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The growth of the Department of Economics from a mere 24 students from its commencement to a stunning 900 (both Day College and Self-financing stream) over the past sixty one years has been made possible by the tender care, relentless effort, loving and benevolent guidance by successive Heads of the Department and an equally dedicated band of staff who have nurtured it. The strength of the faculty from 2 to 19 in the day and 2 to 8 in the Self- financing stream with a total of 27 faculty bears ample testimony to the tremendous growth of the Department.

The first great stride taken by the Department was the introduction of the Post-Graduate in Economics in the year 1968 and M.A. Business Economics in the year 1983 leading to a giant leap in academics. Unwilling to close the doors to many an inspiring young student, the Self-Financing Programme was launched in 1991at the under-graduate level and it has been converted to Business Economics.

The Department had been upgraded as the First Research Department not only of Ethiraj College but among the affiliated colleges of the University of Madras as well. This facilitated the College and the Department in particular, to carve a special niche in the Research Centers of India. The Department also has the distinction of being the first and only college in the University of Madras to specialize Health Economics in the M.Phil course which was started in the year 1977 and part-time and full-time Ph.D course was ushered in the year 1982. The Department is proud to have produced, since its inception, 208 M.Phil and 17 Ph.D research scholars.

The generations of students are a unique and distinct class by themselves. The past students of this college are so appreciative of and grateful of this college.


S.No Name Designation

Tmt. D. B. Usharani, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D

Head of the Department

Asso. Professor
2 TCapt. R. Shanthini, M.A, M.Phil.(F.I.P) Asso. Professor
3 Tmt. R. Sumathi, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D.B.Ed., Asso. Professor
4 Tmt. B. Shyamala, M.A, M.Phil,Ph.D. Asso. Professor
5 Tmt. D. Uma, M.S, M.Phil, Ph.D. Asst. Professor
6 Tmt. Reshmi Su bbaiah, M.A, M.Phil. Asst. Professor
7 Tmt. S. Malini, M.A, M.Phil. Asst. Professor
8 Tmt. V. M. Suneela Shyam, MA(Eco), MA(Pop. Stusd) MA(Public Admn), MA (Hist), Ma(JMC), M. Phil, M.Ed, MBA,Ph.D.(F.I.P) Asst. Professor
9 Tmt. G. Neelavathy, M.A, M.Phil.(F.I.P) Asst. Professor
10 Tmt. Jamuna Rani, M.A, M.Phil.(F.I.P) Asst. Professor
11 Selvi. G. Radhika, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D. Asst. Professor
12 Tmt. B.Jothi, M.A, M.Phil, (F.I.P Appointee) Asst. Professor
13 Tmt .S.Sudha M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D (F.I.P Appointee) Asst. Professor
14  Tmt. K.Bindhu M.B.E.,M.B.A.,PGDHRD.,M.Phil, Ph.D(F.I.P Appointee)  Asst. Professor
15 Tmt.R.Mythili,M.A, M.Ed.,M.Phil (F.I.P Appointee) And Trust Appointees Asst. Professor
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