About The Department
The Department of Economics has had a large number of very distinguished teachers and students in the past. The undergraduate students are absorbed in the best post-graduate institutes of the country like the ISI, DSE, JNU and IGIDR. Many of them go for higher studies abroad, particularly after completing their post graduate courses in India. Our Post Graduate students of Applied Economics succeed in getting very good placements at leading firms like INFOSYS, FAIR ISAAC, GENPACT, WIPRO, MU SIGMA, BRIDGEi2i, Citi Global Insights and Analytics, HSBC, Prudential Assurance, Affine Analytics and so on.
The Economics Department has five classrooms fitted with multi-media projection systems in two of them. In addition, the Department has a 40-seater computer laboratory. This is used for practical classes and project work, comprising 12 credits and 32 credits at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, respectively. Students are taught software like Excel, STATA, SPSS, R and EVIEWS. The entire Department has Wi-Fi connectivity. An electronic Notice Board has also been set up to provide regular information to students.
A Students Corner has been created where activities and meetings of student’s bodies (like Debating Society, Economics Society, Presidency University Young Entrepreneurs Society, etc.) are held. This space is also utilised for intra- and Inter-University interaction.
The Department has received three Endowments: Infosys Foundation Chair Professor in Economics, Pasupati Sadhu Khan Endowment fund for entrepreneurial Development and Nirmal Kanti Majumdar Endowment Fund for conducting seminars/conferences on biennial basis. Further, Professor Abhjit Vinayak Banerjee organizes prestigious Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture every year.
The thrust areas in the department are Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Statistics and Econometrics, Mathematical Economics and Finance – both corporate and international. The department and the Centre for Economic Studies hold frequent workshops and seminars and these have leading economists as resource persons. Students are enormously benefited by attending these workshops and there is frequent interaction with faculty-members. The feedback is taken from students regarding standard of teaching and attitude of teachers on regular basis. The feedback till date has been very positive.