DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

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Our Faculty Members

1.      Mr. Shanavas P H                   Head of the Department

2.      Mr. Sumesh A K                     Assistant Professor

3.      Mr. Haris P M                         Assistant Professor

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

The Department of Development Economics was established at Government College Mananthavady in 1998 as an undergraduate programme. This college is located in a hillock in Nallurnad village, Mananthavady Taluk, Wayanad District, just 200 meters away from Mananthavady-Kalpetta highway. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode and the nearest railway stations are at Thalassery and Kozhikode. The college is located nearby the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

 

The Department offers BA in Development Economics with15 core courses, 4 complementary courses, 2 Open courses, 8 common courses and 4 courses in additional language with a total of 31 courses and 120 credits. Micro Economic Analysis, Macro Economic Analysis, Methodology of Social Science with special reference to Economics, International Economics, Basic tools for Economic Analysis, Economics of Financial Markets, Modern banking, Informatics in Economics are the core courses. Among the core courses one is Project work, which enables the students to approach socio economic issues in a theoretical perspective. Complementary courses are Population studies, Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. With this programme 2 Open courses are provided, viz; Kerala economy and Entrepreneurial Economics. This programme focuses to enable the students to contribute to economic policy making, researches, and socio-economic- and environmental endeavors in global and local level and for other competitive fields.

 

MILESTONES

1.      1981 - Commencement of the College

2.      1998 - Commencement of Under Graduate Programme in Development Economics

3.      2011 - Prof. Sindhu M T joined in Indian Economic Service

4.      2011 -Suma Balakrishnan, former Student of the department of Development Economics joined as Assistant Professor in this department.

5.      2013- Sumesh A K And Haris P M former Students of the department of Development Economics joined as Assistant Professor in this department

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Teachers who Rendered Their Precious Service in the Department

Sl.  No

Name of the Faculty

Period of Service

1.       

Prof. K P Asees

1986-2007

2.       

Prof. Rajimol M S

2006-2013

3.       

Prof. Sunil Kumar

2007-2008

4.       

Prof. Shibu A S

2007-2009

5.       

Prof. Sibi Nattuvilakkandi

2007-2009

6.       

Prof. Sindhu. M T

2010-2011

7.       

Prof. Teena George

2010-2011

8.       

Prof. Suma Balakrishnan

2011-2013

9.       

Prof. Thomas Mathew

2011-2012

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Programme Offered

BA Development Economics

Duration

6 semesters

Eligibility

Plus Two or equivalent programme

Number of seats

24

 

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Name

Courses

Hours

Total Hours

BA Development Economics

15 Core Courses

62

 

 

120

4 Courses in Additional Languages (Malayalam/Hindi)

16

6 Common Courses

22

4 Complementary Courses

16

2 Open Courses

4

 

ADMISSION INDEX

Name of the Programme

Year

Highest Index

Lowest* Index

Remark

 

B.A Development Economics

2009-10

1098

780

No other college in the district affiliated to Kannur University offers this programme

2010-11

1059

636

2011-12

1147

815

2012-13

1066

616

2013-14

1134

702

*Lowest Index also includes the reservation category

 


Result Analysis from 2009 to 2013

Details

 

2009-10

 

2010-11

 

2011-12

2012-13

No of students appeared

25

29

23

31

No of students Passed

23

29

21

22

Grade A+

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

B+

1

5

2

2

B

2

14

10

11

C+

10

10

7

9

C

10

 

2

 

No Grade

2

-

2

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pass Percentage from 2009 to 2013

Department of Development Economics

Year

Students Appeared

Students Passed

Pass Percentage

Remark

2008-09

29

28

96.6%

I, II, and III Ranks

2009-10

25

23

92%

I Rank

2010-11

30

30

100%

CCSS Grading introduced

2011-12

23

21

91%

CCSS

2012-13

31

22

71%

CCSS

 

Students Progression from 2008-13

Student progression*

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

UG to PG

24%

20%

23%

22%

39%

B.Ed

38%

32%

33%

26%

22%

Employed

  • Campus selection
  • Other than campus recruitment

 

 

 

34%

 

 

48%

 

 

---

 

 

---

 

 

13%

*the data given in the first three rows may overlap or figure in the employed students list

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Faculty

1.      Mr. Shanavas P. H of the Department of Dev. Economics has qualified MBA in Human Resource Management in 2013.

2.      U G C has sanctioned a Minor Research Project of INR 1, 50,000/-, to Mr. Shanavas P. H of the Department of Dev. Economics on the topic "A Contingent Valuation Study on Mountain Fresh Water Lake Eco-Tourism: A Case Study of Pookot Lake in Wayanad"

3.     Mr. Sumesh A. K and Mr. Haris P. M who are alumni of the Dept. of Dev. Economics have joined the same department as Asst. Professors.

