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.

1.7 Methodology of teaching adopted 

The Student Centered Approach is adopted in teaching. Every year a Post Admission Test for Both U G and P G students is conducted for finding out the slow learner and advanced learner. Remedial Coaching and Peer Tutoring has been given to the slow learners. The advanced lerners are assigned tasks like participation and presentation of papers at state, national and internationsl seminars, conferences and workshops. The  teaching methods include Lecturing, Remedial Coaching, Peer Tutoring, Projects, Assignments, Seminars etc. 



2.1 Faculty achievements 

(Include awards received and invited lecture by the faculty)

Sl.No Name of the Faculty Year Achievement
1 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2018 P.hD
2 Dr. Jenni K Alex  2021 Resource Person Webinar: “Methods to Learn and Practice Econometrics” Organized by the Post Graduate Department of Economics, Govt. College, Kattappana.
3 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2019   Chief guest of the Inauguration of the activities of the Department of Economics , Govt. College , Kattdappana on 10th July 2019.
4 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2019 Resource person in Teachers training programme, organized by S.H Provincial House, Kothamangalam on 28th August 2019
5 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2019 Chief guest of the Inauguration of the activities of the Department of commerce,St. Joseph’s College , Moolamattom on 8th July 2019
6 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2019 Chief Guest of the PTA Meeting  organized by  St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Kaliyar  on 14th June 2019
7 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2019 Chief Guest of the Merit day and Academic Inauguration of  St.Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Arakuzha on 8th June 2019
8 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2019 Chair of the paper presentation in in the National Conference on Invasion of Technology in Marketing and Society  organized by School of Management Studies , Viswajyothi College Vazhakulam on 8th February 2019
9 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2015 National level on Inclusive Growth in in Rural India : Issues and Challenges organized bySSV College Perumbavoor on 3-4 Sept.2015
10 Dr. Jenni K Alex 2014 National level  Seminar on Rethinking  MacroEconomic Policy organized by T.M Jacob , Govt. College Manimalakunnu, Koothattukulam 10-11 Dec. 2014


2.2 Students  achievements for each year

(Include academic, sports and extracurricular achievements)

Name of the student Year Achievement
George Kurian 2021 State Eligibility Test- Economics
Bibin Baby 2021 State Eligibility Test- Economics
Anu Shaji 2020 State Eligibility Test- Economics
Jimi Joy 2020 Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test
Ashly Geroge 2019 UGC- NET in Economics 
Jithin John 2018 State Eligibility Test- Economics 
Sunu Sjeev 2016  SET- Economics 



(Newest first)

Name of the student Year Course Rank
Don P Thankachan 2022 M A Economics V
Anjaly P Ashokan 2022 M A Economics VIII
Ammu V Shaji 2022 M A Economi III
Angel Mary Soy 2022 B A Economics VI
Minziya K S 2019-2020 M A Economics I
Laya Maria Jaison 2019 M A Economics X
Soufana E S 2018-2019  B A Economics XIII
Akhila G

Ashina Nazeer

Rajalakshmi C H

Jimy Joy

Teenumol Tomy

2017-2018  M A Economics I





Ashly George 2016- 2017   IV


Prominent Alumni of the department

Name Designation & Official Address Year & Program studied in the Institution Email Id
Dr. Jenni K Alex Assistant Professor & Head

Newman College Thodupuzha

Emmanuel Thomas  Assistant Professor

St. Thomas  College Thrissur

Alphonsa K Joy Assistant Professor

Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha

Certificate Programs

Certificate Course in Human Resource Management


Seminars/Invited talks organized by the department

Date Topic of the event Nature of the event

(National/state seminar, webinar, invited talk/ workshop/ endowment lecture)

02 December 2022 Meet an International Researcher and Erudite Scholar International Seminar
10&11 August 2022 Conservation Displacement and Development International Conference

3.11 Extension activities conducted by the department

Name of the activity  Organizing unit/ agency/ collaborating agency
First Friday Food Collection Providence Home , Ezhumuttom
  • Research 

 4.2 Research Guides 

Name of Research Guide Research Centre  Affiliated university Number of students enrolled   Number of Students finished Ph.D
Dr. Jenni K Alex Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous)Kothamangalam M G University Kottayam 4 Nil

4.3 Research Promotion Council members from the department

One – Dr. Jenni K. Alex

4.6 List of publications from the faculty members

Name of the faculty Title of the Publication Co-


Name of the journal/ Book  Year of publication  Volume Page number  Impact Factor, if any ISBN/ISSN number
Dr. Jenni K Alex Nil 2020
Ratheesh E R Food Processing Industries in India: A Socio Economic Analysis Nil Indian Journal of

Politics and International Relations

2022 15 190 ISSN 0973-5011
Ratheesh E R Performance Analysis of Agriculture and Food Processing sector in Kerala Nil Man, Nature and Sustainability 2023 205-258 ISBN: 978-620-5-52392-6
Ratheesh E R  The Role of Food Processing Industries in Rejuvanating the Rural Economy Nil Conservation, Development and Displacement 2022 211-217 ISBN: 978-620-5-52077-2