• Department of Economics
  • Department profile

    The Department of Economics is one of the oldest and main constituent departments of the Avinashilingam Institute established in 1958-59 and turned postgraduate in 1975-76. It offers courses B.A Economics, M.A Economics, M.Phil Economics and PhD Economics. Since its inception, the department has been committed towards promoting high quality teaching which combines rigour with relevance, giving the student a thorough grounding in economic theory, empirical techniques and contemporary policy issues. Students get exposure to a wide range of courses and also gain experience in doing field work, analyzing data, handling statistical software packages, making presentations and writing reports and papers. The rigor and flexibility of our programs not only prepare students to embark on challenging careers upon graduation, but to pursue advanced degrees in their areas of interests. All faculty members in the Department are well-respected authors and scholars, and all are active in teaching, research and professional service. The Department of Economics is the hub of a number of academic and co-curricular activities and has organized numerous academic conferences and workshops aimed at encouraging the students to explore beyond the frontiers of the prescribed syllabus, evaluate economic issues using the skills and tools acquired both inside and outside the classroom, and interact with experts from diverse areas of specialization.

    Vision

    To emerge as a centre of excellence in the field of economics with focus on innovative teaching, advance research and public policy analysis.

    Mission

    To offer educational opportunities to students in order to prepare them to become accomplished citizens and professionals capable of critical thinking, analytical skills, creative intelligence, entrepreneurial and organizational skills needed for solving complex problems in a global and frequently changing environment.

    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
    • Ph.D  Economics

    Eligibility

    • B.A. : Any group
    • M.A. : B.A. Economics
    • Ph.D.: M.A./M.Phil Economics
  • Syllabus
  • Facilities

    The Department is ICT enabled with Wi-fi connectivity, Four class rooms with LCD projectors and one class room with interactive board for facilitating teaching-learning process, Software’s like SPSS and eViews to train and teach undergraduate and postgraduate students advanced statistical and Econometric tools.

  • Faculty 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 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Manonmani
    M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D
    Professor & HOD Development Economics 1984 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs)Sherly Thomas
    M.A., Dip.Ed, M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Professor Development Economics 1979 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Gandhimathi

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

    Professor

    Agricultural Finance and Monetary Economics 1999 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) C.Parvathi
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET

    Associate Professor

    Environment and Development Studies 2003 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Ms).V.Malarvizhi
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,NET

    Associate Professor

    Development Economics 2004 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Mrs.M.Shanthi
    M.A., M.Phil., NET
    Assistant Professor (SS) Development Economics 2014 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Mrs.R.Kalpana
    M.A., M.Phil
    Teaching Assistant (Temp) Development Economics 2021 [email protected]
  • Publications