Department of Economics

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Economics is required to answers the world’s and India’s most pressing problems. Economics program at GGDSD College combines theoretical and practical knowledge you can apply when approaching complex, real-world issues like the Developmental issues, reducing poverty, providing direction to business and environmental conservation. The large number of well qualified teachers with diverse interests and specializations enable a student to explore virtually any area of economics. The extraordinary quality of teachers and learning environment stimulates learning for teacher and student alike. The Department of Economics came into existence in the very beginning of the college. It has always been actively engaged in imparting quality and value based education in the field of economics to facilitate students with excellent analytical, managerial and administrative skills. The department boasts of finest quality of faculty, capable of competing and contributing professionally at the national and international levels. Over the years this department has achieved an enviable good name in the region as one of the best in its domain. We aspire to make a mark at the international levels. At present the department teaches about 350 hours per week.

COURSES OFFERED

The department of Economics takes the pride in providing quality education in the teaching of various subjects in the stream of economics for the post- graduate and the graduate classes of the college. Points of Distinction

  • Department has a very well-trained faculty, most hold an earned Ph.D. in economics from highly recognized universities.
  • The publication record of the faculty is far above the other comparable departments of other institutions.
  • In past decade, the faculty of the department has an enviable publishing record which is helpful to provide students with exposure in practical and research side of Economics.
  • Teachers are encouraged to use innovative teaching techniques.
  • Workshops are regularly conducted for the students to impart skills necessary in work life.
  • Seminars, expert lectures, interactive sessions are conducted for different fields of economics.
  • COURSES OFFERED

    The department of Economics undertakes the teaching of various subjects in the stream of economics for the post- graduate and the graduate classes of the college. Presently, the faculty at the Department of Economics is teaching three under-Graduate courses and four post- graduate courses.

    In 2013-14 with the starting of Masters in Economics we proudly boast of adding another jewel to our basket of excellent academic courses already being taught by the department.

    Post- Graduate Courses
    Courses offered Duration Seats Academic qualification Mode of Admission
    M.A. Economics 2 years 60 Graduation Based on Merit
    Under-Graduate Courses
    Courses offered Duration Academic qualification Mode of Admission No. of Seats
    B.A. (General) 3 years Marks in 10+2 Based on Merit 350
    Economics Honors 2 years At least 50% marks in Economics in B.A. I year Based on Merit 150
    B.Voc. Agri Business and Agrarian Entrepreneurship 3 years Marks in 10+2 Based on Merit 50
    FACULTY

    The faculty members are professionally competent and highly dedicated. They constantly and consistently update their knowledge in their specific domain and adopt innovative techniques to make teaching learning experiences really enjoyable. Their industrious efforts to achieve the goals for which the faculty has been established are uninterrupted and have always led to the up gradation of the faculty and the students. They have made outstanding contribution to bring about changes in the curriculum design keeping in view the characteristics of flexibility, modularity and standardization of the course.

    Name of the Teacher Email No. of Public ations with ISSN number No. of Public ations with ISBN number No. of Books with ISBN Number Confer ences/ Seminar attended Work shop atte nded Refresher/ Orientation courses attended Specialization
    Dr. Vivek Sharma
    M.A. (Hons School),NET, MBA,PhD
    vivek.sharma@ggdsd.ac.in
    4 3 4 Entrepreneurship
    Mr. Ashutosh Sharma
    M.A. NET
    ashutosh.sharma@ggdsd.ac.in
    4 Business Economics
    Dr. Gagandeep Sharma
    M.A., NET, M. Phil,PhD
    gagandeep.sharma@ggdsd.ac.in
    16 2 5 12 1 4 Quantitative Method, Mathematical Economics
    Dr. Ruchi Sharma
    M.A., NET,Ph.D
    ruchi.sharma@ggdsd.ac.in
    6 2 8 23 7 3 Banking
    Dr. Arti Jolly
    M.A., NET, PhD
    arti.jolly@ggdsd.ac.in
    6 3 4 3 Development Economics
    Dr. Madhur Mohit Mahajan
    M.A.,NET, PhD
    madhur.mohit@ggdsd.ac.in
    4 1 7 4 3 Indian Economy and International
    Ms. Niharika Sharma
    M.A.(Hons),NET,M. Phil,PhD
    niharika.sharma@ggdsd.ac.in
    1 3 9 6 2 Industrial Economics and Econometrics
    Mrs. Arvuda Sharma
    M.A., M. Phil. NET
    arvudasharma@gmail.com
    6 2 1 6 4 2 Macroeconomics  Quantitative Methods
    Dr. Payal
    M.A.,UGC – JRF, Ph.D.
    payal.gupta@ggdsd.ac.in
    6 2 1 6 4 2 Macro Economics, Micro Economics and Industrial Economics
    Mrs. Preeti Vohra
    M.A. NET
    Preeti.vohra@ggdsd.ac.in
    4 5 6 2 Business Economics
    Ms. Megha Devgan
    MA(Hons.), NET
    megha.devgan@ggdsd.ac.in
    7 3 3 4 Industrial Economics and Indian Economy
    Ms. Shipra Bansal
    MBE, NET
    shipra@ggdsd.ac.in
    11 1 4 4 Quantitative Methods and Money and Banking
    Dr. Deepti Chawla
    M.A.,M.Phil, PhD
    deepti.chawla@ggdsd.ac.in
    5 1 4 Business economics
    Ms. Vatsala
    M.A., NET
    vatsla@ggdsd.ac.in
    1 1 2 4 Business economics, Development Economics
    Ms. Vaishali Chhabra
    M.A. ,NET
    vaishali.chhabra@ggdsd.ac.in
    Macro Economics; Micro Economics; Operations Research; Statistics
    Ms. Muskaan
    M.A. ,NET
    muskaan1@ggdsd.ac.in
    2 4 4 Quantitative Methods and Money and Banking
    Mandeep Singh Gill
    M.A. (Hons), NET
    Mandeep.singh@ggdsd.ac.in
    1 1 Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Economics
    Bhimsen Makar
    M.A. ,NET
    Bhimsen.makar@ggdsd.ac.in
    3 5 6 2 Macro economics and econometrics
    Shreya Shreedhar
    M.A. ,NET
    Shreya.shreedhar@ggdsd.ac.in
    2 1 Macro Economics and econometrics
    Bhavna Arora
    M.A. ,NET
    bhawna.arora@ggdsd.ac.in
    1 6 2 1 Health economics and Demography
    Meenu Gupta
    M.A., NET, M.PHIL
    meenu1@ggdsd.ac.in
    1 6 2 1 Micro Economics and Macro Economics
    Rajneesh Behra
    M.A. ,NET
    rajneesh.behra@ggdsd.ac.in
    2 8 3 Micro Economics And International Trade
    Dr. Hemantika Basu
    M.A., NET, PhD
    hemantika.basu@ggdsd.ac.in
    3 2 2 4 4 Labour Economics and Macro economics
    RESEARCH PROJECTS BY FACULTY

