An Economist is an Expert who knows tomorrow,why the things be predicted yesterday didn’t happen todayPeter, Laurence J.


The Post-Graduate Department of Economics was established in 1918 and in the beginning the subject was taught at intermediate level. Prof. R L Bhatia, a graduate from London School of Economics was the founder Head of the department. Economics at graduate level was introduced in 1929 and at Post-graduation level in 1948 under the leadership of Prof. R N Chopra. Later, B.Sc. (Economics) was introduced by Department in order to build up strong foundation at graduate level. Also, the department is going to re-introduce BA (Hons.) in the session 2015-16.

The department is presently running under the headship of Dr. Suresh Kumar Khurana, who is also the founder Editor of the bi-annual Rresearch Journal –“The Economic World - A Research Journal of Economics and Business”, being published by the department. The department is also maintaining the News Panorama daily for updating the knowledge of the students.

Courses offered:

Post-Graduation :  MA in Economics (Duration: 4 Semesters)

Under Graduation : B.Sc.  (Economics) (Duration: 6 Semesters)

Introducing: BA (Hons.) (Duration: 4 Semesters)

Economics as an Elective Subject


  • Dr. Suresh Kumar Khurana, M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Head
  • Dr. Sanjeev Dhawan, M.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D.
  • Shri ShubhendraJit Talwar, B.A. (Hons.), M.A.
  • Mrs. Seema, M.A.
  • Mrs. Monika, M.A.
  • Shri Naveen Sood, M.A.
  • Dr. Deepali Handa, M.A. (Hons.), Ph.D.
  • Mrs. Sudha Arora, M.A., M.Phil.
  • Ms. Geetika, M.A.  (C)
  • Ms. Shweta Bansal, M.A.  (C)

Research Journal

The Economic World - A Research Journal of Economics and Business

(Bi-Annual Referred Research Journal)

The Post-Graduate Department of Economics has the enviable distinction of being the only Department located in this part of the Northern India, publishing its own Bi-annual Referred Research Journal – The Economic World-A Research Journal of Economics and Business. It was founded by Dr. S K Khurana in 2014. Currently, it is being edited by Dr. S K Khurana, the founder editor and the head of the department, with the able assistance of other members of the department. This referred research journal is now recognized as one of the leading journals in India and has been assigned ISSN 2393-8145. Till date, Department had released six issues of the Journal. It is published bi-annually in the month of June and December.


Distinctions of the Department

  • The Department has an exciting roaster of teachers who are updated, skilled, result oriented, dedicated and are easily accessible.
  • The Department has built up a glorious record in the matter of results in the University examinations.
  • The overall development of the students has been the prime motive of Economics Department which is achieved through classroom teaching and other activities organized by two very active ad progressive societies— The Kautalya Society of Economics and The Ambedkar Planning Forum. These societies organize extension lectures, educational tours and cultural programmes every year. Eminent scholars in the field of economics are invited every year for the intellectual growth of under graduate and post graduate students.
  • The Department is equipped with computer and internet facility. Teaching through power point presentation and seminar is regular feature. The atmosphere of the Department is cordial and friendly where students receive encouragement and support from teachers and classmates.
  • The students are motived to avail employment opportunities in banking and insurance sector and are encouraged for Indian Economic Services beside teaching profession.

Seminars / Conferences / Workshops organized:

  • Extension Lecture on “Sources of Rural Credit in Punjab” by Dr. Satish Verma, Professor, RBI, CRRID, Chandigarh on August 30, 2014.
  • Extension Lecture on “Role of Technical Education in Punjab” by Dr. Vikram Chadda, Professor, PSE, GNDU, Amritsar, on August 22, 2013.
  • Lecture on the topic “Banking and Central Banking in the context of Evolving Economic Scenario” By: Mr. Jasbir Singh, Executive Director of RBI, February 26, 2013.
  • Lecture on the topic “Poverty and Punjab” By: Dr. Satish Verma from Guru Nanak Dev University, February 25, 2012.
  • Lecture on the topic “Financial Inclusion of  Punjab” By: Mr. Navin Kumar from RBI, January 01, 2012.
  • Lecture on the topic “Importance of Statistics in Routine Life” by: Shri. Kailash Chander, member, NSSO, MOSPI, Regional Center, Jalandhar and celebrated World Statistics Day on October 20, 2011.
  • Lecture on the topic “India’s Food Security-Quantity and Quality of Food: Environmental Sustainability” by: Dr. Sucha Singh Gill, Director General, CRRID, Chandigarh,  February 02, 2011.
  • Lecture on the topic “Employment Opportunities in Insurance Sector” by: S.P.S. Vilkhoo, Marketing Manager L.I.C., November 23, 2009.

Social Services

  • Free IES Coaching Classes have been started in collaboration with Rahul Jain, MD, VK Global Publications Pvt. Ltd. as a tribute to T R Jain in the name of “A TR Jain Heritage Initiative”.

