B.A. Economics | Tribhuvan University

BA economics is a three year program of Tribhuvan University, taught under annual system. Economics is one of the most demanding courses in BA. In BA economics the students will study how does markets work, to decide what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce and how income is distributed. In BA economics, the students will be taught about concepts related to inflation, poverty and many more burning issues in the world. In the first year Micro economics is taught, while in the second year macroeconomics and mathematical economics is taught. In the third year development economics and public finance is the highlight. Each subject carries a total of 100 marks. BA economics falls under the faculty of Humanities and Social Science. In some countries, this subject is taught under science stream.

List of B.A. Economics Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for B.A. Economics program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of B.A. Economics

The main objectives of BA economics offered by Tribhuvan University are as follows:

  • To provide students the knowledge of theories of economics that is concerned with the allocation and distribution of scarce resources in the perfect and imperfect market and also help students understand the knowledge of growth, budget, employment, and other different macro and micro-economic aspects.
  • BA economics provide the knowledge and wisdom to future graduates who are supposed thinkers, analysts, researchers, and policymakers of this country to uphold the values that help to make this country economically prosperous.
  • To help students understand and apply the public and private sector, participate in the economic system as a buyer, seller, agent, employee, employer, or entrepreneur.
  • BA economics makes students capable of conducting general and applied research in economics and develop passion in pursuing further study in the field of economics.

Admission Requirements in B.A. Economics

Eligibility and admission requirements for BA economics offered by Tribhuvan University:

  • +2 or equivalent degree from Tribhuvan University or University/ board/ institution recognized by TU from any stream.
  • Students can directly study economics in BA irrespective of their proficiency level.
  • No entrance exam is required. 
  • Generally, there is no minimum marks requirement but  some private colleges may ask for second division in intermediate level.

B.A. Economics Syllabus


Below is the detailed TU B.A. Economics Syllabus.

1st Year

  • Econ.421: Microeconomics
  • Econ.422: Mathematics and Statistics for Economics

Below is the detailed TU B.A. Economics Syllabus.

2nd Year

  • Econ.423: Macroeconomics
  • Econ.424: Development Economics, Planning and the Economy of Nepal

Below is the detailed TU B.A. Economics Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • Econ.425: Public Finance
  • Econ. 410: Elective Economics (For non-economics)

Below is the detailed TU B.A. Economics Syllabus.

4th Year

  • Econ.426: Money, Financial system and International Trade
  • Econ.427: Research Methodology and Academic Writing

Scope and Career Prospects

Economics is one of the leading fields in Social Science. It is related to our day to day life. The country cannot function without money and economics deals with money. It has tremendous job prospects not only in the country but in the whole world. BA Economics is very valued and respected degree around the globe. As an economist you can work in different reputed institutions like ADB, World Bank, IMF, etc. BA graduates can get job in banks, insurance company, colleges, schools, universities, research institutes, consultancy, media house, large factories and corporate house, etc. After BA economics, one can choose to work in NGO and INGO's with decent salary or can work as freelancer. The government jobs and job at Nepal Rastra Bank is always open for students of economics. One can get good career opportunities at developed countries after completing this degree. Economics is an evergreen subject with huge career potential.

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