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Economics

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics was started in the year 1958 with B.A. degree course in Economics. It became a post graduate department in 1984. The department produced the first rank in M.A. in 1997.

Prof. K.Indira, has played a significant role in building up the department. Later, she retired as the Principal of Government Brennan College; Thalassery. There is an endowment after her name in the department with provisions for an endowment lecture and a gold medal for the top scorer in the B.A degree examination.

The department has produced great teachers and reputed economists. Dr.N.S.Bhat, Prof. (Retired) and former Chairman of the Department of Economics, Mangalore University was a student of the first batch. He has the distinction of being the first alumnus to get a doctorate degree. Prof. T.R. Kunhambu who retired as the H.O.D of Economics, University College, Trivandrum was a student of the second batch. He has been a member of the faculty for several years. Prof. B. Batya who was elevated to the post of Deputy Director of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala, was also an old student, and a member of the faculty for many years. Another old student K.Ramachandra Ballullaya became the Regional Manager; Bombay region of the Syndicate Bank. Dr. M. nivasa, who is serving as advisor to the ADB, Dr. M.H. Suryanarayana, who served as the Economic Advisor to the Government of Karnataka and Dr. Shyma Bhat, who is the present Chairman of the Department of Economics, Pondichery University were also products of the department.

Faculty

Courses

B. A. Economics

M. A. Economics

Job Opportunity of Courses

I. Career opportunities for BA Economics
1. Economic Investigators:
    a) Central Government Departments such as NSO, MSME etc.
    b) State Government Departments such as Economics and Statistics
    c) NGOs
2. General category jobs such as clerical positions in various departments, defence, police,
     insurance officers etc. through PSC, Staff Selection Commission, Public sector companies and Scheduled,
     non-scheduled and Co-operative Banks
3. Teaching Positions after acquiring relevant additional qualification
4. Economic analysts in Corporate Sector Consultancies
5. Higher studies such as MA/MSc in Economics, Environmental Economics, Actuarial Studies,
    Financial Economics, Applied Economics, Quantitative Economics, Environmental Economics,
    Population and Demography, and Development Studies.
II. Career opportunities for MA Economics
1. Economic officers
    a) Central Government Departments such as NSO, MSME etc.
    b) State Government Departments such as Economics and Statistics
    c) NGOs
2. Research Assistants/Officers in Planning Board
3. Research Assistants in Academic and policy Projects
4. Economists in RBI, NABARD, EXIM Bank, SEBI, NITI AYOG
5. Economic Officers in MSMEDI
6. Economic analysts, Risk Analysts, Business Analysts and Data Analysts in Corporate Sector
    Consultancies
7. Investment Banking
8. Economic Advisors
9. Economic Journalism
10. Indian Economic Service15. National and international policy forums
11. General category jobs such as clerical positions in various departments, defence, police,
      insurance officers etc. through PSC, Staff Selection Commission, Public sector companies and Scheduled,
      non-scheduled and Co-operative Banks
12. Teaching Positions after acquiring relevant additional qualification such as NET
13. Register as Research Scholars in Universities and Research Institutes in India and abroad.
      Economics can boast of a number of research institutes of fame within India unlike in many other
      disciplines.

Department Contact Info

Economics

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economics(at)gck.ac.in

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