Vidyanagar College

About The Department of Economics

The Department of Economics has been existing in the College since 5th August 1963. Prof. Rabindranath Bhattacherjee joined the Department as the first full-time lecturer. At the time, this institution offered three-years bachelor degree in Pass Course affiliated to the University of Calcutta. So, Economics was offered as a Pass Course subject. At the pre-university level Economics and Political Science were offered as a combined subject. In the beginning the subject was taught at the B.A./B.Sc. and B.Com. (General) level. From 1976 to 2001, the Department also offered the Higher Secondary course. Honours in Economics was introduced in 2001.

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