Economics and Rural Development

Department of Economics and Rural Development

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.

Highlights of the Department

  • Provide opportunities for the development of leadership skills and enhancing employability skills through activity-based learning and teaching pedagogy
  • Focus on need-based research among students and faculty

Elective subjects offered by the department[Economics & RD]:

Semester

Electives

I Manpower Economics
II Microfinance
III Karnataka Economy
IV Elements of Indian Economy

Elective subjects offered by the department[RD]:

Semester

Electives

I SHG Management
II Social Entrepreneurship
III Economics of Infrastructure
IV Rural Development Programmes in India

Did You Know ?

"The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was first awarded in the Year 1969".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Scheme & Syllabus
Research Output

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.

 

Community Orientation

  • SHG Empowerment, Rural Savings
Publications
  1. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Self Help Groups: Empowering the Vulnerable towards Sustainable Development (2003), World Trade Organisation, Serials Publications, New Delhi, ISBN-81- 86771-15- 8, pp185-195
  2. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Role of Co-operatives in Areca nut Marketing with special reference to CAMPCO” in Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Trends in Marketing (2011), Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Trends in Marketing,ISBN:978-93- 81583-66- 1, Excellent Publishing House, New Delhi 
  3. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled ICT initiatives in Good Governance: A case study of “Bhoomi” in Karnataka( 2012), Proceedings of National Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture and Rural Development, ISBN:978-81-923301-6- 7, KSHEC, Bangalore
  4. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Harnessing Demographic Dividend through Skill Development: A Case Study (2012),Demographic Transition in India: Diverse Perspectives, ISBN: 978-81-924393- 2-7, Prasaranga, Tumkur University.
  5. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled “Community Participation in Solid Waste Management: A Case Study” published in the book titled (2012), Urbanization and Economic Transformation: Issues and Challenges, ISBN: 978-81- 896-65- 2, Global Research Publications, New Delhi.
  6. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Microfinance; A Tool for Empowerment of the Vulnerable through Group Entrepreneurship; A Case Study (2013), The Management Page , a bi annual journal, ISSN No: 2231-220X.
  7. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Emergence of Entrepreneurship among the SHGs :A Tool for Women Empowerment(2013), Women Entrepreneurship and Development-The Way Ahead, ISBN 978-93- 82484-07- 3,Globus Press, Delhi
  8. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Microfinance and Mechanism Design: The Role of Group Lending (2013), Financial Inclusion in India: Access and Impact, edited by Jayasheela& others, ISBN: 978-93- 82694-13- 7,Prasaranga, Tumkur University
  9. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Emergence of Entrepreneurship among the SHGs: A Tool for Women Empowerment (2013), Women Entrepreneurship and Development, Globus Press, New Delhi, ISBN-978- 93-82482- 07-03, pp 251-260
  10. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Leveraging Demographic Dividend: Enhancing Employability through Skill Development (2013),Soft Skills and Employability ,CrosslandCollege,Brahmavar, ISBN: 978-81- 928345-1- 1, pp 39-64
  11. Ms.Vasanthi M K published a article titled “Women Empowerment through SHGs: Is to Get Back India’s Lost Pride”(2014), Life and Living of Swami Vivekananda and His Teachings to Mankind, pp 120-125, St.Marys College, Shirva, ISBN: 978-81- 927923-3- 0
  12. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Microfinance and MDGs: Problems and Prospects-A Case Study (2014),Mcorfinance and Inclusive Growth, ISBN:978-81- 928345-2- 8, CROSSLAND COLLEGE, BRAHMAVAR, pp 258-277
  13. Ms.Vasanthi M K published a paper titled “Rural Women Empowerment and entrepreneurship Development” published in edited volume, Micro-Finance and inclusive growth published by Cross land college, Brahmavar, Udupi, with the ISBN: 978-81- 928345-2- 8
  14. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Microfinance plus services in Empowering the Vulnerable: Directions and Challenges (2014),Inclusive Growth Model in India, ISBN 81-88685- 12-7, Mangala Publications, Mangalore.
  15. Ms.Vasanthi M K published a participated and presented a paper titled “A Study on Impact of Financial Inclusion with reference to Daily Wage Earners of BelthangadyTaluk” in the International conference on ‘Global Economic Growth and Sustainability- Prospects and Challenges”, held in SDMIMD Mysore, on November 20-21, 2015, and the paper was published bearing the ISBN 978-93- 83302-12- 3
