Department Description of Economics

The Department of Economics was established in the year 1975. Since inception, the department focused on emphasizing theoretical and methodological issues in economics. The mission of the department is providing quality education. The department offers well balanced courses for all the programs. The students of BA are getting admissions in the reputed institutes like University of Hyderabad, University of Pondicherry and other reputed institutes for PG courses.

Deviating from conventional programs, BA with Economics, Mathematics and Statistics was started in 1975 keeping in mind the importance of mathematical background for economists. In the same year B.Com (Gen) program was started. Later, the programs B.Com (TPP), B.Com (CA), B.Com (Hons.) A&F, BBA and BBA (Analytics) were started. Apart from regular curriculum, students of BA are trained in computer courses and SPSS package. Compulsory project and viva for 100 marks is made a part of curriculum for BA program. The department conducts various internal and external events to bring out the hidden talents of the students.

The department was led by eminent academicians like Sri A. Venkateswara Rao, former Vice-principal, Dr. N. Satyanarayana, former Principal and Sri V. Ramesh. Presently the Department is headed by Dr. M. Ramesh and Dr. Ch. Surya Prakasa Rao, Smt. Ch. V. Rohini Kusuma are other members.

Sri A. Venkateswara Rao, former Vice-principal and HOD served the Department for more than 30 years.

Eminent economist, Dr. N. Satyanarayana, Former principal and HOD served the Department for more than 32 years and in total he had 37 years of teaching experience. He was the author of 36 books, course writer of UG & PG programmes for SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, ANDHRA UNIVERSITY, Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD, Lesson writer for ALL INDIA RADIO, KU BAND VIDEO LESSONS, MANA T.V and noted columnist of leading telugu dailies like Andhra Jyothi, Andhra Bhoomi and Vartha. He was the author of 93 general articles, 500 career guidance articles and 35 consumer awareness articles.

Sri V Ramesh, former HOD, worked in the Department for 30 years. He was the author of text book Business Economics.

Faculty In Economics Department Image Faculty Name Qualification Designation Specialization Experience
1 Dr.M.RAMESH M.A., M.Phil., P.hD Professor
Head & Principal (I/C)
Economics Teaching: 32
School Education Teaching: 26
3 CH.V. ROHINI KUSUMA M.A., M.Phil., (Ph.D) Assistant Professor
Lieutante of 4 Andhra Girls NCC BN
Economics Teaching: 17

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Guest Lectures 2017-18
  • Department of Economics arranged a guest lecture on “Goods and Service Tax” by Prof MVN Sarma, former Professor, Acharya Nagarjuna University on 04/09/2017.

  • On the eve of the Constitutional Day a guest lecture was arranged on 26/11/2015 by Sri K. Siva Prasada Rao, State Chief Secretary, Jana Vignana Vedika. Jampa Krishna Kishore, Founder Member of Jana VignanaVedika participated.

  • Department of Economics arranged a guest lecture on "Current Structure of Indian Economy" by Prof M. Sundara Rao, Dept. of Economics, Andhra University on 21-12-2015.
  • Department of Economics arranged a guest lecture on "Food Security in India- issues and challenges" by Prof K. MadhuBabu, Acharya Nagarjuna University on 12/12/2014.

  • On the eve of “International population Day” a guest lecture by Prof M V N Sarma, Acharya Nagarjuna University was arranged on 11/07/2015.
  • Department of Economics arranged a guest lecture on “WATER CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT” by Sri A. Vara Prasada Rao, Deputy Director, Ground Water department on 26/12/2013.

  • Department of Economics arranged a guest lecture on “FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS OF COMPANIES” by Prof. G. Jayanth C.S., P.G.D.M (IIM), Hyderabad Business School, Gitam University on 02-01-2014.

Seminars 2013-14
  • One day international conference on "Environment" was organized by the Department of Economics in collaboration with Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust, Chennai on 23rd November, 2015 coinciding with UNO’s Paris Climate change Conference in November, 2015. Prof S.A.R Prasanna Venkatachariar Chaturvedi Swami, Chairman, Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust delivered the key note address. The conference was chaired by the principal Dr. M V N Padmarao. Sri Gadde Rammohan Rao, MLA Vijayawada East Constituency, Sri Varadan Chandar Trustee, Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust, Ms. Kiran Bali, Chairperson, United Religions Initiative, UK, Sri Rama Krishna, MD, Efftronics, Sri Sridhar, Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust were the other participants of the conference.

Workshops 2017-18
  • UGC sponsored One Day Work shop on “Budgeting” was organized on 11th Jan 2018. Faculty members from various colleges and scholars from ANU, (around 110) participated in the workshop. Prof CSN Raju, Prof MVN Sarma, Prof K Nageswara Rao, Dr. A. Leela Mohan were the resource persons.

Events 2018-19:
  • Student of BA organized an inter-collegiate Event “ECON 2018” on 30th Nov 2018. Around 80 students from 12 colleges participated in the event. Prof L K Mohan Rao, former HOD and Principal, School of Social Sciences, Andhra University was the chief guest and Sri Nallamothu Sridhar, Editor, Computer Era was the guest of honor

  • Students of BA organized an inter-collegiate Event “ECON 2017” on 30th Nov 2017. Around 60 students from 10 colleges participated in the event.

  • Department of Economics conducted An Inter collegiate Event in Economics, "ECON" on 02/02/2015 for local and Non-local students of economics.

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