Department of

Syllabus for
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)
Academic Year  (2019)



Assesment Pattern

Different components of CIAs and End semester examination

Examination And Assesments

Assignments are composed of different components during the course work

Department Overview:
Established in 1969, the Department of Economics is one of the strongest and vibrant departments in South India. Currently, the department, under the leadership of Dean Dr. John Joseph Kennedy and Head Dr. Joshy K J along with fourteen accomplished faculty members, offers a wide array of undergraduate courses and a postgraduate programme with multiple specialisations. To promote the holistic development of the students and to sustain the academic creativity and inventiveness of the faculty the department engages in numerous workshops, seminars, industrial interfaces, faculty development programmes and many such endeavours.
Mission Statement:
Vision: Achieving excellence, broadening horizons, building competencies and developing a sustainable education model through critical thinking, ethical groundedness and commitment to society. Mission: Preparing students to understand and resolve the multitude of challenges in the economy through relevant research based education. We aim to educate our students to become successful professionals and socially responsible citizens who contribute positively to the socio-economic well-being.
Introduction to Program:
This is a full time research program of with 3-4 years duration, in which scholars are trained to present their research findings. In preparation, they will complete prescribed courses aimed at giving them a thorough understanding of the principles of Economics and its application in various functional specializations. The ability to think systematically, and apply quantitative methods will give them the knowledge and skills to work independently on their PhD dissertation.
Program Objective:
The programme aims to: 1. Provide a thorough grounding in the methodology of Economics Research 2. Train the students in the application of different statistical and econometric tools for analyzing economic issues 3. Equip the scholars with the necessary skills and competency in identifying research problems, collection of data, analyse and interpret the results 4. Prepare the prospective post-doctoral candidates 5. Prepare the prospective economists and policy makers