The Department of Economics is one of the oldest Departments in the College. The department of Economics has distinguished itself to be one of the leading centre of learning economics in the country. India's first three Finance Ministers and leading economists are among its Alumni.
The Department has the distinction of having developed a unique and challenging curriculum and syllabus at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Students are trained to analyze concrete problems with the help of conceptual frames, theoretical insights and mathematical, statistical and econometric tools along with computer applications. Areas of specialization include Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Money and Finance, Institutional Economics, Micro and Macro studies.
As a postgraduate and research department with enviable legacy of illustrious teachers and alumni for more than a century it has carved a niche for itself as a centre of learning in which economics is taught with a difference. It has the distinction of having initiated an active discussion on the new approach to economics curriculum and the subject of ‘teaching economics’ in an ongoing exercise among the faculty of economics. It is a matter of great satisfaction that students and faculty act in unison to make teaching-learning process a highly purposeful mission.
Programmes Offered: B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
- Department organized a one-day regional seminar on "India at the Crossroads".
- Dr. A. Annadurai has been sanctioned a minor project on "Working Performance of NREGP in Cuddalore District" by Malcolm Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai.
- Mrs. Merlin Juliet authored a book on "Financial Services" for PGDCM offered by the Christian Institute of Management, Shillong, in February 2010.