Scheme of Studies For M.Phil. Economics

Scheme of Studies For M.Phil. Economics

  1. Duration:

    M.Phil. Economics is a two years’ degree program comprising of four regular semesters, extendable up to six semesters.

  2. Academic Requirements for Degree:

    Successful Completion of 50 Credit Hours
    Course work: Eight courses worth 24 credit hours
    Research work: Thesis worth 26 credit hours

  3. Course Work:

     M.Phil. Economics is a two years degree program comprising of four regular semesters. First two semesters are allocated for course work. Students are required to take four compulsory and four optional courses. The details are given below:If a student is unable to complete 24 credit hours in first two semesters then remaining credits can be registered in 3rd  semester, provided that student is not ceased to be the student of university.

    1. 3.1 Core Compulsory Courses (12 credit hours)
      • EC 601 Advanced Microeconomics
      • EC 605 Advanced Macroeconomics
      • EC 613 Econometric Methods
      • EC 614 Econometric Forecasting

      Note:     Each course worth 3 credit hours

    2. 3.2 Optional / Specialization Courses (12 credit hours)
      • EC 602 Topics in Microeconomics
      • EC 606 Topics in Macroeconomics
      • EC 643 Topics in Experimental Economics
      • EC 615 Capital and Growth
      • EC 620 Optimization Techniques
      • EC 621 Research Methodology
      • EC 630 Issues In Development Economics
      • EC 631 Globalization and Economic Integration
      • EC 640 Topics in Applied Economics
      • EC 641 Production Analysis
      • EC 642 Consumer Demand Analysis
      • EC 645 Advance Monetary Economics
      • EC 650 International Economics
      • EC 655 Issues In Public Economics
      • EC 660 Issues In Labor Economics
      • EC 662 Issues In Human Resource Development
      • EC 663 Population Dynamics
      • EC 665 Agricultural and Resource Development
      • EC 669 Issues In Energy Economics
      • EC 668 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
      • EC 671 Issues In Regional Economics
      • EC 675 Economics Of Business and Finance
      • EC 686 Issues In Health Economics
      • EC 677 Financial Economics
      • EC 691 Topics In Islamic Economics
        Note:Four courses are to be selected by student from the offered list.
    3. 3.3 Semester wise Split up of Courses
      Semester wise split up of courses is given below:

      Course Work Course Title Credit Hours
      First Semester EC 601 Advanced Microeconomics 03
      EC 613 Econometric Methods 03
      Optional – 1 03
      Optional – 2 03
      Second Semester EC 605 Advanced Macroeconomics 03
      EC 614 Econometric Forecasting 03
      Optional – 3 03
      Optional – 4 03


  4. Research Thesis:

    Research thesis is offered in third semester. The normal period to complete research thesis is two semesters. It is extendable up to four semesters on the recommendations of supervisor and subject to the approval of Advance Studies and Research Board.

    1. 4.1 Allocation of Supervisor : Thesis is carried out under the supervision of a regular faculty member who holds a Ph.D. degree. After the completion of course work, students are asked to talk with teachers for the supervision of thesis. Normally supervisor is allocated according to preferences of student, depending that the desired supervisor is willing and available.
    2. 4.2 Approval of Research Topic : After the allocation of supervisor the students are expected to submit the research topic at the earliest. The topic is finally approved by Advance Studies and Research Board.
    3. 4.3 Submission of Thesis : A student is expected to submit thesis at the end of forth semester, as per date announced by the registrar office. If a student is unable to submit thesis within due date then at most two additional semesters may be granted, subject to the recommendation of supervisor and approval of Advance Studies and Research Board
    4. 4.4 Evaluation of Thesis : A thesis is evaluated by an external examiner. School of Economics suggests three examiners (from the list of approved examiners) and Vice Chancellor finalize any one of them. In consultation with external examiner, the date of viva is finalized. The viva is open for all students and faculty members.