Doctoral Program of the Department
The PhD program of the Department consists of two parts. The first part consists of three courses (which are common to PhD and MPhil programs), each carrying 4 credits, totaling 12 credits, to be taught in a Semester, followed, in the second part, by a thesis/dissertation to be prepared by the student under the guidance of a research supervisor.
|Name of the Course||Contact
|Eco(C)-1001||Research Methodology in Economics||48||04|
|Eco(C)-1002||Contemporary Economic Issues||48||04|
|Eco(C)-1003||Recent Advances in Economic Theory||48||04|
It may be noted that the PhD program of the Department is regulated by the UGC Regulation, 2009 (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of MPhil/PhD Degree) published in the Gazette of India, July 11, 2009 (Vol III-Sec 41).As mentioned earlier, all Ph.D. students have to undergo the one-semester Course Work conducted by the Department, before registration of the research topic in the Ph.D. program. The course work has three papers, each of them carrying four credits, and thus the course work carries 12 credits in all. In the course Eco(C)-1001, Credit-I deals with methodological issues in economics research, while Credits II and III contain topics in basic statistics and basic econometrics which are rather essential for research students in economics. The students are expected to be familiar with the research studies of famous economists listed in Credit-IV. Courses, Eco(C)-1002 and Eco(C)-1003, are divided into two groups. Each group consists of a number of topics and the students are required to choose any two topics from each group. Each topic carries one credit. The syllabus may be downloaded for details.
The assessment of the performance of the students may include (i) Assignments, (ii) Literature review on any given topic (iii) Book review (iv) Presentation of any two topics from Eco(C)-1002 & Eco(C)-1003 and (v) Written examination based on the relevant Ordinance and Regulation of the University.
A successful candidate must secure a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 'B' (grade point 4.0 or 60% marks) in the coursework with a minimum of grade 'C' (grade point 3.0 or 50% marks) in each course in a 7 point scale in order to qualify for registration of Ph.D thesis as per the University Ordinance and Regulation [OC-4(2) in 88th Academic Council Meeting held on 21st June 2012 and RC-23(v) in 86th AC Meeting held on 18th November 2011]:
|'O' = Outstanding||5.50-6.00||75 to 100|
|'A' = Very Good||4.50-5.49||65 to <75|
|'B' = Good||3.50-4.49||55 to <65|
|'C' = Average||2.50-3.49||45 to <55|
|'D' = Below Average||1.50-2.49||35 to <45|
|'E' = Poor||0.50-1.49||25 to <35|
|'F' = Fail||0.00-0.49||0 to <25|
A ready reckoner (conversion table) for percentage marks to grade points and vice versa may be downloaded from here. The directly executable computer program (and the FORTRAN codes) also may be downloaded.