Economics is a social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Basically what economists do is analyze how people create goods and services by allocating limited resources like raw materials, land, technology, and labor. They do this by researching and monitoring things like exchange rates, business trends, taxation, employment rates, inflation, and costs of materials. They then try to find trends and develop predictions based on the data.




  • Logical Analysis
  • Quantitative Abilities
  • Observation and Inference from Data 
  • Interest in Current Affairs 
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills 
  • Ability to Study, understand, remember and even apply scientific facts and theories to real life




  • 11th/12th- Commerce/Science/Arts
  • Graduation- BA (Hons), B.Sc (Hons), B.Com (Hons)
  • Post Graduation- MA (Eco), MBE, MBA, M.Com, M.Sc, Integrated M.Sc 




  • Business
  • Banking and Finance    
  • Education and Communication
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Economic Consultant. Economic consultants use analytical and research skills to carry out studies regarding economic scenarios




  • Financial Economist
  • Industrial Economist
  • Business Economists 
  • Labour Economist
  • Agricultural Economist  




Delhi University, New Delhi


  • Course: BA Economics (Hons.)
  • Eligibility: An aggregate of 45% marks in the qualifying examination. The applicants must have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam for admission to B.A. (Honours) in Economics.
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Some Colleges under Delhi University 


  • Aryabhatta College
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
  • College of Vocational Studies
  • Daulat Ram College (W)
  • Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
  • Deshbandhu College
  • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College 
  • Dyal Singh College
  • Gargi College (W)
  • Hans Raj College
  • Hindu College
  • Indraprastha College for Women (W)
  • Kalindi College (W)
  • Kirori Mal College  


St. Stephen’s Delhi, New Delhi


  • Course: BA Economics (Hons.)
  • Eligibility: An aggregate of 45% marks in the qualifying examination. The applicants must have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam for admission to B.A. (Honours) in Economics.
  • Selection Process: Marks based + Interview


Panjab University, Chandigarh


  • Course: BA Economics (Hons.)
  • Eligibility: 12th with Math as a compulsory Subject with at least 60% marks
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Kharagpur & Kanpur


  • Course: B.Sc  Economics
  • Eligibility: 12th pass out with Non-medical
  • Selection Process: JEE-Main + JEE Advance


Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities , New Delhi


  • Course: BA (Hons.) in Business Economics
  • Eligibility Criteria: Aggregate of 60% marks in the qualifying examination based on a simple average of the percentage scored in four subjects: one language English, Mathematics and any two other subjects
  • Selection Process: Entrance Test: 65% Qualifying Examination: 35%


Some Colleges under Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities  


  • B.R. Ambedkar College 
  • College of Vocational Studies 
  • Gargi College 
  • Lakshmibai College 
  • Maharaja Agrasen College 
  • Shivaji College 
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
  • Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
  • Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College 
  • Aryabhatta College


St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata


  • Course: B.Sc Economics (Hons.)
  • Eligibility: Compulsory Subject(s) in +2 level Mathematics (Business Mathematics is not accepted) Mathematics + any 3
  • Selection Process: Merit Bases


Fergusson College, Pune


  • Course: BA Economics
  • Eligibility: 10+2 Pass 
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Ashoka University, Sonipat


  • Course: BA  Economics (Hons.)
  • Eligibility: Not Provided
  • Selection Process: Application and Interview Round


Application Round 


  • Personal details
  • Academic Score (9-12th)
  • SAT/ACT (optional)
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of Recommendation


Interview Round


  • On-the-spot essay; Mandatory (30 minutes)
  • Ashoka Aptitude Test; Highly Recommended (90 minutes)
  • Interview with a panel; Mandatory 


Mumbai University, Mumbai (Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL))


  • Course: BA Economics
  • Eligibility:  H.S.C.(XII Std.) Or Equivalent Exam, Passed for admission to F.Y.B.A.
  • Selection Process:  Marks Based


Christ College, Bangalore


  • Course: BA Economics
  • Eligibility:  Plus2 with any group
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Madras Christian College , Chennai


  • Course: BA Economics
  • Eligibility: 10+ 2 with any stream
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Symbiosis School of Economics , Pune


  • Course: B.Sc Economic (Hons.)
  • Entrance Test: The Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)
  • Selection Process: Based on the SET score, the institute will conduct a Personal Interaction (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT) for the short listed students. The short- listed candidates will get a call for the PI-WAT.


Presidency College , Chennai


  • Course: BA Economics
  • Eligibility:  10+2 
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Loyola College, Chennai


  • Course: BA Economics
  • Eligibility: 12th Pass out
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai 


  • Course: B.Sc Economics
  • Eligibility: passed 10+2 with minimum of 60% aggregate marks. The candidate must have passed in Mathematics / Statistics at 10+2 or equivalent examination. 
  • Selection Process: Entrance Exam (NMIMS-NPAT)


BITS- Pilani Campus, Goa Campus, Hyderabad Campus


  • Course: Integrated M.Sc Economics (Hons) 
  • Eligibility: passed 10+2 with 60% aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English and min 50% in each subject.   
  • Selection Process: Entrance Exam (BITSAT)


Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), New Delhi 


  • Course: B.Sc Economics, B.Sc Economics & Finance, B.Sc Economics & Management
  • Eligibility: must have passed the Class XII examination with an aggregate of at least 70% marks.(including English)
  • Candidates for B.Sc Economics and BSc Economics & Finance need to have Mathematics in 12th grade. 
  • For B.Sc Economics & Management candidate should have studied maths till 10th grade.  
  • Selection Process:  IMET (ISBF Maths English Test) + Personal interview


Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 


  • Course: B.Sc Economics    (Hons.)
  • Eligibility: (12th grade) with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • Selection Process: Merit Basis Dev University, Amritsar 





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