Introduction

Being one of the earliest departments of the college, this department has traversed a long way in course of all these years. The earliest teachers whose contributions served as the building blocks of this department were Mr. Mohanlal Mozaria, Sri Saral Chatterjee, Ms.Agnes Rapaz, Rvd. Arunodoy Mondal, Mr. Binod Cyril Gomes and Dr. Dipayan Dutta Chaudhuri.

The career progression of the students after passing out of the college has been in wide ranging areas. Many students of this department are making further career advancements not only with Post – Graduation in different Indian Universities but also with higher studies in some demanding interdisciplinary areas like Business Management, Mass Communication, Information Technology and Film Studies. The students of this department have made their marks in the academic field also by occupying prominent positions in schools, colleges and pursuing research and studies in reputed Foreign Universities as well. Besides, there are many departmental students who are having prominent positions in the corporate sector. They are working in some of the leading Banks, Information Technology Sector, Economic Research Organizations and NGOs.

 

NEW SUBJECT COMBINATIONS AVAILABLE WITH ECONOMICS HONOURS

Statistics
Journalism and Mass Communication apart from Mathematics
Political Science
Sociology and Education

 

Faculty Directory

 

Dr. Sudeshna Biswas

Associate Professor 
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Ed.
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Dr. Mausumi Kar

Associate Professor & HOD
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Sc.
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Mr. Arnab Majumdar

Assistant Professor
M.Sc.(Economics), MBA(Marketing)
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Departmental Activities

The Department of Economics organizes seminars, special lectures and Students’ Seminars for the overall development of its students.

  • A special lecture on ‘Indian Economy in Turbulent Times’ was held on December 5, 2011. The Speaker was Dr. Saikat Sinharoy of Jadavpur University.
  • A unique effort of the Department is organizing the Workshop on ‘Benefits of Choosing Economics as a Career Option’. It is primarily targeted for the 10+2 level school students with the aim of providing a very basic idea about the course outline of Economics and to highlight the wide spectrum of career opportunities which the students can avail of by studying Economics.
    First such workshop was organized as a Two- Day Summer School on 19th and 20th May, 2011. Dr. Saibal Kar of Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and Dr. Jaya Mukherjee of St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata were among the resource persons. Besides, a participatory session was organized where the young minds of different schools enthusiastically participated. This initiative of the Department was appreciated widely among the interested pupils and faculty members of various schools.

SEMINARS

  • A UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on ‘Competition and Competitiveness in Indian Industries after Two Decades of Economic Reform’ was organized on 2nd April, 2012, in collaboration with Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, where eminent scholars from different reputed Indian institution like IGIDR, Mumbai; IIM Calcutta; ISI Delhi; NISM, Mumbai; IDS Kolkata; CSSSC, Kolkata; University of Calcutta and University of Jadavpur had participated.
  • The Department has organized a humble tribute to the Noble Laureate of Economics in 1994, Prof. John Nash, who was also a Stalwart Mathematician and Game Theorist, after his sad demise on 23rd May, 2015. The tribute was organized on 4th of July, 2015 by showing ‘A Beautiful Mind’, the Oscar-winning film inspired by the life of Prof. John Nash. to the students of the Department followed by a brief introduction about his contributions to the Economic Sciences. The students took great interest and enriched by this initiative taken by the department.
  • The students of this department were also motivated and encouraged to participate in the UGC-sponsored National Level Seminar on ‘Global Economic Crisis: Impact, Lessons and Recovery’ organized by the Department of Economics, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur on 29th of August, 2015. The students were absolutely overwhelmed hearing the discussion on Global Economic Crisis which is a burning topic for the teachers, students and professionals of today’s world. Dr. Mausumi Kar accompanied the students in this national level seminar.
  • The departmental students enthusiastically participated in the Annual Economics Summit, ‘CONFLUENCE’ organized by the St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata every year. Confluence is a Prestigious, National level Summit for the young students of Economics to exhibit their individual as well as collective skills. Our students also took part in this gala programme in the last three consecutive years and a team of two , Rukma Sengupta and Soumita Nandi, representing the college in Quiz competition, were declared as the Third prize winner in 2014. Other students also succeeded in acquiring the Certificates of Merits in various events in which they had participated in 2014 and 2015.
  • The Head of the Department, Dr. Mausumi Kar also took part in the summit as an Invited Judge in the event of paper presentation.
  • The students of the Department of Economics along with a few other students from other departments actively participated in the interactive session of a Television show on Financial Planning conducted by ‘Unit Trust of India- Mutual Fund Division’. The programme named ‘Swatantra’ was telecast on 10th October, 2015 at the Channel ‘ET Now’.
  • The students of 3rd year with Hons. in Economics also attended the annual students’ meet, ‘ECOLORE’ organized by the department of Economics, Loreto College, Kolkata along with their Head of the Department, Dr. Mausumi Kar who acted as a judge in the event of paper presentation in this meet. Rukma Sengupta, one student of this department also got the prize for Poster making in Ecolore, 2014.
  • The Department has recently organized a Special Lecture by Prof. Anjan Kumar Chakraborty of University of Calcutta. Prof. Chakraborty delivered his lecture on ‘Capital, Technology and Sex: Interpreting Female Foeticide in India’ in the college auditorium on 4th of November, 2016.
  • The faculty of the Department of Economics always encourage the students to grow their sense of reasoning and improve their understanding of the subject by organizing and involving them in Group discussions and lecture presentations.
  • The latest activity of the department was to organize the second “ One Day Workshop on the Benefits of Choosing Economics As a Career Option” held on the 6th of February, 2017 at the college auditorium with untiring extensive efforts of the faculty members along with the present students and with the constant support of the revered principal, Dr. Ajanta Paul . The programme was attended by some of the prominent schools’ students of South Kolkata, among which St. John’s Diocesan, United Missionary, Bidya Bharati , Apeejay School, Kamala Girls’ to name a few. Enthusiastic students those were interested in taking up Economics as a career choice in the near future, of the eleventh and twelfth standards were present, accompanied by their school teachers.
  • Following some proficient view on the subject, the budding Economists or the students of this college exhibited a power point presentation prepared by them and deciphered through engrossing speeches. The presentation projected the infrastructural facilities, innovative teaching techniques, access to information, opportunities and exposures the students of this college are entitled to, with certainly a touch of Economics in every periphery of the discussion. The workshop concluded with an interactive session held among the school students and the college faculty members of the Economics department.
  • This was an enriching experience for one and all present there with every individual parting with new information gathered from the workshop. For the students yet to decide a career in Economics had a clear notion regarding ‘Why Economics? What to do or take in order to pursue Economics for under graduation? And most importantly, what after Economics is already a choice made?
  • For the students of this college, participating in the presentation besides conducting the whole workshop with ultimate panache, this was a prodigious platform to showcase their proficiency with flair. But then, this college has always been about showing belief and supporting students in all spheres over and above academics.

