BA Economics (Hons.)
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors)
The world economy has been witnessing the economic transformation and social changes. The knowledge of economics is essential to understand the fast-moving market dynamics and its implication for economic decisions. The undergraduate course in economics creates a strong foundation for career growth exclusively in the field of economics as well as in the diverse field of social and management education for higher education. The Birla Global University (BGU) believes in imparting quality education with a cutting-edge course curriculum. The BA Economics (Hons.) at BGU will be the right course selection for the prospective students.
- Programme Objective
The objective of BA Economics (Hons) is to inculcate a deep knowledge of economics at the undergraduate level which will help the students to peruse a career in economics and higher education. The course structure has been designed in such a way that it is applied by nature and theoretical by a base which exposes the students to both theoretical and practical approach of economics.
- A CBSE System-A General View
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has initiated measures to bring equity, efficiency, and excellence to the higher education system in the country. This includes innovation and improvement in curriculum, teaching-learning process, examination and evaluation system besides governance and other matters. To ensure the physical and digital mobility of students across the country the UGC has introduced the CBCS system to be implemented by all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country. Specifically, the uniform Grading System is considered a remarkable improvement over the conventional marks system. It ensures effective mobility of talent and also performance assessment by potential employers. The entire course structure has been so designed that it ideally combines courses namely Ability Enhancement Course (Compulsory) – AECC, Ability Enhancement Elective Course – AEEC (Value-Based or Skill-Based), Generic Elective Course (Inter-Disciplinary), and Core Courses which conform with the CBCS system introduced by the UGC.
- Course Structure
THREE YEAR (SIX SEMESTERS) B.A ECONOMICS (HONOURS)
Semester Code Course Title Type Credit Semester-I AEC-1 Ability Enhancement Course-I Environmental Studies AEC-I 4 ECC101 Introductory Microeconomics C-I 6 ECC102 Mathematical Methods for Economics I C-II 6 GEC-1 Generic Elective Course-I Principles of Management GE-I 6 SEC-1 Skill Enhancement Courses-I Fitness Management SEC-I 2 Sub-Total 24 Semester-II AEC-2 Ability Enhancement Course-II English Communication Skills AECC-II 4 ECC201 Introductory Macroeconomics C-III 6 ECC202 Mathematical Methods for Economics II C-IV 6 GEC-2 Generic Elective Course-II Fundamentals of Finance GEC-II 6 SEC-2 Skill Enhancement Courses-II Data Analysis and Computer Application SEC- II 3 Sub-Total 25 Semester-III ECC301 Intermediate Microeconomics -I C-V 6 ECC302 Intermediate Macroeconomics -II C-VI 6 ECC303 Statistical Methods for Economics C-VII 6 GEC-3 Generic Elective Course-III Business Environment GEC-III 6 SEC-3 Skill Enhancement Courses-III Entrepreneurship SEC-III 3 Sub-Total 27 Semester-IV ECC401 Intermediate Microeconomics II C-VIII 6 ECC402 Intermediate Macroeconomics II C-IX 6 ECC403 Introductory Econometrics C-X 6 GEC-4 Generic Elective Course-IV Research Methodology GEC-IV 6 SEC-4 Skill Enhancement Courses- IV Personality Development and Corporate Readiness SEC-IV 2 Sub-Total 26 Semester-V ECC501 Indian Economy I CC-XI 6 ECC 502 Development Economics I CC-XII 6 DSE-1 Discipline Specific Course-I * DSE-I 6 DSE-2 Discipline Specific Course-II* DSE-II 6 Sub-Total 24 Semester-VI ECC601 Indian Economy II CC-XIII 6 ECC602 Development Economics II CC-XIV 6 DSE-3 Discipline Specific Course-III* DSE-III 6 DSE-4 Discipline Specific Course-IV (Compulsory) Project Work and Dissertation DSE-IV 6 Sub-Total 24 Total Credit 150
*Note:students have to decide their area (Honors) from the list given below.
List of Discipline Specific Choice Courses
Area (Hons.) Course Code Course Name Business Economics
Choose any Three Courses
(2 courses for Vthsemester and 1 for VIthsemester))
DSEBE-1 Applied Econometrics DSEBE-2 Financial Economics DSEBE-3 Industrial Economics DSEBE-4 Investment and Risk Management DSEBE-5 International Economics Socio – Political Economics
(Choose any Three Course)
(2 courses for Vthsemester and 1 for VIthsemester)
DSESE-1 Economics of Health and Education DSESE-2 Political Economics DSESE-3 Odisha Economy DSESE-4 History of Economic Thought DSCSE-5 Microfinance and Rural Development
Note:Minimum of 5 Students should be there for any electives. The syllabus of the program may be suitably modified, if required, in case of implementation of NEP-2020 in Birla Global University
The Bachelor of Economics Honors, under CBCS, a three-year full-time Degree Programme, shall have six semesters. After successful completion of the six semesters, a BA in Economics (Hons.) the degree will be awarded to qualified students.
