Welcome to the Department of Economics at the University of Kashmir, a pioneering establishment that has been shaping economic thought since its inception in 1966. With a commitment to excellence in education and research, our department stands as one of the oldest and most esteemed centers for economic studies in the region.
Our primary objective is to deliver high-quality education to students from diverse backgrounds, empowering them with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of local, regional, and global economies. Through innovative research endeavors, we strive not only to contribute to the understanding of economic dynamics but also to provide valuable insights and recommendations for policymakers, fostering the economic development of the state.
At our department, we offer comprehensive academic programs including M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D., each designed to provide a rigorous and enriching learning experience. Admission to our M.A. Program is based on a stringent entrance test, emphasizing a robust foundation in economics. This program, currently structured under the Choice Based Credit Scheme is in transition to the adoption of the National Education Policy (NEP - 2020), comprises four semesters, featuring a meticulously curated syllabus that undergoes regular revisions to align with contemporary trends and competitive examinations.
For aspiring scholars seeking advanced research opportunities, our integrated Ph.D. Program, with its multidimensional curriculum, offers a platform to delve deep into the intricacies of economics. Through a structured coursework period, research methodology training, and comprehensive evaluations, this program nurtures research skills and encourages exploration in areas vital to the Jammu and Kashmir Economy.
We take pride in our research initiatives, focusing on critical sectors such as public finance, agriculture, tourism, industry, and social development. Hosting conferences, seminars, and workshops with distinguished scholars and experts further enriches our academic landscape, fostering intellectual discourse and sharing invaluable insights.
Over the years, our department has made significant strides in infrastructure development, providing modern amenities such as internet connectivity, well-equipped seminar libraries, and dedicated workstations for demographic research. However, we acknowledge the need for continued expansion, especially in enhancing our computer lab facilities and upgrading classrooms to accommodate the growing number of students.
The success stories of our alumni, who have excelled as educators, administrators, and professionals in various sectors, stand as a testament to the quality of education imparted here. While we celebrate these achievements, we recognize the challenges ahead, particularly the need to augment our faculty strength to further elevate our academic prowess.
Despite these challenges, our commitment remains unwavering. We are dedicated to continually improving our academic standards, particularly in preparing our students for competitive examinations, thereby amplifying the visibility and impact of our department both within the state and on the national stage. Join us in exploring the diverse and dynamic realm of economics, where rigorous education meets practical application, shaping future leaders and contributing to the economic landscape of tomorrow.
"Economics reimagined: Inspiring minds, transforming societies."
At the Department of Economics, University of Kashmir, we're dedicated to fostering an environment where learning knows no boundaries. Our mission is to provide an inclusive and inspiring educational journey that propels personal growth and professional advancement.
We cherish values like Excellence, Professionalism, Passion, Integrity, Accountability, Commitment, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, fostering a culture of growth and inclusivity among our faculty, staff, and students.
Our Visionary Goals:
Driven by our vision, we aim to achieve academic excellence by instilling critical thinking and decision-making skills. We strive to empower students with knowledge and ideologies that lead to fulfilling and productive careers.
Dynamic Research Hub:
Join our thriving research community! With 80 M.Phil and 55 Ph.D. scholars produced so far, our department champions cutting-edge research. Explore not just fundamental economic issues but also the development intricacies specific to the Jammu and Kashmir Economy.
Enriching Teaching Experience:
Experience our enriching teaching methods! Our programs blend academic rigor, real-world relevance, and contemporary economic discussions. Join a diverse pool of students passionate about economics.
A Gateway to Opportunities:
Our alumni shine in government administrative roles, research, and higher education. With numerous students pursuing further education at prestigious institutions nationwide, the possibilities are boundless.
Step into our well-equipped library! Discover a wealth of updated reading materials, including textbooks, journals, and newspapers. Engage in the dedicated section primed for competitive examination preparation.
Unique Research Centers:
Explore our Population Research Centre! Funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it has completed 116 research projects and provides crucial training in Demography, Health, and Rural Development.
Cutting-Edge Census Workstation:
Delve into census data research at our state-of-the-art workstation. Access digital census data from 1901 to 2011, enabling in-depth analysis of population-related insights.
Get in Touch:
Ready to embark on an educational journey with us? Contact us at the Post Graduate Department of Economics, University of Kashmir.