Department of Economics

The purpose of development is to create an environment in which all people can expand their capabilities, and opportunities can be enlarged for both present and future generations.
---Amartya Sen

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Courses
Undergraduate

Semester wise Three Year B.Sc. Honours Course (under CBCS), University of Calcutta

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About the Department

The Department of Economics, Bethune College, Kolkata, was established in the year 1917. Initially, the Department only offered General Course in Economics. Since 1963, the Department started offering Honours course in Economics under the University of Calcutta. The Department has a faculty strength consisting of four sanctioned teaching posts. Currently the faculty consists of three Associate Professors and one Assistant Professor. All the teachers in the department are very much dedicated to imparting the best of their teaching to the students and put in their relentless effort to bring out the best in the students. Towards this end, they undertake various projects and programmes besides intensive class room teaching. Not only the teachers put in considerable time hours for interacting with the students on academic issues beyond class hours, but they also encourage the students to develop their research and analytical skills. For this purpose, the department organises seminars, invited lectures and workshops from time to time. The department has to its credit, organising seminars by eminent economists on various national and global economic issues. Recently, the department hosted, the 40th Annual National Conference of the Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (Bengal Economic Association) over two days with many celebrated economists of the country. The students of the department have a good relationship with the teachers of the same. This is reflected in the good results and securing of high rank by the students in the university examinations. The economics department has got distinguished alumni who are placed in different national and international institutes of repute as teachers and research scholars and also in big corporate houses.


Faculty

Satarupa Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay

Associate Professor and HOD
M.Sc.,Ph.D.
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Suranjana Dasgupta
Dr. Suranjana Dasgupta

Associate Professor
M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
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Maitri Ghosh
Dr. Maitri Ghosh

Associate Professor
M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
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Dipyaman Pal
Dr. Dipyaman Pal

Assistant Professor
M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
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Infrastructure

The Economics department is endowed with good infrastructural facilities.

  • Library: There is a very rich library for the use of the students and the faculty. The departmental library has over 300 books and there is also a book bank with 150 books.
  • Special equipment/Teaching aid: This department has also modern equipment and software packages for access of the student


 

Research Activities

The faculty members of the Department have publications to their credit in several National and International journals and books. The main research areas of the faculty members of the department are Agriculture, Health, Trade and Industry, Macroeconomic Policies, Globalization and Social Sectors among others. Dr. Suranjana Dasgupta, Dr. Maitri Ghosh, Dr. Dipyaman Pal and Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay of this department have completed Minor and Major Research Projects in recent years. The faculty members are regular invited speakers in National and International Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops etc. They also extend their research expertise working as reviewers in peer reviewed journals, discussants and chair in different in National and International Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops etc. The department also promotes research in the students and also encourages them to participate in seminars and publish in journals.

Departmental Prizes/Scholarships

  • Nilmoni Mukherjee Prize
  • Purnima Ghosh Award
  • Srabanti Bannerjee Memorial Prize
  • Sacchidananda Ghosh Memorial Prize
  • Special Staff Prize from the department.

Extension Activities

Seminars/Conferences/Lecture organized by the department

Funding Agency Seminar / Conferences / Workshops with Date Speakers
1)Govt. of West Bengal,         2)ICSSR, New Delhi,
3)State Bank of India,
4)Bank of Baroda and
5)Bengal Economic Association
40th Annual national Conference of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad on 'Analysing the Growth Trajectory of Indian Economy: Productivity,
Efficiency, Employability & Equity', dated
29.02.2020 & 01.03.2020
See BEA_Programme Details.pdf
 
Bethune College One-day Seminar on Theories of Investment and Trade Cycles, dated 02.03.2019 Prof. Ambar Nath Ghosh, Professor, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University
Bethune College One-day Seminar on Neo-protectionism, International Trade and Environment, dated 01.09.2018 1) Prof. Rajat Acharyya,
Professor,
Department of Economics,
Jadavpur University

2) Prof. Kaushik Gupta,
Professor,
Department of Economics,
University Of Calcutta
Bethune College and ITM Business School One-day Seminar on Career Opportunities after Graduation in Economics dated 01.09.2018 Mr. Abhishek Hore, Faculty, ITM Business School
Bethune College One-day Seminar on GST: An Economic Evaluation dated 21.11.2017 Dr. Kumarjit Mandal,
Associate Professor,
Department of Economics,
Calcutta University
 


Prizes & Fellowship

  • Santosh memorial Medal (awarded for highest marks in Chemistry Honours in the B.Sc. Examination)
  • Puspa Das and Dipali Das Memorial Silver Medal (awarded for highest marks in Chemistry Honours Practical in the B.Sc. Examination)
  • Radharani Bhattacharya Memorial Silver Medal (awarded for highest proficiency in Chemistry Honours in the B.Sc. Examination)
  • Special Staff Prize (awarded to top five students securing first class marks in the B.Sc. Honours Final Examination)
  • Shibnarayan Chakraborty Memorial Prize (awarded for highest proficiency in Chemistry Honours in the B.Sc. Examination)
  • Kamalabala Mukherjee Memorial Scholarship (awarded for standing first in Chemistry Honours in the B.Sc. Examination)
  • Netaji Prize (awarded for highest proficiency in Chemistry Honours in the B.Sc. Examination)

