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Karnataka is one of the most favorite destinations of students for higher education. At present, there are more than 130 colleges in Karnataka for Economics at the UG level. The degrees are either BA Economics or BSc Economics. This article will focus on the top best colleges of the state, in terms of internationally benchmarked education, research-based curriculum, job opportunities, and so on.
Christ University is considered as India’s best private deemed university, offering various UG and PG programs in Science, Arts & Commerce. The University was established in the year 1969 and is approved by the UGC and AICTE. Christ University/college offers both BSc in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics (EMS) and BA in Economics (both Regular and Honours). There are no entrance exams as such for these programs, and admissions are done on the basis of merit achieved in class 12. However, for BSc EMS, students need to appear for a skill test and a personal interview once passed the merit criterion.
St Joseph’s College Bengaluru, is one of the leading private autonomous colleges of India. SJC Bengaluru was set up in the year 1882 and it is accredited with grade “A++” by NAAC and is now affiliated with the Bangalore University. For students who are interested in Economics, they can either pursue BSc Econ, Math, Statistics (triple major), or there are various combinations of Bachelor of Arts degrees like HEP, IES, etc., which all include Economics as the main subject. SJC Bengaluru keeps a very basic student-friendly admission process and fee structure. Admissions into both BSc and BA programs are based on merit scored in class 12, followed by a personal interview.
St. Aloysius College is a private college with the autonomous state (since 2007) in Mangalore, which was established in the year 1880. The college is accredited by NAAC with a grade of “A” and is affiliated to Mangalore University. It offers various UG and PG degrees and as far as Economics is concerned, the college offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Again, the admissions are based only on the merit obtained in class 12.
Mount Carmel College is a private autonomous institute in Bengaluru. MCC Bengaluru is an all-women college, which was set up in the year 1948. It is now affiliated with the Bangalore University, Bengaluru. As the College is also affiliated to the Bangalore University, they also follow the same rule of triple majors for BSc and Economics enthusiasts can opt for BSc EMS. Students who want to pursue Economics as an Art, can opt for BA Economics in MCC Bengaluru. All the admissions into the BSc and BA programs are granted upon successfully passing the merit-based eligibility criterion, which is usually backed by a personal interview.
Kristu Jayanti College is a leading private college in the city. KJC Bengaluru offers several UG and PG degree programs in the streams of Sciences, Commerce, Management, Humanities, and so on. KJC Bengaluru came into existence in the year 1999 and has the status of autonomy. Being approved by AICTE and BCI, it is affiliated with the Bangalore University (BU), Bengaluru. KJC Bengaluru offers Bachelor of Arts in 11 streams in BA Eco is one of the popular courses in KJC. Students can also pursue BSc in Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics (EMS). All the admissions are offered on clearing the merit-based criterion which is fixed by KJC.
Vivekananda Degree College is a well-known private college that offers different UG programs like BA, BSc, and BCom. The college was set up in the year 1982, and it is affiliated to the Bangalore University, Bengaluru. It is accredited by NAAC and offers Bachelor of Arts in 3 streams i.e., Economics, History, and Pol Science. Interested candidates need to clear the basic eligibility criterion which is usually merit-based, as per norms of the Bangalore University.
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, a.k.a. SVKM’s NMIMS is a private deemed-to-be university, in Bengaluru. The university came into existence in the year 1960, and is approved by AICTE. It offers BSc programs in 3 subjects, viz. Economics, Applied Statistics & Analytics, and Finance. The admissions into these programs are based on merit obtained in class 12, and the scores of NPAT (a university level entrance test).
Jain University is a privately deemed university, which was established in the year 1990. Jain University is known for its varied degree programs across different domains. The university was ranked 101 according to NIRF, in the overall category. BSc in Economics is one of the 30 subjects that JU offers under the umbrella of BSc programs. The admissions for the BSc programs are granted as per performance in Jain Entrance Test (JET), conducted by Jain University.
By: Subham Har