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History of Department
The Department of Economics is as old as the college which was established in 1948. It is a four member department. The department has been catering to students in the Commerce stream along with the Humanities stream since 1980. The first head of the department was Mr. Gajra followed by Mrs. Maya Mirapuri, Dr. Harver, Mrs. Adarsh Suri and Dr Anuradha Kalhan Siddique. The department is currently headed by Ms Sarita Jai Shankar. The department offers a full majors program in the final year to the cream of students enrolled in the BA program which enhances their theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject and equips them for further specialization in the field. It also increases their employability. The department has a record of a hundred percent passing at the University examinations for the Economics majors besides a majority passing with a first division.
About the Department
The Department of Economics caters to students of both the Commerce and Humanities streams. It offers a full majors program in the final year of BA only to the best. The syllabus taught by the faculty includes nine papers of Economics at the BA level and three papers of Business Economics at the B Com level. The department has also started catering to the MCom students from the current academic year.
Current Achievements of the Department
A vibrant Economics Association, which is almost twenty years old now, is the chief source of the department’s pride. It organizes seminars, book reviews, film shows, talks and lectures by scholars, industry experts, bankers, ex-students etc. It ensures active participation by students in Inter College Festivals - both at local and national level, with outstanding performances by the students- Econundrum (St Xaviers’), Gnaritas (Mithibhai), Ka Ching (NMIMS), Econovista (LSR), Altius and Esprit (Christ), Zenith (Miranda house) to name a few.
The association organized its first intra-college Economics festival – Arthanomics in 2013-14 and turned this event into a highly successful Inter-college National Economics festival in the year 2014-15. Colleges from all over the country including IIT Bombay, Lady Shri Ram College, Christ College, Symbiosis School of Economics, Miranda House, St. Xavier's College, HR College participated in the event. 2015-16 saw the event go to bigger heights with an increased participation from outside colleges such as Loyla –Chennai and Jhadhavpur University. The association is aiming to convert this into an international event this academic year. The association also comes out with its annual magazine The Contrarian which consists of articles and trivia written by the students on a variety of topics. The latest edition of the magazine can be found here – http://issuu.com/thecontrarian_2015
Key achievements by students in the year 2014-15:
Activities of the department
"Add economic value in everything we do"
Faculty - Dept. of Economics - Senior College