Department of Economics

The PG & Research Department of Economics has a rich history, being established alongside the college itself in 1962. Over the years, it has grown into a renowned department known for its commitment to academic excellence. Offering comprehensive UG, PG, and Ph.D. programmes. The department has consistently produced outstanding students who have excelled both academically and in various extracurricular activities.

AIM :

The Department of Economics at Kandaswami Kandar's College, Velur-Namakkal, aims to cultivate a deep understanding of economic principles while fostering critical thinking and analytical skills among its students. Our goal is to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools to address real-world economic challenges and contribute positively to society.

 
 

Objective :

The Department of Economics at Kandaswami Kandar's College, Velur-Namakkal, has several key objectives. Firstly, to provide high-quality education in economics at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Secondly, to foster a research-oriented environment that encourages scholarly inquiry and innovation. Thirdly, to promote interdisciplinary learning and critical thinking skills among students. Fourthly, to facilitate professional development through internships, workshops and seminars. Finally, to instill ethical values and a sense of social responsibility, preparing students to become effective leaders and contributors to society.

S No Date Name of the Activities Resource person
01 26.09.2017 One day International workshop on “Emerging Trends in Social Science Research”
1) Dr. S. Sivakumar Associate professor and PG programme coordinator, Hawassa University, Ethiopia. 2) Dr. A. Annadurai Associate professor of Economics, Madras Christian College, East Tambaram, Chennai 3) Dr. R. Asokan Assistant Professor of Economics, Government Arts College, Salem. 4) Dr. K. Jayaraman Associate Professor & Head (i/c),Department of Economics, Periyar University, Salem.
02 17.10.2019 & 18.10.2019 NABARD Sponsored National Seminar on "Impact of Farm Pond on Agricultural Development"
1) Dr.S.R.KESHAVA, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Bangalore University, 2) Dr. K. Jayaraman Associate Professor & Head (i/c),Department of Economics, Periyar University, Salem. 3) Dr.P. Arunachalam, Professor of Economics, Cochin university of Science& Technology, Cochin. 4) Dr.G. Udayakumar, Principal, Chikkaiah Naicker college, Erode. 5) Dr.G.Vedhanatha Desikanassociate Professor, Centre for Rural Development, Annamali University, Chidhambaram and others.
03 17.02.2020 & 18.02.2020 ICSSR-SRC sponsored Two Day National Deminar on 'Impact of Demonetization on sectoral growth in Indian Economy"
1) Dr.S.R.KESHAVA, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Bangalore University, 2) Dr. Dr.P.RAVICHANDRAN Ph.D,Associate Professor and Head,Department of Economics,G.T.N.Arts College (A), Dindigul. 3) Dr.K.Ramu, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dharmapuram Gananambigai Govt Arts College, Myladurai. 4)Dr.R.Rajavel, Associate Professor of chemistry, syndicate member, Periyar University, Salem and others.
04 29.05.2020 Impact of Covid-19 on the Indian Economy
Dr. L. Venkatachalam, Professor of Economics at the Madras Institute of Development Studies(MIDS) Chennai, RBI chiar Professor at MIDS, Visiting faculty ar IIM, Calicut, IIM amristar, MSE Chennai, Fulbright Nehru Senio Research Fellow at University of California, USA.
05 12.06.2020 Indian Economy after Covid-19, challenges ahead
Dr.S.R.KESHAVA, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Director Central Placement Cell,Department of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
06 28.11.2021 National level virtual seminar on Understanding Research Methodology- Guidance from the best Researchers
Dr.S.RAJA SETHU DURAI, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
07 25.03.2022 A discussion on Union Budget 2022-23
1) Dr.N. Mani, Associate Professor & Head , Department of Economics, Erode Arts & Science College, 2) Dr. R. Asokan Assistant Professor of Economics, Government Arts College,Salem.
08 25.05.2022 One day Seminar on global Economic crisis and Revivial Staterigies for Entrepreneurs
1) Dr. K. Jayaraman Professor & Head ,Department of Economics, Periyar University, Sale. 2) Dr. R. Asokan Assistant Professor of Economics, Government Arts College,Salem. 3) Dr.S. Parvathi, Assistant Professor of Economics, Kandaswmi Kandar's College, Velur.
09 26.08.2022 One day Internation Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Indian Economy
1) Dr.S. SIVAKUMAR, Associate Professor of Development Studies,PG programme Coordinator ,School of Governance and Development Studies,Hawassa University, Ethiopia, 2) a. Dr. R. KARUNAKARAN, Associate Professor & PhD Coordinator,Department of Cooperatives,College of Business & Economics,Hawassa University,Hawassa, Ethiopia. 3) Dr.A. ANNADURAI, Associate professor of Economics, Madras Christian College(Autonomous), Tambaram, Chennai.-69.
10 17.02.2023 A Discussion on Union Budget 2023-24
Dr. R. Asokan Assistant Professor of Economics, Government Arts College,Salem.
11 12.10.2023 & 13.10.2023 ICSSR Sposored Two Day National Seminar on "75 Years of Indian Economy: Achievements, Challenges, Opportunities.
1) Dr.S.R.KESHAVA, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Bangalore University. 2) Dr.S. RAJENDRAN, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Economics, Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul. Tamil Nadu.3) Dr. K. Jayaraman Associate Professor & Head (i/c),Department of Economics, Periyar University, Salem. 4) Dr.N.S NAGAPPA MUGADUR, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, PG Department of Economics,Karnatak University, Dharwad. Karnataka. 5) Dr.N.MURUGESWARI, Ph.D, Professor and Head, Department of Women’s Studies, Bharathidasan University, Khajamalai Campus,Tiruchirappalli . Dr.A.SARAVANA DURAI, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Periyar University, Salem-11and others.
12 20.06.2020 MOU Excuted
Kandaswami Kandar's College with Chikkaiah Naicker college, Erode.
13 05.05.2022 MOU Excuted
Kandaswami Kandar's College with Aringar Anna College, Namakkal.
13 20.05.2022 MOU Excuted
Kandaswami Kandar's College with Maya's Publications.

