BS Economic Development and Policy Study | GIFT University

BS Economic Development and Policy Study

Program Description:

Economy of any nation is changing more towards the development instead of growth. This change is increasing the demand of graduates with the degree more focused on development along with the strong knowledge of economics and public policy. These graduates can join both public and private organizations working in the development sectors. This new emerging discipline is also a need for the disaster struck regions and rural as well as urban areas. Government departments; private and public organizations; research and educational institutes are the potential job markets for the graduates.

 

Program Objectives

Aims of this four year degree program are:

  • To provide a sound basis for conceptual understanding of issues related to study of development policies and practices.
  • To enhance knowledge, develop skill and transfer practical related to social development issues within the overall framework of sustainable development and inter-related spheres.
  • To quip graduates with enough knowledge and skill for the entry in a diverse field of jobs in government, private & public sectors.
  • To enable the students to pursue their employment positions in actuarial science or more analytical fields through providing them a strong base of quantitative courses.
  • To enable the students to become analysts, advisors and economists in the public and private sectors.
 

Program Features:

The program provides:

  • A solid foundation in economic development & policy.
  • Understanding about the economic relationships that occur between society and government - as well as the principles that govern these relationships.
  • Leads to professional enhancement and increased options and opportunities for the current and emerging jobs in the private and public sectors in the regional, national and international arenas.
  • Analytic skills to prepare students for a career in public, private or government sector economy.
  • To encompass the study of societies, economies and institutions of the “developing countries”, their inter-connectedness with the “developed world” and the process through which the international institutions and mechanisms impact upon the overall goals of development within a global context.
  • The groundwork, students will need if they decide to pursue a graduate degree in economics, policy or development studies.
  • An emphasis on transforming concepts into practice.
  • Innovative skills to handle independent projects.
 

Eligibility Criteria

The University welcomes applications from candidates who have successfully completed up to Grade 12 schooling. The most eligible qualifications and specific criteria for admissions are as follows:

  • FSc (Pre-Engineering / Pre-Medical).
  • Intermediate with Arts or General Science or Commerce.
  • Advanced Levels (A’ Levels).
  • Any other equivalent grade 12 degree approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • Minimum 45% or equivalent marks in intermediate or equivalent qualification.
  • GIFT Comprehensive Admission Test (GCAT) or relevant level NTS test may also be applicable for admissions.
  • The candidates having 14 years graduation in economics and securing minimum 45% marks (in annual system) or CGPA of 2.0/4.0 (in semester system) or equivalent may be admitted in 5th semester of the program and may avail two years exemption on the basis of their economics degree. However, graduates (14 years) with non-economics degree may also be bridged and admitted into program on case to case basis and may be granted exemptions based on their previous knowledge as per exemption policy.
 

Program Structure

Structure

No of Courses

Cr Hrs

University Core

5

15

Major

Economics

10

30

Development

8

24

Electives

Program Electives

6

18

Free Electives

2

6

Support Areas

8

24

Social Integration Program

 

3

Corporate Internship

 

3

Corporate Project

 

6

Total

39

129

 


 

Eligibility Criteria

The University welcomes applications from candidates who have successfully completed up to Grade 12 schooling. The most eligible qualifications and specific criteria for admissions are as follows:

  • FSc (Pre-Engineering / Pre-Medical).
  • Intermediate with Arts or General Science or Commerce.
  • Advanced Levels (A’ Levels).
  • Any other equivalent grade 12 degree approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • Minimum 45% or equivalent marks in intermediate or equivalent qualification.
  • GIFT Comprehensive Admission Test (GCAT) or relevant level NTS test may also be applicable for admissions.
  • The candidates having 14 years graduation in economics and securing minimum 45% marks (in annual system) or CGPA of 2.0/4.0 (in semester system) or equivalent may be admitted in 5th semester of the program and may avail two years exemption on the basis of their economics degree. However, graduates (14 years) with non-economics degree may also be bridged and admitted into program on case to case basis and may be granted exemptions based on their previous knowledge as per exemption policy.

Enquiries

The Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.

 

General Criteria to Apply

  • The candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the program.
  • The candidate must have earned the eligibility qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Good proficiency in English language.
  • The candidate has not been debarred on disciplinary grounds during his earlier educational career.
 

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.

 

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