Profile of the Department of Economics
The department of economics at Maulana Azad National Urdu University is one of the youngest departments of the university. Established in 2014, the department intends to make a qualitative contribution to teaching its students through Urdu medium so as to promote ‘inclusiveness’ in higher education-a pre-requisite to ‘inclusive growth’. Presently the department with strength of four faculty members offers graduate and post graduate programmes in economics. The faculty members at the department are from the diverse fields’ e.g. international trade, international finance, applied econometrics, quantitative Economics, monetary economics, Islamic banking, gender and development economics. The diversity of specializations of the faculty members promotes multi-faceted research at the department as well as contributes to provide a certain depth to its post graduate programme in economics.
The department also recognizes the growing demand for trained manpower in applied economic research for agriculture, industry, government, it sector, banking & finance sector, NGOs and other socio-economically relevant fields. Along with teaching and learning, the department also intends to start PhD. Programme in economics in near future.
The thrust areas of the department are development of marginalised and minority communities’ in India in general and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in particular. The course structure of the department’s post graduate programme and the research being undertaken at the department have been thus designed to focus on these thrust areas identified by the department.
With a judicious mix of theoretical and quantitative approach, the department since the day of its inception has geared itself to emerge as a strong teaching, learning and research department of the university.