The Department of Economics came into existence with the establishment of the University in 1959 and since then thousands of skilful graduates have been produced for a period of more than 60 years. At present, the Department offers a wide array of courses through which students are provided with subject-specific knowledge and skills and the soft-skills needed to build up as economics graduates who can serve in a wider range of careers. Furthermore, the department provides opportunity to the students to have an experience as an intern in a wide range of reputed organizations of the country.
The Department offers courses for three year (Bachelors) and four year (Honours) degree programs as well. This is a subject that deals with some of the most challenging issues of the world. As consumers, workers or citizens of a country, people are affected by decisions on taxation and spending on education, health, and other services, etc. As earth-dwellers they are affected by the extent of trade, the amount of carbon emissions due to economic activities, amount and quality of food, etc. Economics is being expanded day by day accumulating more and more issues and analytical methods into the scope. All these decisions are crucial for the well-being of the society. The Department of Economics updates the curricula continually to keep up with new practices and new teaching methods. In addition to the undergraduate degree program, the department conducts post-graduate, diploma and certificate courses with the participation of academics and the practitioners from other organizations as well.
The Department operates according to the vision, mission and the strategic goals and objectives of the corporate plan of the university and dedicates to excellence in teaching and research.