Department of 

Economics

Year of Establishment:

1976

About

The Department of Economics was started in 1976, with the offering of the B.A. Economics programme. M.A. Economics was introduced in 1980 and Ph.D. (Part-time) was offered for a while. The year 1981 saw the introduction of the B.A. Economics course in Shift II. M.Phil. Economics was introduced in 2013.


The Spotlight
  • A diploma course in Retail Management was introduced to improve students’ employability

  • The Department has long-held ties with the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) and Malcolm Adiseshaiah Trust and has won accolades for several minor research projects completed with funding from these institutions.

Programmes Offered

Programme
Shift
Government-Aided
Sanctioned Strength
B.A. Economics
Shift I
Yes
70
B.A. Economics
Shift II
No
50
M.A. Economics
Shift I
Yes
20
M.Phil. Economics
Shift I
No
6

Courses Offered

Course
Category
Offered to
Shift
Allied Marketing & Corporate Finance
Part III: Allied
B.A. Economics
Shift I
Allied Statistics
Part III: Allied
B.A. Economics
Shift I
Allied Economics
Part III: Allied
B.Com. (General)
Shift I
Allied Economics
Part III: Allied
B.Com. (Banking Management)
Shift I
Entrepreneurial Development
Part IV: Skill-based Subject
B.A. Economics
Shift I
Retail Management
Certificate Course
B.A. Economics
Shift I
Allied History of Economic Thought
Part III: Allied
B.A. Economics
Shift II
Allied Health Economics
Part III: Allied
B.A. Economics
Shift II
Allied Rural Economics
Part III: Allied
B.A. Economics
Shift II
Allied Tamilnadu Economy
Part III: Allied
B.A. Economics
Shift II
Allied Economics
Part III: Allied
B.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship)
Shift II
Economics for Managers
Part IV: Non-major Elective
B.A. Economics
Shift II
Indian Economy for Competitive Examinations
Part IV: Non-major Elective
B.A. Economics
Shift II

MoUs

  1. Alliance Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.

Faculty

Dr. Hemavathi Sekar

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Karpagam M.

Professor Emeritus

Ms. Sumitha Princess J.

Associate Professor & HoD

Ms. Seethalakshmi G. S.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jayanthi K.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Hamsikaa Narayanan

Assistant Professor

Ms. Geethasaranya R.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Kalyani K. N.

Professor Emeritus

Ms. Padma N.

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Shanthi Raja

Assistant Professor

Ms. Lalitha N.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Sindhu T. S.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Divya P. A.

Assistant Professor

Recent Events

  • Students Seminar on the topic “Application of Statistical Tools in Data Analysis” was conducted for B.A. Economics - Shift I students on 3 March, 2022. The Chief Guest was Dr. D. Sathiyavan, Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Econometrics & Member Syndicate, University of Madras.

  • Students seminar was organized for B.A. Economics - Shift II students on 21 March, 2022, on the topic "The Impact of Covid-19 on the Indian Economy". Dr. P. G. Babu, Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai, was the Chief Guest.

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