PhD in Economics


The course of PhD in Economics relates to study of specific subject in a detailed fashion that include different types of labor, cost production, general manner of demand as well as supply and its different laws, Bank rates, liquidity, etc. The course involves work on a specific type of thesis that the individual candidate chooses to work upon in order to gain the degree of PhD in the specified subject. The overall approval as well as acceptance of the thesis depends upon the Institute head department.


The candidates that are interested for appearing for this course have to hold both master as well as bachelor level degree in Economics subject in their graduation. However candidates belonging to the English based graduation holding both the level of degrees are in some institutes eligible for undertaking this course. The exact cut off though are mostly decided by the Institute, but a minimum of 50% in the master along with 55% in the bachelor level are accepted as cut off.

Course Outlook:

The overall duration of the course is four to five years. The exact duration of the course cannot be determined as it solely depends upon the time taken to produce as well as offer thesis.

Job Prospects:

The candidates that have undertaken the course mostly appear for teaching based jobs such as lecturer or professor in the same subject in some of the most reputed institutes. The candidates can also go in the research based sector for which they receive stipends, along with incremented duration of study.

Best places to pursue:

Gokhale institute of politics and economics
Delhi school of economics
Jawarharlal Nehru University



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5 Responses to “PhD in Economics”

  1. 5
    mansu verma:

    lz suggest me good universities or colllege for P.hd course & also gv the details of P.hd course as soon as possibl

  2. 4

    Respected Sir!
    I want to do PhD in economics & I am awarded UGC-NET& JRF in june 2011. pls tell me about IITs and what is procedure to get admission. which books are helpfull in entrance exam & syllabus for this. I want to know that at the time of Interview research proposal is required or not.

  3. 3

    plz suggest me good universities or colllege for P.hd course & also gv the details of P.hd course as soon as possible

  4. 2

    hello sir , i want to do PhD in economics. pls tell me the institute and what is procedure to get admition. which books are helpfull in entrance exam .
    sushil kumar
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    deepa khare:

    I am a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Will I be eligible for PHD programme in Economics or Masteres degree is required in Econimics to be eligible?