ECONOMICS

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           The department of Economics was started in September 1981. The Department is offering BA with History, Economics and Political Science combination. At present there are two teaching faculty in the department-one Associate Professor and one Asst.Professor. The total student strength of the department is 220. More than 50% of the students are women.

           Dr. R. Karunakar Reddy, an Associate Professor, and Head with 31 years of long and distinguished teaching experience, is an expert teacher in Macro Economics. He has participated in orientation and refresher courses conducted by various Universities and Institutions from time to time to improve his academic excellence and teaching abilities. An active and committed former NSS Programme Officer organized many Special Camps in adopted villages including Bommeparthi. He is involved in number of service activities conducting awareness programmes on illiteracy, superstitions and seasonal diseases.      
 
Economics           The department is provided with a well furnished separate staff room, a departmental library with 150 books, the required material for teaching and well furnished three classrooms. The department is equipped with a computer system and a printer. Most of the students belong to rural areas and backward sections of the society. The department also engages classes for BSc students under CBIDE to teach Principles of Economics to enable them to face the competitive exams confidently. It frames its own syllabi in the Board of Studies (BOS) under the guidance of outside experts and gets the same ratified in the Academic Council as the institution is autonomous. The curriculum is designed based on the needs of contemporary society.

           The department works not only for the academic progress of the students but also for their overall development. The pass percentage of the students has been around 85 on an average. The progression of the students has also been good. The percentage of students who reach the universities is around 60 and those who reach the level of M.Phil., or Ph.D., are around 3. This is all because of the semester system and the hard work of the teachers The department also constantly monitors the progress of the students by getting feedback from them with regard to the curriculum teaching-learning-evaluation. The students are at liberty to approach the department for any kind of help they needed to understand the subject. Four students of the department get financial assistance from Sai Benevolent Fund of the college.

           The faculty regularly conducts seminars, guest lectures, group discussions, quiz programmes etc., as part of imparting quality education. The students express satisfaction with regard to the syllabus, methods of teaching and evaluation. Besides, the faculty and the students participate in extension activities such as clean and green programmes, blood donation camps, plantation, awareness programmes regarding superstitions and diseases. With his experience as an NSS Programme officer,Dr.R.Karunakar Reddy is able to help and encourage his students to participate in various social activities. 

Economics           The alumni of the department have been serving in various state and central government organizations in such cadres as administrators, lecturers, advocates, registrars, police officers, revenue officers and so on. They often come to the College and meet the present students and share their views with them with regard to the subject and institution. The employers are also happy about the performance of the department.   The Correspondent of the college Sri P.L.N. Reddy constantly encourages the staff and the students and monitors the progress of the department. He is happy about the progress of the department.

           It is a matter of pride that the department has good-facilities with experienced and qualified faculty. It uses innovative methods of teaching with new ideas. There are opportunities for the department to develop by conducting seminars, taking the students on educational tours etc. As most of the students belong to rural and socially backward sections of the society, it is a challenge for the teacher to teach by going down to their level and make them understand the subject. On the whole, the department has its own reputation in the University area.

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