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Career in Economics in India

The study of economics provides a good opportunity to gain an edge in today’s rapidly globalising world. Well-trained economists are in huge demand across industries, not only at the national but at the international level as well. In recent years, there has been a suckten spun in he demand for economic analysts, researchers and consultants as they arc well-equipped and trained to effectively handle the increasing complexities of a rapidly globalising and com¬petitive society. Competition is known to be a stern taskmaster and then is believed to be no room for laxity in its lexicon. Accordingly, in order to excel today in the fields of industry, trade, commerce, banking, insurance, finance and the like, one needs to have the competitive edge. It is precisely against this backdrop that the study of economics opens up the doors of a wide variety of the most sought-after career options. For, the students of economics are provided with deep insights into how an economy functions at the macro-level and how the markets operate at the micro-level.

In addition, imparting the knowledge of economics also entails developing sufficient groundings into statistical and mathematical methods for economics, econometrics, public finance, monetary economics, international economics, development economics and economic policy-making, all of which arc extremely desirable from the practical perspective of building a career whether in the public sector, private sector or even non-government organisations.

Economics Career options :
     Actuarial analyst
     Chartered accountant
     Chartered certified accountant
     Chartered public finance accountant
     Data analyst
     Financial risk analyst
     Forensic accountant
     Investment analyst
     Stockbroker, etc.

After successfully acquiring an undergraduate degree in economics, one could either straightaway choose a career in economic journalism, economic and financial research, banking and finance, sales and marketing etc. or instead appear for competitive exams such as the civil services, economic and statistical services. Alternatively, with a view to enhancing career prospects, one may choose to either pursue further studies in economics or instead branch offto higher studies in some related field such as environmental economics, demography, business economics, insur¬ance and actuarial science, risk management, finance, business administration and management, international marketing and global business operations.

Skill sets required :

• A logical and analytical bent of mind
• Quantitative aptitude
• Articulation and strong ability to assimilate information
• Felicity of expression
• Sincerity, commitment and devotion
• High level of motivation to strive for perfection
• A high level of patience, with a positive and opti¬mistic attitude
• Willingness to work hard in a selfless manner

Some of the premier educational institutions for undergraduate studies in economcs in India are:

• St Stephen’s College. Delhi
• Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
• Lady Shri Rwn College for Women, Delhi
• Hans Raj College, Delhi
• Hindu College. Delhi
• Presidency College, Kolkata
• St Xavier’s College, Kolkata
• St Xavier’s College, Mumbai
• Loyola College, Chennai
• Christ College. liangulore



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