About us

In order to impart knowledge and training to students Department of Economics was established in the year 1971. The vision was to produce Academic/professional leaders in the field of research and to strengthen the region and the country. It is being achieved by developing theoretical skills of the students through regular conventional and non-conventional teaching modes. The Department provides the facilities suited for the development of skills and the team spirit among the students, inculcated in the given environment through seminars, group discussions, assignments, class tests, quizzes as well as by designing & developing dummy as well as real-time projects in the class rooms. The Department has been regularly updating its curricula from time to time. The latest overhauling of all the curricula by the Department was affected as recently as in 2009 and 2010.

At its inception, the department started the M.A. Economics programme spread over four semesters. This academic/professional program aims at imparting theoretical training in the area of Economics. Another more important aspect added to the academic legacy of the Department was the starting of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme in 1971 and M. Phil Economics in 1974. These programmes lay specific emphasis on fulfilling the academic needs of researchers of the region in general under expert guidance of department faculty of. Since 1996, the department has also started /running a full time two years Master of Arts in Business Economics - MA.(BE) programme spread over four semesters. The one year Diploma in Population Studies (DPS) was started in 1998 which is spread over two semesters. The course is aimed at bridging the gap between the academic and professional requirements of the society at large and also targets in-service personnel. The curriculum for this programme matches the best in the country and has also been thoroughly updated. Dissertation work, where each student is required to work on some contemporary research problem related to different areas of business economics, is an important part of the fourth semester of MA(BE). The emphasis is on surveying related theoretical literature, conducting empirical studies, pinpointing the problems and giving a set of suggestions for improvement.