• Department of Economics
  • Department profile

    The Department of Economics is one of the oldest departments of the University which began its journey in 1958-59 with the inauguration of the under-graduate programme. The Department has since then made significant growth and progress largely due to innovative programmes and the setting up of such goals that lead to high quality expansion of departmental activities. Through different programmes and activities, the Department has been making constant efforts to raise academic, intellectual and scholastic standards. Currently the Department offers B.A. in Economics, Post-graduation in Economics, M.Phil in Economics and Ph.D (Economics).
    The core strength of the Department is the quality of faculty who is competent, qualified and trained in modern teaching and research methods. The Department is actively engaged in research and developmental activities that have resulted in the publication of a large number of books and research papers in different fields of Economics. Several faculty members are involved in research projects and are members of distinguished professional bodies. Many students have published their research work in various reputed journals, qualified in NET and SLET examinations, and have been awarded the Fellowships. The Department has been frequently organizing seminars, conferences, workshops and invited talks by academicians and eminent personalities. The fast changing economic scenario poses to the department a challenge of continuously updating its curriculum and faculty, which have been made regularly by the department.

    Vision

    To provide quality education, while equipping students with knowledge and skills in their chosen stream, inculcate values, identify hidden talents, provide opportunities for students to realize their full potential and thus shape them into future leaders, entrepreneurs and above all good human beings. By enhancing quality, innovation and intellectual distinctiveness the department will elevate itself as a leading school for social science. We will strengthen our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and take relevant action for the betterment of the students and equip the students to meet the challenges of the future.

    Mission

    The primary mission of the economics program is to offer educational opportunities to students in order to prepare them to become accomplished citizens and professionals capable of critical thinking and independent analysis. Our mission is to provide benefits to the student community drawing upon the intellectual resources of the department which make a direct contribution to enhance the academic standards.

    GENESIS AND GROWTH

    • 1958 - 1959 :Introduction of Bachelor's degree in Economics
    • 1975 - 1976: Introduction of Master's degree in Economics
    • 1978 - 1979: Introduction of Research Programme in Economics

    OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

    • Develop Entrepreneurial Skills for Self Employment
    • Prepare the students for Competitive Examinations
    • Provide Exposure to the students on recent developments in the Indian Economy
    • Help students to take initiatives in Policy decision making in Social and Economic Scenario

    Thrust Area of Research

    • Banking and Finance
    • Agriculture
    • Entrepreneurship development
    • Health Economics
    • Industrial Economics
    • Tribal studies
    • Women Empowerment
    • Social Issues
    • Migration
    • Education
    • ICT
  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.A. : Economics
    • M.A. : Economics
    • M.Phil & Ph.D : Economics

    Eligibility

    • B.A. : Any group
    • M.A : B.A. Economics
  • Syllabus,PSO & CO
  • Facilities

    The Department is ICT enabled with Wi-fi connectivity, two class rooms with LCD projector for facilitating teaching-learning process and software like SPSS and eViews to train and teach undergraduate and postgraduate students advanced statistical and Econometric tools.

  • Staff Profile

    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Mrs.) K.T.Geetha
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Professor & Dean Agricultural Economics 1980 geetha_eco@avinuty.ac.in,
    K_T_geetha@yahoo.co.in
    kallanmarthodigeetha@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Manonmani
    M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D
    Professor & HOD Development Economics 1984 manonmani_eco@avinuty.ac.in
    manomyil@yahoo.com
    rajamanonmani@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) K.Arulselvam
    M.A., Dip.Ed, M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Professor Development Economics 1977 arulselvam_eco@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Mrs)Sherly Thomas
    M.A., Dip.Ed, M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Professor Development Economics 1979 shirlykurien_eco@avinuty.ac.in,
    shirley_kurrien@yahoo.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Ponmani
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
    Professor Development Economics 1986 ponmani_eco@avinuty.ac.in,
    Ponman.venkat@rediffmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Gandhimathi

    M.A., M.Phil., M.B.A., Ph.D., SLET, NET

    Professor

    Agricultural Finance and Monetary Economics 1999 gandhimathi_eco@avinuty.ac.in,
    gandhimathi_senni@yahoo.co.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) C.Parvathi
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET

    Associate Professor

    Environment and Development Studies 2003 parvathi_eco@avinuty.ac.in,
    ramadoss_27@rediffmail.com
    Dr.(Ms).V.Malarvizhi
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,NET

    Associate Professor

    Development Economics 2004 malarvizhi_eco@avinuty.ac.in,
    malsnathan@yahoo.co.in
    Mrs.M.Shanthi
    M.A., M.Phil., NET
    Assistant Professor Development Economics 2014 shanthi_eco@avinuty.ac.in
    m.shanthi2009@gmail.com
    Dr. Ms.T. A.Jayachitra
    M.Sc, Ph.D., NET
    Assistant Professor (Temp) Development Economics 2014 tajbirds@gmail.com
  • Sponsored Projects

    Major Research Projects (Completed):

    S.No

    Title of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency

    Total Grant (Rs)

    Chief Investigator

    1

    Economic costs of domestic violence against women in selected rural and urban slum areas in Coimbatore District

    2015 - 2016

    ICSSR

    Rs 22,00,000

    Dr.K.T.Geetha and Dr.V.Malarvizhi

    2

    Determinants of health care expenditure and demand for health insurance services among unorganised women workers in Coimbatore city

    October 2012 to September 2014

    UGC

    Rs 886820

    Dr.Shirley Thomas

    3

    Impact of watershed technology on inclusive of agriculture in Coimbatore district

    April 2012 to March 2014

    ICSSR

    Rs 3,28,950

    Dr.P.Ambigadevi and Dr.S.Gandhimathi

    Minor Research Projects (Ongoing/Completed):

    S.No

    Title of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency

    Total Grant (Rs)

    Chief Investigator

    1

    Productivity and Efficiency in the aggregate  manufacturing sector of India – Post Reform Period

    From December 2017 to March 2018

    UGC Block – In House Research Project

    Rs. 20000

    Dr.M.Manonmani

    2

    Perception on Demonetization and usage of digital transaction among Urban slum households in Coimbatore

    From December 2017 to March 2018

    UGC Block – In House Research Project

    Rs. 25000

    Dr. M.Shanthi

    3

    Impact of Climate Change and Agriculture with special reference to Adoption of Information Communication Technology

    December 2016 to April 2017

    UGC Block – In House Research Project

    Rs. 35,000

    Dr.C.Parvathi

    3

    Occupational health of migrant and non-migrant workers in construction industry

    4 months (04.01.2019 - 30.04.2019)

    UGC Block – In House Research Project

    Rs. 30,000

    Dr.K.Arulselvam
    Dr.R.Ponmani

  • MoU signed
  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted
  • Research Programmes
  • Awards/Achievements

    Name of the staff

    Title of the awards/Details of achievements and Recognitions

    Name and address of the Institution/ Session/Club/Organiser etc from which receive

    Date

    Dr.P. Ambiga Devi

    Excellence in Education

    Global Economic Progress and Research Association, New Delhi

    1.5.2014

    Dr.S.Gandhimathi

    Best Teacher in Economics

    Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai

    13.3.2017

    Dr. V. Malarvizhi

    Outstanding Faculty in Management

    Venus International  Foundation

    16.7.2016

    Dr.R.Annapoorani

    Best Teacher in Economics

    Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai

    6.3.2018

    Dr.S.Gandhimathi

    Outstanding Scientist award

    Venus International  Foundation

    21.12.2017

    Dr. C.Parvathi

    Best Faculty Award

    Grabs Educational Trust

    8.4.2018

  • Publications