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Department of Economics


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Economics was started in 1966, the year of establishment of the college, with thirty students under the able guidance of Mrs A.N. Singh, the then Head of the Economics Department. Prof. Amarjit Singh took classes in the Evening College, started in 1967 under the Principalship of Prof. J S Jogi. With the commencement of Commerce classes in 1970, the strength of the Economics students rose to 150. Mrs Harjit Kaur Khanna joined the department in 1971 and became the Principal of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in 1976 and served there till 2001. When Prof. Manohar Singh became the Head of Department in 1991, Honours classes were started in the Departments of Economics and Commerce. Prof. Charanjit Singh took over the headship in 2004 and with his stringent efforts the Department scaled new heights and was upgraded to Post Graduate level in 2011. Dr Bandna Goindi has been successfully heading the department since April 2020.

The teachers of the Economics Department are engaged in imparting education to B.Com and M.Com students too. At present, there are nine faculty members in this Department sharing knowledge with around 1500 students. Five faculty members are PhDs while others are pursuing their doctoral degrees. All faculty members are actively engaged in research, participate in various seminars and conferences at the National and International level and are members of various academic bodies.

The Economics Department has produced many entrepreneurs and educationists. Many students like Harman Mangat, Ankita Sharma, Gurpreet Kaur, Namita Chopra and  Parul Chouhan have cleared UGC-NET exam and others are admitted to PhD programmes in prestigious research institutions in India. Ankita joined as Assistant Professor in MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, Harman Mangat in SCD Government College, Ludhiana and Gurpreet Kaur in Mata Sundri College, Delhi University. Atamjit Singh Cheema and Avin Raghav have become successful entrepreneurs. Tarjit Singh, an ex-student, is pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Management at Centennial College, Toronto. Binny Verma has completed her Post Graduate Diploma from Red River College, Winnipeg, Canada and is working in a reputed company in Calgary, Canada.

The students of the Economics Department actively participate in the Youth Festival, quiz competitions and other co-curricular events. Many students are active members of various NGOs. Maninderpal Singh, the pride of our department won the Swami Vivekananda Youth Award gold medal in 2012. In 2013, he got the Best Student Award and Punjab Government Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh State Youth Award. He was awarded National Youth Award 2013-14 for his achievements in NSS, social service and cultural activities by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. He is also awarded Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar National Award 2018. He was adjudged the best folk dancer for three consecutive years 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the Panjab Univerity, Chandigarh and was also awarded the University Colour in folk dance. Our student, Bhupinder Singh, an outstanding NCC cadet of NCC Directorate Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh was selected as the Indian Ambassador to Singapore and was honoured by the Governor of Chandigarh at Raj Bhawan for his numerous achievements.

Over the years, the students from various countries like Kenya, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan have joined this Department.

 

COURSES OFFERED

Courses Offered

Duration

Seats

Academic Qualification

BA I/ II/ III

03 years

Open seats

A student who has passed 10+2 examination with a minimum of 33% marks in aggregate from the recognized Board/ University

BA II/ III

(Honours in Economics)

02 years

Open seats

Students who have secured 50% marks in the Economics Subject (Semester 1 and Semester 2 of BA I)

BCom I/II/III

03 years

280 

10+2 examination from the recognized Board/ University

BCom II/ III

(Honours in Economics)

02 years

280 seats 

Students who have secured 50% marks in the Economics Subject as well as 50% aggregate (Semester 1 and Semester 2 of BCom I)

MA I/ II

02 years

60 seats

Students of BA who have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Students of BA with Economics as an Elective subject who have scored at least 45% marks in Economics.

