Department of Economics

Department Profile

<p>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.</p>

Former Teachers


1 .B.A. Economics

Undergraduate programme focuses on basic economic theory and mathematical skills enabling the students to go in for work and independent enquiry.

BA Economics
Duration Eligibility Intake
6 Semesters +2 or its equivalent 60

2 .M.A. Economics

Duration: 4 semesters. Eligibility :  Degree in Economics/ Foreign Trade/ Development Economics with 45% of marks or Statistics/Mathematics with 70% of marks.

MA Economics
Duration Eligibility Intake
4 Semesters Degree in Economics/ Foreign Trade/ Development Economics with 45% of marks or Statistics/Mathematics with 70% of marks 20

3 .Ph.D

Admission to Ph.D programme is done as per the guidelines of the University of Calicut. Ph.D.Pprogramme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. 

Ph.D (No. of Research Guides - 03)
Duration Eligibility Intake
3-5 years MA Economics Subject to Availability


1 .Smart Class Rooms

M.A classes are smart class rooms, which facilitate IT enabled teaching by faculty members and seminar presentations by the students. Further, proper trainings are given in softwares using the facility.

2 .Department Library

Apart from the central library, there is a department library which consists of print and digital copy of books. The library also has a collection reports and data sets such as Economic Review of Kerala Planning Board, census, NFHS, NSSO reports, and Hand Book on Indian Economy of Reserve Bank of India.

3 .Research Room

There is a research room for research scholars with with Journals and reports and digital facilities.

1 .Funded Projects

Name of Teacher

Title of the Project

Funding  Agency

Year of Sanctioning

Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

Natural Disaster and Livelihood: A Case Study of the Farming Community in the Alappuzha District of Kerala

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (ICHE)


Lt. Dr. A.T Abdul Jabbar

Green Microfinance as a Sustained Women Empowering Measure: A Case study on Environmental friendly initiatives of Kudumshree District Mission, Malappuram.




1 .Memberships

Name of the Teacher

Academic Body

Position held

Lt. Dr. A.T Abdul Jabbar

Kerala Economic Association

Life Time Member & Member in Executive Committee

Shihabudheen M.T

Kerala Economic Association

Life Time Member & Member in Executive Committee

P Mohammed Rasheed

Kerala Economic Association

Life Time Member

K Shajitha

Kerala Economic Association

Life Time Member

Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

Kerala Economic Association

Life Time Member


Events & Activities

1 .Conference

1. Second Annual conference of Kerala Economic Association on the theme ‘Migration, Development and Society’ on 27-29 May 2016.

2 .National Seminars

1.     Seminar on ‘Regional Development in Kerala’, 27&28, February, 1999.

2.    Seminar on ‘Development perspectives of Kerala Economy : Some reflections’ on 15-03-2011.

3.    Seminar on ‘Kerala’s Development Trajectory in the 21st century, some major concerns’ on 15-12-2015.

4.   Conducted One Day National seminar on the topic “GST and Fiscal crisis” on 12th December 2017.

3 .Workshops

1.     Workshop on Mathematics for Economics Teaching, 11-15, February 2005.

2.    Threedays National Workshop on “Applied Econometrics using Eviews” in association with the Indian Econometric Society (TIES) from 1st to 3rd February 2018.

3.    Five Days Short term course on “Econometric Methods and Applications” organized by Department of Economics, Farook College in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) from 13th to 17th February, 2019.

4.    Threedays workshop on “Research Methodology and Computer Application in Economics” organized by the Post Graduate and Research Department of Economics, Farook College, Kozhikode and funded by RUSA, MHRD from 15 to 17 January 2020.

5.    One Week Workshop on “Advanced Econometrics: Theory and Practice” organized by Department of Economics, Farook College in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) from March 2nd to 6th, 2020.

4 .Talks

1. Dr. M. Shrikanth, Assistant Professor, IIM, Shillong, delivered a talk on ‘Credit Risk Management in Indian Banking Industry’,on 6thJanuary 2015.

2. Dr. Anwar Sadath,Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Central University of Kerala delivered a talk on   “Unorganised Labour Force in Kerala, Some Reflections”, on 05-11-2013.

3. Prof Abdul Latheef P.T , Former Deputy Mayor, Calicut Corporation,spoke on “Neo-Liberal Regime and its Impact’, on 08-  12-2014.

4. Dr. Shyjan Davis, Asst. Professor University of Calicut,discussed “Union Budget 2015-16” on 3rd January 2015.

5. Dr. Shaheed Ramzan, Associate Professor, Govt College, Kodancherry, talked on Islamic Economics and Finance, on 05-03-2015.

6. Dr. Anand B, Asst Professor, Central University of Rajasthan made a presentation on ‘Crude Oil Price – Evolution, Impact and Future’ on 09-01-2015.

7. Dr. Ramalingam, Associate Professor, Gulathi Institute of Finance and Taxation, Trivandrum, made a Presntation on ‘Goods and Service Tax’ on 19th Ocober, 2016.

8. Dr. Sthanu R Nair, Associate Professor, IIM Kozhikode talked on ‘Twenty-five years of economic reforms in India: Achievements, Unfinished agendas, and Challenges’. 21st December, 2016.

9. Abdul Kareem IES, Additional Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi made a presentation on ‘‘Growth and inflation concerns of Indian Economy’.2016.

11. Dr. Shaheed Ramzan, Govt Arts College, Calicut, talked on Islamic Economics and Finance, on 05-03-2015.

12. Dr. Basanth K, Asst Manager, Ernest and Young. Kochi, spoke on Sustainable Development, 2016.

13. Dr. Alex M. Thomas., Assistant Professor of Economics, Azim Premji University, delivered a talk on ‘Political Economy of Unequal Growth in India’, 29th September, 2017.

