|Department of Economics|
Background of the Department :
The Post Graduate Teaching Department of Economics, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University established in the year 1958. The Department has grown in leaps and bounds in terms of developing good academic culture and quality research work and through the representation of its faculty members in assignments at state as well as national level. The intake capacity for post graduate course is 160 students. M. Phil course was also run by the department.
The sanctioned posts of the Department are Professor 2, Associate Professor 3 and Assistant 6. Presently more than 30 students are registered for Ph. D in the Department. The Department is also a recognized Center for Regional Development Studies by the Government of Maharashtra.
The Department aims to have a holistic development of the students by following a teaching pedagogy that imparts education in tune with the contemporary demands of local, national and International environment.
The Department aspires for skill development of the students and making them employable in corporate and academic fields.
The Department strives for developing a strong research base on an individual and departmental level such that the research can be used for providing consultancy on a wide range of socio-economic areas.
The Department endeavors to be a guiding center to the teaching fraternity of Economics & assist all in the expansion of the subject knowledge through organizing workshops, Faculty development programs and other constructive initiatives.
Through the Regional Development centre, the department aims at organizing programs for studying the varied regional issues in Vidharbha and making suggestions in this regard.
The Department has organized many UGC Refresher courses, International & National Conferences, National seminars, symposia, workshops, lectures by prominent faculties of other universities, coaching for NET/SET every year. Six refresher courses in Economics have been organised by the Department in collaboration with Academic Staff College to impart training to the teacher participants from various colleges in advanced research and teaching. Post-doctoral fellowships in Environmental Economics and Industrial Economics have also been conferred upon the faculty members.
Two faculty members have also been selected to represent the country abroad under International Youth Exchange Programme. The extension activities undertaken by the faculty members have added an additional dimension to the achievements of the Department reflecting our commitment to the social needs. The faculty members have the unique privilege of presidentship at the Regional and State level conferences in Economics. Their contribution as resource persons in refresher courses, probationary officers and other training programmes has been highly admired by the organizers. The Journal "Arthasamvad' which is official journal of the Marathi Arthshastra Parishad is being edited by one of the faculty member of the Department. The Department aspires to attain a mark of distinction through its contribution to teaching and research. Our past students who occupy positions of honour bear testimony to this. We hope to provide dynamic leadership in order to bring the academic standards of the Department in tune with the international standards.
The greatest asset of the Department is the dedicated," sincere, hardworking faculty members. They have so far successfully guided more than 80 Ph. D.'s and more than 150 M. Phil. students and published a large number of books, research papers, reports etc.
The staff members have participated in state, national and international conferences and seminars and have also elected as executive members in various academic bodies. The staff members have number of research papers at their credit which are published in various regional, national and international journals from time to time. Various extension lectures on current issues by eminent economists have been organized by the Department. The staff members have authored several research papers and many text books. The Department has always been academically strong and active. Department is equally strong in administration as the staff of the department was offered various administrative posts in University.
A combination of Academic and Administrative excellence is a major strength of the Department. The faculty members have held various academic/administrative positions of the University, like Controller of Examination, Director/Assistant Director (Academic Staff College), Co-ordinator (IGNOU), members of Academic Council, Board of Studies, Warden of P. G. Boys Hostel, etc. One of the faculty member of the Department has been conferred the Best Teacher' award by the Government of Maharashtra. Two faculty members of the Department have been nominated as expert members on Vidarbha Statutory Development Board by his Excellency Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of the University. The Department has organized various State/Regional level conferences and the faculty members of the Department have actively participated in conferences at Regional to International level. The Department is contributing immensely in the field of academics not only at the local level but at the international level also. The Department has been honored by the International agencies like World Bank and SANDEE, State agencies like Irrigation Commission, State Public Service Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Western Coal Fields Limited, etc who sponsored the Departmental research projects.
Post Graduate Association of students organizes various programmes to promote participation of students in wide ranging socio-cultural academic activities. The students of the Department have attained a place of pride in the merit list of University as well as a mark of distinction by participation in sports.
M.A., M. Phil, Ph. D. and D. Lit
i) Post Graduate: M.A. I – 80, M.A. II – 80, M. Phil – 21, Ph. D. 08 per faculty
M.A. PART I - FIRST SEMESTER
Optional Paper II: Any one
from group B
M.A. PART I - SECOND
M.A. PART II - THIRD
M.A. PART II - FOURTH
Project Completed: - One Minor
Membership of Professional Bodies :-
Ongoing research projects :
Awards:-“Amartya Sen Best Paper Award” for Research Paper entitled, “Sima Kimmat Nirdharan Siddhantat Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati Yanche Yogdan” at 35th National Conference of Marathi Arthashastra Parishad, Nanded.
Research Activities of the Department:
The fields of research are mainly Agriculture, International Trade, Industry, Economics of Education, Rural Development, Poverty, Environment, Tribal Development and Socio-economic Development.
Ongoing Major research projects:
UGC sponsored research project on “Food security-its role in providing livelihood & poverty alleviation”
Research Infrastructure :
i) UGC approved centre for Regional Planning and Rural Development.
The Department is contributing immensely in the field of academics not only at the local level but at the international level also. The Department has' been honoured by the International agencies like World Bank and SANDEE, State agencies like Irrigation Commission, State Public Service Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Western Coal Fields Limited, etc who sponsored the Department al research projects.
The Department plans to organize workshops, national seminar, certificate courses, bridge courses, invite eminent economists for guest lectures & public lectures on various areas of economics.
Post Graduate Teaching Department of Economics, Humanities Building, First Floor, University Campus, Amravati Road, Nagpur – 440 033 (Maharashtra).
The Guest Lecture on Role of Youth In Tribal Development Speaker Mr Vivek Ghalsasi.