Dept of Economics
The department of Economics was started in the year 1965, when the college was established. Under the able leadership of Prof. B Janardhana Bhat, the department offered its services to the students of P.U.C., B.A. & B.Com and BBM streams . In the year 1966 , Prof. Ganesh Koodlu and in the year 1969 Prof. M. M. Ganapathi joined to this department. With the introduction of B.B.M. course Dr. P.K. BalaKrishna has joined the department in 1978. In the year 1988-89 Dr. Vigneshwara V. was appointed as Lecturer. In 1993 an additional batch in the form of H.E.K. was introduced and there by Mr. Vasudeva N. was appointed as a faculty member in the department. Later in the year 1997 Dr. Ravindra Kumar joined to this department. Later Ms. Monisha, Ms. Yashavanthi, Ms. Shwetha , Dr. Mallika served in this department and left from service .
At present the Department of Economics has been functioning with four faculty members,(Dr. Arun Prakash, Dr. Vishnukumar A, V, Govindaraja Sharma & Mr. Sachin ), out of which two members are Ph.D degree holders and one member is B. Ed degree holder in addition to their MA degree in Economics . At present the subject of Economics has been taught in BA, B.Com and BBA streams. As per NEP norms, in the BA course economics paper is taught with English major, Political Science, History and Sociology. Each semester includes two papers in Economics , i.e., Basic Economics –I, Contemporary Indian Economy, Basic Economics –II, Karnataka Economy, Micro Economics, Mathematical Economics, Macro Economics, Statistical Economics etc. Open electives are given for B.Com and BBA courses, where, Business Economics , Monetary economics, International economics papers are opted by the students. Apart from this, other open elective subjects are also available in Economics stream. Guest lectures , webinars , seminars, class seminars , field visit programmes, etc. activities are practiced by the department to enhance the ability of a student in the subject of economics