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Department of Economics


ECONOMICS


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The Department of Economics started its journey from the very beginning of the establishment of the college in 1970. The number of students gradually began to rise with the increase in seats, the latest intake capacity being 38 (according to official record). The department was formerly affiliated to the University of Burdwan, however, now all of the courses of the department are affiliated to the Kazi Nazrul University.


Initially, it was a department comprising students belonging to the Arts or Humanities stream. Gradually, the door was opened to the students of the science stream also and from then on the seats were divided between the students of the Arts section without Mathematics and those of the Science section with Mathematics. Two types of degree i.e. Bachelor of Arts Honours and B.Sc. Honours are offered. Students with Science combination subjects are offered the B.Sc. degree and those with Arts combination are offered the B.A. degree.

 

Since the beginning, the department has been enriched by teachers delivered by many academic stalwarts who excelled in the national and the international arena. The same is true for the students who have performed brilliantly in the university (The University of Burdwan) examinations. Several students of the department have obtained rank in the examination, many emerging as university toppers. Many of them have got admitted in institutes of national importance, such as Delhi School of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Mumbai University, Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, etc. apart from the Calcutta University. This department has produced good administrators,  professors, school teachers, bank employees, corporate leaders and industrial officials.

 

Faculty members of the department always try to insert knowledge on theoretical and practical economics to the students. If the faculty members feel that any one of the students cannot grasp the topic taught in the classroom, then that teacher takes the initiatives to make the student understand the topic by providing extra time after the class. If any one of the students irrespective the course/semester is poor in English writing, then the faculty member/s take initiatives to improve the writing skill of the said student. In addition, faculty members take surprise tests, and take internal examinations periodically within the semester to develop the writing skill and knowledge of the students.  

 

Courses:The Department offers undergraduate honours course, undergraduate program and undergraduate generic course. Curriculum and syllabus of these courses is under CBCS with the affilation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol.


Resources: Besides the well-stocked central library, the department has a Seminar library with 184 very useful books which the students can access readily. The department has a good seminar library to cater to the needs of learning of the students. The library room on library day for each year is converted into a tutorial class so that the students can discuss different topics particularly relating to books being lent with the teachers. This open discussion has proved fruitful for both students and teachers to know and understand each other. The Department of Economics has a departmental library having 181 books on economics. Students of the department borrow books from this library according to their requirements. In-charge of this library is Dr. Anjan Ray Chaudhury.

 

Some events organized by the department:

Seminar (14/07/2017) Topic: Impacts of Goods and Services Tax

Special Lecture (15/03/2017) Topic: Demonetization: Its merits and demerits in Indian Economy

 

Faculty members

Name of Faculty Designation View Details

Dr. Anjan Ray Chaudhury
Assistant Professor and Head

Dr. Samapti Saha
Associate Professor