DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

About the Department

The Department of Economics was started since the inception of our college, as an ancillary department and it has evolved as a full-fledged Under Graduate Programme from the academic year 1986-87. The Department has successfully organized academic meetings, seminars and workshops to increase the horizon of knowledge and also it inculcates research culture. Seven books have been published by the members of the faculty. The students have secured 50 ranks in Madurai Kamaraj University and 11 ranks in Mother Teresa Women’s University.It adds feathers to our academic excellence.The Department undertakes socially relevant projects under extension activities.

Department Vision :

To inculcate the Knowledge in 3 E’s. Economics, Environment and Ethics
To Equip the students to face the challenges in life.
To make them self- reliant.
To imbibe Research culture.

Department Mission :

Organising Seminars and workshops.
Arranging filed trips and industrial visits. 
Involving in “Earn while you learn” programme 
Undertaking students’ projects.

Courses Offered

COURSESDURATION
B.A. Economics (Aided)
(Since 1986)
3 Years

Faculty Members

S.NO.FACULTY NAMEDESIGNATIONDOWNLOAD
1Thiru. S.Sekar, M.A., M.PhilHead & Assistant ProfessorView Profile
2Dr.Thiru.A.Gnanasekaran, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
3Dr(Tmt). P.Gnana Soundhari, M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.DGuest LecturerView Profile

Seminars and workshops

S.NOINTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL / STATETITLEDATE
1NationalRetail Marketing: Perspectives and Challenges4.03.2013
2StateGeneral Insurance10.03.2014
3NationalEconomicCrisis- a threat to developing economies.01.09.2015
4State level WorkshopCareer Guidance for Economics graduates29.02.2016
S.NOASSOCIATION MEETINGTOPICDATE
1Guest LectureFDI in retail marketing6.02.13
2Guest LectureLights and Shades of Indian Economy6.02.13
3Guest LectureLIC Perspectives and challenges15.02.13
4Guest LectureHow to become an agent in LIC?15.02.13
5Guest LectureInsurance Polices15.02.13
6Popular lecture SeriesPopulation Policy4.09.13

Department Alumni

S.NONAMEOCCUPATIONPLACE
1P.RathinamAssistant ProfessorGovernment Arts College, Coimbatore
2Dr.P.GnanaSoundhariGuest Lecturer in EconomicsA.P.A College for Women, Palani
3Dr.(Mrs) SripriyaAssistant ProfessorG.V.G Visalakshi College, Udumalpet.
4Dr. (Mrs) L. DhanalakshmiAssistant ProfessorG.V.G Visalakshi College, Udumalpet.
5Mrs. SanthiSI of PoliceNeikarapatty Police Station,Neikarapatty.
6EswariSI of PoliceAW Police Station, Palani.
7Mrs.KaleeswariPostal AssistantHead Post office, Palani.
8Dr.N.MahalakshmiAssistant ProfessorA.P.A College for Women, Palani.
9A.KavithaAdvocateThiruchangodu
10Mrs.KasthuriField officer (Local Resource Person)Agricultural Department, Palani.
11S.SuryaPrabaLab AssistantGovernment Girls High School, A.Kalayamputhur, Palani.

Highlights

  • Recently National level seminar on the theme “Economic Crisis- a threat to developing economies” and State Level workshop on “Career Guidance for Economics graduates” have been organized.
  • Society oriented research projects are undertaken by the department.
  • ECOTALENTIA – a programme exclusively for students of economics is conducted every year to promote the skills of the students. The programme gives ample scope for development of leadership qualities and organizing skill. competitions of various types such as paper presentation, album making, wealth from waste, slogan writing and Essay writing, oratorical competitions, Solo song, Slogan, Verse writing, turn coat, drawing, , Ad act, debate, mime, character alive and drama are conducted to enhance their skill and to test their understanding and application of subject concepts.
  • Students achievements in Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Activities.
    • One student Participated in all India NCC Girls Trekking Expedition at Duttnagar.
    • 3 players from our department are placed in the college Kabaddi team and Participated in 20 Kabaddi tournaments.
    • Students participate in National and State level Seminars / Workshops.
  • Our Alumnae are placed in private and public sectors.

Future Plan

  • Introducing PG Programme.
  • Industrial Linkages.
  • Internship Training for Placement.