Department of Economics

 

Year of Establishment of the Department :  1981


A Brief History of Department :

The Department of Economics is one of the few old and big faculties  in Sri Krishnadevaraya University.  Started in 1972, the department has been expanding its teaching, research and extension activities over the last three decades.  In fact, this department is one of the earliest faculties of teaching economics in Andhra Pradesh State to formulate and offer a course structure including the compulsory papers in Mathematical Economics and Economic Statistics, the necessary areas that help enhancing the understanding and utility of economic theory at the Post Graduate level.  Further, the teaching programme of the department is expanded with the starting of Applied Economics Course from the academic year 1990-91.  Apart from its teaching work, the department has been turning out impressive research out put and the functioning of centre for Rayalaseema Development Studies from 1987-88 added new dimension to research work by coordinating the studies relating to the issues of regional importance.

Chairmen, BOS & Head of Department

Chairman/Chairperson Head/Coordinators
Prof.P.Ramappa Prof.M.Siva Sankaraiah

 

Names and Designations of the faculty

Chairman BOS: 255711
Head: 255778
Office: 255779

 

Name
Designation
Mobile Numbers
Phone
e-mail
1.Dr.M.Jayaraju
Professor
9052000294
275224 (R)
meryprofjayaraj@gmail.com
2.Dr.K.Dasaratharamaiah
Professor
9866884626

255711 (O), 235848 (R)

dasarath_91@yahoo.com
3.Dr.M.D.Bavaiah
Professor
9963917249
9963917249
bavaiah@yahoo.com
4.Dr.M.Siva Sankaraiah
Professor
9441552683
237835(R)
5.Dr.P.Ramappa
Professor
9441552406
255778 (O), 237824(R)
ramappa.pachipula@gmail.com
6.Dr.G.Venkata Naidu
Professor
9490801113
273456 (R)
7.Dr.K.Thulasi Naik
Professor
9441388646
91-9441388646
Thulasinaik_katravath@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Courses offered
P.G. – M.A. Economics & M.A. Applied Economics

Areas of Specialization

Economics                

1.

Paper IV

Economic Development and Planning

2.

Paper V

Industrial Economics

 

Applied Economics

1.

Paper IV

Indian Economy

2.

Paper V

Agricultural Economics

 

Major Projects handled by the Department

                The research out put turned out by the department has been impressive and the research activities include the execution of Major Research Projects sponsored by U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R. and Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Minor Research Projects supported by several other several agencies.  The following are the details relating to the research projects completed in the department.
8. Collaborative Ventures

COLLABORATION RESEARCH WORKS  

 

               The  Government of Andhra Pradesh sanctioned a centre for Planning and Development Studies to the Department of Economics in 1983 to take up the evaluation studies on the problems of this region.  Financial assistance was extended to take up the evaluation studies in collaboration with the Panchayat Raj Department and District Rural Development Agency, the following are the research projects completed by the centre for Planning and Development Studies.

S.No.

Name of the Project Report

Sponsored Agency

Year of completion

1

An Interim report on percolation tanks in Anantapur District

Panchayat Raj Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

April 1987

2

Evaluation on the impact of DPAP in Anantapur District

Panchayat Raj Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Nov. 1987

3

Status paper on problems relating to drought prone and semi arid areas of Andhra Pradesh

Panchayat Raj Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Oct. 1988

4

Evaluation on the impact of DPAP in Kurnool District

Panchayat Raj Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Mar 1989

5

Socio-economic conditions of women headed households in Anantapur District

District Rural Development Agency, Anantapur

Jan. 1990

6

Status paper on the Development of Sericulture in Anantapur District

Planning Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh

1990

7

Minor Irrigation in Anantapur District

District Rural Development Agency, Anantapur

July 1992

 

11. Consultancy Programmes

                The centre for Rayalaseema Development Studies started functioning with Professor/ Director to initiate action and the centre has become a place for coordination research work undertaken in the University with thrust on the Rural Development and development of  semi arid topics in all its specializations ranging from drought to demography, problems of development to measurement of development.

               The activities of the centre are initiated to promote regional research more socially relevant to the geographical area of Rayalaseema with the following functions.

