Economics department, one among the oldest departments of the college, had its inception in 1959 with the introduction of the B.A Economics Degree Programme. Department offers UG programme in Economics which includes (a) common courses, (b) core courses, (c) complementary courses, (d) open course and (e) project. Psychology (second year) and History (first year) are the complementary courses. The entire course structure and syllabus is set by the MG University. Department also offers two certificate courses namely, Travel and Tourism and Entrepreneurship Development. Rev.Fr.Simon Kottoor was the founder head of the department. The eminent professors Mrs.Grace Andrews, Mrs.Ammini Ninan, Sr Flowerlit, Dr.Graceamma Mathew, Mrs.Kunjammini C.K, Mrs.Valsa M Kuriakose and Mrs.Nima Jacob gave leadership to the department.The department currently has 3 teachers and 138 students. Criteria for admission to the department is as per the rules and regulations put forth by MG University.
The Economics department which focusses on the overall development of the students is guided by its motto ‘Nurtured to Empower’. The specific objectives of the department are in perfect unison with the vision and mission of the college. Objectives are;
Train the students to excel in career and life.
Mould morally conscious, socially committed and economically independent citizens.
Provide guidance to students to set their life goals.
Help the students to become ideal citizens.
With a view to accomplish high standards in matter of overall student development the department adopts the following strategies;
Systematic coverage of the prescribed syllabus.
Good functioning of tutorial system.
Provision of sufficient learning resources.In addition to ample collection of books in the college library, the department library itself contains huge collection of books covering areas of MicroEconomics, MacroEconomics, International Economics,Indian Economy,Kerala Economy,Development Economics, Quantitative Economics etc.,
Encourage slow learners.
Conduct various personality development programmes.
Proper functioning of S.R.F.E (Social Responsibility Forum of Economics department).
Special training to raise the research aptitude of the students.
Keep in touch with the old students of the department –name of the alumni association is Retrace.
Maintain an active P.T.A.