The Department of Economics (established: 1920) is one of the main constituent departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences. It offers courses on B.A. (Hons.), M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Economics. It attracts the largest number of students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The students come both from within and outside the country. The Department has a long tradition of imparting education and promoting research. Many of its alumni have distinguished themselves in both academic and administrative spheres across the country and the world - a small testimony, perhaps, to the excellence of training that we have managed to give them.
The teaching programmes in the Department are focused on proper blending of 'quality' and 'relevance'. This is sought to be achieved by periodic updating of syllabi in conformity with the advancement of the knowledge in the subject, balancing emphasis on theoretical analysis with that on applied economics, introducing new courses from time to time and making tutorials more effective by establishing close student - teacher contact. The research programmes give special attention to economic problems of the country and the state of Uttar Pradesh. The thrust areas, include the various fields of Development Economics, International Trade, Agriculture Economics, Public Finance, Environment Economics, Monetary Economics, Industrial Development and Population Studies.