Department of Economics
The double main of History and Economics, which began in 1972-73, was one of the first-degree courses of the college. In 1995-96, this double main was split into two independent departments-Department of Economics and Department of History. Our course will give you a solid foundation in the core, pure, and theoretical economics. While this specialised degree focuses on economics, it also incorporates ideas and approaches from a variety of other disciplines, such as mathematics, statistics, and history. The study of Economics has been a cornerstone of the curriculum of PSMO College since its inception, while the Department’s areas of focus, syllabus and pedagogical methodologies have varied throughout time. We are consistently regarded as one of Calicut University’s best departments providing postgraduate and research students to leading institutes of the country, including IITs, central universities etc, combining productive learning experiences with passionate, creative teaching and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. A bachelor’s degree in economics allows you to think about the connection between economics and other disciplines such as politics, gender studies, anthropology, sociology, history, and philosophy. Viewing economics via socio-political, cultural, and intellectual lenses allows you to study economic matters of particular interest. As a result, our graduates are incredibly well prepared for a variety of careers and future education. Through its affiliation with the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, an institution affiliated with the prestigious JNU that is only committed to economics, the department provides cutting-edge internship and research experience to its students. This job provides interns with experience to analysis skills, data gathering, data input, data filtering, tabulation, problem-solving, and communication, opening up a world of possibilities. Dr. Shibinu S, a Research Guide at the University of Calicut with EMEA College as the research Centre, is supervising four PhD students. Migration has an impact on Kerala’s socioeconomic development, and the Malappuram district has the highest number of migrants. As the most important migratory hotspot, the Malabar region demands special attention. To help with this, the college established the MK Haji Chair for Migration Studies. Prof. S Irudaya Rajan, a renowned migration expert and the World Bank’s KNOMAD Chair Professor, is the Chair Professor. In conjunction with the International Institute of Migration Studies in India, the Chair aims to promote cutting-edge research in international migration. So far, the Centre has hosted three international lectures. Many international experts are visiting the Centre to research the vibrancy of migration in Kerala.
The current Faculty is committed to using economics to help students gain a better understanding of development economics, public policy, banking, behavioural economic foundations, health economics, and environmental economics. Recent staff have served on numerous University of Calicut and University of Kerala Boards of Studies, among other organizations. PSMO Economics students also have access to a wide choice of Add-on courses focused on statistical databases and tools, as well as a comprehensive collection of books, journals, and other economics publications. The department hosts social events and casual lectures by renowned visiting speakers, as well as produces the student journal ‘Artha’ once a year.