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Department of Economics

About the Department

Inception

The Department of Economics was created in 1915. Over the last one hundred years, the Department has contributed a great deal to the Indian society and economy through its teaching and research. Among its distinguished faculty members and students, many have occupied many important policy making positions at the regional, national and international levels. Today the department has students from all over the country and from abroad.  

Programmes

Department of Economics offers the following post graduate programmes.

M.A. in Indian Economics (Two Years).

M.Phil. in Economics (One Year)

Ph.D. in Economics (Full Time & Part Time)

Teaching and Research

            The Department of Economics had conducted diploma courses from 1918 onwards and organized inter-collegiate classes for optional subjects up to 1976.  Regular teaching of M.A. and M.Phil. Courses have been undertaken since 1975. Recognizing the growing importance of quantitative economics in teaching and policy making, the University started a new M.A. programme in Econometrics in 1978.  In 1980, the Department was bifurcated into Department of Economics and Department of Econometrics. 

The Department of Economics has been regularly revising its curriculum reflecting the developments in theory and policy environment in India and abroad. The students are rigorously trained in both theory and policy issues in Economics.

          The Madras University School of Economics was formed with Departments of Economics and Econometrics as constituents units in 1986. The MUSE was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the then Deputy Chairman of the Union Planning Commission on 10.01.1986. The MUSE received substantial grants under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP) from the University Grants Commission (UGC).  It has successfully completed all the three phases of five years each and waiting to become the Centre for Advance Studies. 

The Departments has also been supported by various funding agencies to create many new Chairs, Centers and Units for the promotion of research in specialized areas.

1.      The Rural Development Centre funded   by the UGC.

2.      Dr. Ambedkar Chair in Economics funded by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Government of India (1995).

3.      The Planning Commission’s Chair and Unit funded by the Union Planning Commission, Government of Indian (1996).

Of the three centers, Dr. Ambedkar Chair has become a separate Department viz.   “Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Economic Studies”.

Besides, The Agro Economic Research Centre (AERC) for the Southern Region (consisting Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep) was setup with recurring grants by the Department of Agriculture, Government of India., in 1954. Since then it has been functioning in close coordination with the Department, and research on various important themes of regional and national significance in the areas of agricultural and rural development are being conducted. The Professor and Head of the Department would be the Director i/c of AERC. For instance, currently, Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam, Professor and Head of the Department of Economics is the Director i/c of AERC, Chennai. Thus, the Department of Economics, with all its chairs and centers, is the place of active teaching and research on various areas of Indian Economics; the following are some of the current areas of research undertaken by the Faculty Members.

1.  Public Finance - Fiscal Federalism

2. Tamil Nadu Economy

3. Agricultural Economics

4. Environmental Economics

5. Rural Development

The Department of Economics has a rich tradition in teaching and research in Economics in this part of the country. Without compromising on our commitment to uphold this tradition, we strive to usher in social justice in admission of students and concentrate on improving the academic capabilities of students from oppressed and depressed communities.  We are also inclusive in terms of embracing the modern developments in the fields of economics and educational practices. Keeping abreast with the academic developments is the hallmark of the Department. Students and researchers find a lively academic environment and conducive atmosphere for higher learning in Economics.

Contact Address:

Department of Economics University of Madras Chepauk Campus Chennai-600 005 Tamil Nadu  India. Office:+91 44 25399534            +91 44 25399644 Email: economics@unom.ac.in

Faculties

Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Professor and Head Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam
Dr.(Mrs).S.Chinnammai Associate Professor Dr.(Mrs).S.Chinnammai
Dr. K. Malathi Assistant Professor Dr. K. Malathi
Ms. V. Kokila Assistant Professor Ms. V. Kokila

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.A - Indian Economics

M.Phil Courses

  • Economics

Ph.D Programme

  • Economics

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

P.G Degree
M.A - Economics (Indian Economics) Download
M.Phil Degree
M.Phil- Economics Download

Fees Structure

P.G Degree
M.A - Indian Economics Download
M.A - Indian Economics Download
M.Phil Degree
M.Phil- Economics Download

