Economics DEPARTMENT



The Department of Economics was started in 1963 with Economics as Major & History, politics as Allied subjects. The Department was headed by Mrs.Indira Narasiman. M.A., Later Mrs. R.Mythili, M.A., Ms.G.Ganapackiyam grace, M.A., BT,. Dr.D.Meenakshi M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., PGDCA., Ph.D., Dr.S.Thilagavathy M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.D., Mrs. M. Shantha M.A.,M.Phil., Now the Department of Economics is headed by Dr.R.Nageswari.

Economics is an interesting and Challenging Subject and offers excellent prospects after graduates. It helps in applying concepts to real life business issues. It is an extremely practical field and Major subjects in Economics helps in excellent preparation for Career in business, budget analysis, Sales Executives and Business people. This subject is rich in information theories and analytics. BA.Economics is an amalgamation of Macro Economics, Micro Economics and Statistics, Statistical Methods is an essential element to the study of Economics as it helps to interpret and make sense of economic data.

The Department of Economics was started in 1963 with Economics as Major & History, politics as Allied subjects. The Department was headed by Mrs.Indira Narasiman. M.A., Later Mrs. R.Mythili, M.A., Ms.G.Ganapackiyam grace, M.A., BT,. Dr.D.Meenakshi M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., PGDCA., Ph.D., Dr.S.Thilagavathy M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.D., Mrs. M. Shantha M.A.,M.Phil., Now the Department of Economics is headed by Dr.R.Nageswari.

Economics is an interesting and Challenging Subject and offers excellent prospects after graduates. It helps in applying concepts to real life business issues. It is an extremely practical field and Major subjects in Economics helps in excellent preparation for Career in business, budget analysis, Sales Executives and Business people. This subject is rich in information theories and analytics.

BA .Economics is an amalgamation of Macro Economics, Micro Economics and Statistics, Statistical Methods is an essential element to the study of Economics as it helps to interpret and make sense of economic data.

BA. Economic course shows the seed of ideation, curiosity and interest in the young minds of students, further leading them to make successful careers in banking, finance, statistics, auditing and marketing etc..,

BA. Economics course focused on the Core fundamentals of Economics, its theories and applications. It covers both qualitative and quantitative Courses. This course provides extensive knowledge about the practical and technical concepts to run the world.

The subject has given out legends like Dr.Manmohan Singh, P.Chithambaram and present Finance minister Mrs. Nirmala Seetharaman.

To cater the demands of the present day the course has been re-structured from BBE to BA Economics.

Four of our faculty members are Doctorate and remaining one holding M.Phil degree holder with SET -2017.

Eligibility for Admission Students who have passed Higher secondary course preferably with economics, Maths, Accountancy and Computer Science as optional subject are eligible to apply for this course.

Learning Resources

The department is enriched with competent staff members who have holding Ph.D degree.

In addition, the syllabus under CBCS stream is designed in such a way that students are trained to face the challenges of the present day.

Revision of Curriculum

After the revision of 2008-09 (CBCS) Syllabus in the year 2014-17 and 2017-20 has been restructured.

The following data shows the profile of the Staff members. Staff Members Details are given below:


Dr.R.NAGESWARI
M.A., M.Com.,M.Phil.,PGDCA.,Ph.D., M.A(Socilogy) PGDGC.,PGDCE., M.B.A.(HR).
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & HEAD
Experience: 32 years




Dr.T.CHITRA
M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D., DLL
Associate Professor
Experience: 27 years




Dr.R.ELIZABETH
M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Experience: 6 years




Mrs.C.VIJAYA CHANDRIKA
M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil.
Assistant Professor
Experience:10 (MONTHS)





Dr.D.SUJA
M.A., M.Phil. M.B.A.,Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Experience:10 (MONTHS)

Alumnae Association

Alumnae meetings were organised frequently by the department of Economics. Feedbacks were collected from the students, they were analysed by the staff members and their suggestion were considered in ordered to promote and enhance academic performance of the department. It is to be noted that our department alumnae a members serving in police department, some of them are Teachers and sales Executives in private companies in and around Tamil Nadu and Mumbai

TUTORIAL CLASSES

Faculty members of this department makes themselves available till4.30PM and the students can freely approach their staff members for clearing their quires on the related subject. Staff members were providing guidance and motivation for their higher education or Career.

