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The Department of Economics in erstwhile Raiganj College (University College) was a premier department in the faculty of Arts. Since its inception in 1948 the major activities of the Department was to impart the qualitative education to the students of a backward area admitted to undergraduate levels and being involved in major socio economic program of this region. The department of Economics has offered qualitative education to all students and to achieve excellence in teaching and research and prepare the students to address the local and global issues and to deal with the socio economic problems of this region. After upgrading the erstwhile Raiganj College (University College) to the Raiganj University in 2015 the department has been offering Under Graduate Honours, Masters in Economics, M. Phil and Ph.D in Economics. The department has also emphasised to make our students to become good economist, policy makers and financial advisors for the academic as well as the corporate world. Every year we are getting lot of response in Masters and Ph.D from National and International level.

Vision of the Department:

●  To achieve excellence in teaching and research.
●  To provide quality education to the students.
●  To prepare the students to address the local and global issues.
●  To deal with the socio economic problems of the region.

Mission of the Department:

●  The mission of the department is to provide, through both teaching and research, a better understanding of the local, national and global socio economic issues that will confront our society now and in the future.
●  The Department’s teaching mission is to offer undergraduate and post graduate degree program with emphasis on the relationship of the theory to practice.
●  The Department’s research mission is to develop an environment conducive to promoting high-quality applied research.
●  To prepare our students for successful careers as applied economists.
●  To prepare our UG students for PG in Economics, Law and business administration
Level & Nature of the ProgramsDegrees Approved/Offered
BachelorsB.A.(H)/B.Sc.(H)-
Applied & Analytical Economics
Masters (Taught)M.A./ M.Sc.-
Applied & Analytical Economics
Masters (Research)M.Phil. (Arts/ Science)-Economics
DoctoralPh.D. (Arts/ Science)-Economics

 

✱ BA (Programme Course) also offered by this Department as aided & self financed basis.

The Department holds

 ● Central Library- All U.G, P.G and M.Phil and Ph.D Course work related books are available.
 ● Furniture- All types of furniture are available.
 ● Computer- seven and one laptop
 ● Internet – Available in the department.

●  Public finance
●  Trade
●  Agriculture
●  Health Economics
●  Development Economics
●  Applied Econometrics
●  Labour Economics
●  Population Studies
●  Research Methodology