Students of BCom/ BCA/ BSc who have scored at least 50% aggregate and students with a degree in MA (any other subject)

MCom I

2 years

80 seats 

Undergraduate examination from the recognized University

 

INTER DISCIPLINARY COURSES

BCom I - Business Economics

BCom II - Business Mathematics and Statistics

BCom III - Indian Economy

MCom I - Managerial Economics and Business Environment

 

FACULTY

Name & Email

No. of Publications

No. of Books

Oral/
poster presentations

Conferences/
Seminars/ Workshops/Webinars Attended

Refresher/
Orientation courses attended/FDP/STTP

Area of Specialization

Research Guidance

1.Prof Charanjit Singh

Associate Professor

budwalcharanjit@yahoo.co.uk

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01

-

-

Refresher- 02

 

Economics of Agriculture

-

2. Dr Bandna Goindi

Associate Professor

dr.bandnagoindi@gmail.com

-

-

-

Conferences/ Seminars-04

Workshops-01

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 02

 

Indian Economics

-

3. Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Marwaha

Associate Professor

kkanwaljit27@gmail.com

50

09

55

Conferences/ Seminars - 110

Workshops - 12

Webinars - 60

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 02

FDP-03

Economics of Industry and Banking

04 PhD students

 4. Prof Ashima Mangla

Associate Professor

ashima.mangla@yahoo.in

08

04

17

Conferences/ Seminars-19

Workshops-04

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 03

FDP-02

Micro-Economics

-

5. Dr Meenu Soni

Assistant Professor

meenu.soni2007@gmail.com

12

04

11

Conferences/ Seminars-15

 

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 02

FDP-02

Public Finance

-

6. Dr Gaganpreet Kaur Kaushal

Assistant Professor

gagankaushal78@gmail.com

16

-

25

Conferences/ Seminars-25

Workshops-05

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 01

FDP/STTP-03

Regional Economics

-

7. Prof Kanwal Dhanhoya Grewal

Assistant Professor

kanwaldhanhoya@yahoo.co.in

03

-

06

Conferences/ Seminars-07

Workshops-01

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 01

FDP-01

Development Economics

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8.Dr Deepakshi Gupta

Assistant Professor

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

9. Prof. Amol Virk

Assistant Professor

amolvirk16@gmail.com

05

-

01

Conferences - 02

Workshops - 03

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Quantitative Methods and Techniques

-

 

LIST OF ONGOING/COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS BY THE FACULTY

Name

Title of the Project

Duration

Funding Agency

Cost

Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Marwaha

Dynamics of Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction

18 months             (Completed)

UGC

Rs. 1,00,000

 

FACULTY AWARDS

Name

Session

Award Details

Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Marwaha

2013-14

Awarded Certificate of Excellence in teaching by PCMA at Chandigarh University on February 8, 2014.

Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Marwaha

2015-16

Awarded Certificate for Outstanding Achievements in the field of Education “Bharat Vidya Gaurav Puraskar” on February 5, 2016.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • The Department room of Economics is equipped with a Library and a Wi-Fi enabled computer (Room no 242).

  • Two exclusive classrooms are there for the postgraduate students.

  • Classrooms for the undergraduate classes are allotted as per timetable in the main building of the college and smart classrooms are also available on-demand.

  • Around 2500 books of Economics are available in the main library of the college. Also the library has subscription to 12 journals in Economics.

 

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES YEAR WISE

S.No. DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES DATE
2019-20
1.

