Department of Economics

Department Profile

The Department of Economics is one of the oldest and main constituent departments of the Farook College. The department was established in 1948 as undergraduate department, turned postgraduate in 1984, and became research department in 2020. The Department offers B.A, M.A. and PhD in Economics. It attracts the largest number of students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Since its inception, the department has been committed towards promoting high quality and relevant teaching. During last 73 years, the Department has carved out a niche in the Economics and many of its alumni have distinguished themselves in both academic and administrative spheres in national and international level. Teaching & learning at the department follow a balanced approach with a focus on both theoretical as well as applied economics. Faculty members are active in teaching, research and consultancy services. They have published in Scopus and Web of Science indexed journals of international publishers such as Elsevier, Sage, Wiley etc.. The research papers of faculty members have appeared in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Resource Policy (Elsevier), Singapore Economic Review (Wiley), Disasters (Wiley), Global Business Review (Sage), Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Public Affairs (Wiley) etc… The Department of Economics is the hub of a number of academic and co-curricular activities. Eminent scholars have been invited to for talks and seminars. The department has organised numerous prestigious academic conferences and workshops.