Currently, the Department of Economics is offering degrees in BS, MSc and MS/M.Phil. & PhD programs. The schemes of the studies of these programs are provided as under:
The 4-year bachelor degree in social sciences is becoming a wise and modern degree option for students. The purpose of the BS degree is to qualify individuals who apply body of knowledge in a specific context to undertake professional work and as a pathway for research and further learning. Though, the four years’ degree program is a technical degree to produce subject experts in the field of the study.
BS Economics is a professional degree which is spread over 8 semesters of four years degree program recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). A student of BS Economics is required to complete 124-140 credit hours as per the HEC criteria. The students are required to write thesis dissertations in the final semester of any of their interested area in economics in order to qualify for the degree. Graduates of the program have a number of career motivations such as pursuing jobs in civil services, research institutions/bodies, NGOs, businesses, academics and a variety of other related areas.
Graduate of BS Economics degree will have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in Economics along with the knowledge of research for the subject. The degree will provide the cognitive skills to review, analyze, consolidate and synthesis the knowledge of the subject area to identify and provide solution(s) to complex economic problems with intellectual independence. The graduates of BS Economics would also be able to technically demonstrate a broad understanding of the body of knowledge and theoretical concepts to exercise critical thinking and judgment in developing new understanding.
Entry Requirements, grading system and rules & regulations are applied as per the university criterion.
MSc degree is the continuation of the master degree of the conventional 2-years bachelor degree. MSc Economics is a two years’ degree program comprised of four semesters of study. The students in this degree program are required to complete the course work (for specified Credit Hours) and a thesis dissertation in the final semester to qualify for the degree. The program aims to equip students with the theoretical as well as analytical skills in Economics. The graduates of MSc would be able to understand and analysis the contemporary economic issues and policies. They would also be able to understand and apply the advanced knowledge of research applicable in the field of study.
Entry Requirements, grading system and rules & regulations are applied as per the university criterion
MS/M/Phil is the contemporary degree equivalent to the 18 years of education. The courses of MS/M.Phil. Economics are designed such as to provide the research scholars training in economics and research which enables them to have excellent foundations in the subject for a career as professional economists. The graduates would be able to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect it critically on its applications in order to investigate and analyze complex economic phenomena to different bodies of knowledge and practices in their field of interests. The graduate would be able to evaluate economic policies coherent to the current research practices in the field of study.
MS/M.Phil. Economics is a two years degree program, comprising of two semesters course work and one year of research dissertation/thesis. The graduates are required to complete a total of 30 credit hours, including 24 course credit hours and 06 for the thesis/dissertations.
Entry Requirements, grading system and rules & regulations are applied as per the university / HEC criterion
The Doctoral degree qualifies individuals who apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge in the field of economics. The Ph.D. holders would be able to have a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitute an original contribution with a substantial knowledge of research applicable to the field of work or learning. They would have the skills with initiatives and creativity in new situations and for further learning in order to plan and to execute original research with the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge, including in the context of professional practice.
Entry Requirements, grading system and rules & regulations are applied as per the university as well as HEC criterion