Introduction to Microeconomics in Hindi and without Calculus

By Prof. Vimal Kumar   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 415
About the Course : 

Microeconomics (व्यष्टि अर्थशास्त्र) व्यक्तियों के बीच सीमित संसाधनों के आवंटन का अध्ययन है। व्यक्ति से हमारा तात्पर्य उस इकाई से है जो स्वत निर्णय  करने में सक्षम है | निर्णय लेने वाली ये इकाई एक व्यक्ति भी हो सकता  है,  एक परिवार  भी, एक फर्म  भी | आर्थिक सिद्धांत इस Assumption (धारणा) पर आधारित हैं कि सभी निर्णय लेने वाली इकाई का अच्छी तरह से परिभाषित उद्देश्य हैं; जैसे व्यक्तियों के लिए उपयोगिता अधिकतमकरण (Utility Maximization) और फर्मों के लिए लाभ अधिकतमकरण (Profit Maximization) |  ये सब इकाईया  आर्थिक वातावरण के प्रोत्साहन (Incentives) और बाधाओं (Constraints) को समझते हुये एक बहुत ही व्यवस्थित रूप से कार्य करते हैं।

वस्तुत: Microeconomics एक ढांचा (Structure)  प्रस्तुत करता है है जो हमलोगो को आर्थिक सेटिंग में मानवीय पहेली की मूलभूत समझ हासिल करने की क्षमता देता है। Microeconomics के मूल सिद्धांतों के इस पाठ्यक्रम में उपभोक्ता सिद्धांत, निर्माता सिद्धांत के साथ-साथ बाजार संरचनाएं शामिल हैं जिनके माध्यम से हम निर्णय लेने वाले इकाइयों, उनके व्यबहार, एवम बाजार को समझेंगे | 

ये course मुलत हिंदी में पढ़ाया जायेगा | Technicsl terms english में बताये जायेंगे | Calculus का use नहीं किया जायेगा | 

Microeconomics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources among individuals. Economic theories are based on the assumption that individuals as well as firms have well defined objectives; utility maximization for individuals and profit maximization for firms and they act systematically according to the incentives and constraints of their economic environment. It is this framework that allows the economist to gain a fundamental understanding of the human puzzle in an economic setting. This course in the fundamentals of economics covers consumer theory, producer theory as well as the market structures through which individuals and firms interact.


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

पाठ्यक्रम योजना:

सप्ताह 1: परिचय, मांग, आपूर्ति और बाजार संतुलन,

सप्ताह 1-3: मांग, आपूर्ति और बाजार संतुलन (जारी)

सप्ताह 4 से सप्ताह 7: उपभोक्ता सिद्धांत

सप्ताह 7 से सप्ताह 10: निर्माता सिद्धांत

सप्ताह 11: एकाधिकार

सप्ताह 12: अल्पाधिकार


Week1: Introduction, Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium, 

Week 1-3: Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium (Continued)

Week 4 to Week 7: Consumer Theory

Week 7 to Week 10: Producer Theory

Week 11: Monopoly

Week 12: Oligopoly

इच्छुक क्षात्र : बीए प्रथम वर्ष, एमबीए, एमए प्रथम वर्ष

पूर्व-आवश्यकताएँ: मूल गणित

Books and references

किताबें और संदर्भ
  1. R. Preston McAfee, Introduction to Economic Analysis, Freely available on https://www.mcafee.cc/Papers/Introecon/ licensed under the Creative Commons.
  2. Robert S. Pindyk and D.L. Rubinfeld,  Microeconomics, Edition: 6, Paperback (Special Indian Edition), Pearson Education India
  3. Hal R. Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics : A Modern Approach, Edition 7, Paperback (Special Indian Edition), Affiliated East West.

Instructor bio

Prof. Vimal Kumar

IIT Kanpur
After receiving a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California Irvine in 2008, Vimal Kumar worked in the research division of a multinational firm called Watson Wyatt Worldwide for a year. In June 2009, he joined Indian Institute of technology Kanpur. Initially, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. 

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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