Department of P G Studies & Research in Economics

The Department of PG studies in Economics started during 2014-15, aims at offering modern and quality education in higher studies of Economics. Relevant syllabus and student centric programs assist the students to have competitive edge in the globalised environment. The Department has been successfully rendering excellent services to the academic community and is known for its quality teaching and training in economics. Besides, teaching and research, faculty members of the department regularly conduct the training and coaching classes to the students for competitive exams like IES, NET, K-SET and they are also involved in other extension activities.

Teaching is equipped with modern techniques like ICT to address the needs of the students who have different learning abilities and come from different socio-cultural backgrounds. Further, the faculty members at the department cater to the individualized studies and learning needs. For the benefit of the students, the department frequently arranges series of Guest lectures and invites subject experts from different Universities and Colleges across the state to address the areas like research article writing, paper presentations, career opportunities etc. All these curricular and co-curricular activities are organized under the auspices of ‘Planning Forum’, an academic association of the Students and Faculties of the Department.

Highlights of the Department

  • Regular Involvement of the Students in Research Activities
  • UGC NET and K-SET Coaching 

Elective subjects offered by the department



II Global Economy
III Resource Economics

Did You Know ?

“Economics, as it has emerged, can be made more productive by paying greater and more explicit attention to the ethical considerations that shape human behaviour and judgment”.

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Scheme & Syllabus

Association & Activities

The department is set with quality oriented activities which could possibly enhance the performance of students. Students impart managerial skills through student run forum ‘Planning Forum’ which conducts various need based programmers for student benefits such as

  • Group Discussion
  • Career Development Programs
  • Personality Development Programs
  • Seminar / Group Seminars
  • Spoken English classes
  • Information related to competitive examinations
  • Information regarding employment opportunities
  • Talk on current events
  • Training for competitive exams like IES, NET, SET.
  • Conducting guest lecturers
  • Conducting mock events
  • Conducting event management programs
  • Opportunity to teach in Undergraduate College as training
  • Organising field visit to get practical knowledge.

Community Orientation

  • ’JanajagrathiAbhiyana’-Educating the Public.
  • Water Conservation
  • SwachathaAbhiyan

Research Output

  • Research Paper Presentation in Conferences
  • Research Paper Publications in refereed journals
  • Data mining and analysis
  • Dissertation, a mandatory component of the course


