Department of Economics

The inception of the Department of Economics dates back to 1943 – the year of establish of B.Borooah College. It was a part of the Department of Civics, which was a combination of Economics and Political science.

The Honours course in Economics started in the college from 1957. Shri Hiralal Gogoi, one of the first batches of Honours students secured second position in the University in 1959. In the year 1995, major in Economics in the science stream was introduced in the college. Since its inception, the department has been served by a number of eminent academicians of the region, either as part- time or full time lecturers. Special mention may be made of Pof. Parameshwar Sharma, Prof. Tarak Chandra Goswami and Mrs. Bandana Deka Phukan whose devoted and untiring efforts have given the department its present shape.

Courses offered & Seats
  • H.S. (1st and 2nd Year)

  • T.D.C (Semester) course in Major and General

  • No. of Seats : 60 in Major course

Faculty

Head of the Department:

  • Dr. (Mrs.) Reema Choudhury, M.Sc, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor
    Contact No. 9864011028
    Specialization: Econometrics

Other Professors:

  1. Mr. Manoj Kumar Das, M.A
    Assistant Professor
    Contact No. 9864088062
    Specialization: Agriculture

  2. Mr. Nijan Ch. Pegu, M.A
    Assistant Professor
    Contact No. 9859928852
    Specialization: Marketing research and demand forecasting, human resource development, financial system.
  3. Mrs. Jyotsna Takbipi, M.A
    Assistant Professor

 

Activities

Department of Economics organizes seminars and workshop every year for the benefits of students. Besides, regular class seminars are arranged every year among the Major students. Every year, the students of the department under the guidance of the faculty members carry out a socio-economic survey of a village. Some of the faculty members have links with different organizations through which they perform certain activities in the society.

Departmental Publication:

Wall Magazine : The Economic Mirror.

Departmental Library:

The departmental library has nearly 350 books, which are specifically used for tutorial classes.

Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding

    1. UGC sponsored National Seminar in collaboration with Northern Economic Association on ‘Socio-economic and institutional feasibility of utilization of water-resources in North-East India from Feb 18th – 19th( 2012)
    2. KVIC sponsored awareness programme under PMEGP on Khadi and Village Industries for students organized jointly with Society for Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SpeeD), a leading Guwahati based NGO on 28/08/14.
    3. A lecture on ‘India’s Public Policy Challenges and Prospects” by Prof.Rajiv Malhotra of O.P Jindal Global University on 13th Feb 2015.

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities.
The faculty members are either  Conveners or Members of number of cells engaged in carrying out all round activities of the college.

 

Research
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Reema Choudhury:

Awarded Ph.D degree by Gauhati University for her thesis titled “ Budgetary expenditure of Assam during 1972-1997: An analytical study”

  • Dr. Nivedita Goswami:

Awarded Ph.D degree by Gauhati University for her thesis titled “Entrepreneurship development in Assam: A study of the influencing factors”. An International publisher has published this thesis as a book in 2010.

  • Mr. Nijan Ch. Pegu:

Registered for Ph.D under Gauhati University in 2010. Topic: An economic analysis of instability in production and efficiency of resource use - a study in rice in Assam.

Completed Minor Project

Name of the teacher - Dr. Nivedita Goswami

Project title - “Influence of economic and non-economic factors of entrepreneurship development in Assam”

Sponsoring Agency - UGC

Year - 2005-07

Collaborative research programmes:

The department in collaboration with Omeo Kumar Das Institute of social change and development has completed survey in village Rampur, in the district of Kamrup, Assam as a case to study the livelihood pattern and change therein( if any) of the fishermen of Assam as a consequence of last years’ drought like situation (2007).

Results

Results of the B.A (Major) :-

Year Appeared 1st Class 2nd Class Simple Pass %
2016 31 21 06 03 96.77
2015 39 26 12 - 97.42
2014 48 24 24 - 100
2013 49 16 30 01 95.91
2012 47 15 31 01 100