Personal counselling was also given to the students according to their needs Financial assistance also given to the students by the staff members for those who are Economically weak, Students talents are identified through counselling as a result the students are equipped well in participating extracurricular activities within the college and also in the university level programme. Our department students used to participate the cultural events every year conducted by JJ College of Arts and Science, Puddukkottai & Department of women’s Studies, Vivekanandha Study centre, Allagappa University, Karaikudi.

Dr.R.Nageswari have done question paper settings for major and ancillary subjects for Tiruvalluvar University and Annamalai University. Dr.R.Nageswari, and Dr.T.Chitra are acted as a chief superintendent of our college for Madurai Kamaraj University and Allagappa University.

Bridge Course-IBA

This course gave our students an awareness of the positives of college life, which ensures greater motivation as well as access to new Technology. Students have to know the difference between new learning and the lesson thought in schools.

Bridge Course that helps students to bridge the gap between Higher secondary curriculum and college level syllabus to make study preparation for higher studies. On the first day learners will be able to acquire the basics of Economics and culture, introducing oneself, speech, aspiration, hobbies and about their families.

Bridge course really assists student to meet their further studies entrance exams, for college level courses. The course starts after higher secondary and ends before joining the colleges. So, this course entirely enhances and inspires students. To follow and they get ideas to tackle and to be confident to getting admitted in wishing courses increasing overall potentially.

Above all, this course really assists to open golden door of the student’s future.

CERTIFICATE COURSE

VALUE ADDED COURSE

Value added courses aim to provide additional learner centric graded skill oriented technical training with the primary objective of improving the employability skills of Arts and Science students. The main objective of the programme is to provided an opportunity to students to develop inter disciplinary skills

Value added course are designed and offered by our department for the benefit of the students. These courses are conducted after regular college hours, so that each student will have completed at least two value added courses. Employment scene today requires a student be an all-rounder with several skills. Value added course gives the chance to update student’s skill in a fraction of time and money, but the value they create is very high It helps the students to have a foundation on which to build their career. It polish the students skills and enhance their employability.

ADD- ON COURSE

The objective of the scheme is to introduce career, market oriented and skill enhancing add –on course that have any job, self employment and empowerment of the students. This person will run parallel to convenient degree at the end of the year. The student will be equipped with a certificate in value added course along with a convenient degree in arts. Candidates pursuing UG graduate are eligible to take up one of thee add-on courses simultaneously with their regular course of study

CONSUMER RIGHTS AND AWERENESS- SYLLABUS

Introduction of consumer protection Act 1986- Salient features-definition of the terms-consumer-Compliant-Consumer dispute. Consumer rights: Right to safety- right to information-right to choose-right to be hear-right against exploitation-right to consumer education. Consumer Protection Councils: Centre- State-Consumer dispute redresses against state-district-national commission.

JOB ORIENTED PAPERS IN THE SYLLABUS

The department of Economics offers papers on Tourism management, Environmental Economics, Entrepreneurship development, Financial Accounting, Modern banking & practices, human resource development, Fundamentals of Computer. These papers offer good employment opportunity to the students who go out this department.

I - SEMESTER :- COMMUNITATIVE ENGLISH
II - SEMSTER :- ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
III - SEMSTER :- COMPETETIVE EXAMINATION SKILLS & EFFECTIVE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
IV - SEMSTER :- EMERGING & MEDICAL LAB SKILLS MANAVALAKALAI YOGA
V- SEMSTER :- ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT SKILLS HERITAGE AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
VI- SEMSTER: - FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PRESERVATIVE SKILLS EQUIPMENT & HANDLING SKILLS

Election for Economic Association: The election for Economic Association was held every year and the formation of Committee is as follows
Secretary One student from III BA
Joint Secretary From II BA
Committee Members Two from I BA

Panchayat Union Competition

Staff members for Panchyat union of Pallathur has conducted various competition Students of Economics were participated in various competition and won the prizes.

FEED BACK

Feedback from the students are obtained periodically during the course of their study, It is also collected from the students at the end of their course, and from the out gone students. These are also analysed for the faculty improvements. It helps to identify the student’s talents and skills before commencement of the programme. A special session is allotted to our department students, each students is given an opportunity to have a self introduction to state their hobbies and their interest. The students are categorized performance at the higher secondary level and their skills, sports, etc,..

