Economics is a broad discipline. Students are introduced to a systematic study of the resilience and collapse of economic institutions in the face of a rapidly changing global environment. Economic theory trains one to think critically about a range of complex issues. The process of rational decision making taught in economics is of great value irrespective of the career a person chooses. Established in 1948, the Department has an illustrious faculty and is renowned for its academic excellence.

The programme opens several avenues for students - those with an inclination towards a career in the corporate sector can opt for an MBA programme. More academically oriented students can pursue M.A. and Ph.D. programmes. Students can go into teaching/research with international organizations like the World Bank. The Civil Services are still a very popular option for those interested in administration and framing economic policies.