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Department of Economics


The post graduate department of economics was established in the year 1970. Since its inception, the department has been training students for MA (Entire Economics) degree and for the research degree viz., M.Phil. and Ph.D. The faculties of the Department have completed a number of significant research projects.

Every year about 70 students are trained for the post graduate degree in Economics apart from another 70 students who are admitted to M.A. Part - I. About 7 students get admission for the M.Phil course every year.

The present strength of the faculty is Nine who are specialised in different branches of Economics. The various activities of the staff members are reflected in the research project, research articles and books that are published. With their collective strength, the Department is able to contribute to the academics and has worked out various new programmes for the coming years.

The Department introdeced new master degree course on business Economics from the academic year 2000-2001. The university awards Master of Business Economics(MBE) those who complete the course successfully.

The Master of Business Economics aims:

"An advance training in economic analysis and tools designed to equip the students to comprehend the challenges of business and management". To this end, the focus on microeconomics and other related subjects are widely spelt in designing this course. Further, this course insists on case studies and examples, which place economics within a business context. The course further insists on summer training of students at the end of which a report need to be submitted.



Sr. No.

Name & Qualification



1 Dr. A.S.Charan
M.A., Ph.D.

Professor & Head

Agriculture Economics, Regional Economics, Development Economics and Project Appraisal
2 Dr. B.V.Acharya
M.A., Ph.D.


Economics of Human Resources, Agricultural Economics, Labour Economics and Development Economics
3 Dr. P.K.Bhatt
M.A., Ph.D.


Industrial Economics, Micro Economics, Entrepreneurial Development Industrial Policy Small Scale Industries
4 Dr. G.N.Joshi
M.A., M.Phill., Ph.D.


Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Terms of Trade, Resource Transfer
5 Shri M.B.Dave


Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Growth Models, Local Finance
6 Dr. Subadra Ragothaman
M.A., Ph.D.


Industrial Economics, International Economics, Micro Economics, Monopoly and Concentration in Industries, Small Scale Industries, Industrial Policy
7 Dr. Kiran Pandya
M.A., M.Phill., D.Phill.(U.K.)


Quantitative Methods, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agrarian Structure, Poverty and Employment Infrastructure
8 Dr. Kirtiben Zankharia
M.A., Ph.D.


Money And Finance, Labour Economics
9 Dr. Srinivasa Rao
M.A., Ph.D.


Economics of Human Resources, International Economics, Development Economics and Public Finance



M.A.(Master of Arts)

Candidates desiring to apply for admission to M.A. course should obtain the application form by paying a stipulated fee by Demand Draft or in Cash. The application form duly filled in all respects alongwith certified typed/ xerox copies of the marksheets of the First Year, Second Year and Final Year Examination passed, with attemps, if any, must reach the University by the date announced in the advertisement published by the University. The application will not be entertained without certified true copies of the Marksheets.

Requirements :

The candidate shall have to offer as principal subject offered by him / her as Principal Subject at the first degree, provided, however, that candidate who has passed the degree examination in Second or First Class may be considered eligible for admission to the M.A. Degree Course in any subject.

A First or Second Class Commerce Graduate will be considered eligible for admission to M.A. Degree Course in Economics.


First Year

Paper- I Micro Economic Theory
Paper- II Macro Economics monetary Theory and Policy
Paper- III Public Finance and Social Accounting
Paper- IV Quantitative Methods in Economics or Applied Statistics

Final Year

Paper- V Economics of Development and Planning (Comp.)
Paper- VI International Economics (Comp.)
Paper- VII Industrial Economics, Paper I Or Agricultural Economics, Paper I Or  Regional Economics, Paper I Or Econometrics, Paper I Or Economics of Human Resources, Paper I 
Paper- VIII Industrial Economics, Paper II Or Agricultural Economics, Paper II Or  Regional Economics, Paper II Or Econometrics, Paper II Or Economics of Human Resources, Paper II 
The duration of the course shall be of two semesters (one academic year) with permission to complete the dissertation subsequently either as a regular candidate or an ex-student within maximum of four semesters.

To be eligible for admission to this course in a subject, a student must have obtained the Master's Degree in the same subject or a degree recognised as equivalent thereto with atleast 50% marks. Only employed person shall be eligible for admission to the part-time course. A full-time teacher of a college affiliated to this University shall be considerd eligible for admission to the course in the relevant subject. Admission to this course, shall be made on the basis of satisfactory performance of the eligible candidate at the Test and Viva-Voce conducted by the Departmental Research Studies Committe/ M.Phill. Committee. The candidate shall be enrolled under a Guide at the University Department or M.Phill. Centre in the affiliated college where the Guide is working.

There are two components of M.Phil. course. In the first component candidates are supposed to study three compulsory papers. Written examination is conducted after the completion of the course work. The candidates are not allowed to submit dissertation, if he fails to meet minimum requirement of the course work.


Economic Development & Planning


Indian Economy


Research Methodology


Dissertation and Viva-Voce
Registration for Ph.D. Degree is generally done at any time during the year after an eligible candidate finds a Guide (Supervising Teacher) willing to direct and supervise his/ her research .

Number of students have completed Ph.D. in past.

M.B.E. (Master of Business Economics)

This is two years course with four semesters. Any graduate with minimum of 50% marks with English as a compulsory subject. There will be an entrance test for admission followed by interview. Entrance test will be of 60 marks. It will consist of 60 objective questions. The questions will be drawn from General Knowledge, English, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and General Economics. Personal interview will be of 40 marks.  

First Semester 

Paper- I Fundamentals of Microeconomics
Paper- II Business Mathematics
Paper- III Business Statistics
Paper- IV Accountancy for Business Analysis

Second Semester 

Paper- V Micro Economics for Business And Management
Paper- VI Macro Economics
Paper- VII Business Finance-I
Paper- VIII Business Organisation
Paper- IX Computer Application of Quantitative Techniques in Business

Third Semester 

Paper- X Business Environment
Paper- XI International Environment of Business
Paper- XII Human Resources for Business-paper I
Paper- XIII Principles of Management
Paper- XIV Marketing Management

Fourth Semester 

Paper- XV Business Policy
Paper- XVI Business and Law
Paper- XVII Business Finance-II  Or Marketing Research  Or
Human Resources for Business-Paper II  Or  E-Commerce
**   During the end of II semester- Project
**   During the end of IV semester- Training




         Prof. D.T.Lakdawala Scholarship for M.A. students

         Fifth Gujarat Economic Conference Scholarship

         B.V.Mehta Felicitation Fund Trust

             Apart from merit scholarship given by Gujarat Government.

Gold Medals

         B.V.Mehta Felicitation Fund Trust Gold Medal For M.A. Part-I for highest marks in "Public Finanace and Social Accounting"

         Bardoli Sugar Factory Gold Medal for M.A. Part-II students getting highest marks in agricultural economics

         Shri Joban Putra Gold Medal for M.A. Part-II student getting highest marks in Industrial Economics

         Shri B.K.Majmudar Gold Medal for First Rank in M.A.Final

         Smt. Shardaben Desai prize for securing highest marks in Economics



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The Head,
Department of Economics,
Veer Narmad South Gujarat University,
Udhna - Magdalla Road,
Surat - 395 007
Phone: +91-261-3227141/42/43/44/45/46/47/48/49

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