 

Students

1.      Ms. Subina M. K and Ms. Sunitha P. S of the Department of Economics have won ACQUIRE Scholarship for live social science research projects in 2012.

2.      Ms. Mubeena K C of the Department of Economics have won ACQUIRE Scholarship for live social science research projects in 2011.

3.      8 students from the Department of Development Economics secured selection in the ASAP training Programme, 8 Students are selected for Scholar Support Programme and 7 More students selected for Walk With A Scholar Programme in the year 2012-13, and 2013-14

4.      Eight former students of the Department of Economics have cleared NET of UGC ( Haris P.M(1998-2001),Sumesh A.K, Suma Balakrishnan (1999-2002), Jaffer.K, Seena P.E (2000-2003),Ratheesh.A (2001-2004),Shinto Varkey (2005-08), Hari.U R (2006-09)

5.      Our former students have secured admission in prestigious institutions like CUSAT.

6.      Students of the Department of Economics have secured prizes in National and State Level for various sports items like Power Lifting and Weight Lifting.

7.      The Department of Economics has contributed many teachers and government employees across Kerala over years.

UNIVERSITY RANKS

Sl. No

Name

Rank

Year

1.      

Haris P M

First

2000-01

2.      

Jomo Juliet

Second

2000-01

3.      

Haritha Jayan

Third

2000-01

4.      

Sumesh A K

First

2001-02

5.      

Rabiya T C

Second

2001-02

6.      

Sajeesh

Third

2001-02

7.      

Seena P E

Second

2002-03

8.      

Neena

First

2003-04

9.      

Shinto George

Second

2004-05

10.                         

Jomon L V

Third

2004-05

11.                         

Vineesh O K

Second

2005-06

12.                         

Shinto Varkey

First

2006-07

13.                         

Anulakshmi

Second

2007-08

14.                         

Shahina K A.

First

2008-09

15.                         

Reshma K R

Second

2008-09

16.                         

Noufal P

Third

2008-09

17.                         

Shafeera T M

First

2009-10

 PUBLICATIONS                            

1.      SHANAVAS, P H. “Inclusiveness of Indian Higher Education- A Myth of Reality”. Proceedings of the International seminar on Higher Education: Prospects and Challenges. Kannur University, 2012.

2.      JOSE, M A. SHANAVAS, P H. “Victims of Terrorism and Human Rights Violations - An Overview” Human Rights: Victims and rehabilitation (Ed), Mangala Publications, Chennai. ISBN978-81-908633-9-1, October, 2011

3.      SHANAVAS, P H. RATHEESH, P K. “Human Right Violation as a Market Failure – A Case Study of Endosulfan Victims in Kerala” Human Rights: Victims and rehabilitation (Ed), Mangala Publications, Chennai.  ISBN978-81-908633-9-1, October, 2011

4.      SHANAVAS, P H. “Feminization of International Migration and Human rights Issues” Importance of human Rights and Women Empowerment. (Ed), Gobi Arts and Science College, Tamil Nadu. ISBN 978-81-910200-5-2, September 2011

 

FACILITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

High-speed Broadband Internet with Wi-Fi Connectivity

Students and faculty of the Department have access to high-speed broadband Internet Connectivity with Wi-Fi facility which enables them to collect current data from various online sources. It affords them with an edge over others in preparing dissertations, seminar reports and assignments.

INFLIBNET Accessibility

All students have free access to the huge online source of UGC’s INFLIBNET which enables them to explore national and international journals and publications, download and print them as per requirement.

Department Library

The Department has a good collection of hand-picked books on subjects specifically related to Economics. The students can access books from this collection and it facilitates academic interaction among students and faculty members.

Smart-classrooms

All the classes are smart classes with suspended projectors and interactive white boards which can be directly connected to the internet. This facility offers students with audio-visual experience and reinforces the learning process. It also provides them with exposure to state of the art presentation techniques.

Digital Copiers, Scanners and Printers

The Department possesses high quality digital printers, scanners and printers which are accessible to the faculty as well as the students. They ensure speedy completion of project reports, hand-outs and facilitates preservation of important data.

Intercom Facility

The department is connected to all the other departments, Library, Principals Chamber, Administrative Office, NAAC room, Cooperative Store etc by means of Intercom facility.

 Sound System with Collar and cordless Microphone

The Department owns a sound system with collar microphones and cordless microphones which are used to enhance the acoustics of the classrooms. They offer students opportunities to embellish the grandeur of the department level programmes and reduce stage fear. Students are given opportunity to handle and learn the technicalities of the system and it improves their confidence level.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES/ADD-ON PROGRAMMES/OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

1.      Students of the Department of Economics actively partake of the activities of NSS, NSS and Bhoomitra sena Club in the college.