PG Deptt of Economics organiseda 02-Day ICSSR sponsored International Conference on the theme ‘Roadmap to Sustainability: Environment and Health’ from Mar 05 - Mar 06, 2020. The Conference aimed at exploring innovative, practical and sustainable ways of protecting health and environment. Prof VK Malhotra, Member Secretary ICSSR, New Delhi was the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session. He urged economists to revamp the measure of development by including the physical, intellectual and spiritual co-efficient of life. Prof Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, PU Chd was the Guest of Honour. He quoted from Sri Guru Granth Sahib highlighting that the ancient Indian scriptures are a source of wisdom and a guide to an ecologically balanced life. Prof Saamdu Chetri, Director GNH, Bhutan in his Key-note address dwelled on the Gross National Happiness as practiced in Bhutan vs the Gross Domestic product used as a measure of growth and success by economists around the world. He emphasised on the need of assuming responsibility of environment protection at individual level rather than expecting the governments to do everything. Dr Ram Prasad Gyanwali, Professor, Central Deptt of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal touched upon the disproportionate development leading to the green house effect. He suggested remedial measures like afforestation, green cultivation and concentration on MSMEs. Dr DK Madaan, Professor, School of Social Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala as Special Guest at the Inaugural session used the model of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal as a roadmap to measure sustainable development. He made certain observations that amongst states in India, Kerala, HP and Punjab were first, second and twelfth on the given index of SDG. Amongst UT, Chandigarh is at no one. Internationally, India ranked 115. Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Marwaha highlighted the various aspects of environment and deteriorating health scenario in her concept note. Mr Charanjit Singh (HOD Economics) delivered the Vote of Thanks. Panel Discussion on ‘Health for All’, held on Mar 05, 2020, was facilitated by Prof Saamdu Chetri, Prof Lakhwinder Singh Gill, Professor, Deptt of Economics, Punjabi University Patiala, Dr Meena Sehgal, Professor, Deptt of Psychology, PU Chd, Dr Rajesh Aggarwal, Associate Professor, CRIID Chandigarh and Dr Ravinder Khaiwal from PGIMER, Chandigarh. The discussion focused on emerging challenges of health sector in India in the wake of constantly deteriorating environmental dynamics. Prominent issue that emerged was a holistic approach on physical health supplemented by mental health and accompanied by natural health of the air, water and underwater life forms for a sustainable growth and development. Dr Bandana Goindi coordinated the session. Panel discussion on ‘Sustainable Environment’ held on Mar 06, 2020 facilitated by Dr Sucha Singh Gill, Researcher and Professor, CRIID Chd, Dr SK Chadha, Professor, UBS, PU Chd, Dr P Arunachalam, Professor and Head, Deptt of Applied Economics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala and Ms Reena Chadha, AGM Eco Laboratories and Consultants, Pvt Ltd, Mohali stressed upon increasing interdependence between economic and ecological efficiency. They put forward their views on the burning issue of environment degradation and farmers’ plight including factors like chemical farming, paddy growing, monopolised selling of seeds. Dr Gaganpreet Kaur conducted the session. There were11 technical sessions (oral presentations) and one on poster presentation held during 02 days of the conference in which 300 delegates from all over India presented their papers. The papers were from Bhutan, Oman, Thailand and 15 States across India out of which 87 papers were on Environment Sustainability, 26 on Action plans on Environment, 07 on Plastic free Communities, 14 on Energy, 62 on Health, 54 on Agriculture Sustainability, 19 on Technology and Environment. Besides this, there were 20 poster presentations on Health and Environment. From each session, one best paper award was also given and two prizes were given for poster presentation. S Balbir Singh Sidhu, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab was the Chief Guest of the valedictory function. Mr Debendra Dalai, Director, Deptt of Science & Technology, Chd delivered the valedictory address. Prof Saamdu Chetri recited a poem apt to the theme and got a huge applause from the audience. Dr Shad Ahmad Khan, College of Business, University of Buraimi, Al Buraimi, Oman was the Special Guest. He spoke on the new concept of Vertical farming. Keeping the theme of the conference in mind, plastic was not used in any form during the conference. Green plants were used to welcome the guests. Jute kits were given to all delegates. Water was served in paper glasses. During Valedictory, Dharat Suhavi Environment Society of the College distributed herbal saplings like Parsley, Lemon Grass, Basil, Mint, Celery and Rosemary amongst the participants and the resource persons to promote the use of medicinal plants in daily life. In addition to the grant of Rs 2 lakh by ICSSR, the Conference was sponsored by NABARD, DST, SBI, Corporation Bank and Sikh Educational Society. Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Marwaha was the Conference Convener, Ms Kanwal D Grewal and Ms Neetu were the Organising Secretaries

March 5-6 2020
2018-19
1.  An Inter College FestArthik Utsav’ was organized by the Economics Society of the department. Several students from the colleges of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in various events such as Rangoli competition, Poster making, PPT presentations and Treasure Hunt on themes like Conservation of natural resources, Risk and Return in MSMEs, Start Up- The Way. The Panelists for the day were Prof SK Chadha, UBS, PU Chandigarh, Dr Harsh Gandhar, USOL, PU Chandigarh and the young entrepreneur Mr Praneet Singh, CEO, EdQuest on the theme Relevance of MSMEs in the era of Globalisation. March 26, 2019

2017-18

1.

