The Department of Economics of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (SBSC) offers under graduate programmes in Economics â€“ B.A.(Honours) Economics and B.A.(Prog.) with Economics as major and minor. B.A.(Hons.) Economics is one of the most prestigious courses of the college and the University of Delhi. It attracts best students from all over the country. SBSC is one of the few colleges that offers B.A.(Prog.) with Economics & Commerce and Economics & Mathematics as subject combinations. The Department also offers Generic Electives (GE), Value Addition Courses (VAC) & Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) to the students of other courses. GE offered by the Department are the most popular GE in the college.
The Department was set up in 1967 with the very establishment of the college. At that time the number of students rarely exceeded 40 with no female students and only 3 faculty members in the department. Over the 56 glorious years, the Economics Department of SBSC has not only grown in strength but also in reputation training the brightest of economics graduates who are well placed both at national and international platforms.
The strength of faculty members in the department has also increased to 19 committed and dynamic teachers with specializations in various branches of economics and a tremendous research base. Total number of students in the department has also increased to 200 at present. The department has been able to attract a number of students from different parts of India. Our students have outperformed not only in academics but also in sports and other extracurricular activities.
in academics but also in their overall personality enhancement. A brief glimpse of that includes the Economic Society now called â€˜Ecospireâ€™ has been playing the vital role in developing and showcasing the talents of the students in the sphere of economics while cultivating their interest and applicative ability. The annual Economics Fest, named â€˜Econotiseâ€™, gives an opportunity to all the aspiring economists at inter as well as intra college/university level to participate in various activities like panel discussions, paper presentation, MUN, extempore, economic quiz etc., to enhance their pioneering ideas through interactions and debate drawing an overwhelming response each year.
The department also organizes national seminars, lectures series, workshops & webinars by eminent speakers and experts on contemporary economic issues. Along with it department also organizes industrial visits, plantation drives and recreational tours which would help in overall personality building and raising environment sensitization.
The results of department grew exponentially on year on year basis. More than 50 % of our students have scored first division marks in their bachelorâ€™s degree. Many alumni of the department have opted for higher education from prestigious institutions like Delhi School of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIMs, ISB and IIFT in India. Many of the students have joined international universities like London School of Economics, University of Scotland and University of Chicago for their masters and research. Our students are well placed in various think tanks in both government and corporate organizations.
The vision of the department this year is driven by a deep determination to uphold our commitment to disseminate knowledge and facilitate meaningful discussions in economics. In the light of the same the department this year proposes to initiate its own Research Journal, a separate â€˜Arthnayaâ€™: Economics Magazine cell, Economics Lecture Series and a dedicated economics Research cell. The department this year aims to dedicate itself towards introducing new and vibrant activities in economics thereby upholding the name and legacy of our esteemed department in particular and college in general.