. Y V Reddy, Ex- RBI Governor on Contemporary Issues in Indian and Global Economy on October 19, 2019.
    A talk delivered by Prof. Amir Ullah Khan, Faculty Professor of Economics at the MCRHRDI (visiting faculty at ISB, NALSAR and the Foreign Service Institute) on “Recession in the auto sector: Lessons learnt” in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on September 23, 2019.
    A talk delivered by Dr Nikhil Varma, Faculty member at Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College of New Jersey on “Managing Blockchain” in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on August 8, 2019.
    Team of delegates from Morningstar including Mr. Sivananth Ramachandran, Director, Indexes, Morningstar visited BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus for expansion and strengthening collaboration between BITS Pilani and Morningstar on February 27, 2019.
    Team of delegates from UBS including Mr. Suresh Kothari, MD, UBS visited BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus for expansion and strengthening collaboration between BITS Pilani and UBS on February 22, 2019.
    Bloomberg Training Session by Mr. Kathiresan Lakshman, Analyst, Bloomberg LP, Mumbai at BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus on January 28, 2019.
    A talk delivered by Dr Subhajit Chakrabarty, PhD student (in computer science) at University of Massachusetts Lowell on “Artificial Intelligence in Policy Research”, in BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus on January 10, 2019.


Recent Publications

  • A Sajeli Begum, Swati Alok and Samrun Nessa (2019), “August Larval Survey and Spatial Epidemiological Analysis of Vector Aedes Aegypti to Study the Risk of Dengue Outbreak in India”, Geo Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s10708-019-10060-y

  • Bheemeshwar Reddy A, Sunny Jose, Pindiga Ambedkar, Vikranth Sagar Reddy and V S Nishikanth (2019), “New Reservation Policy: Is It Empirically Justifiable?”, Economic and Political Weekly, 54 (23), 12-14

  • Mini P. Thomas (2019), “Impact of Services Trade on Economic Growth and Current Account Balance: Evidence from India”, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 28(3), 331-347

  • Nagaraju Thota (2019), “Market Reaction to Banks Revenue Diversification Strategy Evidence from India”, Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2019.1606400

  • Nemiraja Jadiyappa, Jyothi, P., Sireesha, B., & Hickman, E. (2019), “Multiple Banking Relationships, Agency Costs and Firm Value: Evidence from India”, Managerial Finance (forthcoming)

  • Nemiraja Jadiyappa, Saikia, N., and Parikh, B. (2019), “Does Debt Diversification Lead to a Discount in Firm Value?”, Applied Finance Letters, 8 , 24-30

  • Nemiraja Jadiyappa, Subramanian R. Iyer and Pavana Jyothi (2019), “Does CSR Impact Firm Value: Evidence from Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility Regulations in India”, International Review of Finance, https://doi.org/10.1111/irfi.12282

  • Raveesh K and Nemiraja Jadiyappa (2019), “Ownership structure and Receivables Management”, Journal of public affairs (forthcoming)

  • Rishi Kumar, Shravanth Mandava and Venkata Sandeep Gopanapalli (2019), “Vocational Training in India: Determinants of Participation and Effect on Wages”, Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 11(3), 1-17

  • Shreya Biswas (2019), “Do Audit Fees Adjust Quickly? Evidence from India”, Global Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1177/0972150919843382

  • Srinivas Goli, Bheemeshwar Reddy A, K S James and Venkatesh Srinivasan (2019), “Economic Independence and Social Security among India’s Elderly”, Economic and Political Weekly, 54(39), 32-41

  • Sudatta Banerjee, Swati Alok, Supriya Lakhtakia and Mousumi Singha Mahapatra (2019), “Determinants of Women Empowerment and Effect on Children’s Overall Health Development”, IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, 38(2), 276-291

  • Sunny Kumar Singh (2019), “Revisiting institutional determinants of remittances: Evidence from a large panel of countries”, Economics Bulletin, 39(4), 2247-2257

  • Sweta C Thota and Ritwik Kinra (2019), “August Internet and Prevalence of Relative thinking, Journal of consumer marketing”, 36(5), 600-609

Sponsored Projects (Ongoing)

    "Women’s Employment, Interstate Variations and Time-use: A Comparative Study of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh" by Dr. Sunny Jose & Dr. Bheemeshwar Reddy A (Grant: Rs.11,88,000/-; Funding agency: Azim Premji University)
    “Financial Inclusion through Urban Cooperative Banks: An Exploratory Study of Telangana State” by Dr. Mini Thomas (Grant: Rs.5,60,000/-; Funding agency: IMPRESS-ICSSR)
    “Does Financial Awareness lead to Better Financial Inclusion Outcomes? An Investigation” by Dr. D C Pathak& Dr. Rishi Kumar (Grant: Rs.4,50,000/-; Funding agency: IMPRESS-ICSSR)
    “Impact of the ex-gratia for farmers' suicide on the surviving family member of the deceased farmers in Telangana” by Dr. Thota Nagaraju (Grant: Rs.4,00,000/-; Funding agency: IMPRESS-ICSSR)
    “Sustainability of Cashless Banking in Unorganized Retail Sector: A Comparative Study of Two Districts of Telangana” by Dr. Archana Srivastava and Dr. Rishi Kumar (Grant: Rs.2,50,000/-; Funding agency: IIBF, Mumbai)
    “Impact of Modern Organized Multi Brand Retail Trade (MOMBRT) on Street Vendors: Case Study of Two Capital Cities (Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar)” by Dr. Archana Srivastava (Grant: Rs.4,50,000/-; Funding agency: ICSSR)



• Sanjay Mansabdar & Dr. C Hussain Yaganti won the 2nd position for the Best Paper Award for SEBI-NISM Conference on Changing Landscape of Securities Market during January 22-24, 2020 for their paper titled " Heterogeneity of Cash Markets at Physical Delivery Points and the Hedging Effectiveness of Agricultural Commodity Futures in India – Lessons for Contract Optimization".

• Prof V S Rao Foundation Best All-Rounder (Female) Award – 2020 is awarded to Ms Vijitha Gunta, student of Eco & Fin Dept, based on the assessment of all-round performance. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000/-.

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