The Department of Economics started functioning with the introduction of the Pre-Degree course in 1981. B.A. in Economics was introduced in the year 1995 with Sociology and History as subsidiary subjects.M.A. Economics was initiated in 2020.
The Economics Association regularly conducts seminars, workshops, and quiz programmes. The department has a well-equipped library with an adequate number of books. The department organizes many programmes of social importance. National and International seminars, workshops, poster exhibitions, quiz and meetings with parents mark the department's calendar. Social exposure programmes include visits to old age homes, hospitals, orphanages and homes for the destitute which equip the students for healthy community life. The department publishes a manuscript magazine every year. The Department offers the Entrepreneurship Development Club (ED Club).
A repertoire of books that aid in academic enhancement and develop subject knowledge is provided by the Department Library.
ICT enabled Classrooms
ICT Classrooms (Information and Communication Technologies led Classrooms) with Wifi connectivity makes learning interesting and effective.
Post Graduate Department of Economics organised a Career Development Programme for the final year UG and PG students of Economics on 3rd March 2022. They introduced some new short-term courses and career opportunities in it. Mr. Akhil K.R. (Team Manager, Avodha Edutech, Infopark, Kochi), Ms.Aswani I.S.(Academic Consultant, Avodha Edutech, Infopark, Kochi) and Mr. Rinto Thomas(Presentation Officer, Avodha Edutech, Infopark, Kochi) were the resource persons.
Intl. Education Day
The Post Graduate Department of Economics organised an essay writing competition in connection with International Education Day on January 24th, 2022.The theme of the competition was “New Education Policy 2020”. Laya Elizebeth George from III B.A. English got first prize. Nannoor Beegum from I M.Sc Home Science and Ammu P.S. from II B.A. Economics secured second and third prizes respectively.
The department wise Christmas celebration was held on 23rd December 2021. Cake cutting was also held on this occasion. Students celebrated Christmas by singing carol songs. Dr.Laisa Thomas, HOD delivered the Christmas message.
Webinar on IPR
Department of Economics in association with Alumnae Association organised a webinar on the topic ‘An Introduction to IPR’ on 20th December 2021. Dr. Vinitha K.B., Assistant Professor, P.G. Department of Economics, Mar Thoma College, Nilambur, Malappuram was the resource person. The webinar aims to create an awareness on the various dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights among the participants. 80 students from the UG and PG in the department of Economics participated in the webinar.
PG Fresher's Day 2021
Fresher’s Day of the first year PG students was conducted on 3rd November 2021. Second year PG students welcomed the first-year students. Dr.Laisa Thomas, HOD felicitated the gathering. All the teachers from the PG department of Economics participated in the programme.
Department of Economics conducted an online Induction programme for newly admitted first year students on 28th September 2021. All the teachers from the department of Economics, first year U.G. students and parents participated in the meeting. Principal Dr.Sr.Rosily A.V. presided over the function. Dr.Laisa Thomas, HOD and Ms.Rinu K.Louis, class advisor welcomed the parents and students and also gave them an introduction of the B.A. Economics programme.
Departmental Onam celebration was conducted online. Students from UG and PG actively participated in the celebration. Teachers and students delivered Onam felicitations. A video was prepared by students named Ponnonam 2K21. This video includes Onam songs, dance, and other performances of students.
The annual departmental alumni meeting was conducted on 7th August 2021. The meeting was conducted through Google meet. The college principal Dr.Sr.Rosily A.V. presided over the function. Dr. Laisa Thomas, Head of the Department of Economics, Dr.Theressiakutty K.M., former Head of the Department of Economics and Adv. Anitha K.J., Alumni Association Vice President were addressed the gathering. 50 members participated in the meeting. An interactive session was also held at the end of the meeting.
Department of Economics in association with College PTA organized an online PTA meeting for the second-year and third-year UG students on 6th July 2021 through Google meet. The college principal Dr.Sr.Rosily A.V., Dr.Lizmitha Godwin, PTA secretary, and Dr.Laisa Thomas, Head of the Department of Economics addressed the gathering. Total of 90 members participated in the meeting. The main aim of the meeting was to discuss online classes.
Three day tour programme to Coorg and St. Mary’s Island was organized from 20th to 23rd January 2020. A group of 30 students from final year B.A. Economics along with four faculties participated in the same.
The department wise Christmas celebration was held on 20 December 2019 accompanied by various programmes.
In association with the Department of Commerce, a tagline competition for students was organized on 20 December 2019. An induction programme was also conducted with this. The programme was hosted by Kerala Blasters.
An inter-departmental debate competition was conducted by the Department of Economics in connection with the World Population Day on 19th July 2019. The topic of the debate was ‘ India’s Population Growth: A Boon or a Threat’.
Employment Skill Development Programme was conducted for final year UG students of Economics on 20th November 2019. The programme was handled by Sri.Nandakumar, Chief Career Counsellor, Galaxy Educational Services
In association with the Department of Home Science and District Industrial Centre, Ernakulam, Department of Economics organised a two week Food Processing class from February 3rd to 17th, 2020. Vice Principal Dr. Sr. Philo T.J. inaugurated the programme. Dr. Laisa Thomas, HOD of Economics, Dr.Lizmitha Godwin, HOD of Home Science and Sri. Manoj, Director, DIC, Ernakulam felicitated the progrmme in the inaugural function.
Department of Economics organized an awareness class on Reproductive Tract Infection on 28 June 2019. Final year nursing students of Najath College of Nursing, Aluva handled the class. They focused on women health and hygiene.
Final Year Topper
Scholarship Prize instituted by Dr. Thresiakutty K.M (Former HOD) to the topper in the final B.A University Examination. B.A. Economics
Initiated in 2010, this practice facilitates provision of academic books to students free of cost. Students facing financial difficulties in purchasing text books are given the required educational resources from our book bank. The Book bank include books donated by our alumni as well as puchased by the department. At the end of each semester students return these texts which are then transferred to the deserving students of the next batch.