Overview

The department was started in 1995.Intially it has been General Economics course. But in 2000-01 academic year it was reconstructed into B.A Development Economics. The speciality of the course is that under kannur university only two colleges (this college, Government college mananthavady) offer Development Economics programme. Another speciality is that this programme offer two mathematics based complementary courses namely Mathematical Economics and Mathematics for Economic Analysis which provide vital skills essential for obtaining admission in noted Indian and foreign universities. Hence students seeking admission to the course requires strong mathematical and quantitative skills at the plus two level. Twenty two batches were passed out and college obtained ranks in every batch consistently. So far we have 23 university ranks in this UG course. In 2005-06 kannur university sanctioned MA Development Economics course and this is the only college in the Kannur University which offers MA course in Development Economics. So far thirteen batches were passed out and department have 23 university ranks in this PG course. College in its two decades of existence has produced a number of exemplary aluminise such as Bineesh Balan who secured admission in London school of Economics and Dr.Bibin K Joy secured employment in World Bank.