Economics is one of the social sciences, which has great influence on every human being. As economic life
and the economy go through changes, the need to ground education in children’s own experience becomes
essential. While doing so, it is imperative to provide them opportunities to acquire analytical skills to
observe and understand the economic realities.
At senior secondary stage, the learners are in a position to understand abstract ideas, exercise the power of
thinking and to develop their own perception. It is at this stage, the learners are exposed to the rigour of
the discipline of economics in a systematic way.
The economics courses are introduced in such a way that in the initial stage, the learners are introduced to
the economic realities that the nation is facing today along with some basic statistical tools to understand
these broader economic realities. In the later stage, the learners are introduced to economics as a theory of
The economics courses also contain many projects and activities. These will provide opportunities for the
learners to explore various economic issues both from their day-to-day life and also from issues, which are
broader and invisible in nature. The academic skills that they learn in these courses would help to develop
the projects and activities. The syllabus is also expected to provide opportunities to use information and
communication technologies to facilitate their learning process.
Understanding of some basic economic concepts and development of economic reasoning which the
learners can apply in their day-to-day life as citizens, workers and consumers.
Realisation of learners’ role in nation building and sensitivity to the economic issues that the nation is
Equipment with basic tools of economics and statistics to analyse economic issues. This is pertinent
for even those who may not pursue this course beyond senior secondary stage.
Development of understanding that there can be more than one view on any economic issue and
necessary skills to argue logically with reasoning.