RESULTS

Since 1989 many students of the department both in Honours and General courses have graduated. The results of the departmental students over the years indicate that the Department of Economics has been able to step forward towards its goal of encouraging students to achieve and progress in life. The success rate of the departmental students in the university examinations both in the Honours and General courses has been 100% with an odd exception during a year or two.

 

List of students with FIRST CLASS marks in Economics in the last couple of years

Relansi Gupta (PartI)
Ananya Maity (PartI)
Rupinder Kaur (PartI)
Moumita Nandan (PartIII)
Sayanwesha Kabir (PartIII)
Rukma Sengupta (PartI)
Bipasha Banerjee (PartI)
Shrestha Sarbadhyaksha (PartI)
Shivangi Pandey (PartI)

 

 

Progression to Higher Studies (Ph.D. & M.Phil)

Rangana Goswamy – Done Ph. D. from University of Mississippi, USA.
Gopa Nandi (De) – Done MS from San Jose State University, California USA
Rajyasri Chakraborty (Roy) – Qualified National Eligibility Test (UGC) on December 2012 and worked as part-time lecturer in this college (2010 – 12)
Sayanti Shaw – Qualified National Eligibility Test (UGC) on December 2012 and is doing Ph.D in Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Debarati Das – Submitted Ph.D in West Bengal State University, Barasat and working as Part-time Lecturer in this college.
Manjari Hasin Khanam – Completed her M.A. and M. Phil in Economics from University of Burdwan

 

 
STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
Many students of this department are making further career advancements with studies in such interdisciplinary areas like Management Studies, Fashion Technology, Film Studies, Mass Communications and Information Technology.

The career progression of the students of the Department of Economics

Swatilekha Maity -Economics Modeller in G.E. Capital International Service Ltd., Bangalore
Shuvagata Mukherjee – Economist, Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)
Nabanita Chakraborty – Development Officer, Life Insurance Corporation, India.
Hurshita Das – MBA, CS, Senior
Sangita Banerjee – MBA (Marketing), Heritage Institute of Technology.
Rajneeta Nag – Executive, ICICI Bank
Sreosee Samaddar – MBA, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management
Prachi Sinha – Post Graduate Course in Fashion & Clothing Technology
Anindita Chowdhury – M.A in Film Studies, Jadavpur University
Esha De – Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Jadavpur University.
Swarnali Dutta – MCA, West Bengal University of Technology.
Mary Moumita Biswas – MBA, London and working at Barkley Bank.

 

 

List of students who have made their mark in the academic field occupying prominent positions in reputed Colleges, Schools and are engaged in Research and Studies including reputed Foreign Universities.

Prof. Gouri De Das – Former Head (Retired), Department of Economics, Lady Brabourne College
Sanchita Sarkar – Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance, Xavier’s Institute of Tribal Education (XIT), a wing of Xavier’s Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
Jayasree Majumder – Assistant Teacher, Jadavpur High School, Kolkata
Sagarika Banerjee – Assistant Teacher, Garden High School, Kolkata

 

DEPARTMENTAL LIBRARY

The Departmental library is an invaluable asset of the Department of Economics. The Department is really proud of having approximately 250 textbooks of Economics including 30 Bengali books, 12 text books of Environmental Studies and a handful of different issues of Reports and Journals.
The Department is also grateful to Prof. B.C. Gomes for his generous contribution in developing the fund for this unique property of the Department. Apart from the profuse support given to the Students with Economics as Honours subject the library also serves the purpose of the students with Economics as a general subject as well. The students are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about going to the library and taking books from there for its convenient access and generous rules.