  1. Arranging for the exchange of information between different departments of the University studying one aspect of the other of  Rayalaseema Region.
  2. Conducting basic as well as problem oriented Research and studies in regional development.
  3. Inviting outstanding contributors and thinkers of the issues and problems of the region and to get in touch with the institutions and the centres for mutual benefit.
  4. Preparing Audio-visual aids and Educational material in support of teaching, training and extension programmes to suit needs and conditions of Rayalaseema region.
  5. Developing suitable training programmes in development education for teachers.

12. Extension Activities

                The members of the faculty and the students are actively involved in the extension work.  Many staff members served as NSS Programme Officers and almost all the students take up social work every year.  Teams of students under the leadership of teachers conducted socio-economic surveys on the impact of developmental schemes executed for the welfare of weaker sections.
The department is involved in the Janma Bhoomi Programme implemented by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.  The department discharged the duty of collecting socio-economic data and  information needed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for repairing micro level plans  Besides, students and teachers participated in ‘Sramadan’ works executed in the rural areas.  One of the staff members awarded the “Best Team Leader Award “ in the Janma Bhoomi Programme of Andhra Pradesh.
The centre for Rayalaseema Development Studies initiated steps to study the socio-economic characteristics of Rayalasemma Region.  For this purpose, the centre organized 2 national seminars and generated information on the problems of Rayalaseema.  Further, the centre collected the information and data used by the research scholars in their Ph.D. and M.Phil works.  In other words, the centre secured 85 M.Phil works.  In other words, the centre secured 85 M.Phil and Ph.D. theses related to the problems of Anantapur and Kurnool districts.  Attempts are also made to study the multi-dimensional aspects of regional economy by involving experts from sociology, politics, history, Rural Development, Commerce, Geography disciplines.

13. Books Published/ edited by the Staff

SNo.               

Title

Publisher

Year of Publication

1

Drinking water suply

Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi.

1991

2

Financial Markets

Telugu Academy, Hyderabad

1999

3

Economic Statistics

Telugu Academy, Hyderabad

1999

4.

Development of Sericulture in Anantapur

Deep and Deep Publishers, New Delhi.

1999

5

Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India.

Deep and Deep Publishers, New Delhi.

1999

6

Implementation of IRDP through RRBs

Deep and Deep Publishers, New Delhi.

1999

7

Micro economics

C.D.E., S.K.University

2001

8

Macro economics

C.D.E., S.K.University

2001

9

History of Economic Thought

C.D.E., S.K.University

2001

 

10

Public Finance

C.D.E., S.K.University

2001

11

Quantitative Methods

C.D.E., S.K.University

2001

 

 

12

Industrial Development in Backward Regions, Resources and Planning

Chugh Publications, Allahabad

1989

 

14. Seminars/ Workshops/ Symposia/ Refresher Courses organized by the Department

  1. National Seminar on Rural Industrialization
  2. National Seminar on Tax Structure of Andhra Pradesh
  3. National Seminar on B.R. Ambedkar and his ideas on Economic Growth with justice
  4. Regional Seminar on Economic Development of Rayalaseema Region
  5. Refresher Course for College & University Teachers – 6.

15. Any other distinction of the Department

               In order to strengthen the teaching programme the Department efforts have been made to restructure the syllabi with application orientation.  For this purpose, the familiarity of mathematics, economic statistics and econometrics of the students is translated into application orientation of the economic problems.  In this direction efforts are also made to aid the student to acquaint himself/ herself to the recent changes in the pattern of investment portfolio and changes in financial markets.  It is also proposed to introduce project work assignment to every student on the structure and changes in the problems of the local environment.  Introduction of computer applications is also another step in this direction to transform the curriculum into a study of social relevance.
For strengthening the research programme in the Department every research scholar is made to present the theme of his/her research work in the two departmental seminars.  The plan of his/her research work is finalised in these seminars by the participation of all the teachers in the department.  Research scholars are also encouraged to utilize the software packages for research programmes in economics.  For this purpose, the services of computer centres available in the University Area are being utilized.