Carpediem 2019- Catholicate College welcomes all to the proud alumni meet and annual celebations on 10th August 2019.     College reopens today(06/06/2019) after mid summer vacation. Welcome All !     Admission in general quota through Central Allotment Process(CAP) of Mahatma Gandhi University     Catholicate College has bagged III Position with 282 points in Sports (Best Performing College) among Colleges under Mahatma Gandhi University for the academic year 2017-18.     Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn     Catholicate College has been reaccredited by NAAC with A grade (3.60)     Welcome to Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta.     Our Motto: The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom.     Catholicate Family also joined our hands in cleaning the flood affected areas and in helping the people in disaster relief camps     Teacher's Day is Celebrated today!!!! Happy Teacher's Day to all teachers of Catholicate College.    
                                 Dr. Shyni T. Alexander  Dr. Shyni T. Alexander , M.A., B.Ed, Ph.D....
Head of the Department

Department of Economics

There is really no discipline that is more tightly intertwined

The department of Economics was established in 1955. The department offers an undergraduate programme in Economics. The department has been making steady and spectacular results over the years. At the UG level, it has created more than 3000 graduates through 57 batches and many of them are occupying important positions in social life. The department proposes to start PG course subject to the approval of Government. The department bagged third rank in BA in 2008.

An Egalitarian society having holistic and sustainable development.

To mould posterity who would wipe tears from every eye and lead India in the steady state growth path towards sustainable and equitable development horizon.


Courses Of Department

B. A. Economics

History and Politics as Complementary Papers



Dr. Shyni T. Alexander

Head Of The Department

M.A., B.Ed, Ph.D.


The Department of Economics plans to continue with its intensive research interests alongside its regular teaching as well as to maintain, and if possible, expand areas for seminars/conferences.

Dr. Geevarghese M. Thomas

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D

Asst Professor


Bejoy D Abraham

M.A, B.Ed

Asst Professor


Faculty Achievements

Co-curricular Activities

  1. Union Budget Analysis is conducted every year on March.
  2. Conducted a regional seminar on” Impact of International Trade on Kerala’s Economic Growth” on 10th December 2009. Dr. P. J Philip, Research Guide, Mahatma Gandhi University was the main resource person.
  3. A regional seminar was conducted on “Emerging Issues in Indian Economy” on 06/12/2013. Dr. M. P. Philip, Associate Professor in Economics, Post Graduate and Research Department of Economics, St. Berchmans’ College, Changancherry was the main resource person. Prof. Itty Varghese, Principal, St. Cyril’s College, Adoor inaugurated the seminar.
  4. Civil Service Orientation was conducted on 05/07/2014. Mr. Johnny Tom Varghese IAS led the session.
  5. UGC Sponsored two day National Seminar on “Inclusive Growth: The Unfinished Agenda” was conducted on 9th and 10th September 2015. More than 200 participants actively participated in various sessions.
  6. Financial literacy programme was launched during November 2015. As part of it, students and faculty members visited Karikulam Colony near the college and an awareness campaign was conducted among the colony members about the Fake Currency identification. A class on practical banking was conducted at Government Higher Secondary School, Thaicavu, Pathanamthitta.
  7. Classes on personality development and career guidance are conducted regularly.

Project Description

Minor Research Projects

  • Title: - A Study on Spatial Variations of the Informal Labour Market in Kerala.
    Principal Investigator: - Dr. Geevarghese M. Thomas.
    Agency: - UGC 
    Period: - 2013-2015

Extension Activities

  • Evaluation of MGNREGS: A Case Study of Pramadam Grama Panchayath.
  • An evaluation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) & National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) in Pathanamthitta District.
  • Socio Economic Survey of students in the Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta.
  • Financial Literacy Programme (Phase I).