Students Achievements:



University Rank Holders:



  • • Department of Economics students were participated one day national seminar on Social Justice, Communal Harmony and peace building organised by Alagappa University, Department of Social Work on March1,2018.
  • • Final Year students A.Vinitha,M,Anusiya, C,Aruna, V,Shanthi has participated in the UGC Sponsored national Conference On India Agriculture Success & Sustainability at PSGR Krishnammal College for women, Coimbatore on 7th February 2018.
  • • L.Vinothini, K.R.Priya latha, V.Shanthi, K.Kavutha , S.Saranya, R.Pethupillai, A.Deebalakshmi, S.Senkodi, R.Rasi were final year economics students received the certificate from National Skill development Corporation, Ministry of Skill development and entrepreneurship , Government of India.
  • • D.Iswarya, K.kavith, R.Anusiya, were visited vivekanadha museum, Alagappa Niversity karaikudi on 09.02.2018.
  • • S.Sundari, Sabana Barvin, C,A.Aruna, KR.Priya Latha, attendend one day basic training programme on human rights, transforming lives. The power of human rights education on 09-02-2018 at Alagppa University , Karaikudi.
  • • This Department has a Remedial Calsses is no Specific format for tutorial classes. In the tutorial classes efforts are later to help the slow learners, extra classes are conducted and extra coaching were given for the weaker students.
  • • Some of the students find it difficult during the initial stages semester in taking hints in the class and understanding certain concepts. These students are identified and motivated to attended special coaching Classes. These classes are arranged after 3.30PM. Generally, the above average students are motivated to take special Class. In addition to that we are having Parent Teachers Meeting, Bridge course and field visit.


Admission Details



Admitted list from2013-2019



Non- Academic Activities

Miss. R. Vellaiyammal has accomplished in sports and our students have exhibited their talents in cultural & sports field



DEPARTMENT ACILITIES

1) University Question Bank
2) Educational videos
3) Charts
4) Wi-Fi facility
5) Laptop
6) Desktop
7) Camera
8) Library
9) Printer

S.No. Name Designation and address
1. Dr.S.Iyyampillai Associate Professor
Department of Economics,Bharadhidasan University-Trichy
2 Mr.A.KARNAN, Assistant prof.of Economics
H.H.The Raja’s College
3 Dr.S.Bala Krishnan Asst.professor of Economics
Alagappa Govt.Arts College
Karaikudi
4 Dr.Rajamohan Dean
Alagappa University
Karaikudi
5 Mr.kathirvel Assistant Prof.of Commerce with CA
Sri Sevugan Annamalai College
Devakottai
6 Dr.APS.Selvaraj Asst.prof.of Economics
Alagappa government Arts College
7 Mr.A.KARNAN, Assistant prof.of Economics
H.H.The Raja’s College
8 Dr.B.Dharma Lingam
Dr.K.Alamelu
Professor
Director

Centre for Nehru Studies Alagappa University-Karaikudi
9 Dr.S.Bala Krishnan Asst.professor of Economics
Alagappa Govt.Arts College
Karaikudi
10 Dr.Rajamohan Dean
Alagappa University
Karaikudi
11 Mr.Tirukural Dhileeban Madras University Chennai
12 Mr.R.Venkatesh
Mrs.Rajalakshmi
Asst.professor
Department of Social Work
Institute of Social Science-Madurai
13 Mr.kathirvel Assistant Prof.of Commerce with CA
Sri Sevugan Annamalai College
Devakottai
14 Mr.C.Maylsamy Assist.Prof.Commerce
Anandha College Devakottai
15 Dr.APS.Selvaraj Asst.prof.of Economics
Alagappa government Arts College
16 Dr.P.Jothi Guest lecture
Department of economics&Rural Development ,AlagappaUniversity,Karaikudi.
17 Mr.R,Abdulla, .Vivekanandha Educational Institute,
Namakkal
18 Mis.V.Keerthimathi Fashion designer
Coimbatore
19 Mr.P.sathiskumar
Mr.D.Siva
Chrome Software Solutions Pvt.Madurai
20 Dr.Chitra Juliet mangeskar Department of B.Com CA
Seethalakshmi Achi College Pallathur
21 Mrs.T.Rajakumari Sub-Inspector of Police
Vellore
22 Mrs.K.Arulselvi
Mr.L.R.Rameshbrabu
Pricipal
Nation al Skill Training Institute for women- Trichy


The former Head of the department, Mrs.R.Mythili M.A. acted as a vice principal for a long period. The former HOD, Dr.D.Meenakshi was the principal for three years from2016-2009.