Under Graduate :

B.A Economics

Post Graduate :

M.A Economics

Research Programme :

*M.Phil Economics(Full Time/Part Time)

*Ph.D Economics(Full Time/Part Time)

* Unaided Courses

Staff Profile
S No Name Designation
01 Dr.P.LOGANATHAN
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor & Head
02 Dr.K.SARAVANAN
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDYE.,
Associate Professor
03 Dr.S.PARVATHI
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDYE., NET.,
Associate Professor
04 Dr.S.SENTHILRAJA
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
05 Dr.V.PRABAKAR
M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
06 Mrs.K.V.JAYASHREE
M.A., M.Phil.,
Assistant Professor
07 Dr.M.ARUNARANI
M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
08 Dr.N.SAYIRA BANU
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET., SET.,
Assistant Professor
09 Dr.P.PARVATHI
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA., DPCS.,
Assistant Professor
10 Dr.K.RAJENDRAN
M.A., M.Phil., SLET., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor

                HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

             
S No Name From To
01 Prof. P.SHANMUGASUNDARAM
1962 1986
02 Prof. P.V. RAMACHANDRAN
1967 1971
03 Dr.T.C.MOHAN
1971 1974
04 Prof. D.CHELLAPPA
1974 1984
05 Prof. S.ANWAR
1984 1995
06 Prof. K.KRISHNAN
1995 1998
07 Dr. R.RANGANATHAN
1998 2001
08 Dr. N.KANDASWAMI
2001 2002
09 Prof. N.SAMBAN
2002 2007
10 Prof. K.ANBU
2007 2010
11 Dr.R.MASILAMANI
2010 2011

 

                RETIRED PROFESSORS

S.No Name From To
1 Prof. P.SHANMUGASUNDARAM 1962 1986
 2 Prof. R. PADMANABAN 1965 1992
3 Prof. K. KRISHNAN 1965 1998
4 Prof. K. NAGARAJAN 1966 1996
5 Prof. P.V. RAMACHANDRAN 1967 1971
6 Prof. S.JANAKIRAMAN 1969 1988
7 Prof. P.N.KALIYAPERUMAL 1969 1985
8 Dr. R.RANGANATHAN 1969 2000
9 Dr.T.C. MOHAN 1971 1974
10 Dr.N. KANADASWAMI 1972 2002
11 Prof. M. SIVASUBRAMANIYAN 1972 2001
12 Prof. VIJAYARAGAVAN 1972 2010
13 Prof. N.SAMBAN 1977 2010
14 Prof. K.ANBU 1977 2010
15 Prof. N,C,CHANDRASEKARAN 1978 2010
16 Prof.S.ANWAR 1984 1995
17 Dr.R. MASILAMANI 1994 2011
18 Dr.A.SHANMUGASUNDARAM 2000 2018
S No Date Name of the Events Resource Person
01 27.09.2018 Job Opportunities for Economics Students
Dr.N.Kandaswami, Asssociate Professor & Head (Rtd) Alumni, PG & Research Department of Economics, Kandaswami Kandar's College, Velur-Namakkal.
02 30.10.2019 Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development
Dr.S.JANAKIRAMAN, Assistant Professor in Economics, Govt.Arts College, (Autonomous), Coimbatore.
03 04.01.2022 Behavioral Economics and Decision Making Dr.R.P. Buvaneswari, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Economics, NKR Govt Arts college for Women, Namakkal.
04 19.06.2022 Alumni Meet Alumni's.
05 05.04.2023 Economic Impacts of Climate Change Dr.S.JAGADEES PANDI., Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Economics Govt Arts college ( Autonomous), Karur-05.
06 23.02.2024 Banking Reforms in India M. KAPILDEV, Senior Manager, Indian Bank, Velur Branch.

Experiential Learning

S No Date Name of the Events Venue
01 07.03.2020 & 08.03.2020 Educational Tour
Chennai, Pondicherry, and Tanjore
02 29, 30.03.2024 Educational Tour
Cochin and Munnar