14. Dr. Nirmala Padmanaban, Associate Professor, St. Theresa’s College, Ernakulam spoke on ‘Gender responsive Budgeting: Potential for Gender Mainstreaming’ on 25th September, 2018.

15. Dr. Jafar K., Assistant Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, talked on ‘Education and Migration Led development in Kerala’ by October 2018.

16. Dr. A. Kalaiyarasan, Assistant Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, delivered a talk on ‘Socio-economic Inequality in India’ October 2019.

17. Rafeeq Enthen, CEO, Strait Path International School, Talked on Freakonomics, January 2020.


1 .Facilities

Sl No

Name of Faculty

Publication Details


Mohammad Rasheed P

“Inward Migration in Kerala: Increasing Need for change in development Policies”, in The Development Experience of Kerala, A Panoramic View, Book edited by Jisha K.K, Archers & Elevators Publishing House, Bangalore, February 2015, ISBN, 9078-938324136-1.   


Mohammad Rasheed P

“Forest Law Enforcement and Livelihood of Tribes, A case Study of Cholanaykal clan”, in ‘Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development, Book edited by Dr. Baby Kizhakekalam, Anmol Publications Pvt Limited, New Delhi, July 2015, ISBN, 978-81-261-6380-9.   


Shajitha K

“Interest Free Banking – Problems and Prospects”, International Journal of Advanced Research, Vol.4 No.2 June 2014. Page No26-35, ISSN 2278-7275.


Dr. Abdul Jabbar A.T

“Globalisation phenomenon and India’s trade policy reforms” Anvikshiki- The Indian Journal of Research, Vol.6, No.3, May, 2012, Page No 35-40, ISSN 0973-9777   


Dr. Abdul Jabbar A.T

“Trade of between free trade and sustainable development” Anvikshiki- The Indian Journal of Research, Vol.6, No.3, May, 2012, Page No 35-40, ISSN 0973-9777.   


Dr. Abdul Jabbar A.T

“The impact of land certification on soil conservation practices – a case study of estie woreda, amhara region, ethiopia ” International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Academy, Vol.3, No.10, October 2013, 2013, Page No 2249-5894. ISSN 2249-5894.     


Dr. Abdul Jabbar A.T

“Why interest is prohibited Riba, An Economic Perspective?”, International Journal of Advanced Research, Vol.4 No.2 June 2014. Page No26-35, ISSN 2278-7275.


Dr. Abdul Jabbar A.T

“Education and Intergenerational mobility in Employment in Fisheries Sector”, International Journal of Aquatic Sciences, Vol 12, Issue 02, 2021.


Shihabudheen M.T

“Price discovery and volatility spillover effect in Indian commodity market” Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 65 No. 1 March 2010. ISSN 0019-5014.


Shihabudheen M.T

“Financial Development and Financial Inclusion in India: An Interstate Comparison” International Journal of Advanced Research,Vol. 5 Issue. 3, September-October 2015,  pp. 77 – 83, ISSN 2278-7275.(With Tharadasan K. T).


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Foreign Institutional Investments and Stock Price Behaviour in Emerging Markets – An Empirical Evidence from India”, International Buisness, First Edition, edited by Dr. Francis Cherunilam, Himalaya Publications, New Delhi. February- 2010. ISBN: 978-81-8488-657-3


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Financial Market Investments During the Period of Global Recession- An Analysis”, published in Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Indian Economy, edited by Dr. P Arunachalam, Global Research Publications, New Delhi. 


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

ASEAN-INDIA Free Trade Agreements and India’s Trade Competitiveness – an Assessment.”, Development Vs Deprivation in the Era of Globalisation, edited By S.Manju and Saralamma, Sonali Publications New Delhi- September-2011, ISBN 978-81-8411-330-3.


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Food security and Nutrition in Kerala: An Exploratory Approach”, Journal of Rural Development, NIRD, Hyderabad, Vol.31, No.4, October-December, 2012. Page No 513-533, ISSN 0970-3357.


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Global Financial Crisis and Performance of Indian Corporate Sector – A Firm Level Analysis” Indian Journal of Finance, Vol.7, No.5, May-2011, ISSN 0973-8711.


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Commodity Futures Indices and Traditional Asset Markets in India: DCC Evidence for Portfolio Diversification Benefits”, Global Business Review, Sage, Vol.15, No.4, October-December, 2014. Page No 777-793, ISSN 0972-1509


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Determinants of Wage Rate of Inter-State Migrant Workers in Kerala”, Labour and Development, Vol. 24, No.2, pp. 121-145, 2017, (UGC Care Listed).


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Flood-Induced Vulnerability in a Below Sea Level Farming System in Southern India: An Assessment through Coping Strategy Intensity” Disasters (Wiley), forthcoming. (Scopus: Q1, Web of Science: SSCI, ABDC: A)


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“Livelihood Vulnerability, Policy Response of State and Coping Strategies during Covid-19: A Study of Informal Workers in Kerala” Economic and Political Weekly, forthcoming. (Scopus: Q2, ABDC: B)


Dr. Mohammed Kasim C

“An Empirical Analysis of Profitability of Rice Cultivation in Kuttanad Wetland System, Southern Kerala”. Journal of Rural Development, forthcoming. (Scopus: Q4)


Sahadudheen I

Cointegration and error correction approach to the determinants of inflation in India, International journal of Economics and Research, Vol 3, Issue 1, Jan-Feb, pp 105-112


Sahadudheen I

Demand for Money and Exchange Rate: Evidence for Wealth Effect in India, Economic Review (Illinois Wesleyan University Journal, USA): Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 15.


Sahadudheen I

Long run demand for money in India: a cointegration approach (Jointly with Ummalla Mallesh), International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, October, 2012.