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Ph.D. in Economics


The Ph.D. program at Department of Economics, Alliance University admits students with strong academic backgrounds who are highly motivated to pursue academic research of the highest quality in different areas in economics. The Department of Economics promotes learning and research activities that allow doctoral students to develop expertise in skills relevant to their area of research interest, leading to contributing to theory and empirical literature in economics, thereby preparing students for a career in academia or research positions in the industry.

Commence of the course

Course Duration

Mode of Study


  • A 1-year / 2-semester master's degree programme after a 4-year / 8-semester bachelor’s degree programme or a 2-year / 4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree with 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University in "relevant discipline".
  • Candidate seeking admission after a 4-year / 8-semester bachelor’s degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed in "related discipline".
  • A candidate with an M. Phil Degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate shall be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. programme.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST.

Areas of Research

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

Salient Features

Research fellowship of Rs. 35,000 per month and a research allowance of Rs. 25,000 per year for full-time scholars.

Monetary support for attending national and international conferences for Full-Time Research Scholars.

Intense, rigorous coursework with special focus on quantitative and statistical skills prior to the commencement of the Research Study taught by faculty with doctoral degrees from globally eminent institutions in India and abroad.

Facility for Transfer of Research Scholars from other Universities or Research Institutions to Alliance University and vice-versa.

Specific provisions and relaxations with respect to women Research Scholars and specially-abled persons.

Extensive interaction with eminent scholars in economics nationally and internationally.

Comprehensive examination as per global standards to ensure appropriate training to students after coursework prior to commencement of doctoral research.

University Journals for the publication of Research Articles.

Course Work

Courses (spanning at least 2 semesters, or a year):
  • Research and Publication Ethics (compulsory UGC course)
  • Research Methodology I: Mathematical and Statistical Foundations
  • Research Methodology II: Econometrics
  • Core Paper I: Microeconomics
  • Core Paper II: Macroeconomics
  • Core Paper III: Game Theory
  • Specialization (Major) papers – I & II
  • One minor paper

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