  16. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Inclusive rural development and co-operative farming: a case of ‘PragathiBandhu’model of Dakshina Kannada districts, India (2015), Asian Journal of Development Matters, ISSN: 0973-9629, Volume 9, Issue1, pp170-177, Rural Organisation for Appropriate Development-ROAD TRUST
  17. Ms.Vasanthi M K published a participated and presented a paper titled “A Dynamic Approach to Inclusive Growth: A Case Study of SKDRDP” in the International conference on ‘Global Economic Growth and Sustainability- Prospects and Challenges”, held in SDMIMD Mysore, on November 20-21, 2015, and the paper was published bearing the ISBN 978-93- 83302-12- 3
  18. Mr. Mahesh Kumar Shetty published a paper titled “Non-Governmental Organizations and Rural Development: A Special Focus on SKDRDP” in the International conference on ‘Global Economic Growth and Sustainability- Prospects and Challenges”, held in SDMIMD Mysore, on November 20-21, 2015, ISBN 978-93- 83302-12-3
  19. Mr. Mahesh Kumar Shetty published a Article titled ‘Inclusive Rural Development and Co-operative Farming: A Case of ‘PragathiBandhu’ Model of Dakshina Kannada District, India’ in the Asian Journal of Development Matters(2015) bearing the ISSN Number 0973-9629- pp170-177 Volume 9, Issue 1
  20. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Micro health insurance programmes and access of health services: a case study of SampoornaSuraksha programme of SKDRDP(2016), Asian Journal of Development Matters, ISSN:0973-9629, Volume10, Issue 2, pp 138-147,Rural Organisation for Appropriate Development-ROAD TRUST ®
  21. Ms.Vasanthi M K published an article titled “Implications of Microfinance on Women, Poverty and Inclusive Growth” (2016), Inclusive Growth: Dynamics &Discourses.pp 236-259, National Centre for Inclusive Growth and Development Research MYSORE
  22. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Inclusive Growth: Dynamics & Discourses (2016), National Centre for Inclusive Growth and Development Research®, Mysore
  23. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Business Correspondent (BC) Model for Self Help Group Promoting Institutions (SHGPIs): A Study of ShriKshetraDharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) (2016),Inclusive Growth: Dynamics & Discourses.pp236-259,National Centre for Inclusive Growth and Development Research MYSORE
  24. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Problems and Prospects of Rubber Plantation: A case study of Dakshina Kannada District (2016),SHODHA, ISSN:2249-0396, Volume 5, Issue2, pp79-90, Dr.HaMaNa Research Center, Sri D.M.College, Ujire
  25. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Economics of Plantation Crops in India: A Special Focus on Rubber(2016), Journal of Research, Extension and Development, ISSN: 2319- 1899,Volume4, Issue7,pp 25-27, Journal of Research, Extension and Development, Tamil Nadu
  26. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published a paper titled Challenges of Business Correspondent Model in Financial Inclusion: A Case Study (2017),SHODHA, ISSN:2249-0396, Volume 6, Issue2, pp118-134, Dr.HaMaNa Research Center, Sri D.M.College, Ujire
  27. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published an article (First Author) titled “Higher Education and Challenges” in SHODHA, ISSN:2249-0396, Volume 6, Issue2, July 2017. Dr.HaMaNa Research Center, Sri D.M.College, Ujire.
  28. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published an article titled “Performance Appraisal: A strategy for Continuous Improvement and Assured Performance” in Printing Area, International Research Journal, ISSN: 2394 5303, July 2017, Issue-31, Vol-03, pp-66-70
  29. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty  published an article titled ” Collectivism for Better Land Utilization: PragathiBandhu Model” published in edited volume- LAND ECONOMY: ISSUES & CHALLENGES(Proceedings of the National Seminar-20-21 January, 2017) Sri Mahaveera College, Moodbidri-July 2017) ISBN: 978-81-930129-1-8, pp 378-384
  30. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an article titled ​ “Comparative Analysis of Mango Cultivation in India” in LAND ECONOMY: ISSUES & CHALLENGES( ​ Proceedings of the National Seminar- ​ 20-21 January, 2017) by Sri Mahaveera College, Moodbidri, ISBN: 978-81-930129-1-8, pp 268-278..  
  31. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published an article(First Author) titled ” A Pragmatic Strategy to align Research into Undergraduate Studies” SHODHA, ISSN:2249-0396, Volume 7, No-2, Dr.HaMaNa Research Center, Sri D.M.College, Ujire. (January 2018) Pp 143-151
  32. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published an article titled “Non-Governmental Organizations and Rural Development: A Special Focus on SKDRDP” (2017) published in ‘Global Economic Growth and Sustainability- Prospects and Challenges”, SDMIMD Mysore, on November 20-21, 2015, and the paper was published bearing the ISBN 978-93-83302-12-3(2017)
  33. Ms.Vasanthi M K published an article titled “An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Coffee in India” in Land Economy: Issues & Challenges(Proceedings of the National Seminar-20-21 January, 2017) by Sri Mahaveera College, Moodbidri,ISBN: 978-81-930129-1-8, pp 290-297