  • Shriprasad, H., & Ganaraja, K. (2012). Health and Health Infrastructure in India; Status and Needs. Shodha, 6(2), 107-113.
  • Ganaraja, K. (2012). Housing Finance and Banking Sector in India: Case Study of SBI. Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Ganaraja, K., & Kadrolkar, Vilas, M.  (2014). An Overview of Arecanut Price Fluctuations in Karnataka. In Sabanna, Talwar, & Adi,M.S.,,. Current Crisis in Indian Agriculture: Issues and Challeneges, Rani Chennamma University, Belgaum (pp. 380-386). Hruthvika Publications.
  • Ganaraja, K. (2014 September 5th & 6th). Urban Poverty and Inclusive Development in India: A Congenial Analysis. In Dixit, Chandrshekher, & Jayalaxmi.,,. Idea of Nationalism: Historicla, Cultural, Economic and Political Trends, Sri Mahaveera College, Moodbidri (pp. 217-224).
  • Ganaraja, K. (2015 November 20th & 21st). Areca nut Price Fluctuation in Dakshina Kannada: A Step towards Sustainability. In Parasuraman, N.R., & Venkataraja B., Global Economic Growth and Sustainability: Prospects & Challenges, SDMIMD, Mysore (pp. 217-224). SDMIMD Publications.
  • Shetty, Jayakumar, A., & Ganaraja, K. (2016). Inclusive Growth: Dynamics and Discourses. National Centre for Inclusive Growth and Development Research.
  • Ganaraja, K., & Kadrolkar, Vilas, M. (2016). Arecanut Price Fluctuations in Dakshina Kannada: Steps Ahead. Shodha, 6(1), 112-122.
  • Ganaraja, K., & Kadrolkar, Vilas, M. (2016). Trends in Area, Production and Productivity of Areca nut in Karnataka. Journal of Research, Extension & Development, 4(7), 20-24.
  • Ganaraja, K. (2017 January 20th  & 21st). An Analysis of Trends in Production and Productivity of Arecanut. In Dixit, Chandrshekher, & Shetty, Radhakrishna.,,. Land Economy: Issues & Challenges, Sri Mahaveera College, Moodbidri (pp. 279-289).
  • Ganaraja, K. (2017). Comparative Analysis of Trends in Area, Production and Productivity of Arecanut. International Journal of Social and Economic Research, 7(1), 50-60.
  • Ganaraja, K., & Kadrolkar, Vilas, M. (2017). An Analysis of Kisan Credit Card Scheme:  A Study. In Kadrolkar, Vilas, M., & Jayasheela.,,. Changing Contours of Welfare Programmes in India: Issues & Challenges, Tumkur University, (pp. 167-172).  Niruta Publications.
  • Ganaraja, K. (2018). Price Stabilization for Sustainable Agricultural Development with Special reference to Arecanut. International Journal of Social and Economic Research, 8(2), 139-148.
  • Ganaraja, K. (2019). Literacy Rate in Karnataka: An Overview. Shodha, 9(1), 97-107.
  • Ganaraja, K. (2019). Pedagogy for Fostering Civic Consciousness: A Study. International Journal of Social and Economic Research, 9(4), 28-34.
  • Yuvaraja U. (2020). Progress of Organic Farming in India: An Analysis. International Journal of Applied Research, 6(6), 226-230.
  • Yuvaraja, U., & Santhosh, C. (2020). Gender and Higher education in Adjacent Stats of Karnataka- A Comparative Analysis. STRAD Research, Journal, 7(5), 89-95.
  • Yuvaraja, U. & Madhushree, S. (2020). Foreign Students’ Enrolment Trend in Higher Education in Karnataka: An Analysis. Journal of Social Sciences, Prinses Beatrixlaam, Kempston, Kuwait, 23(01), 32-41.
  • Yuvaraja, U., Bhavyashree, & Sachin Kumar. (2020). Economic Status of BPL Households: A Fact Finding Study. International Journal of Analytical and Experimental Model Analysis, Volume XII(I), 1785-1797.
  • Yuvaraja, U., Ashritha, G., &Rathan, N. Salian. (2019). An Economic Analysis of the Dairy Farming: Special Reference to Kakkinje Grama Panchyat. International Journal of Research Culture society, 31-40.
  • Yuvaraja U. (2019). Socio- Economic Conditions of the Agricultural Labourers: An Analysis, Internal Journal for Innovative Research in Multidisciplinary Field, 2(6),  39-47.
  • Yuvaraja U. (2019). An Analysis of the Impact of Demonetization on Retail Traders: With Special Reference to Belthangady Town. International Journal of Applied Social Science, 6(6), 1407-1414.
  • Yuvaraja U., & Isak. (2019). Development of Commercial Banks during Pre and Post Globalised era in India: An Analysis. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 26-34.
  • Yuvaraja U. (2019). Youths’ Tendency of the Adoption of E-Banking in Rural and Semi-urban Areas: A Comparative Study. International Journal of Scientific Development and Research (IJSDR), 4(4), 424-430.
  • Yuvaraja, U. (2019). Impact of GST on Retail Traders: A Study. International Journal of Humanities and social science Research, Vol-5(2), 102-107.
  • Yuvaraja, U. (2019). Users’ View of Rural Road Network: A Comparative Analysis. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR), Volume-6(1), 423-431. 
  • Yuvaraja, U. (2018). Rural Road links and Rural Marketing: A study. International Journal of Research Culture society, 2(12), 27-33.
  • Yuvaraja, U. (2017). ICT Avenues in Indian Agriculture- A Study. Internal Journal for Innovative Research in Multidisciplinary Field, Volume -2(6), 56-59.
  • Yuvaraja, U. & Jayarama, B. (2017). Construction and Maintenance of PMGSY Roads: An Analysis. International Journal of Scientific Research, Volume No: 6(1), 1-5.
  • Yuvaraja. U & Jayarama, B. (2016). Regional Disparities of Rural Road Connectivity in Karnataka: An Analysis. Global Journal for Research Analysis 5(12), 215-219.
  • Yuvaraja, U. (2015). Insurance and Economic Development in India: An analysis. Published in Edited Book on Readings in Development and Empowerment. Dr. S.H Dhaba, SS Bhavikatte Prakashana, ISBN No- 978-93-85111-56-3, Main road, Kalburgi-5851001, 2016, PP 255-274.
  • Yuvaraja, U., & Jayarama B. (2012). Urbanization: Problems and Measures. Southern Economist, 51st year of Publication, Volume 51, Number (16), 13-16.
  • Yuvaraja, U., & Jayarama, B. (2011). Rural road Connectivity through PMGSY: A Study in Karnataka. The IUP journal of Infrastructure, IX (3), 24-37.

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