2.      Our students engage in educating the tribal dropouts under the auspices of NSS.

3.      Faculty members of the Department of Economics serve as mentors of Walk with a Scholar Programme and Scholar Support Programme.

4.      Faculty from the Department has served as Returning Officer of Students Union Election.

5.      Faculty from the Department serves as NSS Programme Officer of a unit.

6.      Faculty from the Department of Economics serves as Coordinator of the C-JOST Programme.

7.      Faculty from the Department of Economics serves as Coordinator of Career Guidance and Placement Cell in the college.

8.      Faculty members of the Department of Economics serve as Presiding officers during national and assembly elections.

9.      The Department periodically conducts national and regional seminars which are of a topical nature for the dissemination of ideas, and also participate and present papers in seminars.

10.  The faculty members as well as students publish scholarly articles in journals and web sites.

11.  The faculty member serves as coordinator of Walk with a Scholar Programme.

12.  Faculty from the Department serves as coordinator of Entrepreneurship Development Club.

13.  Faculty from the department served as Nodal officer for All India Survey on Higher education.

Sports Achievements (2012-13)

1.      Mr. Sreejith K. R of the Dept. of Dev. Economics participated in National Level Archery competition.

2.      Mr. Siraj K A of Dept. of Dev. Economics won Gold in Weight-Lifting at University Level.

3.      Mr. Siraj K A of Dept. of Dev. Economics Participated in Weight-Lifting at State Level.

4.      Ms. Vinitha K. K. of the Dept. of Dev. Economics won Gold in the Archery competition (Team) at university level.

5.      Ms. Vinitha K. K. of the Dept. of Dev. Economics won Bronze in the Archery competition at university level.

6.      Mr. Sreejith K. R of the Dept. of Dev. Economics won Gold in the Archery competition (Team) at State level.

7.      Mr. Sreejith K. R of the Dept. of Dev. Economics won Gold in the Archery competition at State level.

8.      Mr. Sreejith K. R of the Dept. of Dev. Economics won Gold in the Archery competition at University level.

9.      Mr. Muhammed Ashiq P. of Dev. Economics won Bronze in Wrestling Championship at university level.

10.  Ms. Leela M. of Dev. Economics won Gold in Weight-Lifting at University level.

 

Sports Achievements (2013-14)

Mr. Sreejith K. R of the Dept. of Dev. Economics won Silver in the Archery competition at State level.

 

Quiz Competitions

Rahul M. P (Vth  Semester BA Development Economics) and Asmina P. (IIIrd Semester BA Development Economics) have made it to the final of the Ayyappapanicker Foundation Quiz competition 2013-14

 

Seminars/Workshops Conducted

1.      A Two Day National Seminar sponsored by the Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala on “Financial Liberalization and Macroeconomic Stability with Special Reference to rupee Crisis” was hosted by the Department of Development Economics on 23rd and 24th of October 2013.

2.      A Two Day National Seminar sponsored by the Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala on “Environmental Concerns of Rapid Urbanization” was organized by the Department of Development Economics,on 14th and 15th February,2012  .

3.      A One Day National Seminar sponsored by the Department of Collegiate Education,Kerala was organized by the Department of Development Economics on “New Initiatives in Indian Financial Market” on 2011 December 19.

Seminars/Workshops Sanctioned

National seminar proposed by the Department of Dev. Economics on the topic “Affirmative Actions for Tribal Empowerment in Indian Democracy with Special Reference to Economic Development” has been sanctioned by the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs, Thiruvananthapuram.

Seminars/Workshops Applied

A Proposal has been submitted to UGC for conducting a two day National Conference on the topic “Man-Wild Conflict; from Conflicts to Peaceful Coexistence”

 

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS RELATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Economics Association

Representatives of the Economics Association are elected in a democratic fashion during the college union election every year. The Association Secretary initiates the activities of the Association, and convene meetings, Debates, Quiz Programmes etc. and contribute to the programmes of College Day. Onam celebration, publishing of Department magazine, observance of important days etc are undertaken by the leadership of the Association.

Alumni Association (FESA)

The Economics Alumni Association works in close relation with the Alumni Association of the college and contributes both financially as well as academically. The President of the Economics Alumni Association is Mr.Ratheesh.P, and the Secretary is Mr.Ashkarali. The treasurer of the alumni is Mr.Vipin. The alumni has taken initiatives to conduct seminars and quiz programmes for the students. It also has subscribed some journals to the Department.

Department Magazine

The Department of Economics has published manuscript magazines every year from its formation since 1998 with  literary,academic and aesthetic contributions of the students of the Department. So far twelwe magazines have been published. The Head of the department is the Patron and Mr.Ashkar is the present Editor of the magazine.

 

 

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