Agricultural Economics


PROFILE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

The Department of Agricultural Economics came into being during 1964. During the year 1967, the Mathematics and Statistics component was brought under the control of the Department of Agricultural Economics and the department was re-designated as department of Agricultural Economics and Statistics. In 1978 the Department of Statistics was de-linked from the Department of Agricultural Economics when a separate Department of Statistics and Mathematics was established. PG programme was initiated in the Department during 1984 and doctoral programme in 2009.

 

COURSES OFFERED

The Department offers 5 courses for under graduates, Ten courses to M.Sc (Ag) students and eight courses to Ph.D students.

Teaching/Research/Extension Accomplishments

The teachers of the Department have published two textbooks on 'Agricultural Finance and Management and Agricultural Economics' by Oxford IBH publishers, which are being referred by the students of all Agricultural universities in the country. The teachers also brought out practical manuals for UG courses on 'Agricultural Marketing, Finance and Cooperation' and 'Agribusiness Management and Agricultural marketing.


Research

 

The thrust areas of PG research relate to areas of farm management, livestock economics, project evaluation, optimal use of water resource, agricultural marketing, international trade & price forecasing etc. Staff research addresses the issues pertaining to agro industries, resource economics, credit, agricultural marketing etc. The teachers of the Department have published about 158 research papers in various journals of repute.

Extension

 

The teachers of the department are associated with village adoption programme of the college.


Research schemes

 

University funded Agricultural Market Intelligence centre to provide price forecasts on major crops to provide price forecasts on major crops to the farmers is in operation in the Department since 2014.

 

Faculty profile


 

 

 

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Dr. S. RAJESWARI

Assistant Professor & Head

Department of Agricultural Economics

Mail id: Rajeswari.svag@gmail.com

Mobile:7569119949

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Dr. N. VANI, M.Sc(Ag)., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Economics

Mail id: vaninalamaru@gmail.com

Mobile: 9177800500

 

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Dr. B. APARNA, M.Sc(Ag)., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Economics

Mail id: draparnaeco@gmail.com

Mobile: 8500259577