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Department of Economics

Department Economics

The Department of Economics, one among the oldest departments of the college had its inception in 1964. Our Founder, Manager & the former Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. R. Sankar has inaugurated the classes in this Department. Prof P Sam Kurien was the founder Head of the Department. The Department offers undergraduate programme in Economics and it was started in the year 1968. Over the past five decades the department had produced eminent scholars in various fields. The department meticulously materialize the vision of Sree Narayana Guru “ Education through Liberalisation and preparing students for the holistic development and make them responsible citizens. The department at present has 225 students and have a committed team of three faculty members of which two have doctorate degrees with guideship. The department offers complementary course to History & Political Science Department. The famous luminaries of the Department include Dr. Alwin Prakash, the former HOD, University of Kerala, Karyavattom who also served as the Chairman, Kerala State Public Expenditure Review Committee, 2012-14 and Chairman, Fifth State Finance Commission of the State Expenditure Committee 2015-16. The Department has been frequently organizing International and National webinars, invited lectures, debates and discussions on contemporary economic issues. R Sankar Memorial Spectrum Seminar series is hosted annually in our college, the department partakes in it with invited talks from eminent scholars and presentations by our students on various emerging economic themes of their interest. Field and industrial visits help the students to apply their theoretical knowledge and equip them to be competent enough to face the challenges of the labour market. AIM UPSC, the Civil service aspirants’ group of the department plays a vital role in organizing innovative and knowledge enriching programmes. This group-oriented platform facilitates the aspirants to crack UPSC and other competitive exams. Our students excel in co-curricular activities including sports and literary contests. The Alumni group of the department is fervently supportive and encouraging in the departmental activities.