The Department of Economics is one of the earliest full-fledged under-graduate departments of the American College started in early 1930’s. In the beginning, it was a composite department with Commerce and History as an integral part of the programme. Over the years, the Department of Economics has grown as one of the largest departments in the College with 15 faculty members, with research proficiency, and over 300 students. The Department of Economics is known for providing higher education in economics with quantitative treatment. In addition, it is worthy to mention that Department of Economics is one of the pioneers in Tamilnadu to introduce teaching Economics in Tamil as medium of instruction (regional language).
The department started its Post-Graduate Programme in Economics in the academic year 1984-85 by which its contribution to application-oriented higher education in economics has been recognized and highly appreciated. By recognizing the Academic Excellence, the Madurai Kamaraj University granted the status of Research Centre to the Department of Economics in the academic year 1996-97. Subsequently, the department started its M.Phil. programme in Economics in the academic year 2005-06.
Courses Offered: B.A (Tamil Medium & English Medium), M.A, M.Phil