Vision of the Department

  • Contributing to Society through Learning & Research
  • Inculcating the desire for  social service and commitment.
  • Providing experiential learning on socially responsible matters.
  • Creating a collaborative teaching, learning and research environment for  social responsibility and  ethical decision-making.
  • Giving a better understanding of the global, national and local economic issues that will confront our society now and in the future.


 Mission of the Department

  • Inspiring Teaching – Learning process  and Enriching Human Values
  • Thriving to reach the standards of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy.
  • Undertaking socio-economic research for regional development and to create a socio-economic database.
  • Equipping our students with necessary interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Enriching the students with values which are socially relevant
  • Mentoring the students for making the teaching-learning effective.
  • Promoting a proactive approach through which the young generation, especially pre-university students, should be motivated towards pursuing Economics as their higher studies.


Overview of the Department

            The Department of Economics was established in 1967 with a BA Degree course in Economics. The first Head of the Department was Prof. T M Mani (expired). The first batch of BA Economics came out in 1970. In 2013, the Department was elevated into the status of a Post Graduate Department.

The Department keeps consistent performance at the curricular and co curricular activities and secures dignified positions at university, state and national levels. In 2020 and 2018 the Department bagged the First rank in M A Economics. Besides the first rank, the Department secured the third, fifth, sixth and seventh university ranks in 2018. The Department also achieved Fourth rank in M A Economics in 2017.

The Department organizes various international and national level workshops, seminars, conferences and other programmes. Every year we organize unique programmes like  ‘Talent Scan’-(Quiz competition for Higher Secondary Students),  Newman Youth Excellence Award and Newman Youth Icon Award. All the curricular and co-curricular activities of the Department is organised and conducted under the banner of Newman Economic Forum (NEF).

The alumni association of the Department is one of the strongest alumni associations in the college. The first Sunday of every December is observed as the alumni day of the Department. There are a number of endowments constituted by the alumni association for the students in line with their academic performance and economic background.

The Department always strives hard to achieve the lofty ideals envisioned by the founding fathers of the college and beloved former faculty members of the Department. Currently, Dr. Jenni K Alex is serving his Alma Mater as the Head of the Department..