1. Number of M.Phil. Candidate Received their Degrees

Name of the Candidate Title of Thesis Status
Sabuj Paul Changing work - Role of women in India Awarded
Soyada Ummanwara Hoque Educational Attainment and labour Market Participation of women in Assam : A case Study of Barpeta Town Awarded
Prosenjit Chaki Public Expenditure on Elementary Education : A case Study of West Bengal Awarded
Mahibul Islam Rural- Urban Migration : A case study of BarpetaRoad Town , Assam Awarded
2.Number of Ph.D. Candidate their Degrees
Name of the Candidate Title of Thesis Status
Sanjib Mandal Economic Development of Sikkim in the post reform regime Awarded
Pratima Chamling Rai Tea plantation labour in darjelling and dooars : an enquary into the changing pattern of the Quality of Life with Special reference to Women Labour Awarded
Subrata Kumar Das Economics of production and marketing of Mango Crop: A case Study of Malda District West Bengal Pursuing
Nivedita Bhattacharya Examining Socio Economoc status and Intelligence of ST and Muslim Studentin Secondary Education of West Bengal with special Refarnce to Phansidewa block of darjelling District submitted
Mukul Saha Examining the Devlopment Prespective for Eastern state of India Awarded
Md. Safikul Islam The role of Social safety Nets Programmes in poverty alleviation a case study of lalmonihare District Pursuing
Tapan Dutta An Enquary into the Problems in Elementary education : A case Study of Uttar Dinajpur District Pursuing
Sahana Bandyopadhyay Empowerment of Differently abeld persons through education and training Pursuing
Manik Paul Socio Economic Devlopment among tribes in the tea garden of Alipurduar District Pursuing
Kesang wangmo Bhutia Participation and contributon of Women in rural Economy of Sikim: Variation Across region Pursuing
Arjun sarathi Das A Study of Contemporary Agrarian Scenario and applicability of Cooperative Societies for rural transformation of west Bengal Pursuing
Ariful Hoque Choudhury A study on effectiveness of Microfinance Institute Lone for Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh Pursuing
Sandeep Sundas Socio Economic Status of Tea garden workers in the Darjeeling Hills and in the terai and Dooars - A comparative Study Pursuing
Arunava Kumar Chodhury Financial Deepening and economic Growth in SAARC Countries Pursuing
Biplab Chakraborty Access to Health Care of Tea plantation labourers : A Study on the Dooars region of West Bengal Pursuing
Brotin Saha Perceived Health Status , Socio - familial suport and wellbeing among the elderly polpulation in India: A study with Special reference to the state of West pursuing
Jyoti Kumari Sharma Inclusive growth in India with special reference to its Socio economic perspective submitted
Dibyendu Bhattacharya An Evulation of poverty Alleviating Programme in West bengal with Special refarece to Darjelling Dstrict Pursuing
3. Number of M.Phil. Candidate Registered
Name of Candidate Research Area
Pinki Das Role of Parents in Elementary Aducation: A Case Study of Sorbhog Town.
Patrashila Sarkar Rabindranath Tagore as an Environmental Thinker
Manasjyoti Pathak Economics of Education
Azizur Rahaman
Azizul Khan Socio Economic Conditions of Migrant Workers in Dhubri District, Assam
Roshidul Islam
Hari Pradhan (Net Qualified)
4. Number of Ph.D. Candidate Registered
Name of Candidate Research Area
Nivedita Bhattacharya Examining Socio Economoc status and Intelligence of ST and Muslim Studentin Secondary Education of West Bengal with special Refarnce to Phansidewa block of darjelling District
Mukul Saha Examining the Devlopment Prespective for Eastern state of India
Md. Safikul Islam The role of Social safety Nets Programmes in poverty alleviation a case study of lalmonihare District
Tapan Dutta An Enquary into the Problems in Elementary education : A case Study of Uttar Dinajpur District
sahana Bandyopadhyay Empowerment of Differently abeld persons through education and training
Manik Paul Socio Economic Devlopment among tribes in the tea garden of Alipurduar District
Kesang wangmo Bhutia Participation and contributon of Women in rural Economy of Sikim: Variation Across region
Arjun sarathi Das A Study of Contemporary Agrarian Scenario and applicability of Cooperative Societies for rural transformation of west Bengal
Ariful Hoque Choudhury A study on effectiveness of Microfinance Institute Lone for Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh
Sandeep Sundas Socio Economic Status of Tea garden workers in the Darjeeling Hills and in the terai and Dooars - A comparative Study
Arunava Kumar Chodhury Financial Deepening and economic Growth in SAARC Countries
Biplab Chakraborty Access to Health Care of Tea plantation labourers : A Study on the Dooars region of West Bengal
Brotin Saha Perceived Health Status , Socio - familial suport and wellbeing among the elderly polpulation in India: A study with Special reference to the state of West
Jyoti Kumari Sharma Inclusive growth in India with special reference to its Socio economic perspective
Dibyendu Bhattacharya An Evulation of poverty Alleviating Programme in West bengal with Special refarece to Darjelling Dstrict

●  The Department had successfully completed the survey program on old Age, Widow and Disability Pension in West Bengal under State Statistical system, a Government of India Scheme and 20 students participated in the survey programme of the district.
●  Dr. Subrata Saha, Associate Professor, Economics received Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Life Time Achievement National Award by IRDP in 2018
●  Mr. Anirban Choudhury, PG student received State Youth Science fair award in the year 2015 and 2017

Special talk delivered by Prof. Dr. Mozammel Huq on Economy of Ghana, Internationally Renowned Economist, Professor of Economics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,UK in 2015

National Seminar (19th and 20th March, 2016) on Contemporary Development Issues’ organized by Department of Economics, Raiganj University.

Two days Training Programme at the District Level for Survey on Old Age, Widow and Disability Pension in West Bengal, 3-4 May, 2016, Raiganj University in collaboration with Bureau of Applied Economics and Statitics, Govt. of West Bengal

National Seminar (27th March, 2017) on Development Perspectives for India: Emerging Issues and Challenges’ organized by Department of Economics, Raiganj University.

Special talk delivered by Prof. Dr. Mozammel Huq on Socio Economic condition of Bangaladesh, Internationally Renowned Economist, Professor of Economics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in 2018

Educational Tour at Sikkim and Industrial Visit by the PG students at San Pharma Unit, Sikkim in 2019 National Seminar on 22nd February 2020, organized by Dept. of Economics, Raiganj University in collaboration with NBU Economic Alumni Association.

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Raiganj University, West Bengal-733 134, India
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