Excursion

Place Visit

Date

Year of the Student
Raichak, South 24 Paraganas 21.02.2020 (one-day) UG Semester II, Semester IV and Third year


Results

U.G. Economics UG Result


Students Section

Achievements of Present Students

Student participation in Seminars/Workshops/Short Term Course and exhibitions outside College:

Name of Student Achievement
Manjeema Samaddar (UG Third Year)
  • Awarded Inspiration-budding Woman Enterpreneur's Award 2019 by the Indian Chamber of Commerce

Asmita Das and Damayanti Sau (UG Third Year)
  • Secured second position inthe NC Ray memorial paper presentation competition organised by St. Stephen's College, NewDelhi, 2019. Their paper was published in the academic journal of St. Stephen 's College.

Samriti Chowdhury (UG Third Year)
  •  Co-authored a paper titled 'A good way forward: The importance of social capital and climate action' for Dr. Saroj Gupta memorial paper presentation at the economics festival of Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. This paper was published in their academic journal.

Scholarships/Fellowships/Studentships received:

Name

Year

Fellowship
Anamika Sadhukhan UG 1st Year 2017 Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship
Priyanka Saha UG 1st Year 2017 Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship
Poushali Mohanto UG 1st Year 2017 Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship
Riya Dhar UG Sem IV 2018 Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship
Asmita Ghosh UG Sem IV 2019 National Scholarship for College and University Students
Sananda Bhattacharya UG Sem II 2019 Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship

Achievements of Ex-Students

Sl No Name UG with Year Academic achievement Present position
  Sritama Banerjee 2017 Cleared GRE in 2018 and obtained
DAAD Scholarship in Germany
Pursuing her Masters degree at Mannheim
University in Germany and currently studying in Zurich University under a student exchange programme
  Bidisha Bhattacharya 2015
  • worked as a Research assistant in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt of India consultant to the Chairman, Fifteenth Finance Commission, Mr. N. K. Singh 2019
  • Was a member of the team that prepared Fifteenth Finance Commission report, Ministry of Finanace. Govt. of India.
Consultant to the Chairman, Fifteenth
Finance Commission, Mr. N. K. Singh
  Priyanthi Bagchi 2012 NET and SET in 2019 Research Scholar at University of Calcutta
  Mouli Chowdhury 2014 NET in 2019 Research Scholar at University of Calcutta
  Baishali Bose 2012 SET in 2019 Working with an NGO
  Kankana Sen 2016 postdoctoral research Post doctoral research fellow at Gokhale Institute Pune
  Medha Chatterjee 2019
  • Nominated as the winner of the Prestigious Nalini Das All-round Excellence Award of Bethune College this year, for her all-round excellence in both curricular as well as extra-curricular activities.
  • Secured Second Position in the Inter-College Policy Document Competition 2017 organised by St. Stephens College, Delhi.
  • Selected as a participant in the Simulation of IMF Committee as the representative of Vietnam at Policy Forum model, United Nations, at Presidency University. Also selected and served as Wordcon officer in Wordcon 2018, in the Third International Freelancers' Conference, Kolkata.
     
Pursuing Post graduation in Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
  Diti Goswami 2013 JRF (UGC) JRF fellow in IIT, Delhi
  Sangita Poddar 2016 JRF (UGC) JRF fellow in Jadavpur University
  Pallavi Julasaria 2012 JRF (UGC) Assistant Professor in St. Xavier's University
  Rimon Saha 2011 JRF (UGC) Assistant Professor at Raniganj College
  Amrita Mukherjee 2015   Research Assistant in a project under University of Berkeley
  Moutrisha Ganguly 2013 Research Scholar at Viswa Bharati University

Also has a number of publications to her credit including one in the peer-reviewed academic journal Heritage, published by Bethune College.
Pursuing PhD
 
  Shreshtha Hajra 2012 Paper published in peer-reviewed academic journal Heritage, published by Bethune College. Successfully placed at various companies after completing Masters Degree.
  Debopriya Paul 2012 Paper published in peer-reviewed academic journal Heritage, published by Bethune College. Successfully placed at various companies after completing Masters Degree.
  Arshiya Halder 2016 Paper published in peer-reviewed academic journal Heritage, published by Bethune College. Successfully placed at various companies after completing Masters Degree.
  Hiya Roy 2017 Paper published in peer-reviewed academic journal Heritage, published by Bethune College. Successfully placed at various companies after completing Masters Degree.


Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities at the College/University/State level and prizes won:

Name of Student Achievement
Monisha Sen of Second year
  • won the titles of "Sharad Sundari" 2017 FeminaStylista, 2017 and Miss Kolkata Rhapsody 2017 in Rhapsody, Inter-college Fest of Calcutta Medical College.

Samadrita Dey, Solanki Roy, Tanaya Gupta, Ananya Sen, Meghna Nirmal and Poulami Sengupta of Third Year
  • won the Inter-college Fashion Show competition in Rhapsody

Solanki Rou of Third Year
  • awarded best model in Ecstasy 2017, Inter-college Fest of NRS Medical College.