The Department of Economics is functioning since the inception of the University. Since then it has emerged as the major center for teaching and research in Economics. The Department imparts teaching at undergraduate and Post graduate levels besides the Doctoral Programme in all the three campuses of the University. 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. The department also invites various visiting faculty members from all over the country who assist in filling the pool of knowledge and experience of the department. 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 has established a computer lab 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.