The Department of Economics is one of the oldest and most prestigious departments of Banaras Hindu University. It has one of the best teaching faculties in India and a highly talented student body. The academic curriculum is so designed that the students have an in-depth knowledge about the subject, both theoretical as well as analytical. In addition, regular presentations and assignments and other extra-curricular activities enhance the overall personality of our students. Weekly seminars are organized which gives the students an opportunity to interact with highly accomplished professionals, who are invited from various departments of reputed Universities of India and abroad. An insight to the records of our previous student batches shows that a fair number of them have been employed in prestigious universities all over India and abroad.
The research agenda of the department is guided by individual faculty members research interests and projects by sponsors. However, there is a need to strengthen and diversify the research in keeping with the changing needs. My task is to continue the past good practices and adopt latest development in curricula.
The vision of Economics Department in the coming years is to further develop it as a centre of high international standing and join the league of world class centres of excellence in theoretically informed applied research and teaching in economics.
Dr. Achal Kumar Gaur
Professor & Head