Department of Economics is functioning since 1965 in the college. The
department was upgraded to Postgraduate in the year 1982. The
Department imparts teaching at undergraduate and Post graduate levels besides
the Doctoral Programme. The faculty members of the department are actively
engaged in research activities and have in contributed widely in the form of
research project completions, numerous regional, national and international
research paper publications, international and national workshops, seminars and
conference participation etc. Till present the major thrust areas of research
of the department have been regional, rural development, women studies,
agriculture, industry, banking and finance. These research areas have been explored
by the faculty members, along with the active participation of the research
scholars and through the support of the various academic and research based
institutions. To assist the research activities the department data resource
centre is established in which computer and internet facility are provided for
the faculty members and research scholars. The department aims to establish a
cohesive team involving faculty members, research scholars and students bound
together by their shared vision on diverse economic fields which can contribute
constructively to the society and its economy.
Brief History of Faculty members in
Verma was the first head of the Department who retired in 1991. Prof. V.A.
Bourai present Principal of the college joined the Department as a lecturer in
the year 1983 and Ms. Sangeeta Bourai worked as lecturer from 1985 to 2001 in
the Department. In the year 2007 Dr. Raj Bahadur and Dr. V.S. Rawat were
appointed Assistant Professors in the Department. Dr. Mahesh Kumar was
appointed Assistant Professor in the year 2015. At present Dr. Raj Bahadur is
Head of the Department.
Programs Offered 1. Bachelor
of Arts 2. Master of Arts 3.Doctoral Program
Prof. V.A. Bourai (Principal)
Dr. Raj Bahadur (Head of Department) M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dr. V.S. Rawat, M.A., NET, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Mahesh Kumar, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
List of Eminent Academicians and
Scientists/visitors to the Department
Alexandr Magnitskie, Associate Professor in Economics, State
Technological University, Russia
Prof. P.K. Chaubey, IIPA, New Dehli
Prof. B.L. Pandit, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi
Prof. H.C. Pokhriyal, Executive Director (Retd.) Advisor
School of Open Learning, University of Delhi
Prof. R.R. Nautiyal, Head, Department of Economics, HNB Garhwal
Prof. M.C. Sati, Department of Economics, HNB Garhwal University,
Prof. D.S. Negi, Department of Economics, HNB Garhwal University, Pauri
Prof. Anjali Bahuguna, Department of Economics, HNB Garhwal University,
Prof. S.P. Singh, IIT Roorkee
in collaboration with other universities/foreign institutions
V.A. Bourai visited Calgary University, Canada and delivered lectures to
V.A. Bourai and Dr. V.S. Rawat visited Kostroma State Technological University,
Interdisciplinary courses/ Courses in collaboration
with other universities
B.Com., Agriculture and Bio-technology Department
Kostroma State Technological University, Russia
department has actively been engaged in research activities since it became
present all faculty members of the department are approved guide for Ph.D. (HNB
completed a major project with University of Calgary, Canada in 1995. The
students of the department learned and actively participated with Canadian
students during field research and data analysis process.
of the Department have completed various research projects funded by UGC, ICSSR
etc. and some projects are still going on.
than 100 dissertations are completed by the PG students.
are 80 seats at UG level and 40 seats at PG level.
scholars of the Department have been awarded D.Phil. Degree.
scholars are registered for D.Phil. Degree under the supervision of all
faculties of the department.
students of the department secured 2 and 4 rank in
2013 and 02 students secured 1 and 2 rank in 2014 in University Merit List.
with LCD Projector
Departmental library The Departmental has library including 200 books and subscription of Journals,
Dissertations prepared by M.A. Final year students in lieu of their VIII Paper
and thesis submitted by research scholars. We are practicing mentoring system,
teachers as well as senior students guide their juniors.
The placement of
our students is remarkable. Many of them are working as Teachers in colleges,
while some are working in Banks, Defence services and Police etc.
Strength of the Department
learning aids available in college like projectors, LCD etc.,
motivating and hard working faculties of the department,
Central library with
All the faculties of
the department are approved Ph.D. Guide.
help by the faculties to other Departments like Agriculture and Commerce etc.
Credit based system
at PG level.
Internet facility available in the department.
of the college.
Supportive college management.
faculties in different committees of the college
environment of the Department.
