IGNOU Master of Arts in Economics (MEC) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Arts in Economics (MEC)

About MEC Programme : MEC stands for Master of Arts in Economics. It comes under School of Social Sciences (SOSS). This programme is offered in both January and July session. The duration of course is 2 Years. It has no age bar. This course offers an opportunity to all students for higher studies in Economics. Some of the courses require an understanding of mathematical applications, particularly calculus and linear algebra. All Applicants are expected to be conversent with basic mathematics covered at +2 level.

This programme have 11 courses, out of which 9 are compulsory and 2 are optional. For first year, all courses are compulsory while for 2nd year, the first four courses (MEC 6,7,8,9) are Compulsory while rest(MECE-01, MECE-03, MECE-04, MPA-15, MPA-17, MECP-1) are optional. To know more about MEC programme, you can visit official website www.ignou.ac.in. Below are important features of MEC programme :

  • Name of Programme : MEC – Master of Arts in Economics
  • Medium : The medium of Instructions is both in English & Hindi
  • Eligibility Criteria : All Students who wants to take admission in MEC course, all students must have Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University
  • Duration : Minimum : 2 Years and Maximum : 5 Years. It is offered in both January and July admission cycle
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 12,000/- which is to be paid year wise @Rs 6,000/- per year.
  • Programme Coordinator : Programme Coordinator: Prof. G. Pradhan, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572745

MEC Course & Syllabus Details : The total credits of MEC Course is 66. In First Year, there is 5 compulsory subjects which have 6 credits each while For Second Year, there is 4 Compulsory Subjects and other Optional Courses(Choose 12 credits) which have 6 credits each.

IGNOU MA Economics 1st Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MEC-001Micro Economic Analysis6
MEC-002Macro Economic Analysis6
MEC-003Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis6
MEC-004Economics of Growth and Development6
MEC-105Indian Economic Policy6

IGNOU MA Economics 2nd Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
Compulsory Courses
MEC-006Public Economics6
MEC-007International Trade and Finance6
MEC-008Economics of Social Sector and Environment6
MEC-009Research Methods in Economics6
Optional Courses (Choose 12 Credits Only)
MECE-001Econometric Methods6
MECE-003Actuarial Economics: Theory and Practice6
MECE-004Financial Institutions and Markets6
MECP-001Project Work – MECP-0016
MPA-15Public Policy and Analysis8
MPA-17Electronic Governance4
Total Credits66

Note : MPA-15, MPA-17 (To be taken together)

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  1. Which one is the best choice; Actuarial economics or financial ?

  2. Sir, I’ve taken MECE 4 n MECP101 as my optional subjects…i wnt to knw dat can i choose any 1 between MEC109 n MECP101.

  3. sir, which subject will be easy among optional subjects in 2nd year……..plz plz plz reply soon

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