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Course Structure

M.A. Economics (with specialisation in the World Economy)

M.Phil (discontinued w.e.f 2011-22)/Ph.D


M.A. Economics (with specialisation in the World Economy)

Course Structure 
The M.A. in Economics (with specialization in the World Economy) is a full-time programme of study spanning two years. Each year is divided into two semesters – the monsoon semester and the winter semester.

On the whole the student has to study nine core and seven optional courses, each carrying a credit of 4 points.

The nine core courses are allocated over the semesters as follows:

First Semester – Monsoon

IE 401   Microeconomics I

IE 402   Macroeconomics I

IE 408   Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics

IE 404   Mathematical Methods of Economics


Second Semester – Winter

IE 405   Microeconomics II

IE 406   Macroeconomics II

IE 403   Economic Development I

IE 407   Theory of International Trade


Third Semester – Monsoon

IE 505   Balance of Payments

IE 414   Open-economy Macroeconomics


The seven optional papers that run through the third and fourth semesters are to be selected from amongst a wide range of courses:

IE 410   Topics in Mathematical Economics *

IE 510   Environmental Economics

IE 515   Natural Resource Economics

IE  511  Investment Finance and Economic Policy*

IE 504   Advanced Econometrics

IE 514   Applied Econometrics*

IE 521   Economics of Technology and Development

IE 516   Transnational Corporations, Technology Transfer and R&D*

IE 502   Recent Developments in Trade Theory*

IE 513   Introduction to the World Economy*

IE 522   Public Economics

IE 524   Economic Regulation

IE 520   Law and Economics

IE 525   Information Economics and its Application

IE 526   International Trade, Environment and Multilateral Institutions

IE 528   Topics in Development Microeconomics

IE 527    Topics in Financial Econometrics

IE 509    Economic Development II

IE 530   Economic of Labor Markets & Education

*these courses may be offered subject to faculty availability


M.Phil (discontinued w.e.f 2011-22) and Ph.D

The MPhil credit break-up between course-work and thesis/ dissertation will be 16 credits (for coursework) + 8 credits (for thesis/ dissertation) = 24 credits (total). The core or compulsory courses for MPhil will be International Economics (4 credits) and Research Seminar (4 credits), while 2 other courses of 4 credits each will be optional. Upon successful completion of course work, the MPhil students will proceed to write their dissertation in the second year (3rd and 4th semesters).

The PhD coursework will have DI1653, IS600P and Research Seminar as a core course. In addition to the core courses, the students will have to take optional courses to fulfil their minimum course requirement of 18 credits. These optional courses will have to be decided in consultation with her/ his supervisor. Upon successful completion of the course work, spread over two semesters, the PhD students will proceed to prepare their PhD synopsis.


DI 636 International Economics

DI 651 Research Methodology I : MPhil Research Seminar

DI 652 Research Methodology II : PhD Research Seminar 

DI 701 Quatitative Methods

DI 702 Special Field of Economic Research I

DI 721 Topics in Economic Theory

DI 722 Special Field of Economic Research II

DI 653 Research Methodology in Economics

IS 600P Methodology and Ethics in Social Science Research



A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.