The Department of Economics was established in 1948. It remained an undergraduate department till 1988 when post graduation in Economics was introduced. Apart from Master’s in Economics, the department offers BSc. Economics, a three year Bachelor’s degree programme. The department also offers Economics as one of the elective subjects in BA. Department has a highly qualified faculty with expertise in teaching skills and vast experience. Seminars, Guest Lectures, workshops, and case studies are conducted on the latest Economic issues as per the requirement of the students. Consisting of seven faculty members (three permanent and four ad-hoc), the department is headed by Ms. Navdeep Kaur. The results of the departmental classes are excellent and are above the average percentage of Guru Nanak Dev University. The department has a built-up area of 2080 sq. feet. It is equipped with Computer and internet facility and intercom connectivity. The regular notice board is maintained to update students on current economic issues and employment opportunities in the Economics stream.
The department has its own departmental library consisting of more than 200 books related to Economics, Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Techniques. Free books are provided to students from an economically weak background. Regular newspapers and magazines are also subscribed in the department. All activities of the department related to students & research are organized under the aegis of Planning Forum – a club run by students of Economics Department under the able guidance of faculty members.