About the Department of Economics
Teaching of economics in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith has been in existence since its establishment in 1921. Department of Economics was established in 1959. Teaching of economics at post-graduate level was started in 1961. Department of Economics is one of the largest departments in university. The Department runs B.A., M.A., and PhD programmes in Economics. Department of Economics allows for an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach for learning, which is often needed for real life problem solving. To bring equity, efficiency, excellence, and innovation in the higher education system, Department of Economics has transformed its examination and evaluation system from annual examination to semester wise examination at postgraduate level from the session 2013-14. Faculty members of the Department ensure that economic terminologies are used as an aid to the discussion and not something to be memorized. The Faculty has adequate representation in Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and Faculty Development Programmes; and has a number of publications in the form of papers and books. Graduates of this Department can be found in senior positions in organizations and government worldwide.
Department of Economics has its own journal entitled Aarthiki. This journal is being published in hindi language since 1964 bearing ISSN 0973-3434. Publishing frequency of this journal is yearly.
There are four pillars of knowledge in an academic institute include teaching, research, training, and consultancy. Department of Economics ensures sustenance of all these four pillars of knowledge through Student Colloquium. Faculty members of the Department of Economics have given their consent on the establishment of Student Colloquium and Student Research Colloquium on 5th July 2019 for overall development of students. Accordingly, student colloquium is divided into two parts, viz., Student Colloquium and Student Research Colloquium. Student colloquium is established to organize conferences and seminars by the students for the students. The vision of this colloquium is overall development of students besides giving them opportunity to explore their own area of personal interest. The objective of this colloquium is to sustain both teaching and research. This is designed to make students to learn beyond classroom teaching and thereby ensures their versatile development. Student Colloquium provides platform to students to work closely with the faculty members to generate ideas, create proposals and other departmental activities. Under student colloquium several student conduits and committees have been formed under which different activities are carried out throughout the year by the students for overall development of the students of graduate, post-graduate and research scholar. Each conduits and committees are expected to co-operate each other to run this colloquium smoothly.
The members of cultural conduit are responsible for organizing various functions and festivals, viz., student fresher party, student farewell party, with the help of other student volunteers. They may organize other cultural activities with the permission of Head of Department.
Members of this conduit are responsible for maintaining discipline in the office and classes of Department of Economics. Any observations of deviations are dealt with deftly and differences between individuals are resolved at the earliest.
Members of this committee are responsible for maintaining record of all events, viz., seminar, symposium, workshop, conferences, faculty development programme etc. that are carried out by Department of Economics.
This committee is responsible for contacting organizations to invite them to Department of Economics for various activities like guest lectures, student interactions, employment creation, project internship, final placements etc.
This committee is responsible for maintaining relations with the national and local media houses and ensures that all events conducted by department are given due coverage.
Spearheads and guides the Corporate Social Activities (i.e., teaching poor students, donation for poor students, and so on.) undertaken by the students of Department of Economics.
The members of this committee are responsible for recording various events of department. Records of all events captured are then maintained in the library for future use.
Besides organizing employability skill programme, this committee strives to improve the employment potential and expand opportunities for the youth. This committee also focuses on learning by doing.
Students Affairs Committee manages and organizes Student Colloquium. This comprises faculty members. In order to run student colloquium, Head of the Department may appoint any faculty member as Coordinator of the Student colloquium. Coordinator may appoint any faculty member as member of the student colloquium in order to run the activities of student colloquium smoothly.
Student Research Colloquium
This colloquium is established for research scholar focuses on development of critical thinking and creative problem solving. This colloquium is responsible for encouraging research not just for PhD students and faculty, but also for undergraduate students. The objective of this colloquium is to increase awareness of research activities by students and faculty to provide graduate students with experience in making scientific presentations; and to promote interactions among faculty and students conducting research in different discipline.
Head of the Department may appoint any faculty member who is PhD in Economics as Coordinator of Student Research Colloquium. In order to run the activities of Student Research Colloquium smoothly, Coordinator may appoint any faculty member as member of the Student Research Colloquium.
Note: All activities of colloquia will be conducted by coordinators with the permission of Head of the Department.