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BA Economics | TU

BA Economics or Bachelor of Arts in Economics is a three-year program offered by Tribhuvan University, taught under an annual system. Economics is one of the most demanding courses in Bachelor of Arts in Economics program. In this program, students study how markets work, how to make decisions about what to produce, how to produce it, and for whom to produce, as well as how income is distributed. Additionally, This program covers concepts related to inflation, poverty, and other pressing global issues.

During the first year, Microeconomics is taught, followed by Macroeconomics and Mathematical Economics in the second year. In the third year, Development Economics and Public Finance are the main focus. Each subject carries a total of 100 marks. Bachelor of Arts in Economics is under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. In some countries, this subject is taught under the Science stream.

Objectives of BA Economics

The main objectives of Bachelor of Arts in Economics offered by Tribhuvan University are as follows:

  • To provide students with knowledge of economic theories that are concerned with the allocation and distribution of scarce resources in both perfect and imperfect markets. It also aims to help students understand concepts related to economic growth, budgeting, employment, and various macro and micro-economic aspects.
  • BA Economics aims to equip future graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to become critical thinkers, analysts, researchers, and policymakers, contributing to the economic prosperity of the country while upholding core values.
  • To help students understand and apply economic principles in both the public and private sectors, enabling them to participate effectively in the economic system as buyers, sellers, agents, employees, employers, or entrepreneurs.
  • BA Economics strives to develop students' capabilities in conducting general and applied research in economics, fostering a passion for further study in the field.

Admission Requirements in BA Economics

The eligibility and admission requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Economics offered by Tribhuvan University are as follows:

  • Applicants must have completed their +2 or equivalent degree from Tribhuvan University or from a university/board/institution recognized by TU, regardless of their academic stream.
  • Students can directly pursue the study of economics in BA, regardless of their proficiency level in the subject.
  • No entrance exam is required for admission to the Bachelor of Arts Economics program.
  • Generally, there is no minimum marks requirement for admission. However, it is worth noting that some private colleges may require applicants to have a second division in their intermediate level.

Career and Scope

Economics is a prominent field within the social sciences, and it is closely intertwined with our daily lives. Money is essential for the functioning of a country, and economics deals with the study of money and its impact. The field offers tremendous job prospects not only within the country but also worldwide. This degree is highly valued and respected across the globe.

As an economist, you can pursue opportunities in prestigious institutions such as the ADB, World Bank, IMF, and others. Bachelor of Arts in Economics graduates can secure positions in banks, insurance companies, colleges, schools, universities, research institutes, consultancies, media houses, large factories, and corporate organizations. Additionally, one can choose to work in NGOs and INGOs with decent salaries or explore freelance opportunities. Government jobs, including positions at the Nepal Rastra Bank, are also accessible to economics students. Completing this degree can open up promising career opportunities in developed countries as well.