  34. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an Article titled ​ ‘An Analysis of Area, Production and Productivity of Mango in India’ ​ at Asian Journals of Development Maters –A UGC Approved Journal with ISSN:0973-9629 (Print), and 0976-4674 Volume 11,June 2017 pp-33 to 42.
  35. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published an article titled “Farm Mechanization: A Case Study of Agricultural Machinery Custom Hiring Centre” inVidyavarta(2018) published in Interdisciplinary Multilingual Refereed Journal,UGC Approved-Sr.No:62759, Impact Factor 5.131(IIJIF))ISSN: 2319 9318, April to June 2018, Issue-25, Vol-02, pp 79-84
  36. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty published an article titled “Women Empowerment through NGO intervention: An Empirical Investigation” (June, 2018) published in ‘International Journal of Social and Economic Research’ with ISSN No. 2249-6270, 8(2).
  37. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty  published an article titled “Food Security through Agricultural Sustainability: In Indian context” (2018) publishedin‘International Journal of Research in Engineering, Science and Management’ with ISSN No. 2581-5792.
  38. Mr. Mahesh Kumar Shetty published an Article titled ‘Women Empowerment through NGO Intervention: An Empirical Investigation” in the International Journal of Social and Economic Research (June 2018), in volume-8, Issue-2 bearing the ISSN 2249-6270
  39. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an article titled ​ “ Comparative Analysis of Economic & Environment Sustainability” ​ at IJER (International Journal of Economics & Research) International Journal with ISSN 2229-6158, Jan-Feb 2018u9 11, 55-61(pp).
  40. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an article titled ​ “Performance Evaluation of Economical & Environmental Impact for Renewable Solar Energy Residual System” in (IJSRD) international Journal for Scientific Research and Development, Vol. 6, Issue No. 01, 2018, ISSN No. 2321-0613, pp. 603-606.
  41. Mr. Mahesh Kumar Shetty published an Article titled ‘Food Security through Agricultural Sustainability: In Indian Context” in the International Journal of Research in engineering, Science and Management (October 2018), in volume-1, Issue-10 bearing the ISSN 2581-5792.
  42. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty  published an article titled “Micro-finance – An Emerging Horizon of Inclusive Growth” (2019) publishedin SSHJ (Social Science and Humanities Journal) with ISSN No: 2456-2653 Vol-03, Issue – 01, 2019 pp No. 801-808.
  43. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty  published an article titled “Entrepreneurship Development Paves Way for Women Empowerment” (2019) publishedin SSHJ – Social Science and Humanities Journal with ISSN No.: 2456-2653. Volume 03, Issue – 01, 2019, pp No. 809-814
  44. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty  published an article titled “Challenges and Concerns of Rapid Migration of students towards private schools”(2019) publishedin Shodha, ISSN No. 2249-0396, January 2019, pp No. 110 to 117
  45. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an article Titled “An Analysis The Institutional Efforts For Adoption Of The Solar Energy Application And Environmental Sustainability” International Journals of Research and analytical reviews (IJRAR) Vol:6,Issuss -2, December 2019 E-ISSN:2348-1269,P-ISSN;2349-5138.
  46. Dr.A.Jaya Kumar Shetty  published an article titled titled “Custom Hiring Centre Intervention in Promoting Farm Mechanisation among Small & Marginal Farmers”(2019) published in International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR) UGC Approved (Journal No : 43602) Volume 6 Issue 4 , E-ISSN:2348-1269,P-ISSN;2349-5138.
  47. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an article Titled “An Analysis The Role Of Eco-Friendly Energy Sources” International Journal of engineering Technology Research and Management, Vol(03) ISSUE (12), ISSN 2456-9348,Impact factor 4520 December 2019.
  48. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an article Titled “The Awareness Of Sustainable Development Policy On Solar Energy Usage” International Journal of engineering Technology Research and Management, Vol(03) ISSUE (12), ISSN 2456-9348,Impact factor 4.520 December 2019.
  49. Ms.Vasanthi M K published an article titled “Micro Finance: An Emerging Horizon of Inclusive Growth” in the Social Science and Humanities Journal.(SSHJ)- Vol.3, Issue-1, 2019, with ISSN No. 2456-2653 pg. No.801-808.
  50. Dr.NagarajPoojari  published an article Titled An “Analysis The Consumers Decision Making Of Solar Energy Usage And Environmental Protection” International Journals of Research and analytical reviews (IJRAR) Vol:6,Issuss -2, December 2019, E-ISSN:2348-1269,P-ISSN;2349-5138.
  51. Ms.Vasanthi M K published an article titled “Entrepreneurship Development Paves Way For Women Empowerment” in the Social Science and Humanities Journal.(SSHJ)- Vol.3, Issue-1, 2019, with ISSN No. 2456-2653 pg. No.809-814.
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