Educational Tours/ Excursions

  • Visit to MilkFed Verka Milk Plant, Jalandhar on October 01, 2014.
  • Visit to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University,  Katra (J & K) on January 30, 2014.
  • Visit to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine on January 31, 2014.
  • Visit to Milkfed Verka Milk Plant, Jalandhar on October 21, 2013.
  • Educational Tour to HDFC Bank, Regional Head Office, Chandigarh was organized on 31-01-2013.
  • Visit to Virasat-E-Khalsa on November 30, 2012.

Activities of the Department

  • News Panorama has been started by the Department of Economics on the eve of Teacher’s Day.
  • 48 students and 2 teachers of PG Department of Economics met Finance Minister of Punjab at DD Punjabi programme “Chat Show” on 03-09-2014.
  • Free IES Coaching Classes have been started in collaboration with Rahul Jain, MD, VK Global Publications Pvt. Ltd. as a tribute to T R Jain in the name of “A TR Jain Heritage Initiative” on 02-09-2014.
  • Fresher Party for MA-I & B.Sc.-I was organized on 23-08-2014.
  • Independence Day was celebrated by PG Department of Economics on 15-08-2014.
  • Chart Making Competition was organized on 06-08-2014 in which 62 Charts were received from the students of Economics Dept.
  • National Statistics Day was celebrated on the birth anniversary of P.C. Mahanalobis on 29-06-2014.
  • Farewell Party for MA-II & B.Sc.-III was organized on 09-04-2014.
  • Students of PG Department of Economics encouraged to give their vote to the deserving one.
  • Star cast of upcoming Punjabi film Vicky@U Turn visited on 09-09-2013.

Student Leadership

  • Maintenance of News Board
  • Maintenance of Wall Magazine
  • Kautilaya Society of Economics
  • Ambedkar Planning Forum

Future Prospects of Subject

  • IES Officer
  • IAS/IPS/PCS Officer
  • Teaching Profession
  • NSSO Officers
  • Bank Employee
  • Insurance Employee
  • M. Phil. and Ph.D.
  • Research Scholar(After UGC-NET)
  • PG Courses in M.A.(Eco), MCA, MBA, M.Sc.(Math),M.Sc.(Stats) after B.Sc.(Eco)

Student’s Orientation

  • Class test
  • Snap test
  • Assignment and Presentations
  • Seminar and Extension lectures

Glorious Results:





Rubina Chouhan




Amanpreet Kaur




Neha Chopra


First & Gold Medal


Amanpreet Kaur


First & Gold Medal






Manvinder Kaur








Professional Memberships (2014-15):

Dr. S. K. Khurana,  Head and Associate Professor
  • Member , Board of Economics ,GNDU, Amritsar.
  • Member ,Board  of Economics and Business ,GNDU, Amritsar.
  • PTU  KPT appointed as co-guide for Ph.D Aspirants.
  • APU also approved as Supervisor/Guide  for M.Phill  and Ph.D  Aspirants.

Research Paper Presentation (2014-15):

  • Two day National Conference on “Corporate Regulatory Reforms-Perspective, Issue and Challenges Under New Company Law” organized by DAV College Jalandhar & Jalandhar Chapter Of NIRC of ICSI on 8-9 March  2014 and presented a paper on the topic of “Corporate Governance and Indian Scenario”.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Economic Reforms and Social Sector Development Agenda for Inclusive growth” organized by Punjab school of Economics, G.N.D.U. Amritsar on March 14-15, 2014 and presented a paper on the topic of “Inclusive Growth in India- Is it a dream or a reality”.
  • One day National Seminar on “Revitalization of Industrial Development in Punjab- An Aspiration” organized by Department of Economics PCM S.D. College for Women Jalandhar on     March 27, 2014 and presented a paper on the topic of “Role of Banking Sector in the Development of Punjab”.
  • One day ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Historical Perspective and Recent trends of Tourism in Punjab” organized by PG Department of History/Travel and Tourism, DAV College Amritsar on March 29, 2014 and presented a paper on the topic of “Punjab Darshan (From Tourism point of view)”.
  • Government of India, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, National Sample Survey Organisation (Field Operations Division), Punjab (North) Region celebrated Statistics Day on 29th June 2014 and delivered an expert talk on the topic of     “Social Sector Statistics in India’’.
  • (52) UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Corruption Free India: Can We Do It ?” organized by PG Dept. of Economics, Kanya Maha Vidyalya, Jalandhar on 10-11 September 2014  and presented a paper on the topic of “Black Money in India and its Impact on Indian Financial System ”.
  • ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on “Indian Police: Expectations, Performance and Constraints” organized by PG Dept. of Political science, DAV College, Jalandhar on  4-5 November  2014  and presented a paper on the topic of “Fighting Narcotics with Yoga and Meditation ”.
  • (54) Delivered an expert talk on Inflation and Common Man at AIR, Jalandhar on November 21th, 2014.