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About the courses

The undergraduate program in both, B.Sc. (Research) Economics and B.Sc. (Research) Economics and Finance, attempts to develop a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts in Economics. Courses include independent research components in the form of term papers, presentations, etc. The aim of these programs is to produce students who are ready for opportunities lying outside SNU; be it in the corporate, public or non-governmental/social sector or maybe even a desire to pursue higher studies.

The program covers core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics in addition to foundation courses in Statistics and Mathematics.

For electives the students can choose from a broad range of courses like Economic Development, Health Economics, Labour Economics, etc.

In their final year, B.Sc. Economics students work with a faculty member on their undergraduate thesis. On the other hand, the students belonging to B.Sc. Economics and Finance do an internship. Each major student is assigned to a faculty adviser to offer academic advise throughout the length of the program. For more details on both courses, please refer to the accompanying degree pages.


Undergraduate admissions: The undergraduate admissions are based on both class 12 marks (which determines the eligibility of students to apply) and the performance of the students in Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT). Please note that students seeking admission in both the Economics programs must have Mathematics as a subject in class 12.


  • What is the difference between the Economics and the Economics and Finance majors?

The Core Finance courses are available only for the Finance majors while most of the Core Economics courses are available for both majors. Both majors have several overlapping courses but some of the Core Economics courses are not compulsory for the Finance majors. At the end of four years, the Finance majors can do an interships in place of a research paper but it is mandatory for the Economics majors to write a research paper. For more details, please refer to the prospectus of both degrees on subsequent pages.

  • What is a major and what is a minor?

The Major is the primary area of study for the student and identifies the student’s degree while a Minor is an optional qualification that can be earned by undergraduate students. It supplements the Major. Students typically do a Minor in order to pursue a strong secondary interest, or to increase employability, or as a first step towards higher studies in the Minor topic. It has to be an area of study that is different from the student’s Major.

  • Which minor can an Economics major do?

An Economics major can do a minor in any subject of their choice as long as the prerequisites and the conditions for it are met.

  • For more questions about B.Sc. (Research) Economics and Finance please refer to this page.