Department of Economics

Brief Profile of the Department

The Department offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.The teaching activities of the Department have acquired a wider perspective with the introduction of Honours course in Economics from the academic year 2010-11. At the post graduate level, the Department offers the following special papers: Economics of Rural Development and Planning, Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Econometrics and Statistics. The syllabus also incorporates the regional and local issues related to economic development of North East Region and the State. The first batch of students under the semester system, have completed their course in June 2010. After the introduction of Research Eligibility Test (RET) in 2008, and course work based Ph.d, all five scholars have successfully obtained the requisite credit. Different evaluation, monitoring and consultancy for both Central and State Government projects are also undertaken by the faculty members of the department. Tripura University is the Monitoring Agency for SSA and is also the institutional monitor for CAPART. The activities in this regard are performed by the faculty members of the department.

Year of Establishment:


Head of the Department:

Prof. Ashish Nath

Courses Offered:

IMD, M.A., Ph.D.

Intake Capacity:

IMD -  15, Post Graduate 25

Total Research Project Funding (Completed & Ongoing):


Syllabus for Various Courses Offered::

Seminar / Conference/Workshop / Refresher / Orientations organised:

  • Workshop-cum-Training​ Programme on Reproductive and Child Health, 21-22 March, 2016
  • Professor J.B. Ganguly Memorial Lecture-2016
  • Prof. J.B Ganguly Memorial Lecture, 21st December, 2015
  • Prof. J.B. Ganguly Memorial Lecture, 7th January, 2015
  • Annual Conference of North East Economic Association & National Seminar - 8th & 9th January 2015
  • NRPPD (CDS) – Tripura University Training Programme On Research Issues and Methods in India’s Plantation Sector, 20-21 November, 2014
  • Second Workshop on Official Statistics in North Eastern States, 13-15 September, 2014
  • Professor J B Ganguly Memorial Lecture, 25th Nov 2013
  • SENSITIVITY/ AWARENESS/ MOTIVATION (SAM) WORKSHOP Under UGCCapacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education, 30th March 2013 to 3rd April, 2013
  • Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences, 3rd- 9th March, 2013
  • International Seminar on North-East Indian in Transition: Tripura— the Commerce and Connectivity Corridor between India & Bangladesh, 26th - 27th April, 2012
  • National Seminar on Opportunities of Trade and Development in North East India, 20th March 2012
  • Research Methodology Workshop for University & College Teachers and Researchers of Social Sciences of Tripura, 29th January- 4th February, 2012
  • Two-day Workshop on SPSS, 25th-26th May, 2011
  • Professor Jalad Baran Ganguly Annual Memorial Lecture-2011

Address of Communication:

Department of Economics
Tripura University
P.O. Suryamaninagar
PIN 799022
email: hod_economics[at]

Laboratory Facilities:

Computer laboratory with 10 computers

Details of Research groups:


  • Department of Education, Government of Tripura
  • Ministry of Human Resource and Development,Government of India
  • V.V.Giri National Labour Insitute, Ministry of Labour
  • Economics Departments in other Universities of India

Other Information (if any):

The following professors visited the Department during the past one year

Sl. No.NameInstitutionNature of duty
1 Prof. Pinaki Chakraborty Burdwan University UGC Visiting Fellow
2 Prof. Sibranjan Misra Visva Bharati University Lecture on Employment Policy in Japan: Lessons for India
3 Prof. E. Bijoy Kumar Singh Manipur University Lecture on Migration Development-Interface

Ph.D. Scholars

PhotoNameTitle of Thesis / proposedContact Details
Pritam Bose Issue of Labour Economics Ph:+91-9436502922
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Pradip Chouhan The Dynamics of Labour in Rubber Plantations of Tripura Ph: 91-9774996036
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Non Teaching staffs

PhotoNameDesignationContact Details
Jyotish Ch. Bhattacharjee MTS Ph:9436942859

Project Scholars

PhotoNameTitle of the ProjectContact Details
Prabir Ghosh Globalisation and Impact of WTO on Industriesof Tripura with special reference to Small Scale Sector Ph:9774447621
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