Source: Yougle Bhaskar (Dainik Bhaskar-19-Jan-2017)

career opportunities in economics

Career Opportunities in Economics

Key Institutes

Delhi School of Economics

The Delhi School of Economics is one of India’s premier institutes of higher learning. The school was launched in 1949 by V.K.R.V. Rao, with the support of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The two year MA programme in economics is the department’s flagship teaching programme, rated to be one of the best in the country. It combines rigour with relevance, giving the student a thorough grounding in economic theory, empirical techniques and contemporary policy debates. The programme attracts a talented pool of students from varied undergraduate backgrounds, including not only economics but also mathematics, physics, and engineering. Students get exposure to a wide range of courses and also gain experience in doing field work, analysing data, handling statistical software packages, making presentations and writing reports and papers. The newly revamped MPhil and PhD programmes complete the offering of postgraduate education.DSE graduates have a world of opportunity open up before them. Many are recruited directly from campus by prestigious Indian and multi-national companies, who highly value the analytical and quantitative skills that our programmes emphasize. The department’s placement cell assists students in finding suitable employment.

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Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), a unique P. C. Mahalanobishinstitution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. The Headquarters of ISI is located in the northern fringe of the metropolis of Kolkata.  Offices of the Institute located in several other cities in India are primarily engaged in projects and consultancy in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research’.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University is the foremost university in India, and a world-renowned centre for teaching and research. Ranked number one in India by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a Grade Point of 3.91 (on a scale of 4), JNU was ranked no 3 among all universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, Government of India, in 2016 and no 2 in 2017. JNU also received the Best University Award from the President of India in 2017.everal academic Centres of the university have been declared by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to be ‘Centres of Excellence’. These are the Centre for Historical Studies, the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, the Centre for Political Studies, the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, and Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, all in the School of Social Sciences. In addition, three Science Schools – School of Physical Sciences, School of Life Sciences and School of Environmental Sciences – have also received UGC’s recognition as Centres for Excellence. The Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, has also been identified for Departmental Research Support under the Special Assistance Programme of the UGC. JNU itself has been given the status of the ‘University of Excellence’ by the UGC.

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Madras School of Economics Institute

The number of young economists being produced by the shrinking number of centres of excellence is far from adequate to meet this rapid growth in demand for high-quality professionals from the public and private sectors, in addition to meeting the needs of universities. It is in this context that a few prominent industrialists and academicians came forward to estabilish the Madras School of Economics(MSE). The primary objective in founding the MSE was to create a Centre of Excellence in post-graduate education in economics in the country. The aim is to attain standards prevailing in some of the best schools of economics abroad.MSE aims to develop macroeconomic models for forecasting and policy analysis.

Courses

  • PG Programmes

1M.A. in General Economics

2. M.A. in Financial Economics

3. M.A. in Actuarial Economics

4. M.A. in Applied Quantitative Finance

5. M.A. in Environmental Economics

  • 5-Year Integrated M.A. In Economics Programme
  • PGDM Programmes (Approved By AICTE, Ministry Of HRD, Govt Of India)
  • PGD In Data Science And Financial Engineering Program
  • Ph.D Programme

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Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation. Education at IIT Kanpur empowers the students with a critical thinking led approach, scientific temperament and knowledge in science, engineering, management and humanities fields to solve problems that challenge humanity. The globally acclaimed education prepares the students for rewarding and exciting careers.

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Indian Institute Of Technology, Mumbai

Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance.  In 1961 Parliament decreed the  IITs as  ‘Institutes of National Importance’. Since then, IITB has grown from strength to strength to emerge as one of the top technical universities in the world. The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. IIT Bombay also builds links with peer universities and institutes, both at the national and the international levels, to enhance research and enrich its educational programmes.

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Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is India’s highest-ranked institution for nurturing graduate employability, features in the Top 100 QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016-17.  IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, and IIT Delhi are placed in the 101-150 rankings band.  Also, University of Delhi and IIT Kanpur are in the 201 plus segment, within the top 300 universities.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings is a new ranking designed to improve the quality of analyses about the links between university practices and graduate employability.This is the second consecutive year when IIT Kharagpur is ranked top in this category in India.

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London School Of Economics

LSE’s timeline for the first 100 years of its history. The School was founded in 1895 for the “betterment of society” and from its early years has had an extraordinary impact on the development of the social sciences and the development of public policy. This timeline charts some of the events and people who have shaped LSE, and the wider world. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world.

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