Choosing the best college among these depends on your preference, needs, and perception. Given below is a brief discussion on the BA Economics programs offered by OP Jindal and Asoka which will help you in making your decision.
Both the above-mentioned universities follow their individual course structure. OP Jindal University offers more courses in economics than that of Ashoka University. At Jindal, the BA Program consists of completing 13 core courses, 2 colloquiums in economics, and 6 optional courses. Whereas at Ashoka BA Program requires you to complete 12 economic courses consisting of 7 core and 5 optional. Thus, Jindal is a better option for you if you are solely interested in Economics as the course curriculum mostly focuses on specialized knowledge in the subject. On the other hand, if you are interested in exposure to other fields while continuing your course then you should go for Ashoka University.
The course fee for BA Economics at Ashoka University is much higher than that of OP Jindal University. The course fee for the first year at Ashoka University and OP Jindal University are respectively, 8.85 lakhs and 5,53 lakhs. Although both universities have provisions for education loans, financial aid, etc.
OP Jindal University requires the students to complete 2 internships during their program hence providing them the exposure to real working conditions which helps the students to improve their professional skills and thinking. The placement cell of OP Jindal University is also very active and helps students with their internships.
Ashoka also provides good internship opportunities from organizations such as the Council of Energy, Environment and Water, New Delhi, companies like RBL bank, Microsoft, make my trip, etc.
At OP Jindal University the placement rate was 100% for the batch of 2019. The highest international CTC offered was 30.9 LPA while the highest domestic CTC offered was 9.2 LPA. The average package was around 7 LPA. Top recruiters included Nishith Desai Associates, ICICI Bank, Kotak Life Insurance, ITC, Capgemini, HDFC Bank, etc.
Ashoka University had an average package ranging between 7-9 LPA. Major recruiters were Boston Consulting Group, Microsoft Research (SGO), McKinsey & Co, Ernst & Young (EY), Clix Capital, RBL Bank, Max Healthcare, etc