Duration:The duration of the programme shall be 3 years with 6 semesters. The odd semester is from July to December (i.e. 1st, 3rd, and 5th semester) and the even semester is from January to June (i.e. 2nd, 4th, and 6th semester). The examination shall be held tentatively in the month of December and May for odd and even semesters respectively.
Span Period:No students shall be admitted as a candidate for the examination for any part/s or semester/s after the lapse of six years from the date of admission to the first semester of the BA Economics(H) programme
Eligibility Criteria for Admission:The candidate should have passed the +2 Examination or its equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. The selection would be based on the career and written test with equal weightage.
Attendance:A student has to secure a minimum of 75% of attendance in each paper of a Semester to be permitted to sit for the Semester examination. In case a candidate is unable to acquire the stipulated attendance at the end of any Semester, he/she shall not be allowed to appear in the end semester examination of that semester.
Mid Semester Examination:The duration of the examination will be of one hour and the maximum marks will be 20 for a 100 marks paper and 10 for a 50 marks paper. The concerned faculty member should ensure that the coverage before the mid-term examination is the minimum first and second unit of the paper and the questions will be set from the covered units. If a candidate fails to appear then with the permission of the concerned course teacher he/she can appear at the compensatory mid-term examination before the end semester examination. This would be held once only.
- Non-practical subjects of 100 marks with 6 credits– 50 lecture classes and 10 tutorial classes
- Non-practical subjects of 100 marks with 4 credits– 30 lecture classes and 10 tutorial classes
- Non-practical subjects of 50 marks with 2 credits– 20 lecture classes
- Practical subject of 100 marks with 6 credits– 40 lecture classes and 20 practical classes.
- Practical subjects of 100 marks with 4 credits– 25 lecture classes 15 tutorial classes.
- Practical subjects of 50 marks with 2 credits– 10 lecture classes and 10 practical classes.
Scheme of Examination
- Paper setting norms Paper setting norms may be incorporated in the policy rules and details will be separately mentioned in ‘ Examination and Evaluation Policy
- Class Tests/Quizzes/Presentation There shall be class tests/ quizzes/ presentation etc. for each paper carrying maximum of 10 marks – 5 marks for 100 – 50 marks paper respectively.
- Mid Semester Examination:The duration of the examination will be of one hour and maximum marks will be 20 for a 100 marks paper and 10 for 50 marks paper. The concerned faculty member should ensure that the coverage prior to mid-term examination is minimum first and second unit of the paper and the questions will be set from the covered units. The questions will be set in such a manner that to answer them knowledge of both the units will be required. If a candidate fails to appear or failed in the mid-term examination, with the permission of the concerned course teacher he/she can appear at the compensatory mid-term examination before the end semester examination. This would be held once only.
- End Semester Examination:The end semester examination will be held on consecutive days. There will be one sitting per day. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours for a 70 marks and 2 hours for a 35 marks paper.
- A paper having no practical shall consist of three components as (i)
Mid-Semester Exam. 20% (ii) End-Semester Exam. 70% (iii) Continuous evaluation
in term of class tests, quizzes, case study and class participation etc. 10%
- NB-However if the concerned teacher of a paper wants he/she can exercise his/her
discretion with regard to conduct of mid-semester examination and continues
evaluation. The papers having practical examinations shall consist of three
components as :
i. Mid-Semester Exam.(Theory) 20 %
ii. End-Semester exam. (Theory) 50 %
iii. Practical Exam. 30 %
- NB-However if the concerned teacher of a paper wants he/she can exercise his/her discretion with regard to conduct of mid-semester examination and continues evaluation. The papers having practical examinations shall consist of three components as :
Odd semester examination (1st, 3rd , 5th ) shall be conducted in the month of December and Even semester (2nd , 4th ,6th ) shall be conducted the month of May.
The dates of examination shall be reflected in the Academic calendar.
A candidate has to secure at least 5 grade points both in theory and practical separately to pass the paper and 6 CGPA in aggregate in order to pass the examination.
Award of Distinction:Students securing 6 CGPA in first attempt shall be awarded BA Economics(H) with Distinction. Distinction will not be awarded to candidates with back papers.
Conduct of Examination English shall be the medium of instruction and examination.
Back/Repeat: A candidate who secures less than 5 grade points in individual paper in odd – even semester may appear the said paper in the following odd/even semester subject a maximum of two times with the span period of the course. However, if a candidate fails in the aggregate, he – she may appear in any paper of that semester to improve the aggregate subject to a maximum of two times within the span period.
Evaluation System:The semester system of examination will have internal system of valuation with a Board for Conducting Examiners to pass the result.
Publication of Results:The result will be published within one month from the date of last examination held.
