The teaching methodology combines standard methods of University education – lectures and tutorials - with written assignments, project work, field trips, and student presentations both in class and in seminars. In addition to the core papers that are taught (see www.du.ac.in for details), students can choose from among a number of optional courses in their final year. In the academic years 2008-09 and 2009-10, the Department has offered optional courses in Game Theory, International Economics, Public Economics, Money and Financial Markets, Econometrics, and Indian Agriculture and Industry. The Department also has an internship program and we encourage our students to participate in the corporate and research life of institutions outside college.
The Economics Society of the Department organizes a variety of events to promote students interest in the subject. These events include the Ranjan Roy Memorial Debate, O.P. Kaushik Memorial Lecture, and the Economics Festival “L’Economiste”. The Society also brings out an annual Economics magazine “Arth” to which faculty members, students, and professionals from related fields contribute articles.
All activities of the Department are aimed at encouraging the students to explore beyond the frontiers of the prescribed syllabus, evaluate economic issues using the skills and tools acquired both inside and outside the classroom, and interact with experts from diverse areas of specialization.