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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 


Ph.D Admissions ( I Semester 2019-20) :
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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 


  • 1) Bloomberg Training Session by Mr. Kathiresan Lakshman, Analyst,Bloomberg LP, Mumbai in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on January 28, 2019.

  • 2) 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.

  • 3) Two-days workshop on R programming by Dr. Venkataramana M, Principal Data Scientist, Cyient Insights in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on  17-18 November 2018.

  • 4) A talk delivered by Dr. Badri Narayan Rath, Associate Professor of Economics, IIT Hyderabad on “Export Diversification, Economic Growth and Convergence: Evidence from Cross-Country Analysis”, in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on November 12, 2018.

  • 5) A talk delivered by Prof. Naresh Kumar Sharma, Dean of School of Economics, University of Hyderabad on “Gandhian Economic Thought: An Appraisal of Foundational Concepts in Economics”, in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on September 29, 2018.

  • 6) A talk delivered by Dr. Padmini Swaminathan, then Visiting Professor, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad on “Capitalist Globalization: Consequences for Labour and Environment”, in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on August 29, 2018.

Recent Publications

  • 1) 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 (https://doi.org/10.1186/s40461-019-0078-y).

  • 2) Thomas, Mini P. (2018). “Impact of Services Trade on Economic Growth and Current Account Balance: Evidence from India.” , The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development.Taylor & Francis. (SCOPUS) doi:10.1080/09638199.2018.1538383

  • 4) Srivastava, A., Jain, M., & Seth, R., (2018), Effect of Political Relations Between India and china on Bilateral Trade: A Sentimental Analysis in Sengupta, P. P. Contemporary Issues on Globalization and Sustainable Development. New Delhi: Serials. ISBN: 978-93-86611-33-8.

  • 5) C H Yaganti (2018) “An Analysis of time to maturity and volume effects on Volatility:  Selected Agricultural Commodity Futures Markets”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol.32, No.2, 2018.

  • 6) Swati Alok, Aman Kabra, Anirudh Mudam, (2018) “Predicting the Behavioural Intention to adopt Lean practices: An Empirical Study in the Manufacturing Industry”, International Journal of Services and Operations Management  (IJOSM), 29(4), 557-578, (DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2018.10011428)

  • 7) Bhattacharya, K. & Singh, S. K., (2018), “The Story of Currency in Circulation: Are We Back to Square One after Demonetisation?” ,Economic and Political Weekly. 5 (13). 89-99

Sponsored Projects (Ongoing)

"Determinants of Women Empowerment and Trickle-Down Effect of the Same on Children’s Overall Educational and Health Development: Challenges, Effects and Intervention through Training" by Dr. Sudatta Banerjee (PI) and Dr. Swati Alok (Co-PI) (Grant: Rs. 400000/- Funding agency: ICSSR
"Financial Inclusion through Urban Cooperative Banks: An Exploratory Study of Telangana State by Dr. Mini Thomas (Grant: Rs. 560000/- Funding ageny: IMPRESS- ICSSR
"Does Financial Awareness lead to Better Financial Inclusion Outcomes? An Investigation by Dr. Durgesh Ch Pathak (PI) and Dr. Rishi Kumar (Co-PI) (Grant: Rs. 450000/- 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. 400000/- Funding agency: IMPRESS- ICSSR
"Women’s Employment, Interstate Variations and Time-use: A Comparative Study of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh" by Dr. Sunny Jose ( Department of Humanities and Social Sciences ) & Dr. Bheemeshwar Reddy A (Grant: Rs.11,88,000/-; Funding agency: Azim Premji University).
“Investigation of Knowledge on Dengue Fever Followed by Education and its Post Impact Behavioral Changes Among the Rural Communities of Shameerpet Mandal of Ranga Reddy District of Telangana State” by Dr. Sajeli Begum (Principal Investigator(PI)) and Dr. Swati Alok (Co-PI) (Grant: Rs 10,89,792/-; Funding agency :ICMR – ICSSR).

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