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Department of Economics and Finance

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About us

The Economics and Finance Department at BITS Pilani - Hyderabad Campus offers MSc (Hons) Economics as a first degree. Minor in Finance and PhD programme. The diversity of specializations of the departmental faculty has promoted multi-faceted research at the Department and has brought a certain depth to the courses as well. Along with research, the Department recognizes the growing demand for trained manpower in education, industry, government and other sectors as well as nurturing future researchers and specialists in Economics, Finance and Management. The teaching methodology pursues to provide students with a strong conceptual foundation and to create a continuous interest and involvement with the real life applications of Economics, Finance and Management. For more details about our Department, we request you to go through this website.
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Economics Association

The Economics Association, as the name suggests, is the association for the MSc Economics students at Hyderabad campus. The primary aim of the association is to inculcate and nurture an interest in the economics and finance world among all students on campus, not just those studying economics. Towards this end, various events are held, both as part of ATMOS, as well as in general. Events conducted during ATMOS include Courtroom, Arthashastra – The Business Quiz and workshops on finance. In addition to this, there are several guest talks and workshops conducted throughout the year by some of the best names in the field of finance and economics in the country and abroad. Panel discussions are also held on regular basis to keep abreast with various developments and be familiar with the different point of views and perceptions. The association also maintains a blog, where articles written by our students and guest contributions are posted regularly.  In addition to this, the association also conceived and organized the flagship edition of its financial conclave, Finnovate, in February 2017. Finnovate will continue as an annual event with eminent speakers talking on contemporary issues and exciting quizzes/competitions for students. 

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The placement record of the students enrolled in M.Sc. Economics has been quite good. The curriculum and training at BITS Pilani Hyderabad help students to develop skills essential for charting successful career. The students’ participation in unique innovation of Practice School gives an early industry exposure to BITSians giving them an edge in professional workplace. 
Past Recruiters
Following are some of our past recruiters:
Credit Sussie
Deutsche Bank
JP Morgan Services
JP Morgan CIB
Wells fargo
Futures First
Edelweiss Capital
Morgan Stanley Capital Investments
Placement Statistics

M.Sc. Economics-Placement year 2016-17

All the students either got placed or went for higher studies

Highest Package (Cost to Company)

Rs. 14.6 lakhs

Average Package* (Cost to Company)

Rs. 10.8 lakhs

*: Based on overall packages offered by companies, irrespective of students recruited 


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Ph.D Admissions ( I Semester 2018-19) :
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1. Mrs. Sai Priya Kamath, Assistant Professor at London School of Economics delivered a guest lecture on “Once Bitten Once Shy: Learning or Conservatism after Audit Failure?”.
2. Prof. Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Indian School of Business delivered a guest lecture on “Letting the briber go free?”.
3. Prof. Bhagwan Chaudhary, Professor in Finance at UCLA Anderson delivered a guest lecture on “Financial Inclusion”.
4. Prof. Ramana Sonti delivered the lecture on “Shannon meets Nash” at IIIT Hyderabad.
5. Dr. Archana Srivastava delivered the lecture on “Impact of Trade on Wage Inequality, Poverty, Employment and Growth” in a workshop on “Frontier areas in Econometrics & International Trade and Finance”, at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
6. Dr. Durgesh Pathak delivered the lecture on “Growth, Redistribution and Poverty changes in India: A sharply decomposition analysis.” in the “International Seminar on Poverty & Deprivation in South Asia” at BHU, Varanasi.

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