Department of Economics and Rural Development
The department enjoys a reputation of an ideal center for teaching and research. Equipped with computer facility, statistical laboratory and skilled faculty members, it undertakes research projects sponsored by UGC, ICSSR, IGFCC, Government of India, State Government etc. on a regular basis. Till date 14 Research Projects have been completed. Seminars, Symposia, Workshops, Annual ‘Lohia’ and ‘Ambedkar’ memorial lecture series are some of the regular features. Eminent economists and academicians like Prof. Y.K. Alagh, G.K. Chaddha, G. Thimaya, T.S. Papola, A.M. Khusro, G. Nancharaiya, I. Marla, S.R. Hashim have visited and delivered lectures in the department. Department has organized 5 national level seminar till now. Two national workshops on Self Employment in Rural Development have also been organized by the department sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. It has an academic collaboration with Bloomsberg University, Pennsylvania, Indian Association of Population Studies and Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi.
Prof. P.K. Sinha the Head of department regularly provides consultancy to various Government and Non-government organizations on honorary basis. He has also graced the office of the Vice chancellor for a period of six months from 14th September 2007 to 4th March 2008 of this very university.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair has also been established by Government of U.P. in the department which is involved in quality research relating to ideas and thoughts of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and related issues of contemporary relevance. Prof. S. K. Thorat famous economist and present Chairman of UGC is on the advisory board of the Chair.