Sri Pradip Kumar Biswal
Dr. Kusha Chandra Pradhan


Name of the Department: Department of Economics
Year of establishment: 1976
Name of Courses offered:
Bachelor of Arts (+3 Arts under CBCS pattern)
Interdisciplinary courses and departments involved: Nil

Since its inception in 1976, The Department of Economics has been committed towards promoting High Quality Teaching & Economic Research it offers the programme of B.A. in Economics. In the face of demand for competent economists outstripping the supply, Department of Economics stands among the most sought in Economics in the state.
Teaching & learning at the department is defined by a diverse range of academic offerings & exposure to a multiplicity of paradigms. The course structure incorporates a balance of Theoretical Analysis & Quantitative Reasoning. Students are trained by renowned faculty which seeks to prepare well equipped economists who can tackle new emerging imperatives in economics. The department encourages quality teaching programmes through collaboration with different reputed Institutes. The faculty has also made several research based contributions in major fields of economics.

The BA Programme has been designed to expose students to alternative paradigms of economic theory and their application to contemporary national and international problems .Training is imparted in the use of quantitative and analytical techniques. BA economics is a full-time programme spread over 3 years and is divided into 4 semesters .The programme of study consists of 14 core courses which are compulsory and 2 are elective courses. Each of these carry 100 marks and students are ordinarily required to do our courses each semester.

Semester-I Semester-II Semester-III Semester-IV Semester-V Semester-VI
Introductory Microeconomics Introductory Macroeconomics Microeconomics I Microeconomics II Indian Economy I Indian Economy II
Mathematical Methods for Economics I Mathematical Methods for Economics I Macroeconomics I Macroeconomics II Development Economics I Development Economics II
Indian Economy II Indian Economy II Statistical Methods for Economics Research Methodology 1. Economic History of India (1857-1947) or 2. Public Economics 1. Environmental Economics or 2. History of Economic Thought
1. Introductory Econometrics or 2. Odisha Economy or 3. Money and Banking 1. International Economics or 2. Agricultural Economics or 3. Project/Dissertation

Admission to the BA programme in Economics based on the high ratio of cut-off marks all over the state.

Sl No Name Designation Qualification Specialization
1 Sri Rajkishore Pahi Lecturer M.A. Statistics
2 Promodini Tarai Lecturer M.A and M. Phil Industrial and Agricultural Economics
3 Sri Jaganath Behera Lecturer M.A, M. Phil and PhD continuing Applied Econometrics, Macro- Monetary & Energy Economics , Mathematical Economics
4 Sri Rupesh Kumar Moharana Lecturer M.A, M. Phil and PhD continuing Econometrics, Mathematical & Micro Economics, Environmental Economics, Public Economics
5 Sri Sanatan Das Lecturer M.A. Indian Economy, Development Economics

A is a Three‑year programme consisting of Research Methodology and dissertation. The Research methodology emphasis on: a) recent advances in selected areas of economics, b) literature in the chosen area of research and, c) proficiency in research methodology of economics. Students are required to do project work in the end semester. During the remaining part of the programme, they are expected to write a dissertation.
Department also conducts socio-economic survey particularly tribal dominated nearby villages with students of our department sponsored by planning forum, Vyasanagar Auto Collage and submits the report of survey to the competent authority of planning and coordination department, Bureau of economics and statistical survey government of Odisha.
The department regularly organises seminars, paper reading sessions to encourage the spirit of presentation ability among the students which can help them to face various future challenges in their career building.