B.A. Hons. Economics or Bachelor of Arts Honours in Economics is an undergraduate Economics course. Economics generally covers the study of principles of economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, applications to specific industries and public policy issues. B.A. (Hons.) Economics is degree program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, distribution, conservation and allocation of limited resources and in conditions of scarcity in the society, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. The duration of the course is three years and it is career originating in nature.

B.A. Hons. Economics Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.A. (Hons.) (Economics) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board of the country.
  • Some universities and colleges give preference to students who have studied Economics as a subject at 10+2 level.

B.A. Hons. Economics Course Suitability

  • Candidates who have the capability of presenting findings and explaining complex data to a wide range of audiences in a concise and easily understood manner as well as being confident in group discussions and the preparation of written technical and non-technical materials are most suitable for it. 
  •  Second, the course it has to do hard work of handling complex data presented in a numerical form, using this data to draw conclusions and make recommendations as well as applying mathematical and statistical analysis methods to the data; so students with such quality are good match.
  • Third, applicants who sharp mind that can extracting relevant information, drawing conclusions and making logical recommendations whilst considering the wider social and political influences also can go for this course.

How is B.A. Hons. Economics Course Beneficial?

  • The greatest scope after doing B.A (Honours) in Economics is that it not only makes you eligible but also gives you a better chance to qualify the Indian Civil Services exams.
  • A Bachelor's Degree of economics prepares the graduate for a wide variety of careers dealing with the flow of money, from accountant to investment banker, money manager to personal finance consultant.
  • Law schools are a very common destination now-a-days for recent graduates in economics.
  • B.A. (Hons.) (Economics) degree holders are eligible for pursuing their postgraduate degrees in the subject of Economics and thus become further eligible for the job of a lecturer/teacher to teach the subject at various levels.
  • Economics graduates can take up research work in various fields of India’s national security problems including the international relations, geostrategic, geopolitical, socio-economic, tactical aspects of war, etc.


The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.A. (Hons.) (Economics) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board of the country.
  • B.A. Hons. Economics Syllabus

    Syllabus of Hons. Economics as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

       B.A. Part I

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study


    Microeconomics and Indian Economy


    Mathematical Methods for Economics


    Economic Theory

       B.A. Part II


    Macroeconomics and International Trade


    Statistical Methods for Economists


    Money and Financial Systems

       B.A. Part III


    Development Problems and Policies


    Indian Economy since Independence


    Economic Systems


    Public Finance


    Comparative Economic Development

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