Initiation and brief overview
From the inception of the college on 1962 the Department of Economics had only general course. The honours section started from 2002 and it was the only science department offering B.Sc. degree. At present, the Economics Department has a five-member faculty (2 assistant professors and 3 SACT professors).
Vision and outlook
We try to make our students aware about the economic changes in present day world and critically analyse them. We emphasize on not only acquisition of knowledge but also use of it for sustainable development of the common mass. We focus on overall development of our students so that they can be self-reliant and self-sufficient, keeping in view the CBCS syllabus under WBSU.
Methods of teaching
Extensive board work is very essential in our subject. Apart from this classroom lectures or the chalk and talk method, the Department uses ICT based classes and audio-visual aids, like, Power-point presentations, to enhance learning interests. The Department also organizes educational tours and other extension activities each year to get real life experience from the economy surrounding them and analyse different problems. It also improves the mental health of the students.Regular assessments through unit tests and class-tests and end of the semester mock-exams ensure that the students are well prepared for their final end-semester examinations. In their project work they learn data handling and paper writing.
The Department maintains a Seminar Library constituting of relevant books and materials of reference that are not available in the College Library. The Department also has a collection of educational AV material related to the Core Course and DSE syllabus.Students have access to the computers to learn different Econometric software courses like SPSS, E-VIEWS, STATA which are part of the CBCS syllabus. They also use computers to complete their project work which is a major part of CBCS curriculum.