Timetable

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Research Scholars

Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
C. Bhuvaneswari Dr. K.S.S.Udman Mohideen A Study of Tamil Nadu Co-Operative Housing Federation Limited Chennai 2008 2009
M.P Jeevitha Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam An Analysis of Value Added Tax in Tamil Nadu 2008 2009
B.Madhavi Dr. M. Thangaraj Industrial Relations in Tamil Nadu. 2008 2009
K. Malarvizhi Dr. K.S.S.Udman Mohideen A Study of Tamil Nadu Co-Operative State Agriculture and Rural Development Bank 2008 2009
N.Maragatham Dr. N.Rajalakshmi PURA Programme in Tamil Nadu: A Comparative Study of Thiruvannamalai and Thanjavur District 2008 2009
F.Merlin Kokila Dr. R. Arunachalam State Intervention in Amelioration of Poverty 2008 2009
K.Parasakthi Dr. M. Thangaraj Social Security Scheme in Tamil Nadu. 2008 2009
V. Rajalakshmi Dr. K.S.S.Udman Mohideen A Study of Volatility of Indian Rupee and Foreign Trade of India. 2008 2009
G.Santhana Mary Dr. R. Arunachalam Income, Consumption and Savings of Urban Households in Chennai. 2008 2009
J.Sasikala Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam A Study of Foreign Direct Investment in Automobile Industry in India. 2008 2009
M.Shalini Dr. K.S.S.Udman Mohideen A Study of Growth and Financial Performance of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Chennai. 2008 2009
M.Sudha Dr. N.Rajalakshmi Socio-Economic Conditions of Srilankan Refugee Campus in India with Special Reference to Tamil Nadu 2008 2009
S.Vijayalakshmi Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Education for All: A Study of Sarva Shiksha Abiyan in Tamil Nadu. 2008 2009
Daniel Laldinsnga Dr. N.Rajalakshmi Globalization and Its Educational Impact in Tamil Nadu. 2008 2009
A.Ganesan Dr. R. Arunachalam A Study of India’s Structure and Direction of Foreign Trade. 2008 2009
A.M.Nandha Kumar Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Employment for Rural Poor: A Study in Tamil Nadu 2008 2009
P.Rajasimman Dr. N.Rajalakshmi Global Recession and Its Impact on Indian Economy. 2008 2009
R.Sasikumar Dr. M. Thangaraj Industrial Development in Tamil Nadu. 2008 2009
K.Vigneshwaran Dr. R. Arunachalam A Study of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Vembakkam Block of Thiruvannamali District. 2008 2009
M.Vijayavelan Dr. M. Thangaraj Cropping Pattern in Tamil Nadu. 2008 2009
E. Anna Bakkayam Dr. R. Arunachalam A Study of Inflation in India 2010 2011 annabakkiyam.edward@gmail.com
Mathew Sabastian Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Socio-Economic Conditions of Immigrants: A Study of Perambalur Municipality in Kerala 2010 2011
M. Mani Dr. M. Thangaraj Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme: A Study of Two Village Panchayats in Tamil Nadu 2010 2011
D. Rehka Dr. R. Arunachalam A Study of Self-Helps Groups in Thiruvallur District 2010 2011
S. Durga Devi Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Women Empowerment Through Selp-Help Groups in Kanchipuram District 2010 2011
S. Ananda Jothy Dr. M. Thangaraj Crop Diversification in Tamil Nadu 2010 2011
U. Lingeswari Dr. R. Arunachalam Study on Health Issues Among Children: A Study of Money Supply in India 2010 2011
K. Gnanamurthy Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam A Study on MGNREGA Act in Thiruvannamalai District 2010 2011
A. Mageshwari Dr. M. Thangaraj Watershed Development Programme in Tamil Nadu: A Case Study of Thiruvallur DistrictWatershed Development Programme in Tamil Nadu: A Case Study of Thiruvallur District 2010 2011
B.Karthikeyan Dr. M. Thangaraj Socio-Economic Conditions of the Immigrants A Case Study of Erode District in Tamil Nadu. 2010 2011
T. Divya Dr. R. Arunachalam A Study of Balance of Payment in India 2010 2011
E. Nandhini Devi Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Sarva Shiksha Abiyan in Tamil Nadu 2010 2011
V. Baskaran Dr. M. Thangaraj Land Reforms in Tamil Nadu: A Study on Thiruvannamalai District 2010 2011
V. Sankari Dr. R. Arunachalam Women Welfare Programme (with Special Reference to SGSY Programme in Kancheepuram District) 2010 2011
V. Boopathy Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Public Health Insurance Scheme in Tamil Nadu 2010 2011
M.Shanthi Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Land Allotment to Landless Labour, A Study of “Distribution of Government Wasteland to Landless Poor Agricultural Labour Families in Tamil Nadu. 2010 2011
Tibu Chacko Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Ageing in Kerala: A Socio-Economic Study of Pathanamthitta District 2011 2012
Kollapuri. M Dr. M. Thangaraj Industrial Location in Thiruvallur District 2011 2012
