Kural படைகுடி கூழ்அமைச்சு நட்பரண் ஆறும் உடையான் அரசருள் ஏறு.       In English: People, troops, wealth, forts, council, friends Who owns these six is lion of kings.

Department of Economics

Faculty Profiles

Employee No:
Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam , M.A. (Economics), M.Phil., Ph.D.
Professor & Head
Public Economics, Indian Economics, Fiscal Federalism, Local Governance and Economics of Education



Office: Department of Economics, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005, Tamil Nadu



Off: 25399647


Mobile: 9444285357



  • Chairman, Review Committee of the ?Economics? Text Book for the Eleventh Standard of Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Education (Plus One) to be Published by the Text Book Society of Tamil Nadu, Government of Tamil Nadu
  •   Member, Academic Council, Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College (Autonomous), Chennai 39.
  • Member, P.G Board of Studies in Economics, Periyar University, Salem.
  • Member, Working Group on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation for Formulations of Eleventh Five Year Plan, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
  • Member, Working Group on Higher Education for Formulations of Eleventh Five Year Plan, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai 5.
  • Member, Editorial Committee for Association of Indian Universities? Special Issue of University News to Mark the Sesquicentenary of the University of Madras, Chennai.
  • Member, P.G. Board of Studies in Economics, Nagarjuna University, A.P.
  • Expert (in Economics), for Mid-Term Appraisal of Research Projects funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

Projects (Total Projects : 2)

  • Title : Completed projects funded by Planning Commission, Government of India, NCERT, New Delhi, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.  
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  • Title : Currently engaged in preparing the District Human Development Report for Dharmapuri District for the State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu.  
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Research Guidance

  • Ph.D Awarded 5
    Ph.D Students 10
    M.Phil Awarded 45
    M.Phil Students 6

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 ]

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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

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