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  • The Department of Economics was started in the academic year 1974-75 by the University of Mysore. With the formation of Kuvempu University in 1987, the Department of Economics became one of the oldest Post-Graduate Departments. The Department has completed four decades of excellent service to the academic community and is known for its quality training in Economics. Besides regular teaching and research, the faculty members of the Department are also involved in training and extension activities. Two major Research Projects sanctioned by the UGC, New Delhi, have been completed by the faculty in the recent past.
    An array of teaching methods is employed to address the needs of the student who have different learning styles and come from different socio-cultural background. The faculty at Department of Economics caters to the individualized student’s learning needs and endeavors to create a positive impact on their learning redefining teaching objectives is influenced by expanding knowledge frontier and its preservation, self – understanding , self-discovery imaginative thinking and developing oral and writing competency.
    Ideally, a good teaching method shall possess some elements that are conducive to generating strong desire among students to learn.
    For the benefit of the students the Department has arranged lecture Programmes under UGC visiting fellow programme, Guest Lecture series, inviting exports from different universities, have also been arranged in the Department which benefited to the students considerably. Lecture programmes have also been arranged under the auspicious of planning forum, an academic association of the students and Teachers in the Department.
    The staffs discharge their duties following punctuality and regularity. The Lecture classes in the Department are held regularly. If need be special classes are also being engaged.
    The Department shall strive for continuous improvement in quality of Teaching as well as Research for the benefit of student community in particular and the society at large.
    • Improve students’ knowledge base
    • Increase students’ level of confidence and competence
    • Train individuals to contribute significantly to National development
    • Educate and enlighten the rural mass about socio-economic problems of the country
    1.Annual to CBCS
    2. Dedicated Faculty
    3. Young Researchers
    4. Faculty Participation in Academics
    5. Special Lectures, Seminars, Workshops/ Training Programme
    6. Engaged the students in rigorous intellectual exercise
    1. Limited Number of Faculty
    2. Student's Rural Background
    1. More Research Projects
    2. Better participative Teaching
    3. Scope for interface with the Rural People
    4. Region Specific Research
    5. Field Study Based Courses
    Future plans of the department.
    To conduct academic programmes every year for students & faculty members of the Department and for the general public with support from the University.
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Economics
    Year of Establishment 1974-75
    Name of the Chairman
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Economics,
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri,
    Shankaraghatta 577 451
    Phone: +91(0)08282-257245,  Fax: 08282-256255
    E-mail: economics@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.A CBCS, Two-year, Four Semesters B.A., with Economics 39+03
    Ph. D 3-5 Years M.A., in Economics 05+2/Faculty
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Prof. Manjunath T.R M.A., Ph.D. Professor Public Economics, Health Economics
    2 Prof. Yogish S. N. B.Sc. M.A., Ph.D. Professor Agricultural Economics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Statistical Methods, Computer Applications in Economic Analysis
    3 Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam M.A,Ph.D Associate Professor Development Economics
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Cultivation of Arecanut in Malnad Region of Karnataka-A Case Study of Shimoga District UGC Prof. Yogish S. N. 393400 Completed
    2 Poverty Alleviation in Dalits: A Study of Kadur Taluka of Chikkamagalur Dist Ambedkar and Buddha Study Centre, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam Investigator 50000 One Year Completing Soon
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide
    1 Mr.Palaksha Naik N J An Economic Analysis of Arecanut Cultivation in Chikmagalore District-A Case Study Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    2 Mr. Venkatesha H An Economic Analysis of Pomegranate Cultivation - A Case Study of Chitradurga District in Karnataka Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    3 Mr. Basavaraju S M Agrarian Transition in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    4 Smt. Sudha H M An Economic analysis of Production and Marketing of Onion-A Case Study of Chikkamagaluru District in Karnataka Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    5 Mr. Shivappa An Economic Analysis of Groundnut Cultivation in Karnataka With Special Reference to Tumkur District Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    6 Miss. Asha T Karnatakadalli Nagarasabhegalu: Chitradurga Nagara Sabheya Arthika Adhyayana Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    7 Mr. Pradeepa K S An Analysis of Cashew Production and Marketing in Karnataka with Special Reference to Dakshina Kannada District Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    8 Smt. Yasmeen Mohammed Alwan Economic Efficiency of Agricultural Exports - A Case Study of Yemeni Centers Ph.D. Prof. Yogish S. N.
