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The Madura College, Madurai  (An Autonomous Institution Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University)   Re-Accredited with 'A' grade by NAAC

Department Of Economic


Eco Dept

Course Offered

CourseYear of Affiliation
B.A1946 - 47 (Aided)
M.A1988 – 89 (Aided) Upgraded into PG Centre
B.A.2003 – 04 (Self Finance)
M.Phil2010 – 11 (Self Finance)
Ph.D.2010 – 11

The Department of Economics is one of the oldest departments in The Madura College. As a Course of Study, Economics has stood the test of time and continues to enjoy mass popularity. The Department was offering B.A. Economics both in English and Tamil as a medium. B.A. special Economics Course was also offered during early 1970’s.
During 1988, when academically certain structural changes were effected in the college, M.A. Economics Course was started. Both sections of B.A. Economics were put under animated suspension.
At present, the department has approved staff strength of 1+5 as on date.


Aims and Objectives


PG – M.A.Economics Programme
1. M.A. master’s programme in Economics that aims at providing a rigorous training in theory, tools and methods for economic analysis, with a special focus on issues of Indian Economy, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Managerial Economics and Quantitative Methods Applied in Economics.
2. M.A.Economics students will be part of a vibrant academic community at Madura College comprising of faculty, research scholars and visitors, working on various facets of development within an inter-disciplinary structure. Students are expected to be well prepared for careers in academia, government, national and international development agencies, research institutions, the corporate sector, media and the MNCs.

Ph.D. Programme in Economics (Centre for Research in Economics - CRE)
1. Launched in 2010, the Centre for Research in Economics (CRE) has established itself as a premier centre for teaching and research in Economics. It offers both Full time and Part-time Ph.D. programme in Economics affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University.
2. The Centre espouses the philosophy that Economics looks at a problem in a innumerable ways. This diversity of the subject is reflected in its programmes that expose students to the existing schools of thought and thereby gives them a broad training and placements. In most educational institutions where Economics is taught, there is a vast gap between economic theory and practice. CRE does not believe in this and, therefore, links economic theory with historical experience and empirical observation and data. Teaching economic theory is not viewed merely as an exposition of received and established truths or as an intellectual exercise in the skills of logical deduction and inference.
3. The faculty aims at making the students understand the process and logic of inference from observations that go into the making of theoretical constructions. Thus the students are not just acquainted with rigorous techniques of analysis but trained to look for the relation between theoretical and empirical evidences.


Departmental Library

Apart from the General Library, there is a departmental library too. There are a total of 2457 books available, of which 410 books transferred from the General Library and the rest, donated by the retired teachers.
The Department subscribes to Ten Journals. Additionally, News Papers: The Hindu (Tamil and English), The New Indian Express, Dinamani, Dinamalar are placed in the Departmental Library.
Students are encouraged to spent time in the department library consulting books, journals etc. for presenting the assignments and for participation in periodical debates.
Normal revision of the syllabus is every 3 year or whenever necessary.
Board of studies in Economic consists of one Chairman (Head by virtue of Post) 5 Permanent Faculty Members, Invited Adhoc Teachers and Student Alumni.
Besides core papers were introduced to study the subject depth.


Teaching Methods

  •   Class Room Teaching
  •   OHP Presentation
  •   Leaderless Group Discussion
  •   Seminar
  •   Field study
  •   Survey of assignment work
  •   Computer lab with internet facility
  •   Students are give 30 hours for internet browsing
  •   Personal counseling
  •   Two faculties are engaged in NSS and RRC
  •   Students participation in NSS/NCC etc.
  •   Centralized feedback mechanisms

Staff Details (Aided)
  • 1. Dr.S.Theenathayalan M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil, PGDMM, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Head Profile
  • 2. Dr.P.Kannan M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D - Associate Professor Profile
  • 3. Dr.R.Gopi M.A., M.Phil., PGDCA, Ph.D - Associate Professor Profile
  • 4. Dr.V.Sriman Narayanan M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 5. Dr.S.Karthikeyan M.A., M.Phil., M.Ed., PGDCA, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 6. Dr.S.Meenakshi M.A., M.Phil., M.B.A., B.Ed., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Profile
Staff Details (Un-Aided)
  • 1. Mr.R.Murugan M.A., M.Phil. - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 2. Mrs.S.Sharmeela Banu M.A., M.Phil. - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 3. Dr.M.Satheesh Pandian M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 4. Mrs.R.Uttami Priya M.A., M.Phil., M.B.A. - Assistant Professor Profile
  • 5. Mr.S.Suresh Kannan M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed. - Assistant Professor Profile

Sucession Of Hod's :

1. Sri.V. Subbuseshan -
2. Sri.A.V. Krishnamoorthi - Principal & Head
3. Sri.S. Venkatasubramanian - Head (1974 – 98)
4. Sri.N. Raghuraman - Head (1998 – 2000)
5. Sri.N. Renganathan - Head (2000 – 01)
6. Dr.R.S. Rangarajan - Head (2001 – 04)
7. Dr.N.P. Hariharan - Head (2004 – 09)
8. Dr.S. Theenathayalan - Head (2009 – Till date)


Department Library :

1. Number of Books available in the UG Library 1184
2. Number of Books available in the PG Library 1273
* Periodical Parents Teachers Meeting conducted for both UG and PG students


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