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Department of Economics

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About the Department

The Department of Economics was established in 1986. Over the last thirty two years, the Department has carved out a niche in economics education map of India. The Department discharges three functions, namely teaching, research and extension. So far, it has produced a large number of post-graduates, as well as M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars who are placed in some of the premier institutions in the country and elsewhere. The Department has also emerged as a popular centre for training officials from government and corporate sectors, especially in the area of econometrics.
About Head of Department

Dr. Amaresh Samantaraya

Professor

Prof. Amaresh Samantaraya is presently working as a Professor in the Department of Economics, Pondicherry University. He has experience of teaching and research in economics stretching over two decades. Before joining Pondicherry University he worked as an economist in the Reserve Bank of India (1999-2010), and joined Pondicherry University in July 2010. His teaches papers on econometrics, money and banking, growth theories, and Indian economy, and his area of research interest include monetary policy, banking developments, inter-regional disparity, etc. He has written a large number of research papers in reputed professional journals in economics and finance. He has also written...

Contact Details

Head: +91-413-2654-746

Office: +91-413-2654-371

Mail: amaresheco@gmail.com

Programmes Offered

Faculty

Dr. V. Nirmala
Professor
Dr. H. Yasmeen Sultana
Assistant Professor
Dr. A. Sankaran
Assistant Professor
Dr.S. Raja Sethu Durai
Assistant Professor
Dr. R. Lusome
Assistant Professor
Dr. C. Jerome Samraj
Assistant Professor
The Department is housed in the School of Management building with spacious air conditioned class rooms, overhead LCD Projector and well equipped common computer lab
The thrust areas of research in the Department covers development studies, economic demography, environmental economics, financial economics, gender studies, industrial economics, international economics, microfinance, money and banking, and open-economy macroeconomics. The faculty members and Ph.D. scholars of the Department have published a large number of research papers in the above areas, in reputed national and international journals in economics.
Alumni of the Department are employed as faculty members in various Central Universities, IITs and other reputed educational institutions; as executives/managers in multinational companies/ banks, Government jobs, and also in Indian civil services. Every year a number of PG students of the Department successfully clear UGC-NET/JRF and SLET examinations. Many of the students of our Department are pursuing Ph.D. with fellowships in IIMs, IITs, other Central Universities and reputed institutes of higher learning in economics namely, CDS, Trivandrum; ISEC, Bangalore; IIPS and TISS, Mumbai; IFMR, MIDS and MSE, Chennai, etc
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