Doctor of Philosophy in Economics


The objectives of the PhD in Economics are:

  • to learn research methods ranging from quantitative and deductive methods to qualitative and inductive methods.
  • to master the students in theories that underpin their dissertation research, usually drawn from the social sciences or humanities, with the depth needed to produce advanced, theoretically informed research.
  • to build the capability of problem identification and conceptualization skills to focus on realistic and relevant research problems.
  • to prepare for an appropriate level of communication skills to effectively disseminate research and technical information, including the practical implications of research analyses.
  • to understand the fundamental principles and models of modern economics in depth, and be able to apply them to economic and social issues.
  • to prepare the students for employment in academic and/or non-academic institutions at national and international levels.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 in the semester system or first division in the annual system in MPhil/MS/Equivalent degree (economics) is required to be eligible for admission in PhD program.
  • The potential applicant will submit the application accompanied with a concept paper/research proposal that he/she intends to undertake, to the admission office of the relevant division/campus. He/she may also be required to justify the concept paper/ research proposal before the PhD Admission Committee at the time of interview.
  • The applicants shall be required to take Subject Based Entry Test and secure minimum score as per HEC requirements to become eligible for admission in PhD program.

Age Limit

Age limit is not applicable in this program

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