Established in 1966
The department presents a niche to the undergraduate students to develop the analytical skills needed to work successfully in today’s rapidly globalising world, and choose a career in economics, financial research, banking, finance, sales, marketing, and economic journalism. We offer two subjects: Economics and Rural Development as optionals in the B A Programme. Students and staff are involved seriously in Research on thrust areas such as Microfinance, Rural and Agricultural Economics.
Association and Activities
Economics Association for students
‘Artha Prabha’-Fortnightly Wall Magazine
A D Shroff Elocution Competition for students sponsored by Forum of
Free Enterprises, Mumbai
Guest Lectures / Field Visits/ Career Orientation/ On the Job Training
Student Research Projects
Share Lectures/ Extension programmes
Annual Seminar (State/National level) on Current Economic Issues
Eco-Vision: Inter-Collegiate competitions (Elocution & Quiz) related to Economics
Eco-Srujan: Inter-Class Competitions on economic issues (Debate, Quiz,
Essay Writing, Model Making and group events)
Seminars/ Workshops Organised
30-03-2010: State level workshop on Global Warming and Its Impact on Coastal Regions, sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests- Government of India and Karantak a RajyaVijnanaParishat
21-01-2011: Mangalore University level workshop on “ Marching towards community, sponsored by SDME Society and RUDSETI, involving Rural Development staff and students from Crossland College, Brhammavar, Government First Grade College for Women, Ajjarkad, Udupi and SDM College, Ujire.
20th& 21st March 2012: Mangalore University level workshop on “ Marching towards community, sponsored by SDME Society and Vijaya Rural Development Foundation, involving Rural Development staff and students from Crossland College, Brhammavar, Government First Grade College for Women, Ajjarkad, Udupi and SDM College, Ujire.
27-28 March 2012: National Seminar on “Lessons Learnt from IQAC: Moving Forward and Making a Difference” was coordinated by Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty. Prof M. Ananda Krishnan, Former Chairperson, IIT, Kanpur,Chairperson, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai inaugurated the Seminar
19-21, March, 2013: Department of Economics of SDM College, Ujire in association with Department of Development Studies, Kannada University, Hampi organized three days National workshop on “Development in Rights Perspectives” Dr.D.VeerendraHeggade inaugurated the Seminar and Senior Advocate of Supreme Court and renouned activist Mr.Ravivarma Kumar delivered Key Note Address.
26-01-2013: Mangalore University level workshop on “Research Methodology”, Prof.Dr.ChandraPoojary, Dept of Development Studies, Kannada University, Hampi was the resourceperson.
21-01-2014: Department of Economics In association with Mangalore University Economics Association Organised National Seminar on “Agricultural Marketing: Issues& Challenges”, sponsored by Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank and Vijaya Bank.
21-01-2015: National Seminar on “Literacy and Development”. Dr.N.K.Thingalaya, former Chairman, Syndicate Bank delivered the keynote address.
12-02-2016: National Conference on “Inclusive Growth: Challenges and Strategies” in association with Mangalore University Economics Association
23-03-2016: UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Microfinance with special reference to Business Correspondent Model in Financial Inclusion and Empowering the Vulnerable” on 23 March 2016
24-01-2018: Organized “ECO-SRUJAN”, an Intercollegiate Academic Meet for the UG and PU students of Economics.
21-01-2019: One day National Seminar on “Social Development in India: Challenges and Strategies”, organised by the department of Economics of SDM College in association with Department of Development Studies of Hampi Kannada University, Mangalore University Economics Association and HAMANA Research Centre on 21st January 2019. 12 resource persons, 64 Staff delegates from 33 institutions, 168 student delegates attended the seminar. 24 researchers presented the papers.
21-01-2020: National Seminar on “Economics of Lord Mahaveera: Revisited” organised in association with Prasaranga of Kannada University, Hampi, Mangalore University Economics Association and Ha Ma Na Research Centre. Prof.S.C.Ramesh, Hon. Vice Chancellor, Kannada University, Hampi inaugurated the Seminar. H.H.Swasthi Sri CharakeerthiBattarakaSwameeji, Jain Mutt, Moodbidri graced the occasion. Dr.BipinDoshi, National Vice President, JITO delivered the Keynote address.Shri.D.Harshendra Kumar, Secretary, SDME Society, Ujire, Dr.G.V.Joshi, former member of Karnataka Planning Board, Dr.B.Yashovarma(Secretary, SDME Society) Dr.Prashanth.H.D (Director, Prasaranga, Kannada University, Hampi), Dr.Joseph, President, AMUCT were the guests of honour.
- SHG Empowerment, Rural Savings