  • Dr.Mis.Thilagavathi was the NCC office for 12 years. Her rank is 2. She was appointed as a chairman in the board studies in CBCS syllabus for three from (2008-2011)in alagappa university.
  • Mrs. M.Santha, as a Chairman for this university examination in Alagappa University for 2008-2011. She was also a member of board of studies in CBCS syllabus from 2008-2011 alagappa university.
  • Dr.R.Nageswari, as a chairman for the university examination in alagappa university from 2011 to till date. She was also chairman of board studies in CBCS syllabus from 2011 till date.
  • She was also a Member of board of studies TANSCHE, Chennai from 2018 till date. She was the member of board of studies, PSG college of Arts and Science Coimbatore.
  • She has the Panel of examinar,TNPSC in the year 2017 acted as a chief superintendent for Tamil Nadu state eligibility test, conducted by mother Teresa women’s university, Kodaikanal. Dr.R.Nageswari has been executive Council Member of Mother of Mother Teresa Women’s University kodaikanal from 2017 to till.
  • She has received best faculty Award from Indian Academic Research Association, Bharathidhasan University, Tirchirapalli in the year of 2016.
  • She has prepare course material for DDE, Allagappa University for UG & PG economics in both Tamilnadu & English medium for 2018-till date.
  • She also published book on title”Women’s Consumer Rights & Aewreness text &case study “ISBN81-89915-15-0.
  • Served as a selection Committee member for the post of registrar and Controller of examination at Mother Terasa Women’s University , Research & Extension Centre, Saidepet, Chennai on august 2017.
  • Delivered Guest Lecture at Singai Sithar Ayya College of Arts and Science, A.Thekkur. S.Vellachamy Nadar College, Madurai. J.J.College of Arts and Science at Pudkkottai.
  • Dr.T.Chitra is the District Coordinator in Youth Red Cross (YRC) from 2005 onwards . She is Member of NACC Committee also, She has awarded the best YRC programme officer in the state level. She was served as NSS programme officer for three years, also co-ordinator for Consumer Club.
  • Dr.R.Elizabeth Rani was qualified SET Exam and awarded Doctoral Degree in the year of 2017.
  • She was Programme Officer for National Service Scheme (NSS) in the year of 2016 to 2019.

This department students medium of school education was Tamil, they are struggling to understand the concepts in Economics. So our faculty members taught with Tamil Language and provide Tamil notes along with the prescribed text books.

We divided the students into three groups as slow learners, below average and above average we admit them to this course with cut off marks from 150-350. The class representative support the week students by their group guidance.

The students are guided more and motivated to answer the questions since they are very week in their studies.

Students are encouraged to participate in the conference, seminar and workshop.

Students were trained to understand their entrepreneurial ability skills. Monthly wise training programme were conducted.

Academic Activities

Department of economics has included lessons like an Environmental Issues, Career oriented Programmes, Women Empowerment, Women Issues, personality development programme and Human Rights. This department has a very good tutorial system under which each class has been put in charge of a teacher who helps the students in all possible ways. They monitor their study progress and solving their personal problem, giving counselling and motivate them in extra curricular activities.

Department Association from 2014-2018

The Department conducted Economic Association every year we used to conduct Inaugural function with an eminent person to deliver a lecture in different topic related to recent trends in Economics.

Apart from the Economic Association we organised a various departmental Activities such as Quiz programmes, field visit and Educational tour etc..

Our staff and the students participated in various seminars, workshop, conference and international conference which are conducted by the various colleges and universities.









Academic Year 2014-2015

  • The inaugural function of Economic Association was held on 17-09-2014 Thiru.A Karnan, Assistant professor of Economics, H.H Rajah’s college (Autonomous) Pudukkottai has delivered a special address on “ Competitive examination for economics Students.
  • Organised QNEST -2014 on 24-01-2015 Dr.B. Dharamalingam, Director, Centre for Nehru Studies, Alagappa University KaraiKudi, and Dr.K.Alamelu, Professor, Department of Bank Management, Alagappa University KaraiKudi, has spoke about the nobel laurets of 2014 for peace the Economic students and staff presented a papers.


2015-2016

  • The inaugural function of Economic Association was held on 09-09-2015, Dr.S.Bala Krishnan, Assistant professor of Economics, Alagappa Government Arts College, Karaikudi. Addressed the audience on the topic of Share market and its impact on Indian Economic Development. Quiz programme was conducted in the afternoon of the same day.
  • Organised a one day workshop on 30-12-2015 on the topic” legal Awareness Programme for Women” Department of Economics was organised a memory technique programme on 04-02-2017, Mr. Thirukurral Dhileeban, Madras University, Chennai, has delivered a speech about the ways to develop the memory techniques.
  • Organised one day workshop on sensitization programme on 06-03-2017. R.Venketesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Institute of Social Science, Madurai, delivered key note address, Mrs.Rajalakshmi spoke about sensitization.
  • The inaugural function of Economic Association was held on 31-08-2018, Dr.S. Rajamohan, Dean I/C, Alagappa University and Mr.C.Vijayakumar Alagappa Institute of Management, Alagappa Univeristy Karikudi, Addresed the audience.
  • Organised a one day state level seminar on 04-01-2017, topic on Demonetization – Impact on Indian Economy, and students were presented a paper on above topic.