Involvement in sports
activities of the college and of the University
Participation in Institutional Social
Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities
Faculties of the Department perform as Members in different important
committees of the college
Faculties Performed duty in General Elections and Panchayat Elections
Chairman S.G.R.R.I.M.S. Ethics Committee
Member S.G.R.R.I.M.S. Ethics Committee
Departmental Projects and Scholarships
Prof. V.A. Bourai,
Indo-Canadian Shastri Project with Prof. Merlin B. Brinkerhoff, Sociology
Department, Calgary University, Canada
Name of Item- Re-imbursement of travel grant, Head of Account- 4(vii) 31,
Total Grant Rs. 82,637/-
Impact of Organic Farming on Rural Economy of Uttarakhand ,with special
reference to ehradun .(Completed UGC sponsored project).- F.No.8-(260)/2010(MRP/NRCB)
Micro propagation of cut flowers (Rose and
Gerbera) in Uttarakhand.(Ongoing State Biotech Deptt of Uttarakhand sponsored
Commercial cultivation of gerbera (Completed
NHB sponsored project)-NHB/DDN/LOI-913/2007-08/1432
A study evaluating the role of post contrast magnetic resonance imaging
in planning and optimizing treatment of focal calcified brain lesions in
patients presenting clinically with seizures in Uttarakhand region.(Ongoing
UCOST sponsored project)-No.UC&T/R&D/MED SC-01/12-13/6578
Contingency Grant-in-aid to Mr. Sunit Kumar to work on his Ph.D. topic
“The Opportunities and Constrants of Pulses Production in Uttarakhand”.
Areas of Consultancy and Income Generated
Dr. V.S. Rawat Worked as
consultant in world bank sponsored project –Detailed environmental and social
screening through transact walk for 2 project roads of Almora-“Design &
Construction Supervision Consultancy (Road Work): Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery
Project Package: UDRP/PWD/C/DSC/05,Credit No. 5313-1N”-2014-15.
Our College follows
online admission process. Students seeking admission in B.A. & M.A. te has
to register himself online for the admission in the college. After last date of
registration merits are declared for the admission.
B.A. Course (As one of the Subject in
candidate must have passed Intermediate/ 10+2 in any stream with minimum of 40%
marks. Candidate’s belongings to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
shall be allowed a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility criteria.
M.A. Program The admission in the M.A course
will be given on the basis of merit. Reservation will be given to the
candidates as per the University rule and regulations prescribed for the
Doctoral Program Admission to Doctoral program in
Economics will be through entrance test conducted by the University followed by
an interview. All selected candidates will have to undergo and Pass a prior-Six
months Pre-Ph.D Course (15 credits) which will be compulsory for all selected
of Research Scholars
Name of Scholar Name of Supervisor Year of Enrolment Year of Degree Award
1. Raj Bahadur V.A.
Bourai 2000 2002
2. Vijay Singh Rawat V.A.
Bourai 2005 2011
3. Sunit Kumar V.A. Bourai 2007 2012
4. Sudhansu Dhyani V.A.
Bourai 2008 2015
5. Rajeev Rana V.A.
Bourai 2012 2018
6. Neha Jain Dr.
V.S. Rawati 2014 Thesis Submitted 2019
7. Nidhi Arora V.A.
Bourai 2014 2019
8. Ajaj Ahmad Dr.
Raj Bahadur 2014 Thesis Submitted 2019
9. Brij Moahan Dr.
V.S. Rawat 2014 Thesis Submitted 2020
10. Suresh Chand Dr.
Raj Bahadur 2015 Thesis Submitted 2020
11. Ms. Anita Dr.
Raj Bahadur 2015 Thesis Submitted 2020
12. Ms. Jyoti Dr. V.S. Rawat 2017
strengthen the Research Facility in the Department.
apply for research projects to UGC and ICSSR etc. for funds.
research papers at UGC listed journals.
in various seminars / workshops/ conferences/Faculty Development Programs.
PG students focus on local, state, national and international level
socio-economic issues through the dissertation works.
students to-opt projects, dissertations, presentations and participate in group
work at UG and PG level.
of use of ICT in the department for
Teaching Learning processes
Study tour of PG level students for experiential learning.
Enrich the Department
with more books, journals and computer software used in research in social
environment for research.
Conduct and attend
more research activities, seminars and workshops.
More use to modern
technology for teaching learning.