FACULTY OF

ECONOMICS

KEEPING WITH THE MOTTO OF ‘EDUCATION FOR THE REAL WORLD’, PES UNIVERSITY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A UNIQUE MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN APPLIED ECONOMICS. THE UNIVERSITY IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDE WORLD CLASS EDUCATION AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO REALIZE THEIR POTENTIALS. THIS PROGRAMME IS A STEP TOWARDS ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES BY PREPARING STUDENTS TO MAKE A MARK IN THE GLOBAL COMPETITION AMONG CAREER ECONOMISTS.

MSc – Applied Economics

The programme in Economics of CDS currently offers a MSc in Applied Economics. This programme has been tailored keeping in view the global demand for economists from private and public sector. It will equip students in advanced research work and train them to become professional economists to meet the market requirements. The curriculum for the programme has been designed such that the students should be independently able to undertake analysis of economic issues using the latest methodologies and analytical frameworks. The course ensures that the latest economic events are used to build the student’s understanding of applied economics and enhance their analytical strengths. The programme is spread over four semesters with 19 compulsory papers (61 credits) and 4 specialization papers (12 credits) besides 4 audit courses. Two papers on Data Analytics will equip the students with the latest analytical tools.

Applied Economics @ PES relates the tenets of economics applied to real world situations and seeks solutions for the complex economic problems in a laboratory mode. Economics students have a compulsory 3 credit Economics Laboratory course in all the semesters. Papers on Indian Database and Data Analytics will ensure that CDS students will hit the ground running at their respective workplaces and contribute effectively to their future organisations.

Students who have completed graduation (BA; BSc (Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences); B Com, B Stat; BE, B Tech) with First division are eligible to apply. Admissions will be through entrance examination. Visit www.pes.edu/PESAT to apply online and book examination slot.

Progamme in M.Sc. – Applied Economics

FIRST SEMESTER

Advanced Micro Economics, Indian Economic Development, Advanced Statistics, Economics of Development, Economics Laboratory – I, (Mathematics, Economics, Database on Indian Economy

Electives I – Rural & Agricultural Economics, Demography & Economic Development, Urban & Infrastructure Economics, History of Economic Thought.

SECOND SEMESTER

Advanced Macro Economics, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, Research Methodology, Economics Laboratory – II, (Database on Indian Economy – II).

Electives II – Environmental & Ecological Economics, Economics of Technology and Innovation, Economics of Health and Education, Political Economy & Development.

THIRD SEMESTER

Frontiers of International Economics, Financial Economics, Public Economics, Advanced Econometrics, Economics Laboratory – III, Review of Dissertation.

Electives III – Resource Economics, New Institutional Economics, Economic Data Analytics – 1, Economics of Insurance.

FOURTH SEMESTER

Monetary Economics, Industrial Economics, Optimization and Forecasting Models, Economics Laboratory – IV, Defence of Dissertation.

Electives IV – Experimental and Behavioural Economics, Economic Data Analytics – 2, Economics of Governance, Law and Economics.

PhD – Economics/Development Studies

CDS is planning to take in students who would like to complete their Doctorate in Economics/Development Studies. The research areas  the department intends to focus on  are Agricultural Economics, Urban & Infrastructure Economics, Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, Economics of Education & Health, Population Studies, Industrial Economics, and Trade. Both full time and part time students are encouraged apply.

Professor R S Deshpande

Director, Centre for Development Studies, PES University

The Centre for Development Studies at PES University is headed by Dr. R S Deshpande. He brings deep knowledge, 40 years teaching – research experience and close understanding in the field of development studies for graduating students. He has provided the benefits of his expertise to UGC and leading academic institutions in attracting the right academic talent and nurturing departments and institutions to academic excellence. His advice on policy formulation and implementation is highly valued by the Central and State Governments Agencies and Non Government Sector. He has won prestigious awards and delivered influential Coveted Invited lectures. Tenures as visiting faculty at renowned universities in India and abroad have helped him stay current with the latest developments and provide academic leadership in the field. He has to his credit many books / monographs, and research articles that have won wide acclaim among students, scholars and practitioners. His work as consultant to the World Bank, ADB and Australian Land Equity organisation have been quite acclaimed. During his five-year tenure as Director of ISEC he brought far reaching administrative and academic reforms. His fields of interest include Agricultural Development Policy; Development Economics, Agricultural Statistics and applied Econometrics; Statistical Systems and Micro-level Planning; International Trade; Agricultural Production and Resource Economics; Social Economics. Professor. R S Deshpande will be providing his valuable insights in making the programmes at Centre for Development Studies at PES University shape careers and meet the expectations of aspiring economists and groom talent in the area of development.

Course Structure

This programme is tailored keeping in view the global demand for economists from private and public sector. The programme will equip students in advanced research work and trained professional economists to suit the demand. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student to undertake analysis of economic issues using the latest methodologies. The course is structured to constantly upgrade the knowledge of economic events in the world through continuous interactions and enhance their analytical strengths. The programme is spread over four semesters with 16 compulsory papers (64 credits) and 4 specialization papers (16 credits) besides 4 audit courses. Each Semester will have a specialization, audit course.

First year of the course focuses on in-depth understanding of Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Basics of Econometrics & Mathematical Economics, International Trade Theories & Empirics, Development Economics and India’s Development experience. This will also be supported with two specialisation papers. Second year of the course will equip the students with Advanced Econometrics, Public Economics, Monetary Economics, Game Theory Applications, Optimisation, Forecasting, Industrial Economics and Research Methodology. The final semester of the course will have a dissertation carrying 20 credits with guidance from expert faculty.

Guiding Vision

This programme is initiated under the continuous guidance of a former Director of an internationally reputed research institution in economics and social sciences. Keeping in view the evolving economic environment and India’s increasing integration with global economy, the M.Sc. Applied Economics course is designed with emphasis on emerging national and global economic challenges. The course is a unique endeavour to prepare top class economists, whose knowledge and skills can find wide applications for policy making in government sectors and strategizing business management.

Centre for Development Studies @PES

PES University has achieved many a mile-stones in Science, Engineering and Technology and now moving towards setting excellence in Development Studies. PES University, located in Bangalore- India, is one of the country’s leading teaching and research universities. Our students graduate with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment. Over the years, we have accomplished this with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents. The Centre for Development Studies was established recently and M.Sc. Applied Economics is the first programme offered by the centre.

The Centre for Development Studies is established by PES University, where the course is located. PES University is known for providing opportunities in learning and CDS will continue the research in the area of development through an interdisciplinary approach.

Admissions

Students who have completed graduation (BA; BSc (Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Agriculture); B Com, B Stat; BE, B Tech) with First division are eligible to apply. Admissions will be through entrance examination. Visit www.pes.edu/PESAT to apply online and book examination slot.

How to approach

Accreditation: PES University’s focus on academic excellence and conformance to the standards prescribed by regulatory bodies is vindicated in the recognition by UGC and AICTE, and accreditation and assessment by NAAC and NBA. The University’s commitment to quality education has consistently earned high ratings in the surveys by reputed agencies.

CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES(CDS) – PES University, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari III Stage, Bengaluru 560085

Contact: +91 80 2072 6622 / 9449794000

Email: admissions@pes.edu