Padmavathy. U Dr. S. Chinnammai An Economic Study of Urbanisation in Tamil Nadu with Special Reference to Avadi in Thiruvalluvar District 2011 2012
Hajira Sultana.K Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam A Study on Growth and Public Debt of Indian Economy for the period of 1990-91 to 2010-11 2011 2012
Jayapal . S Dr. M. Thangaraj Social Welfare Programmes of Schedule Caste in Tamil Nadu 2011 2012
Kanniyappan. K Dr. S. Chinnammai Infrastructure Development in Tamil Nadu -A Study on Road Development and Its Impact 2011 2012
Ramesh Rao. D Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam A Study of Slum Improvement in Madras City with Special reference to Urban Development for the Period of 2001- 2010 2011 2012
Hepzibai Deva Kurubai Dr. M. Thangaraj Land Pattern and Land Value in Chennai City 2011 2012
Ginu Philip Dr. S. Chinnammai A Study on Eco-Tourism Industry in Kerala with Special Reference to Thenmala. 2011 2012
Nitheesh Kumar. P K Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam “Problems of Paddy Farmers in Alappuzha District in Kerala” 2011 2012
Gireesh .V.S Dr. M. Thangaraj Garbage Management: A Comparative Study of Chennai and Kochi City 2011 2012
Bipin Babu Dr. S. Chinnammai “A Study on State Horticulture Mission of Kerala with Special Reference to Madapally Block of Kottayam District” 2011 2012
Anbarasu.A Dr. S. Chinnammai A Study on Water Distribution in Chennai City 2011 2012
Gopi. D Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Financing of Higher Education in India 2012 2013 devasivagopi@gmail.com
Mani. R Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Fiscal Deficit in India: Since 1991 2012 2013 manitimesindia003ips@gmail.com
Ayesha Parveen, T.A. Dr.M.Thangaraj The Status of Education Among Muslim Women in Tamil Nadu 2012 2013
Krishnapriya, N. Dr.M.Thangaraj A Study on Public Distribution System in Tamil Nadu 2012 2013
Saraswathi, S. Dr. M. Thangaraj The Study on Fiscal Policy Reforms in India Evolution of Norms 2012 2013
Kamalnesan, S. Dr. M. Thangaraj A Study on Rural Urban Migration in India 2012 2013
Neela Rajan, M. Dr. M. Thangaraj Industrialization in Thoothukudi District 2012 2013
Parvaze Ahmad Kira Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Development of State Finance in Jammu and Kashmir 2012 2013
Kokila Harini, C. Dr. S. Chinnammai Women Empowerment through Information and Communication Technology 2012 2013 kokki89@gmail.com
Menaka, R. Dr. S. Chinnammai Economic Study on Sustainability of Road with Special Reference to Chennai City 2012 2013
Tamil Nilavoo, M Dr. S. Chinnammai Economic Feasibility of Electronic Waste Management in Household Sector with Special Reference to Northern Chennai City 2012 2013 lokeswari_hana@yahoo.com
Ramesh, V. Dr. S. Chinnammai Performance of Non-Performing Assets of Public and Private Sector Banks in Tamil Nadu 2012 2013
Damanbha Hinge Dr. S. Chinnammai A Study on Socio-Economic Impact of Coal Minimg Labourer with Special Reference to Khliehriat Block in Jaintia Hills District (Meghalaya) 2013 2014
M. Anandan Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam A Study on Child Mortality in Tamil Nadu 2013 2014
Meghna Singh Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Inter-State Disparities in Human Development in India 2013 2014
K. Natarajan Dr. S. Chinnammai An Economic Analysis of Grape Cultivation and Marketing with Special Reference to Cumbum Block in Theni District 2013 2014
M. Parameswari Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam A Study on ICDS in Kancheepuram District with Special Reference to St.Thomas Mount Block 2013 2014
Rabiyathul Basariya Dr. S. Chinnammai A Study on Economic Loss in Service Sector with Special Reference to Chennai City 2013 2014
N.Rajalakshmi Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam A Study on Growing Urban Population in Slums in Chennai City 2013 2014
J.L Sangeetha Dr. S. Chinnammai Public Private Partnership in India's Infrastructure Development 2013 2014
Sarada Gopalakrishnan Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam Public Investment on Agriculture in India 2013 2014 sarada.rgk@gmail.com
P. Sathyanathan Dr. S. Chinnammai A Study on Challanges and Oppertunities of Economic Reforms in Chennai City 2013 2014
Shaista Shaheen Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam State Finace: A Study of Bihar 2013 2014
V.Vidhya Dr. S. Chinnammai Rural Household Electricity Consumption with Special Reference to Thiruvadanai Block, Ramanathapuram District 2013 2014
Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No Result available
Ph.D 5
M.Phil 73
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil