Department of Economics

GMGC : Economics Department

 

Department of Economics of Gokhale Memorial Girls' College has been admitting students for Economics under 3-year B.Sc. Degree Courses offered by the University of Calcutta since the academic year 1984-85. It was as early as in 1957 that the University had extended its affiliation to the College to teach economics and the subject was taught only as a General Course from 1957 to 1983 with only two full-time faculty members, Mrs. Chitra Ghosh and Dr. Lapita Sarkar. Mrs. Ghosh joined the college in 1959 and retired in 1994. Dr. Sarkar joined Asutosh College, Kolkata vide recommendation of the West Bengal College Service Commission as full-time faculty, temporarily replacing another permanent faculty who had availed of leave under F.I.P. In 1984 she was appointed as lecturer in a substantive post in Gokhale Memorial Girls' College and the journey of this Department commenced taking it from one significant milestone to another. What began with three students in 1984-85, Economics Honours went on to become one of the most sought-after course in the College with increasing number of students admitted with each passing year.


 

Vision & Mission

The primary mission of the Department of Economics at Gokhale Memorial Girls' College is to provide a high-quality education in Economics which includes the modern branches such as and financial economics, managerial economics and environmental economics to future leaders of industry, government and civil society.

At the core of our education is a commitment to academic excellence and lifelong learning. Our vision is the preparation of students capable of critical thinking and independent analysis for living their lives of responsibility, leadership and service. The faculty members in the Department of Economics emphasize excellence in teaching through continuous professional development and high-quality scholarship.

Strategic Goals

  1. To ensure that our students have the integrative and critical thinking skills as well as quantitative and qualitative abilities to analyze complex domestic economic, social and global problems.
  2. To ascertain that our students have the necessary interpersonal, communication and leadership skills so that they can function as responsible citizens and effective leaders in the fields they choose to be.
  3. To create a collaborative teaching, learning and research environment that emphasizes social responsibility, ethical decision-making and a global perspective.
  4. To create a community of teacher-scholars and students who are actively engaged with each other and the world.

Features and Benefits

  1. To ensure that our students have the integrative and critical thinking skills as well as quantitative and qualitative abilities to analyze complex domestic economic, social and global problems.
  2. To ascertain that our students have the necessary interpersonal, communication and leadership skills so that they can function as responsible citizens and effective leaders in the fields they choose to be.
  3. To create a collaborative teaching, learning and research environment that emphasizes social responsibility, ethical decision-making and a global perspective.
  4. To create a community of teacher-scholars and students who are actively engaged with each other and the world.

 

Syllabus


 

Prospects

  • The University of Calcutta Undergraduate Economics Honours Program confers a BSc. Degree. The Honours Programme under CBCS is the right option for students who are interested in understanding economics, the motive and understanding behind each economic policy, the functioning of different economic strategies, and various economic principles and allied fields of economics. There are various academic and career options.
  • Pursuing higher studies (post-graduate) in Economics, Applied Economics, and allied subjects (like Foreign Trade, Quantitative Economics, Labour Economics and other fields of Social Science) in different reputed universities all over India and abroad.
  • Pursuing higher studies in Management and Actuarial Science Jobs in schools, colleges and Universities after acquiring additional higher degree qualifications.
  • Job prospects as economist, consultant, analyst in the growing Banking and Insurance Sector.
  • Prospect of being absorbed in Actuarial business is particularly bright for students in the discipline of Economics with Mathematics.
  • Jobs in Indian Economic Services and State Government Services through success in competitive examinations.
  • Jobs and engagement in Rural Development and Public Policy.
  • Students with a flair for writing in English/Bengali may choose careers in Journalism particularly in the field of socio-political issues in print and electronic media.
  • Students who have obtained a BSc. Degree in Economics Honours can diversify and specialize in any related branches or any specific branch within the discipline such as Finance, Development and such others.

Common career paths for economics graduates include:

  • Economic Researcher
  • Teaching
  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst.
  • Data analyst.
  • Financial planner.
  • Accountant.

 

Study Plan


 

 

 

Faculty

Dr. Sanchita Sen
Dr. Sanchita Sen

Designation : Associate Professor

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Dr. Sarthak Roy Chowdhury
Dr. Sarthak Roy Chowdhury

Designation : Assistant Professor

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Smt. Priti Rajak
Smt. Priti Rajak

Designation : Assistant Professor

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Smt. Arjama Banerjee
Smt. Arjama Banerjee

Designation : SACT - II

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Smt. Arpita Bose
Smt. Arpita Bose

Designation : SACT - II

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Newsletters


 

Results

Economics Department University Results 2017-2022.pdf


 

Contact

Department of Economics
Gokhale Memorial Girls' College
1/1, Harish Mukherjee Road
Kolkata - 700020

 

Department Mail: economics@gokhalecollegekolkata.edu.in
College Mail: gokhalecollegekolkata@gmail.com
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