MA Economics From IGNOU – Prospectus, Admission, Syllabus, Fees

IGNOU MA Economics (MEC) – Master of Arts in Economics

The Indira Gandhi National Open University invites applications from the learners all over the country for admission to its MA Economics programme for January as well as July session every year.

The programme code is “MEC”.

It comes under the School of Social Sciences (SOSS). The IGNOU MA Economics admission is provided to students under the Walk-In admission scheme. In this scheme, the learners can apply for admission to this programme in any of the two academic sessions.

The students who have completed their Bachelor Degree can apply for admission in both January or July academic cycle to pursue their Master Degree in Economics from IGNOU. To become eligible for the master degree to be awarded, the student should complete all the required first-year and second-year courses.

Programme Objective

The IGNOU MA(Economics) programme has been designed to provide the learners with sound knowledge of Economics. It also provides an opportunity for the learners who have completed their graduation and desires to pursue their Master Degree in the field of Economics.

Along with the core courses offered by other universities, the IGNOU has included the courses related to insurance and finance in its master degree syllabus which are expected to be very useful in the present scenario of economic liberalization and globalization.

IGNOU MA Economics Programme Details

The other details about the programme such as admission eligibility, fee structure, etc has been mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English & Hindi only.The students should write assignments and term-end examination in their chosen medium.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should be having Bachelor or higher degree from a recognised university.

Fee Structure

The candidates need to pay the total fee of Rs. 14,400/- for the complete discipline which has to be paid @Rs 7,200/- per year during the admission and re-registration process.

Duration of Programme

The university provides the minimum duration of two years to the students to clear all the MA English (MEG) courses during the study. But the university allows the students to clear the programme within a maximum duration of five years.

Programme Coordinator Contact Details

IGNOU MA Economics Prospectus 2019

The learners can obtain the hard copy of the “Student Handbook and Prospectus” for MEC programme from their nearest IGNOU Regional Centers or Study Centers of the university by submitting the fee of Rs.200/- at the Cash Counters.

The Common prospectus contains the complete detail about the MA Economics programme and it also includes various forms which would be required for the completion of studies such as Term End Examination, Re-Registration, Revaluation, Change of Study Centre, Course, etc.

The students can also order prospectus via post as well by sending Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi,110068”. The prospectus will be sent to students only after the receiving of Demand Draft by the university.

The best way to obtain prospectus quickly is to download it from official website.The learners can download Ignou MA Economics prospectus PDF free of cost online.

IGNOU MA English Admission 2018

The learners from all over the country can apply for admission to this programme via only single mode of admission i.e. Online. In the Online mode of admission, the students has to open up the IGNOU MA Economics online admission portal i.e.

They need to register themselves at the portal and follow the general instructions to enroll them for MEC programme. The students have to upload the required documents while filling up IGNOU MA Economics online admission form. Also, they can pay the admission fee  for this programme online via using their Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

Last Date of IGNOU MA Economics Admission

The last date to apply for admission or submitting application form to the concerned Regional Centre can be checked from the latest admission notification available on the university official website.The last date for admission to Ignou Master of Arts in Economics programme will be different for January and July academic sessions.

The students can find the latest admission notification on the university website at following path : > Student Support > Student Zone> Admission Announcement. The university also publishes the latest admission notifications in the local daily newspapers.

Note: The candidates seeking admission to IGNOU MEC programme has been advised to check the university official website for latest admission notification, last date, etc.

IGNOU MA Economics Syllabus & Courses

It consists of total of 11 courses out of which 9 are compulsory courses and you have to choose two more courses out of remaining 5 optional courses with total number of credits equal to 66 where 1 credit is equivalent to 30 study hours.

The students who are pursuing this programme need to register themselves for the 1st and second year courses respectively, irrespective of their results whether they pass or fail.

Also, the students can check IGNOU MA Economics syllabus from university website or in prospectus as well. We have mentioned below the detail about the Course Code, Name and Credits:

IGNOU MA Economics First Year Courses

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
MEC-001 Micro Economic Analysis 6
MEC-002 Macro Economic Analysis 6
MEC-003 Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis 6
MEC-004 Economics of Growth and Development 6
MEC-105 Indian Economic Policy 6

IGNOU MA Economics Second Year Courses

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
Compulsory Courses
MEC-006 Public Economics 6
MEC-007 International Trade and Finance 6
MEC-008 Economics of Social Sector and Environment 6
MEC-009 Research Methods in Economics 6
Optional Courses (Choose 12 Credits Only)
MECE-001 Econometric Methods 6
MECE-003 Actuarial Economics: Theory and Practice 6
MECE-004 Financial Institutions and Markets 6
MECP-001 Project Work – MECP-001 6
Public Policy and Analysis To be taken together
Electronic Governance
MPA-17 4
Total Credits 66
Updated: November 15, 2018 — 10:17 am

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