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Department of Economics

       The Department of Economics was established in 1929, and it is a leading centre of Economics education in Tamil Nadu. The faculty consists of dedicated teachers keen to mentor students throughout their period of study. Conferences and meetings of the Department Economic Association are kept abreast with current developments in the subject. The Department has been granted Rs.82.5 lakhs under UGC Special Assistance Programme DRS II (2018-2023).

Highlights of the Programmes
  • Up-to-date Syllabus
  • Students are equipped to face competitive examinations
  • Students trained to carry out individual projects under supervision of faculty
  • Field visits and Extension Activities
  • Students imparted relevant software skills
  • Students imparted training in Communication skills
Research Thrust Areas
  • Poverty Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Gender Studies
  • Industrial Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Labour Economics
  • Regional Economics
  • Rural Development and Women Studies

Resource Generated and Research Output

  • Compendium of first Hundred Ph.D. theses in Economics (Two Volumes)
  • Funds Generated : more than one crore
  • Research reports published : 15 numbers
  • Number of papers published : 367     
  • Books published : 52
  • M.Phil. produced: 179
  • Ph.D. produced: 192
  • Dissemination of DHDR for Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Thanjavur Districts
  • Prepared the Human Development Reports for Cuddalore and Nagapattinam Districts
  • In house journal “Annamalai Economic papers” (12 Volumes)

Job Opportunities

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Research Institutes
  • Corporate sectors
  • Economics careers in banking
  • Economics careers in business and financial consultancy
  • Economics careers in the public and private sector
  • State and Central government job
  • Multinational Corporations(MNC’S)
  • NGO’s and self Employment


Programmes Offered
  • M.A. Economics (Two PG Programme)
  • M.A. Economics (Five Year PG Programme)
  • M.A. Applied Economics (Two Year PG Programme)
  • (Equivalent to M.A.Economics as per State Govt. Order)
  • M.A. Development Studies (Two Year PG Programme)
  • M.Phil. Economics
  • Ph.D. Economics

Professor and Head
Department of Economics
Annamalai University
Annamalainagar-608 002
Tel : 04144-238027-Ext. 308

e-mail : departmentofeconomics2014@gmail.com