2017-2018

  • The inaugural function of Economic Association was held on 24-08-2017, Mr.kathirvel ,Assistant professor of commerce with CA, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, delivered special address on the topic on “Usage of Internet in Business”.
  • Organised a one day state level conference on the topic “Women and Health issues” on 29-01-2018.
  • Organised a Discussion on Union Budget 2018-2019 on 31-01-2018. Organised a motivational programme on 20-02-2018 on the topic on “ entrepreneurial Skills for Women” Mr.C.Maylsamy, Assistant Professor of Commerce, Anandha College, Devakottai has delivered a special address.


2018-19

  • Inaugural function of Economic Association was held on 19-09-2018. Dr. APS. Selvaraj, Assistant professor of Economics, Alagappa Government Arts College, Karaikudi. Speech on the topic “ Digital Economy, organised a guest lecture programme on 27-02-2019 at 1.30 pm. Dr.M.Neelakandan, Guest lecture, PG and research Department of Economics, Alagappa Government Arts College, Karaikudi. Delivered a lecture on the topic “Economic Growth In India”.
  • Organised a special lecture on 01-03-2019 on the topic “Concept in Agricultural Economics”, Dr.P.Jothi, Guest Lecture, department of Economics and Rural development, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, delivered a lecture.
  • Essay writing Competition was held on 04-03-2019 on the topic on “ The climate change and its impacts on Indian Agriculture”.Organised a Motivational programme for III BA Economics Students on 07-03-2019.
  • Mr.R.Abdulla, Vivekanadha Educational Institution, namakal, has motivated the student by his speech on the topic”How to Appear for UPSC, IAS Examination. We have celebrated international Women’s day celebreation on 08-03-2019.
  • Organised a Trainning Programme for III BA Economics students on 12-03-2019.
  • Ms.V.Keerthimathi, Fashion Designer, Coimbatore has trained the students by upcycling paper. Organised a Android Development Trainning Programme on 12-03-2019 for III BA Economics Mr.P.Satiskumar, Mr.B.Siva, Managing Director, Chrome Software solutions Pvt. Limited, Madurai has trained the students.
  • A special meeting was organised on 13-03-2019, Dr.Chitra Juliet mangeskar,Department of B.Com CA & IT, Seethalakshmi Achi College For Women,Pallathur. Spokes on the topic “Networking & Mass Media in Social Science Research”
  • Organised a international conference on14-03-2019 on the topic”Safty Defence Strategies for Women” Organised Alumni meeting was held on 16-03-2019, Mrs.T.Rajakumari, Sub Inspector of Police, Vellore District has delivered special address.
  • Organised an awareness programme on 04-04-2019, on the topic”Empowering Women Through Skill Training ” Institute for women , Trichy. And mr.Rameshbabu, training officer, Department of Fashion Technology NSTI(W), Trichy, has given special talk about the various training to develop the skills of Women.

SEMINAR PARTICIPATED - III YEAR STUDENTS



SEMINAR PARTICIPATED FOR III YEAR STUDENTS 2016-2017




Service to the society

Apart from NSS and NCC ,our Students were doing service Sivan Kovil ,Perumal Kovil pallathur. They have cleaned the sivan kovil Pond.Our department students educate the children at the gandhi padasalai ,pallathur.

Our students visited Middle School vadakudi & veeramuthu puram frequently to school and thought the students to maintain health and hygine.

Our students create the awareness in the minds of the schools children to avoid the usage of polithen and plastics.

Our Department students and staff members were visit near by village every year. Our department adapted Vadakudi for promotion their standard both academic and non-academic.

















  • Prizes offered by the department staffs to university rank holders, Cultural and Sports activity achievers from 2019-20.
  • Endowment prizes will be provided to the economically backward for 2019-20.
  • Value added courses within college hours.
  • Personal & Career counselling for Group IV , TNPSC Exams, Practical Banking.
  • Frequent Parent Teachers Association Meetings once in a month.
  • Good faculty- Student relationally through Mentor – Mentee system.
  • Sapling Plantation on every function in the college campus.