M.Phil Degree in Economics at Tribhuvan University

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M.Phil Degree in Economics at Tribhuvan University was introduced in the academic year 2007, Tribhuvan University has introduced M. Phil Degree in Economics.  The proposed program is semester-based and consists of three semesters. The student will have to go through the various core and optional papers along with thesis writing.

The objective of this course (M.Phil Degree in Economics at Tribhuvan University) is to provide advanced and specialized study in Economics for further learning and research leading to Ph.D.

The proposed program will be based on three semesters of 6 months each. In other words, the total duration of the M.Phil. program is 18 months. An M.Phil. student who has completed coursework during the first and the second semesters with “excellent” marks as defined by the Dean’s office may enter the Ph.D. program at the beginning of the third semester. M.Phil. students who do not transit to the Ph.D. program must enroll in the third semester. They should submit their final M.Phil. thesis within 6 months. A student must complete the M.Phil. program within three years of the initial registration for the program.


Eligibility of Admission

  • Students holding an M.A. degree from Tribhuvan University with Economics. or a degree equivalent to this degree from any university recognized by Tribhuvan University (T.U.) shall be considered eligible to apply for admission to M. Phil in Economics.
  • An applicant seeking admission to M. Phil. in Economics must appear in an entrance examination of three hours duration conducted by the Central Department of Economics and Office of Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. Applicants who fail either to appear in the entrance examination or to obtain a minimum qualifying score will not be given admission. Admission of the students will be based strictly on the merit list and on the enrolment capacity of the Central Department of Economics.

Entrance Question of MPhil in Economics in Tribhuvan University 2077/Entrance Question of MPhil in Economics in Tribhuvan University 2021

Curricular Structure

M.Phil. students will be required to take three core papers and one elective paper during the first semester. The second semester will also follow the same track. The third semester will be a thesis writing semester of 6 credit hours carrying 100 marks. These courses will provide in-depth understanding and specialized skills in the subject matters required as the tools and techniques for research in economics.

First Semester
Econ. 701Economic Methodology3100
Econ. 702Microeconomic Analysis3100
Econ. 703Applied Econometrics3100
Optional (Three credits from the following) 100
Econ. 704-1Political Economy of Development3
Econ. 704-2Public Economics and Welfare3
Econ. 704-3Digital Economics3
Total Credit12
Second Semester
Econ.715Macroeconomic Analysis3100
Econ.716Research Methodology and Academic Writing3100
Econ.717Development Economics3100
Optional (Three credits from the following) 100
Econ.718-1Economics of Sustainable Development3
Econ.718-2 Economic Policy Analysis3
Econ.718-3International Trade and Investment3
Total Credit12
Third Semester
Thesis Writing 6100

Teaching Methodology (Pedagogy)

Teaching methods will include the following:

  • Classroom teaching and interaction,
  • Semester term paper/ written assignments,
  • Internal assessments, class presentations, article reviews, book reviews, seminars/workshops, thesis writing, and publications.
    Each course is assigned 3 credits. The number of credits assigned to a particular course is determined by lecturer hours in the class, presentations on the application of theories made by students, and self-study hours. Reading textbook materials relating to relevant topics along with academic articles and supplementary readings will be made available to the students before the commencement of the classes. Students may also collect relevant research articles and additional reading materials or research publications. Following three approaches to teaching-learning
    activities will be adopted.

M. Phil in Economics Syllabus (Download)

Distribution of Points and Grading Scale

The performance of the student will be evaluated based on internal assessment and final examination. A total of 40 percent is allocated for internal assessment and the remaining 60 percent for the final examination. Internal assessments will be carried out based on the following four activities:
Internal assessments:
a. Written assignments or class tests (Two long questions will be given to the students to measure the understanding of theoretical aspects of the topics.): Maximum 5 points
b. Semester term papers (An analytical paper of around 10 pages, excluding the title page, table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, references/bibliography, and annexes, based on research on the given topic will be submitted): Maximum 10 points
c. Presentation on the application of the concepts and theories in the class: Maximum 5 points
d. Internal examination: Maximum 20 points (pass mark: 10 points)

Final examination:
Full marks: 60 points
Pass marks: 30 points
Grading scale: Total 100 Point

GradeCGPAPercentage EquivalentPerformance Remark
A4.090 and aboveDistinction
A-3.780 – 89.9Very Good
B+3.370 – 79.9First  Division
B3.0 60 – 69.9Second Division
B-2.750 – 59.9Pass in individual subject
F0Below 50Fail

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M.Phil Degree in Economics at Tribhuvan University

For more detail: Central Department of Economics

Call: 977-4-4330950

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