|Course Type||Course Code||No. Of Credits|
Course Coordinator (CC) and Team: Anirban Biswas
Email of course coordinator: anirbanbiswas[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Pre-requisites: This course is offered only to those students who have attended the courses on Micro Economics and Macro Economics during their previous semesters. An understanding of International Economics and Public Finance will be beneficial.
Aim: This course is a compulsory course for those pursuing a Major in Economics but would be open to all students of the BA programme with some pre-requisites. This course shall highlight and analyse the key features of Indian economic development after independence and the major contemporary issues confronting it. Issues pertaining to individual sectors like agriculture, industry and services, and to their mutual interaction in development, and problems like unemployment, poverty and inequality, etc. shall be discussed with reference to government economic policy and its evolution.
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
Historical background: India as a developing economy
State and Society: Continuities and change since independence
Indian Economic Policy through time.
Issues in agricultural development – agrarian structure, investment, technology and productivity.
Industrialization: Trends and fluctuations, patterns of structural change and constraints.
Services and their growth
Trade and external relations in Indian development.
Gender and labour: Specificities and Generalities
Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality
Following are few references. Additional references (books/articles) shall be added according to need.
Tentative Assessment schedule with details of weightage:
|Assessment||Date/period in which Assessment will take place||Weightage|
|Class test||Beginning of September||30%|
|Tut/ Home Assignments||End October||30%|
|End Semester Exam||As per AUD Academic Calendar||40%|