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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 arry 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.
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Economics
    Year of Establishment 1974
    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 Project
    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 Scholar
    Sl.No. Research Scholar Title of Thesis Guide Registration ID
    1 Mr.Palaksha Naik N J An Economic Analysis of Arecanut Cultivation in Chikmagalore District-A Case Study Prof. Yogish S. N. 238
    2 Mr. Venkatesha H An Economic Analysis of Pomegranate Cultivation - A Case Study of Chitradurga District in Karnataka Prof. Yogish S. N. 07
    3 Mr. Basavaraju S M Agrarian Transition in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka Prof. Yogish S. N. 03
    4 Smt. Sudha H M An Economic analysis of Production and Marketing of Onion-A Case Study of Chikkamagaluru District in Karnataka Prof. Yogish S. N. 05
    5 Mr. Shivappa An Economic Analysis of Groundnut Cultivation in Karnataka With Special Reference to Tumkur District Prof. Yogish S. N. 210
    6 Miss. Asha T Karnatakadalli Nagarasabhegalu: Chitradurga Nagara Sabheya Arthika Adhyayana Prof. Yogish S. N. 214
    7 Mr. Pradeepa K S An Analysis of Cashew Production and Marketing in Karnataka with Special Reference to Dakshina Kannada District Prof. Yogish S. N. 303
    8 Smt. Yasmeen Mohammed Alwan Economic Efficiency of Agricultural Exports - A Case Study of Yemeni Centers Prof. Yogish S. N.
    9 Avinash.T Public Investment on Primary Education: A Study in Karnataka. Prof. Manjunath T.R 399
    10 Elayaraja. K Performance evaluation of targeted public distribution system-a study in Karnataka Prof. Manjunath T.R 06
    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 Prof. Manjunath T.R 06
    12 Shivakumar.S Performance of primary co-operative agriculture and rural development banks in karnataka Prof. Manjunath T.R 01
    13 Shanmukhappa.M.T Reforms and Growth of State Taxes-A Case Study of Karnataka Prof. Manjunath T.R 211
    14 Ramya. M A Study of State-Local Government Financial Relations with Reference to Karnataka Prof. Manjunath T.R 301
    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 Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 15
    16 Madan. M.S Economic Analysis of Coconut Farming in Karnataka : A Case Study in Chikkamagalur District Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 06
    17 Vani H Gram Panchayats and Rural Development: A Study of Chikkamagalur District Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 13
    18 Chowdappa H The Role of Regional Rural Banks in Meeting Rural Credit: A Case Study of Chitadurga District Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 02
    19 Veeresh T Up-liftment of Slum Dwellers: Economic Analysis of Programmes Implementation in Davanagere City Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 14
    20 Jayashree. Hanchinamani Working of Self Help Groups in Belgaum District: Economic Evaluation Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 05
    21 Shivanna T Performance Evaluation of Housing Scheeme in Chitadurga District: With Soecial Reference to Indira Awas Yojan Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 02
    22 Mahesh S The Performance Analysis of the MGNREGA: A Comparative Study of Chikkamagalur and Tumkur District Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 04
    23 Smt. ShilpaM. Wadeyar An Economic Analysis of Sheep Rearing: A Case Study in Chikkamagalur and Chitradurg District Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 11
    24 Rajshekhar S. B Infrastructure Development in Karnataka: A Special Reference to Telecom Sector in Shivamogga District Dr. Ravindranatha N Kadam 09
  • Awards / Recognition / Achievements of Faculty:
    01 Dr: T.R.Manjunath visited France, Paris under Indo-French Social Scientists Enchange programme during May-June 2003. He carried out Research work in the area of Health economics.
    02 Dr:T.R.Manjunath was awarded Associate ship of Indian of Advanced Study, Shimla. He availed Ist Spell of Associate ship during August 2001 and 2nd Spell of Associate ship during August 2006.
    03 Dr: B.Jayarama Bhat presented a paper entitled 'Higher Education in India' at International Conference held at Melbourne, Australia during  July 1995
    04 Dr:B.Jayarama Bhat presented a paper entitled  'Human Resource Development- Role of Universities -  The Indian Context at International Conference held at Paris during June 1999.
    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