Vision and Mission of the Dept:
Founded in 1985, the Department of Economics is amongst the younger of the Departments in the University, but it has made a qualitative contribution to research and Post Graduate education in economics since its initiation. Professor B S R Rao was the first Head of the Department – an expert in Monetary Economics and Finance. Presently, Professor Dhanmanjiri Sathe is the Head; specializes in the Political Economy of Development. Departmental strength also consists of four assistant professors specialized in varied areas of economics.
The vision of the department of Economics consists of exploring the economic study and analysis, policy framing and implementation issues faced by the Indian economy along with the analysis of other economies in the world. The department thrives to reach standards of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy. The department of Economics recognizes the growing demand for trained manpower in industry, government, research and other sectors as well as nurturing future researchers and specialists in economics. We try to meet this demand in a committed manner.
The diversity of specializations of the departmental faculty has promoted multi-faceted research at the Department and has brought a certain depth to the PG courses as well. The Department offers a Master’s (two years) course in economics (MA) and Ph.D. in Economics. Every year we get an overwhelming response for Masters from all across India and abroad- the largest in all of social sciences within the University.