A workshop on GST and Indian Economy was organized by the department for the benefit of students. Prof D K Madaan, Head, Department of Social Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala and Mr Archit Singla, Chartered Accountant and GST Faculty Member of ICAI were the speakers.

Sept 27, 2017

2.

Lectures on ‘International Perspectives on Sustainable Progress’ were delivered by Dr Hiroo Takahashi (Professor Emeritus Hakuoh University, Japan), Ms Bimla Rai (CEO, Niche Institute of Management and Technology, Thimpu, Bhutan) and Professor Prabir Biswas (Principal, Harimohan Ghose College, Kolkata). The core ideas communicated by the speakers were the significance of the design of the corporate model, human happiness and moral capital for ensuring sustainable progress.

Jan 30, 2018

2016-17

1.

A Panel Discussion on ‘Punjab’s Progress: 1966 onwards’ was organised by the department. The panellists included eminent economists such as Professor Sucha Singh Gill (CRRID, Chandigarh), Professor R S Ghuman (CRRID, Chandigarh), Professor B S Ghuman (PU, Chandigarh), Dr M A Beg, (University of Delhi) and Professor D K Madaan (Punjabi University, Patiala). The experts discussed how the misplaced priorities of the state budget have led to misallocation of resources and accumulation of debt.

Feb 16, 2017

2015-16

1.

The Economics Society organized a Freshers’ Party to welcome the new batch of postgraduate students

October 16, 2015

2014-15
1. The Economics Society organized a Freshers’ Party to welcome new students. Oct 1, 2014
2.

A National Seminar on ‘Entrepreneurship Development in India: Challenges and Opportunities’ was organized by the department. Prof R S Bawa, VC Chandigarh University was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Session. The Keynote Speaker was Dr G S Batra, Prof and Head, Department of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala. Dr Indu Bala, (Chairperson, Department of Economics, PU, Chandigarh) and Dr Narinder Kaur, (Principal, University Constituent College, Mirapur) were the Guests of Honour. The seminar was chaired by Prof S K Chadha, (UBS, Chandigarh). At the Valedictory Session, Professor Sucha Singh Gill (Director, CRRID, Chandigarh) was the Chief Guest and Prof R S Ghuman (CRRID, Chandigarh) was the Guest of Honour.

Around 90 teachers, scholars and students presented their papers on the themes of the seminar. On this occasion, a book edited by Dr Kanwaljit Kaur was also released.

Dec 4, 2014
3. ECO- QUEST 2015 – an Inter College Economics Business Quiz was organized by the department. Twenty five teams from various colleges competed against each other. The Chief Guest, Prof Manjit Kaur, Principal, Government College of Commerce and Business Administration gave away prizes to the winning teams. Feb 19, 2015

2013-14

1.

The Economics Society organized a Freshers’ Party to welcome the new batch of post graduate students.

Sep 12, 2013
2. A cultural trip to Paonta Sahib was organized for the post graduate students of the department.  
3. ECO- QUEST 2014- an Inter College Economics Business Quiz was conducted by the department. Prof S K Chadha, UBS, PU, Chandigarh graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Feb 5, 2014

2012-13

1. The Department formed the Economics Society with Prof Charanjit Singh, Dr Bandana Sethi, Dr K K Marwaha and Prof Ashima Mangla as the patrons. The Society encourages students to participate in extra curriculur activities like group discussions, seminars, fests and quizzes.  
2. An educational cum cultural trip to Virasat-e-Khalsa, Anandpur Sahib was organized for the post graduate students of the department. March 19, 2013
3. A Farewell Party was organized by the Economics Society for the outgoing batch of 2013. April 19, 2013