Grading System:Grade Mark Secured from 10 Points
Performance Letter Grade Range of Marks Grade Point Outstanding ‘ O ‘ 90 – =< 100 10 Excellent ‘ A+ ‘ 80 – < 90 9 Very Good ‘ A ‘ 70 – < 80 8 Good ‘ B+ ‘ 60 – < 70 7 Above Average ‘ B ‘ 50 – < 60 6 Average & Pass ‘ C ‘ 40 – < 50 5 Failed ‘ F ‘ Below 40 0 Absent ‘ Ab ‘ – 0
N.B.A Candidate has to secure 5 grade points to pass in each of the Papers A transitory letter grade I (carrying points 2) shall be introduced for cases where the results are incomplete. This grade shall automatically be converted into appropriate grade(s) as and when the results are complete. A student’s level of competence shall be categorized by a GRADE POINT AVERAGE to be specified as:
SGPA– Semester Grade Point Average
CGPA– Cumulative Grade Point Average
(a) POINT– Integer equivalent of each letter grade
(b) CREDIT– Integer signifying the relative emphasis of individual course item(s) in a semester as indicated by the Course structure and syllabus. In addition to the points, the actual mark secured shall also be reflected in the Grade Sheet / Transcript of Marksheet.
After successfully completion of the six semester examination students will be awarded Bachelor Degree in Arts(H).
(However, in case of Distinction, a student has to secure 50% of marks in six semesters in one / first chance)
The regulation is subject to modification as and when necessary. The Syllabus shall remain valid from 2016-17 Admission Batch.
Credit Transfer:There shall be a committee consisting of 3 experts from among the faculty of Schools to take appropriate decision on credit transfer in case of equivalent course.
Unfair means in Examination:Any unfair means adopted by any examinee in any examination conducted by the University shall be punishable as per rules of the University
Common Grace Mark Rule:This rule shall be made applicable in case of those candidates who after receiving such grace clear the end-term examination. However, the maximum grace mark is restricted to 2% of the total marks of the semester examination, provided further that the grace mark in any paper shall not exceed 10% of the maximum marks in that subject.
- Minimum Eligibility & Selection Criteria
The Candidate should have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. Candidates appearing in final examinations can also apply.
Students would be admitted to the programme on the basis of merit (Percentage of marks secured in 10th and 10+2/12th Board Examination).
Candidate may also be called for Personal Interview, if so desired by the University.
- Fee Structure
Academic Fees for BA Economics (Hons.)
Course Fee per Semester (INR) No. of Semesters Total Course fee (INR)* BA Economics (Hons.) 50,000 6 3,00,000
- The effective course fee will be applicable to students scoring more than 60% throughout their career.
- Students having higher percentage throughout career will be eligible for higher scholarship. (Click here to view scholarship section)
- Students are required to maintain consistency in percentage to continue with the scholarship.
- In addition to this fee, students have to pay the security deposit (15,000 INR) and Medical insurance (3000 INR PA).
Lodging & Boarding expenses (Subject to revision every year)
Double Occupancy (In Campus)
Installments 1stInstallment 2ndInstallment 3rdInstallment 4thInstallment 5thInstallment 6thInstallment Due Date 15thJune 2021 15thDec 2021 15thJune 2022 15thDec 2022 15thJune 2023 15thDec 2023 Lodging (A/C Accommodation) Rs. 35,200.00 Rs. 35,200.00 Rs. 35,200.00 Rs. 35,200.00 Rs. 35,200.00 Rs. 35,200.00 Boarding Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Laundry Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Total Charges Rs. 74,200.00 Rs. 74,200.00 Rs. 74,200.00 Rs. 74,200.00 Rs. 74,200.00 Rs. 74,200.00
Triple Occupancy (In Campus)
Installments 1stInstallment 2ndInstallment 3rdInstallment 4thInstallment 5thInstallment 6thInstallment Due Date 15thJune 2021 15thDec 2021 15thJune 2022 15thDec 2022 15thJune 2023 15thDec 2023 Lodging (A/C Accommodation) Rs. 31,200.00 Rs. 31,200.00 Rs. 31,200.00 Rs. 31,200.00 Rs. 31,200.00 Rs. 31,200.00 Boarding Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Rs. 36,000 Laundry Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000 Total Charges Rs. 70,200.00 Rs. 70,200.00 Rs. 70,200.00 Rs. 70,200.00 Rs. 70,200.00 Rs. 70,200.00
- Two separate Demand Drafts should be made for Lodging & Mess charges respectively as per any one of the options given in the above table.
- Student should preserve this schedule for timely payment of fees to avoid penalty for late fee deposition.
- No notice or reminder will be sent to student or his/her parents.
- No separate letter will be issued for Bank Education Loan.
- Demand Draft should be made in the name of “BIRLA GLOBAL
UNIVERSITY” Payable at Bhubaneswar.
NAME OF THE ACCOUNT HOLDER– BIRLA GLOBAL UNIVERSITY
BANK NAME– UCO BANK
ACCOUNT NUMBER– 31090110011430
IFSC CODE– UCBA0003109