    The faculty members of the department are also keen researchers and continuously endeavour in the various arenas of the subject that call for research.

    Dr. A. C. Vaid & Dr. Gagandeep SharmaGrowth And Performance Of Co-Operative Financing In Agrarian Economies Of Punjab And Haryana: A Comparative Study7.32 Lakh3 yearsU.G.C.
    Faculty Title Amount Duration Grant Agency
    Dr. Garima Kamboj & Dr. Diksha Nurturing Spiritual Capital in Management Education 1.50 Lakh 2 years U.G.C.
    Dr. Meena Jindal & Ms. Ruchi Sharma Socio Economic Characteristics Of Formal Sector Labour – A Case Study of Punjab and Chandigarh 56 thousand 1.5 years U.G.C.

    INFRASTRUCTURE

    • Centralised Research Lab
    • Digital Library
    • Library- 4480 books, 11 journals and 03 magazines
    • INFLIBNET – 97000 e-books and 6000 e-journals
    • Ebsco-137417 e-books
    • Database: CMIE-prowess
    • Database: Economic outlook
    • Software: SPSS, Minitab & SYSTAT
    • Smart Class Rooms
    • Laptops, Free Internet Access
    • Special Library Facilities
    Name of the activity Key Speaker/Guest Date
    ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on “Demographic Dividend and India’s Economic Future” Key Note Speaker: Dr. Arun Kumar Professor of Economics (Retd.), JNU, New Delhi. Chief Guest: Prof. Arun Kumar Grover,Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh Guest of Honour: Prof. Ronki Ram Fellow and Dean, Faculty of Arts, P.U.  Chd. Valedictory Address: Prof. Sucha Singh Gill, CRRID, Chandigarh Guest of Honour (Valedictory): Prof. Upinder Sawhney, Professor of Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh

    18 November 2015

    Econophoria 2K16 Chief Guest: Dr. Bhushan K Sharma, Principal, Goswami Ganesh Dutta SD College, Chandigarh. 18 March 2016
    Workshop on Computational Economics Resource Person: Dr. Nitin Arora, Asst. Prof, Dept of Economics, Panjab Univeristy Chandigarh.

    8-11 April 2016

    Name of the activity Key Speaker/Guest Date
    Lecture on Economics of Discrimination Ms. Smita Sharma, Deptt of Economics, PU, Chd. 13 sept,2014
    Four day workshop on Soft Skill DevelopmentMr. Rohit Kwatra, MBA ( IIM Calcutta). Ex employee of TAS9th to 12th Nov, 2014
    National Seminar on “Socio Economic Impact of Green Economy and Sustainable Development” funded by UGC (Under CPE Scheme) Key Note Speaker:Prof.Rtd. M N Murthy, IEG, New Delhi. Chief Guest: Prof. RK Kholi, VC, Central Univeristy of Punjab, Bhatinda Guest of Honour:Prof. Jaswinder Singh Brar, Centre for Economic Change, Punjabi University, Patiala Valedictory Address: Prof. Lakhwinder Singh, Dept. of Econmics, Punjabi University, Patiala

    12 February 2015

    Econophoria 2K15 Chief Guest: Dr. Bhushan Kumar Sharma, Principal, Goswami Ganesh Dutta SD College, Chandigarh.

    28 February 2015

    Workshop on Computational Economics Resource Person: Dr. Nitin Arora, Asst. Prof, Department of Economics, PanjabUniveristy Chandigarh. Dr. Kapil Dev, Asst. Prof, Department of Commerce, GGD SD College, Chandigarh. Dr.Arun Sharma, Asst. Prof, Department of Commerce, GGD SD College, Chandigarh.

    17-23 March 2015

    Name of the activity Key Speaker/Guest Date
    Inauguration of M.A. Economics Dr. R.S. Bawa, V.C. Chandigarh University and Prof. Manoj Sharma, U.B.S. Panjab University, Chd. 14th August, 2013
    Guest Lecture on “Changing Business Environment in the Post Reform Period in India”. Prof. UpinderSawheny, Deptt of Economics, Panjab University, Chd 28th January, 2014
    Inter College Economicss-Busines Quiz 8th February, 2014
    Lecture on Fiscal Policy Prof. Manoj Sharma, U.B.S. Panjab University, Chd. 26th Feb 2014
    Lecture on demand analysis Prof. Manoj Sharma, U.B.S. Panjab University, Chd. 25th Feb 2014
    Workshop on SPSS Prof. Tajinder Pal Singh, UBS, PU, Chd. 4, April, 2014
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