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MA Economics Program

The Department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) programme in Economics, which reflects new developments in the discipline. The curriculum has a strong theoretical and quantitative focus which would help and train the students in the use of computers and statistical software essential in their professional careers in academia, research institutions, government and industry. The M.A. programme is semester-based.


Two years


  • The candidate must have passed in B.A/B.Com (Pass or Hons) /BBA with an aggregate of 45% of marks or equivalent CGPA.(5% relaxation for students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ PWD)

Age limit:

Below 60 years

Award of Degree:

Students who successfully complete the M.A Economics Program will be awarded the Master of Arts Degree by the University subject to a minimum attainment of 5.5 CGPA.

Program Details:

MA Program is organized into four semesters in two years. The University follows a Credit-based semester system of teaching-learning and evaluation, and the total Credit point for the Program is 76. The Course structure is given below:

Course title Course Title
Semester I Semester II
Theory of Money Output and Employment Micro Economic Theory
Classical Political Economy Political Economy of Development
Statistics for Economics Public Finance
History of Economic Thought Capital theory
Economics of Health and Education Environmental Economics
Semester III Semester IV
Theories of Economic Growth Evolution of Indian Economy since Independence
Research Methodology in Economics Theories of Economic Development & Planning
Mathematical Methods for Economics Econometrics
International Trade and Payments Elective
Knowledge/Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)* Knowledge/Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
Dissertation Submission

#Students are to note that they can either choose the fifth papers of the first two semesters or opt for Dissertation in the 3rd and 4th semester. The dissertation however will commence right after the end of the 2nd semester examination. Both options carry the same weightage of 6 credits.

List of Electives for IV Semester
Money and Financial Markets
Industrial Economics

Knowledge/Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)**
Course Title Semester
Economic History of India (1750 - 1947) III
Agricultural Economics IV

**To be selected by the students from other streams of Postgraduate Departments


The Admission Modalities are with reference to the campus-based MA (Economics) program offered by the ICFAI University at Nagaland. The medium of instruction is English.


The candidate must have passed in B.A/B.Com (Pass or Hons) /BBA with an aggregate of 45% of marks or equivalent CGPA.(5% relaxation for students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ PWD)

General Note:

For the purpose of determining eligibility based on aggregate percentage of marks, the procedure used by the respective Board of school education will only be taken into consideration. All applicants should have completed a minimum of 12 years of formal schooling by August 01, 2020.

Final year students of who have not received the transcripts/ certifi cates from the respective Board of school education by August 01, 2020 will be admitted provisionally. However, the admission of such candidates will be confirmed subject to passing the qualifying examination and meeting the minimum requirements as indicated above. The registration of the candidates not meeting the criteria by September 01, 2020 will be cancelled and the permissible fees will be refund.

The process of admission and selection of eligible candidates

The selection of applicants into the program is made through screening of application and interview. While evaluating students for admission, due weightage is given to their academic distinction, awards in Games & sports, Literary & cultural activities, and other extra co-curricular activities.

Original certificates and Domicile certificate should be produced for verification at the time of admission. The admission decision will be communicated after the admission process.

Special Reservation

There shall be a special provision for admission of students belonging to the State of Nagaland (Domicile) in any course of ICFAI University, Nagaland, which shall not be less than 25 (twenty-five) percent of seats in each course/discipline subject to the students meeting the minimum qualifying requirements referred to above. The fee for the Domicile students is less than that of the non-domicile students (please refer the fee chart).

Seats remaining unfilled under special reservation may be filled up by allotting the same to students belonging to Open Category.


The candidates are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for admission.

Application Form
  • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the form.
  • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters.
  • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
  • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application form.
  • Cost of the Application material for UG Programs is Rs. 250.
  • Cost of the Application material for PG and Doctoral Programs is Rs. 350.
Applicants have to enclose self attested copies of the following certificates
  • Birth Certificate
  • Class X Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate.
  • Class XII / Degree Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate (as may be applicable).
  • *BA/BBA/BCA/B.Com Degree Admit Card, Marksheet and Certificate (as may be Applicable)
  • ST Certificate.
  • 3 recent Passport Size Photo.
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.
  • *For MA/MBA Candidates.
Admissions Office

The ICFAI University, Nagaland,
6th Mile, Sovima Village, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112
Contact No. : +91 8729880506, +91 7640902799
E-mail : admissions@iunagaland.edu.in
Website : www.iunagaland.edu.in

Admission Fee:

Admission fee of Rs. 10,000 (non-refundable) is to be paid by all the selected candidates of PG immediately after the admission decision is announced. The last date for payment of admission fee is July 15, 2020 for MA (Economics) program.

Program Fee:

Students must pay the program fee on the fi rst day of each semester, after which a fi ne of Rs. 20 per day will be charged. The first semester fee is to be paid on or before July 31, 2020 for MA (Economics) program.

Note: Domicile refers to Students from State of Nagaland. Non-Domicile refers to Students from States other than Nagaland.

Particulars Domicile Non - Domicile
(amount in Rs. )
Establishment Fee (non-refundable) 5,600 5,600
Program Fee 85,800 98,400
Developmental Fee (non-refundable) 6,000 6,000
Library Fee (non-refundable) 1,200 1,200
Examination Fee 4,000 4,000
Total Program Fee (4 Semesters) 1,02,600 1,15,200
Fee Per Semester 25,650 28,800

* Semester Registration fee Rs. 3,000 (Non-refundable) to be paid at the beginning of the semester, from second semester onwards only.

All Payments should be made through Bank Challan from ICICI Chumukedima Branch/Swiping machine from the University, in favor of "The ICFAI University, Nagaland - Fee Collection A/C". Details about the payment modalities, and the relevant Challan, can be obtained from the Dy. Accounts Officer.

Refund Policy

As per UGC guidelines if a student chooses to withdraw from the program of study in which he/she is enrolled, the institution concerned shall follow the following four-tier system for the refund of fees remitted by the student.

Sl. No. Percentage of Refund of Aggregate Fees Point of time when notice of withdrawal of admission is served to HEI
1 100% 15 days before the formally-notified last date of admission
2 80% Not more than 15 days after the formally-notified last date of admission
3 50% More than 15 days but less than 30 days after formally-notified last date of admission
4 0% More than 30 days after formally notified last date of admission

Admission Calendar

Last date for admission PG Programs -
December 23, 2020
MA (MA Economics) Program

The Department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) programme in Economics, which reflects new developments in the discipline.


MA (English) MA (English)

Contact Us

Phone Number

+91 - 94365 - 31165

Our Location

The ICFAI University, Nagaland 6th Mile, Sovima Village, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112.