New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Emphasising the importance of economics in mainstream education and the social paradigms, the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) launched a B.A honours in economics programme here on Saturday.
The programme has been initiated for enhanced understanding of modern economic theory while instilling in students the capacity for independent thinking on diverse economic issues.
“Economics is the kind of discipline that is more versatile. Our aim is to give thorough understanding of economics so that students can further pursue career in economics or work. Our immediate motivation is to have more students for M.A programme in public policy with students from economics background,” Professor R Sudarshan, Dean of Government and Public Policy told IANS.
JSGP is one of the schools under O.P Jindal Global University that was established in 2009. The University has maintained a 1:15 faculty-student ratio and appointed teachers from different parts of the world.
“It is a great effort to effort to devise a new curriculum for teaching economics with a greater awareness of economic history, better understanding of the real world, social context, more capacity to communicate with people from other disciplines, administrators, policy makers accompanied with using more simple models with transparent and verifiable assumptions,” said Dr. Amitabh Kundu, Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy Group and former Dean, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The three year full time residential programme will commence from August 1 this year. The fee for the course is Rs.4.35 lakh per annum.