Top Ten Economics Colleges in India

In a layman’s term, “Economics is something to do with the economy.” To them it deals with a plethora of jargons and requires a lot of intellect. But to some blossoming individuals, it is more of a passion to delve deep into the abyss of the economic recession and carve out a solution for a crisis that is affecting people globally. For the aspiring economists there is a better way to bring about globalisation than something as serious as global recession. In recent news it came out that the world is soon to face another recession, and certainly it is not desirable. To curb the problems related to the global economy, more and more colleges are coming up with degrees in Economics, both honors and masters to make the individual’s journey smoother.


Top colleges and universities that offer degree programmes in economics are very competitive, especially at the graduate level. Every college and university receives  huge amount of applications each year, and it is indeed a herculean task to crack the entrance examination offered by some colleges; as the best colleges want the crème de la crème of the country. Give your best to get through the best. Cracking the admission test is not enough it needs to be backed by a good record at school and a wide knowledge of current affairs.

Shri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi offers a B.A. honors and M.A. masters degree in Economics. The duration of the course is three years. One of the basic criteria for admission is one has to secure a minimum of 70% in mathematics in the school leaving examination and one’s minimum marks should be not less than 90%. There are a total 123 seats including reservations. (for more details)

St. Stephen’s, Delhi offers both B.A. honors and M.A. masters degree in Economics. Admission here is on the basis of merit, and candidates are called for the interview if their marks in the qualifying exam are higher than that of the cut off marks. The cut off marks changes every year. (for more details)

The Delhi School of Economics was started in 1949 by India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Nehru with a vision to start a centre for advanced studies in the social sciences. The Department of Economics has the reputation of having some outstanding people as its former faculty including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It provides a M.A. degree in economics. (for more details)

Loyola College, Chennai offers both B.A. and M.A. in Economics. The Economics department was one of the first three departments that were started in 1925. It also offers Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degrees. Ever since its inception, Loyola always has retained its uniqueness for excellence, expansion and inclusion. For the academic year 2011-12, Loyola had the best faculty of 23 dedicated professors, out of whom 7 are doctorates. (for more details)



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