The course is designed to develop students with respectable intellectual levels. It seeks to expose the students to various concepts in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics and encourage them to uphold scientific integrity and objectivity in professional endeavors.
The undergraduate courses in economics are structured to contribute to the student’s liberal education with a multiplicity of combinations. The programmes impart analytical skills and intellectual maturity to comprehend the complexities in the working of the economy.
The course provides a sound theoretical basis in economic theory supplemented by practical applications of theories. The first four semesters are devoted to give a firm background in microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics & international economics. In the fifth and sixth semesters, the students take two compulsory courses namely Indian Economy since Independence & Financial Economics. They have elective courses in the final year encompassing two options each semester. The elective courses offered by the department are mathematical methods for economics or health economics in the fifth semester and statistical methods for economics or environmental economics in the sixth semester.
The undergraduate course in Mathematics is designed to enable the students to lay a strong foundation in various fields of Mathematics. The course enables the students to develop a respectable intellectual level seeking to expose the various concepts in Mathematics. It also aims at enhancing the students reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills. The first four semesters are devoted to appreciate the beauty of mathematics through Introductory Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations and Calculus of several variables. In order to help the students in exploration of mathematical concepts through activities and exploration, FOSS(Free and Open Source Software) tools like SCILAB and MAXIMA are introduced.Students find better perceptions of the classical papers like Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra and Real and Complex Analysis in final year. Numerical Analysis and Operations Research papers help the students to envisage an in depth knowledge of various numerical methods and integral transforms required in Scientific, Technological and Managerial Applications.
The main objective of this course is to cultivate statistical thinking among students by acquainting them with various statistical methods and their applications in different fields. First four semesters give them in-depth knowledge in theoretical aspects of the subject whereas in the last two semesters, the students are exposed to the application of the subject in various fields like industry, agriculture and population studies. Also, the students are trained in using software packages for data analysis.