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Economists to Data Analysts, pursue your dream career in Economics and Data Science with these top 5 colleges in India

Higher education plays a vital role in shaping one’s career which is why it is crucial for every student to make a right subject choice before enrolling in any college or institute. A substantial amount of research has to be done as to which subjects are in demand, what are the career options available, which college provides industry connections, and so on. A proper guidance is required in this stage as it will lay the foundation for a good professional career.

Two subjects that are creating infinite career opportunities in today’s world are Economics and Data Science. Due to globalization and rapid economic development, the scope to build a career in economics has expanded in the last two decades. On the other hand, the increased usage of technology has opened up the possibility of pursuing a highly sought-after career in Data Science. 

Here is the list of top colleges and educational  institutes which will help you to flourish in the world of Economics and Data Science:

  1. Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) Situated in Mumbai, is one of India’s leading post graduate academy specialising in the Economics, Public Policy, Data Science and Finance. Established as an institution of excellence to equip graduate students with applied skills to meet the needs of the new-age workplace, MDAE offers one-year full-time postgraduate diploma in Economics, and Data Science & Finance Programs that prepare students for the globalised and dynamic workplace.  MDAE has extended their partnership with one of the oldest research institutes for economics, Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics (GIPE), Pune, for the next three academic years. As a part of the collaboration, MDAE will continue to offer a one-year full-time post-graduation diploma in Economics, and Data Science & Finance to its students in collaboration with GIPE. In addition to joint placement events to be held at both campuses, students from both institutes can participate in research projects led by faculty from both institutions and take advantage of the faculty exchange agreement between the two institutions. They will also get an opportunity to interact with faculty and students of GIPE through the events organised at their campus in Pune.
  1. Shri Ram College – Shri Ram College of Commerce represents our evolution from a humble beginning to an illustrious preeminent institution pioneering education in the sphere of commerce, management and economics.The B. A. (Hons.) Economics programme offered by Shri Ram College of Commerce as a constituent college of the University of Delhi offers a rigorous  basis  for  much  of the  advanced thinking  in  the Economics discipline. Along with the undergraduate programme the college has a full time Master’s in Economics curriculum. 
  1. Indian Statistical Institute – Indian Statistical Institute is a higher education and research institute which is recognized as an Institute of National Importance. The institute offers a Master’s of Science in Quantitative Economics. Three-year Bachelor’s degree with Economics  and  Mathematics  as full subjects. Holders of the B.Stat. degree of the Institute are eligible only if they have taken all the four elective papers  in Economics in the B.Stat. course.
  1. Madras School of Economics –  Madras  School of Economics offers five M.A Degree Programs, namely M.A. General Economics, M.A. Financial Economics, M.A. Actuarial Economics, M.A. Applied Quantitative Finance and M.A. Environment Economics and two 2-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management programs in Finance and Research & Business Analytics (approved by the All India Council for Technical Education). It also offers both full time and part time Ph.D programs in Economics and Management. It plans to offer Undergraduate Program in Economics from the academic year 2022-23
  1. St.Stephen’s College– St.Stephen’s  college is the oldest institution in Delhi. First it was affiliated to Calcutta University and finally after the establishment of Delhi University, it became one of its three original constituent colleges . St. Stephens’s college offers full time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the discipline of Economics.