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Department of Economics

Established in 1976

Head of the Department : Prof.(Dr.) K.X JOSEPH , M.A, M.Sc, M.Sc, MBA, PGDSQC , Ph.D

To perpetuate the memory of Dr. John Matthai, Finance Minister of India during 1948 – 50, the University established the Department of Economics in 1976 at Thrissur District on 18 acres of land donated by the family of Dr. John Matthai. The Department started functioning under the leadership of a well known economist, Prof. M.A.Oommen. Over the years, the Department has grown into a prestigious centre for higher studies in economics with a strong orientation in research. A large number of students have made their mark as well-versed economists and came to occupy top positions in international and national institutions. The Department faculty have undertaken and completed many research projects sponsored by UGC, UNDP, ICSSR, Planning Commission, Ministry of Environment, Government of India, Various Commodity Boards and a host of NGOs. The faculty members have publications in international and national journals and they also act as consultants for different organizations. The Department offers Ph.D, M.Phil, and MA programmes. The Department has produced about 81 Ph.Ds so far under the guidance of the Teachers in the Department. At present, the Department has 42 MA students, 8 M.Phil and 40 Ph.D research scholars. A large number of students have made their work as well known economists and come to occupy top positions in national and international institutions and organizations including London School of Economics, Cambridge University, World Bank etc. The Department has a well developed library with a collection of about 10000 titles and over 15 journals. Now the Department is at the verge of launching an Inter University Centre for excellence in Financial Economics and Financial Engineering at the interest of Government of Kerala. The Department will soon start PG courses in Financial Economics and Financial Engineering which will hopefully take the Department to newer and greater heights

Faculty Profile

Sl No Name & DesignationMobileE-mail
1Dr. K.X. Joseph, Professor & Head 9447069257 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
2Dr. D. Retnaraj, Professor 9895954504 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
3Dr. K.P. Mani, Professor 9847235070 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
4Dr. Ramachandran K.V, Associate Professor 9495222711 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
5Sri. Shyjan D, Assistant Professor 9400370320 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
6Dr. Zabeena Hameed P, Assistant Professor 9446480002 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
7Smt. Ambili K, Guest Lecturer 9744132768 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
8Smt. Smitha P.V, Guest Lecturer 9846889775 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thrust Areas

Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Economics, Mathematical Economics and Financial Economics.

Courses Offered

Course Name IntakeDuration
M.A Economics   254 semester
M.Phil Economics   82 semester
Ph.D Economics  41(8 per research guide) 
Last Updated ( Friday, 19 July 2013 )