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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

M.A Econometrics

The college offers MA in Econometrics(Aided) which was sanctioned this academic year.Classes will commence soon.


Faculties

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Dr. Shyni T. Alexander

Head Of The Department

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

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Dr. Geevarghese M. Thomas

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

Asst Professor

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Bejoy D Abraham

M.A, B.Ed

Asst Professor

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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.

Research Publications

 

Name of the Teacher Title of the Paper Name of the Journal National /International Year of Publication Impact Factor Vol & Issue Page No ISSN
Dr. Shyni T. Alexander Decline in Rubber prices in Kerala-A Case study of Vallicode Panchayath in Pathanamthitta District Journal of Economic and Social Development National 2016   Vol.12 No.2 87 to 96 0973-886X
Dr. Shyni T. Alexander The Relevance of Special Agricultural Zones in Kerala with Reference to Paddy Cultivation Epitome: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research International 2018 3.656 Vol 4 Issue 2   2395-6968
Dr. Shyni T. Alexander Tribal Welfare Programmes and Policies in India: An Overview Epitome: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research International 2018 3.656 Vol 4 Issue 4   2395-6968
Dr. Shyni T. Alexander Mergers and Acquisitiond in Banking Sector with Special Reference to State Bank of India Economic Challenger International 2020 5.411 No.23 Issue 89 67 to 74 0975-1351
Dr. Shyni T. Alexander Pandemic and Panic in the World of Work: A Study on India’s informal Sector During COVID 19 Southern Economist National 2020   Vol 89 No 12 11 to 15 0038-4046
Bejoy D Abraham Globalisation and Structural Changes of the Indian Economy Future of Globalisation -Through the Lens of Development Economics (Edited Book) National 2017   NA 91 -94 978-12-3456-789-7(ISBN)
Dr.Geevarghese M. Thomas An Inquiry into the Digital Divide in Kerala International Journal of Current Research International 2017 7.084 Volume 09, Issue 05 51597-51598 0975-833X
Dr.Geevarghese M. Thomas Labour Market Dichotomy: An analysis of post-liberalization period International Journal of Current Research International 2017 7.084 Volume 09, Issue 06 52236-52238 0975-833X
Dr.Geevarghese M. Thomas An Exploration into the Spatial Variations of Informal Labour Market International Journal of Development Research International 2017 4.753 Volume 07, Issue 08 14384-14387 2230-9926

 

Economics

The Department of Economics is one among the oldest departments of the Institution. The Department was established in 1955 as an  undergraduate department, turned into a  postgraduate department in 2020 by the sanctioning of a new generation course,MA Econometrics.The department proposes to start Research centre subject to the approval of MG University. At the UG level it has created more than 3900 students through 66 batches. During last 66 years, the Department has carved out a niche in the arena of Economics and many of its alumni have distinguished themselves in both academic and administrative spheres in national and international level.The department has been making steady and spectacular results over the years. Our students  always done us proud by maintaining a consistent record of high academic performance at the University level, including University ranks.Sreelekshmi P Kumar bagged first rank (2019) and Ajil R Babu bagged  3rd Rank (2006) in MG University. Athira P Nair(2021) & Vaisakh Suresh( 2021) secured 4th and 7th position respectively. The department has conducted various regional seminars.And also UGC sponsored National Seminar on the topic “Inclusive Growth: The Unfinished Agenda "in 2015 and a National seminar on the topic “Emerging fiscal and monetary scenario: Indian Economy at crossroads in 2022".

Paper Publications

The Department has 3 permanent faculty members including 2 research guides in MG University.And 3 teachers are serving as guest faculties. Faculty members are active in teaching, research and community  extension activities.They have published papers in 11 international journals ,7 National journals and one chapter in an edited book.Among these publications 3 are in UGC- CARE journals.At present 6 scholars are pursuing research leading to Ph.D under the guidance of research guides in the department. The department has completed one UGC sponsored minor project. The Department has conducted an extension activity ,Financial Literacy Phase I  and Financial Literacy Phase II is going on .

Under the initiative of Economics Association the department has coordinated various discussions and co-curricular activities,including observance of national & international day ,budget analysis and interdepartmental - intercollegiate competitions.The department has a well maintained library.The department undertakes various charity programs and community extension activities.The department has an active Alumni Association and a Parent Teacher Association.All the stakeholders take keen initiative in the various activities of the department.Dr.K N Harilal ( Professor ,Centre for Development Studies and Former Member ,State Planning Board) and Shri.Robin Peter ( Member , District Panchayath, Pathanamthitta)are prestigious Alumni of department. 


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).