B.Sc. (Research) in Economics

Our B.Sc. (Research) program is one of its kind in India and is designed to be comparable to internationally acclaimed programs and combines rigour in training with flexibility in choice. The core strength of the program is drawn from the faculty members it is taught by, who are active researchers in their respective fields. The program allows students to pursue their interests in Economics and related subjects after their foundation and core courses are successfully completed.


Key Information

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
Siddharth Kumar
0120 3819100 (Extn. 463)
Total Credits
Core Credits 
Major Electives 
University Wide Electives (min) 
Core Common Curriculum (min) 
(Minimum CCC and UWE credits required are 18 and 18 respectively)

Economics training at SNU aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the core areas in economics followed by instruction in sub fields of the student’s own choosing in the final years. Students will also have to finish an undergraduate thesis project as part of the programme. The students can choose from a wide range of sub fields including, but not limited to, game theory and industrial organization, development economics, political economy, public economics, environmental economics, macroeconomics, international trade, labour economics, money and banking etc.

To graduate with a Major in Economics, each student need at least 108 credits in Major courses and 42 credits in UWE and CCC courses. Among the courses within the Major, each student must have at least 96 credits in Economics obtained over the course of the undergraduate programme. This includes three courses that are required for all students enrolled in SHSS undergraduate programs. In addition, the student must take one course on Calculus, one on Probability, one on Statistics and one course in Programming. Over and above these, the student must take University-wide-elective (UWE) and Common course-curriculum (CCC) courses as required by the University and fulfill other University requirements. Please refer to the UG students’ handbook published by the University for more details. A student must complete all requirements for a degree in a minimum of three years and a maximum of six years.