As you might be aware, Doon University is planning to open a new five year Integrated Course resulting in MSC in Economic Sciences with an opt out option with BA Honours, after completion of first three years of the course. What follows is a brief description of the programme and a course outline for the programme. Please circulate this information among your friends and associates who might be interested in the course.
Doon University is a state university of Uttarakhand, established by Doon University Bill 2005 (Uttaranchal Adhiniyam Sankhya 18 of 2005). It has been set up as a centre of excellence for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to improve human capacity and quality of life and to promote holistic and sustainable development of the society. It is already running, School of Environment and Natural Resources, School of Communication, School of Management, School of Languages and School of Social Sciences, Many other schools and research programmes are in offing. While the former three are post-graduate courses, the school of languages offers Five-year integrated courses in Chinese, Spanish and German languages.
Need for integrated course is also felt due to growing richness of various disciplines in terms of research and specialisation. Today, for instance Environmental & Resource Economics has emerged as vibrant field of specialisation. The changing character of disciplines is demanding a comprehensive syllabus. The five year courses are attempt in that direction. No wonder many Universities and leading institutions are moving to five year mode. Among some important ones are:
The Central University of Karnataka:
The University of Hyderabad:
Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Tamil Nadu,
Doon University intends to start the five year course in Economics with three streams namely Economics, Environmental & Resource Economics and Business Economics. The reasons are obvious. The courses are so designed that in first three years will be devoted exclusively on the discipline of Economics. The courses are of honours level and students will have option to exit with honours degree. The last four semesters will have papers on advance courses and specialisation. The admission will be held on the basis of entrance test.
With the intention to start a five years’ integrated course in Economics, Doon University organized a Brainstorming session for the formulation and orientation of the course on 7th Feb 2011 at Conference Hall of the University. The panel of experts who participated in this Brainstorming session consisted of Dr. H.C.Pokhriyal, School of Open Learning, D.U., Prof S.P. Singh, IIT Roorkee, Prof. S.K.Jain, J.N.U., Dr. Indira Rajaraman, ISI, Delhi, Prof. Sripad Motiram, IGIDR, Mumbai, Dr. R.P.Mamgain, IIDS, Delhi, Prof. Ashok Mittal, A.M.U., Aligarh, Dr. M.Prasad, IIT Kanpur and Dr.. Meeta Kumar, Miranda House, Delhi.
Through an exhaustive research and constructive debate and discussion, the course structure was drawn out, which is presented below:
LIST OF PAPERS FOR SPECIALISATION
1. Environmental Economics
2. Resource Economics
3. Energy Economics
4. Disaster Management
5. Environmental Modelling
6. Environment and Development
• Business Economics:
1. Financial Theory &Financial Markets
2. Business Forecasting
3. Economics of Regulation
4. Law and Economics
5. Corporate Finance
6. Economic Environment of Business
1. Economics of Risk & Uncertainty
2. International Trade & Finance
3. Development and Political Economy
4. Regional Economics-with special emphasis on Uttarakhand
5. Public Policy- Theory and Practices
6. Game Theory