History of the Department

The department was established in 1962 in Central College as a postgraduate department of the University of Mysore. In July 1964, with the establishment of Bangalore University, the then Centre of Economics came under the jurisdiction of the new University as the Department of Economics. A three years B.A Economics (Hons.) Course was introduced in 1967 with the aid from Danforth Foundation, USA. The course was modelled on the American pattern, headed by Dr. Quincy Adams. The M.A, Economics course was introduced in 1969 in the Central College Campus. In 1976, the Department was shifted to the Manasa Bhavan in the Jnanabharathi Campus of the University. The department was headed by several stalwarts such as Prof. K. Venkatagiri Gowda, who also served as a Member of Parliament, Prof. T. K. Laxman, Prof. Chandrashekhariah, Prof. D.T. Nanje Gowda, etc.,

Chairperson: Dr. R. Shashikumar

Tenure: 01.04.2019 TO 31.03.2021

Contact Us:

Department of Economics
Manasa Bhavana
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University

Tel: 080 22961601


A.Course Offered - M.A. in Economics

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration -  4 Semesters (2 years)

D.Intake -  50 + Payment Seats: 15

E. EligibilityCandidates who have secured 40% marks in the aggregate of all subjects and 50% marks in the cognate subject at the Bachelors degree level.

SL. NoNameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. M. RamanjaneyuluM.A; M.Phil; Ph.DProfessorIndian Economic Policies, Computer Applications  in Economic AnalysisProfile
2Dr. T. RajendraprasadM.A; M.Phil; Ph.DProfessorIndustrial / Labour Eco /  Macro Eco and    Karnataka EconomyProfile
3Dr. R. ShashikumarM.A; M.Phil; Ph.DProfessorInternational and  Agricultural Eco.Profile
4Dr. S. R. KeshavaM.A; M.Phil; Ph.DProfessorMacro Economics and Indian Economic policyProfile
5Dr. Parvathamma G.L.M.A; M.Phil; Ph.DProfessorAgricultural Economics, Financial Institutions and MarketsProfile
6Smt.S.JayalakshmipriyaM.A,Assistant ProfessorIndustrial Economics and Economics of     BusinessProfile
7Dr. S. PuttaswamaiahM.A; M.Phil; Ph.DAssistant ProfessorEnvironmental Economics, Agricultural  Economics, Health Economics and quantitative TechniquesProfile