DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Ever since the inception of Department of Economics in 1967, it has been one of the best departments of Baselius College. Rev.Prof.K.V.Paulose steered the department very efficiently for about three decades and took it to great heights. We remember with gratitude the meritorious services rendered by the retired faculty members., late Prof. C.I. Itoop, late Prof. K.J. Daniel, Prof.P.C.Alias, Dr.V.Mathew Kurian, Prof.S.Shivasankara Pillai, Prof.Elizabeth John, Prof. P J Mathew, Prof.Omana Mathew and Prof.C.V.Scariakutty. It is a matter of pride that Prof. P.C.Alias and Dr.V.Mathew Kurian were elevated as Principals of Baselius College and MD College, Pazhanji respectively.
The department, over the years, has produced a number of outstanding students who later occupied enviable positions in society. Sri.Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan (our honourable Sports, Forest/Transport Minister), Pyarelal IAS, Rekha Thomas Rajan IES, Jerin T Thomas, Dr. Alexander Eapen, Dr.Bijoy Thomas, Amanath P A, Sneha Gopi Krishna, Ajay Kumar (Cine artist Guinness Pakru) are a few of the many students moulded by the department who shall remain a plume of pride to the college. The alumni of the Department who adorn covetable positions in various walks of life- Bishops, Priests, Teachers, Govt.Officials, Businessmen and Film artistes are an asset to the department. The Economics Alumni Association functions very effectively. The alumni, former teachers, present students and teachers and also the current batches of students participate in the family get together “COMMUNE” which is a unique programme of the department.
The department gives greater importance to academic as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities. A department library with more than 2000 books and 7 journals provides access to the latest developments in Economics.
To equip the students to meet the challenges posed by Globalization, to ensure a high quality and standard and to achieve the comprehensive development of the students, the department has been organising various programmes. The CONFLUENCE, Inter-Collegiate Fest and ‘The Economist of Tomorrow’ are the remarkable programmes of the Department. Lecture Series, Seminars, SYMPHONY-The music fest and NOOPURAM-the Dance Fest, The Palliative Care Club SNEHASPARSHAM and community development programmes are some of the other laudable activities of the department.
The students of the department have secured many prizes and awards for excellence in academic and extracurricular activities. The department has produced a few ranks in the past both at the graduate and PG levels. Ms.Linda George and Ms.Shiny Thomas brought laurels to the department by securing first and third ranks respectively in MA Economics. The department organized two national seminars and an international seminar in recent years. The Department also conducted extension studies focused on community health care (Kosamattom colony) trade facilitation and infrastructural development (Kottayam Port). Training programmes for various competitive examinations are also conducted by the department. The department strives to achieve greater heights in the coming years.