    9 Avinash.T Public Investment on Primary Education: A Study in Karnataka. Ph.D. Prof. Manjunath T.R
    10 Elayaraja. K Performance evaluation of targeted public distribution system-a study in Karnataka Ph.D. Prof. Manjunath T.R
    11 Yogeshwari.K.B Management of Non Performing Assets and Priority Sector Lending by Urban Co-Operative Banks in Karnataka-A Study with Special Reference to Shivamogga District Ph.D. Prof. Manjunath T.R
    12 Shivakumar.S Performance of primary co-operative agriculture and rural development banks in karnataka Ph.D. Prof. Manjunath T.R
    13 Shanmukhappa.M.T Reforms and Growth of State Taxes-A Case Study of Karnataka Ph.D. Prof. Manjunath T.R
    14 Ramya. M A Study of State-Local Government Financial Relations with Reference to Karnataka Ph.D. Prof. Manjunath T.R
    15 Vidya. K Performance Evaluation of Primary Agricultural Co-operative Credit Socities with Special Reference to Credit Recovery: A Study in Shivamogga District of Karnataka Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    16 Madan. M.S Economic Analysis of Coconut Farming in Karnataka : A Case Study in Chikkamagalur District Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    17 Vani H Gram Panchayats and Rural Development: A Study of Chikkamagalur District Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    18 Chowdappa H The Role of Regional Rural Banks in Meeting Rural Credit: A Case Study of Chitadurga District Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    19 Veeresh T Up-liftment of Slum Dwellers: Economic Analysis of Programmes Implementation in Davanagere City Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    20 Jayashree. Hanchinamani Working of Self Help Groups in Belgaum District: Economic Evaluation Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    21 Shivanna T Performance Evaluation of Housing Scheeme in Chitadurga District: With Soecial Reference to Indira Awas Yojan Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    22 Mahesh S The Performance Analysis of the MGNREGA: A Comparative Study of Chikkamagalur and Tumkur District Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    23 Smt. ShilpaM. Wadeyar An Economic Analysis of Sheep Rearing: A Case Study in Chikkamagalur and Chitradurg District Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
    24 Rajshekhar S. B Infrastructure Development in Karnataka: A Special Reference to Telecom Sector in Shivamogga District Ph.D. Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Youvajana mattu Sahakara Kuvempu University 19.10.2016
    Visiting Professor/ Visiting Fellows Kuvempu University 11 to 15th April - 2016
    Awareness Programme on Cooperation 31-03-2016 RICM
    Preparation of Project Report at PG Level and Research Methods Kuvempu University March, 19 & 20, 2016
    Contemporary Trends in Co-operative Movement and 92nd Birthday Celebration of Late K.H.Patil March 16, 2016
    Invited Special Lecture on the Theme: - Union Budget 2016-17 11 March 2016
    Self Employment Information / Guidance Programme March 05, 2016
    Special Lecture Series 18 to 22nd January 2016
    Infrastructure Development: Current Scenario and future challenges National 2008 Kuvempu University
    Re-engineering co-operatives National 2008 Kuvempu University

    Relevance of Co-Operative Sector in the Changing Economic Scenario

    National 2007 Government of Karnataka
    GATS- Challenges and Prospects for India National 2004 Kuvempu University
    Recommendations of Eleventh Finance Commission State 2001 Kuvempu University
    U.G.C.Sponsored Refresher Course in Economics State 2000 UGC