Kural ஆற்றுவார் ஆற்றல் பசிஆற்றல் அப்பசியை மாற்றுவார் ஆற்றலின் பின்.       In English: Higher's power which hunger cures Than that of penance which endures.

Department of Economics

About the Department


The University of Madras, Department of Economics, began in 1912, is the earliest one to be set up. It was commissioned with a special and non-recurring grant sanctioned by the Government of India to the University of Madras.

The department continues to produce high quality academic research. Faculty members also continue to influence national debates and policy, through writing in popular journals, memberships of national committees.


  • Complementing the other in the Library the Computer Lab, Internet facilities, Modern Seminar Hall are additional facilities of the department.


  • Dr.Vedagiri Shanmugasundaram Endowment Lecture
  • Fr.P.Carty Endowment Lecture
  • Sri Alladi Krishnasamy Iyer Endowment Lecture
  • The Gokhale Endowment Lecture
  • Saradha Endowment Lecture
  • Sakthi Charities
  • Sir William Mayer Endowment Seminar
  • Iyyasamy Endowment Prize


  • Planning Commission Chair Instituted by Government of India.

News & Announcements

Applications are invited for JRF Positions in all Science Departments unde DST-Purse Program

M.L.Degree (Private Study) Examination, June 2014 - Revaluation Result

157th Annual Convocation 2014

Award of Various Endowment Scholarship for the year 2014-2015 (Extended upto 21-10-2014)

Higher Studies & Research in Germany by DAAD

Academic Staff College all Courses admission offer

TECHOFIESTA 2014 - Online Registration

Invitation to contribute research articles to  The Madras University Journal of Business and Finance

Financial Estimate for 2015-2016 - Proposal sought from the University Departments [ DOC Format ]

Financial Estimate for 2015-2016 - Proposal sought from the University Departments [ PDF Fprmat ]

University Examination -  Time Table - NOVEMBER 2014

M.L (Private Study) - II Year (2014-2015) - PCP Classes for all Branches - Notification

Notification and Application for Educational Agencies for Starting New Arts and Science colleges, Professional Colleges(MBA / MCA courses alone), Existing college for further affiliation and for starting additional section(s) in the existing course(s) for the academic year 2015-2016

M.L. Degree Examination Application Form - December 2014

Guidelines For Admission To M.Phil. Degree Courses In Affiliated Colleges For The Year 2014-2015

Format to be submitted by Affliated collleges/Research institutions for Ph.D Program Continuation

Consolidation of Project details sanctioned to department faculties for the year from 2013-14

Post Graduate Programme offered by Department of Geography- Click here for more details

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