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The Department of Economics aims to enhance the intellect of the students with the perspective of making them attain the ability to critically examine the issues related to economy of India and rest of the World as well. In order to accomplish the goal of building up the overall development of the personality, students are trained to think analytically about socio-economic issues with the help of every possible advanced teaching technique. Building up a sound base for further study and career in Economics is also focused upon.

The department constitutes of well qualified and proficient faculty members. All the faculty members have contributed academically by publishing extensively in research journals of repute and other professional publications. The publications of the faculty members of the Department of Economics in the form of books, articles, working papers, etc. reflects their keen interest in economic issues of academic and public interest.

The department is well equipped with the advanced teaching aids to train the students in the best possible manner. It is not only the lectures by the faculty members but the guest lectures organised by the department and delivered by the Visiting Professors such as Prof. A.S. Oberai (Former Member of International Labour Organisation) and Prof. Iqbal Singh (Retd. Professor, University of Delhi) serve the purpose of enhancing the intellectual level of the students.

The department aim towards the overall development of the students by making them competitive, intellectual and efficient with the best possible training initiatives.
Sr. No. Name of the Teacher Designation Academic Achievements
1 A.S. Oberai Professor of Eminence M.Sc. (London School of Economics), Regional Director (former) UNO (ILO)
2 Dr. Iqbal Singh Associate Professor M.A., M.Phill., Ph.D.(JNU), PDF(Oxford University)
3 Dr. Thomas Associate Professor M.A., Ph.D.(PU)
4 Dr. Kanika Ratra Assistant Professor B.A. (Hons.),M.A., UGC-NET, Ph.D.
5 Dr. Pavneet Kaur Assistant Professor M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
6 Dr. Suresh M Assistant Professor M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Course B.A. (Hons. School) Economics
Duration 3 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 9,075/- per semester
  • 10+2 with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
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Course M.A. Economics
Duration 2 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 15,125/- per semester
  • B.A.(Prog.) or B.A. (Hons.) with 60% marks
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
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Course Ph.D.
Duration 3-5 years
Seats Subject to availability
Fees Rs. 25,000/- per semester
  • Any candidate who has passed the Masters examination in the concerned subject with a score of not less than 55% or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale or equivalent (50% or 5.0 CGPA for SC/ST/BC Category) in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year examination of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Akal University, Talwandi Sabo or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of A.U.), shall be eligible to appear for the Ph.D. Entrance Test.
  • The students who have qualified UGC NET, or any similar examination/test conducted by a notified authority of the Government of India for the purpose, will be exempted from Ph.D. entrance test, subject to approval of the Vice-Chancellor.
Thrust Areas
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Equality
  • Agriculture
  • Education – Study on drop-outs
(Dr. Kanika Ratra)
Incharge, Department of Economics
Akal University, Talwandi Sabo
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