Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world's poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture, we would know much about the economics of being poor.
Theodore W. Schultz
The Department of Economics, established in 1964 started its B A Economics undergraduate program in 1967. Currently, the Department offers a three year undergraduate program that is inclusive of a wide array of relevant courses like Environmental Economics, International Economics, Research Methodology, Quantitative Methods, Econometrics, Business Economics etc. besides the conventional theory papers.
The program encompasses all major areas of the discipline widely discussed in the contemporary world so as to help the learner to understand how economic forces steer social systems and equip them to make better decisions. Through this program, the learner is expected to acquire the skills to understand the complex markets and envisage strong analytical and problem solving skills necessary to excel in the present competitive field.