Profile of the Department

The Department of Economics was started as an under graduate department in1844. The Post graduate course and the research programme were started in 1930 and 1974 respectively. The Department offers UG, PG, M.Phil Courses and Ph.D programme.
The Department is actively engaged in consultancy services and has MoU with factories (The Ramco Cements Limited). The Department members are consultants for Central Co- operative Bank, Tiruchirappalli and counsellors for the central prison in Tiruchirappalli. The faculty members also act as expert members for the Board of Studies and Evaluation Committee of various colleges.

The innovative practices of the Department are:

  • Organizing Research Methodology Seminar for M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D scholars annually.
  • The Department is the Head quarters of Association of Economists of Tamil Nadu (AET) and publishes ?Peninsular Economist? with ISSN.
  • The Department collaborates with Malcolm & Adisehiah Elizabeth Trust, Chennai to organize seminars, workshops and
  • competition in essay writing and elocution.
  • The Department organizes an intercollegiate programme known as ECONS to enable the students to exhibit the hidden talents in curricular and co curricular activities.

The Department remains as the hub of research and consultancy activities. The Department has received two major and six minor Research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Malcolm & Elizabeth Adisesiah Trust.

Vision and Mission Statement:


Learning and understanding of Economics is the guiding principle for the development of the society for facilitating a sustainable and inclusive development of the nation by harnessing the potentialities emerging from the knowledge based society for the welfare of mankind.


To provide curricula that promote critical thinking, skills and enhance decision making abilities which help the students of Economics become productive and informed citizens. Our faculty will engage in disseminating new knowledge, developing quality teaching skills, maintaining high professional standards and actively serving the student community.


ECONS is a cultural and academic extravaganza organized by the students of the Department of Economics. This provides an ideal opportunity for the students of Economics to expose their hidden talents and potentials. Students of various Colleges of Bharathidasan University vie with one another for the coveted Rolling Shield given by the Department.

The 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Economists of Tamil Nadu was hosted by the Department in the College campus in the course of this academic year.

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