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Kuntal Das

Assistant Professor and Head
The Department of Economics, Kharagpur College

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Education : M.Sc
Knowledge : International Trade
Year Of Experience : 10 years


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Dr. Bikash Kumar Ghosh

Assistant Professor
The Department of Economics, Kharagpur College

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Education : M.Sc
Knowledge : Statistics and Econometrics
Year Of Experience : 9 years


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Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti

Assistant Professor
The Department of Economics, Kharagpur College

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Education : M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Knowledge : Statistics and Econometrics
Year Of Experience : 8 years


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Sukla Mondal Saha

Associate Professor
The Department of Economics, Kharagpur College

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Education : M.A., M.Phil.GDCA
Knowledge : Agricultural Economics and Econometrics
Year Of Experience : 28 years


Sri Pranim Rai

Assistant Professor in Economics
The Department of Economics, Kharagpur College

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Education : M.A.
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Auguste Comte’s dream was to stand social sciences on the same high pedestal with the natural sciences. After more than two centuries, only the science of economics among all the social sciences, can boast of that position of distinction. With its clearly stated axioms. Rules of deduction, generally accepted methods of proof, sophisticated tools of observation and measurement, rules of induction and quantitative generalization and the like, it stands on the terra firma of scientificity , at par with the natural sciences. Study of economics is, thus, not only a career building exercise; it is also a route to the satisfaction of the highest level of intellectual quest and pure joy of knowledge.

COURSES OFFERED : The department of Economics offers courses at both the Honours and General levels. The Honours course is offered in the day shift of the college only, whereas the General level course is offered in both the day and the morning shifts. Any good student with a sound background of mathematical reasoning can excel in the Honours courses. For the General course also some knowledge of elementary mathematics proves helpful.

CAREER PROSPECTS : Successful completion of the Honours course opens up a wide range of career building opportunities for the students. Those willing to pursue an academic career can join the Masters’ level courses in various Universities and then get teaching jobs at schools, College and University. A good background of Economics also provides a sound footing for pursuing various management courses. An Honours graduate in economics is also profoundly eligible for the posts of probationary officers in banks, marketing research officers in firms, enumerators in government, semi – govt. and private institutions in addition to the various administrative posts viz. WBCS, IAS and others offered through public service commission. The department can boast of an alumni excelling in all such positions and many more.

FACULTY AND PERFORMANCE : The faculty is an ideal combination of youth and experience. The members are in regular touch with new developments in the subject through publication, journals and the internet and also by regularly attending seminars. Teacher – student ratio being heavily in favour of the students in the department, every student gets individual attention of teachers. This is amply reflected in the performances of the students. So far the Honours course is concerned, the department has a hundred percent success rate in the University exams consistently over the years and that too with high percentage of marks and regular first classes and University ranks. In the general course also performance of the students is quite satisfactory.

RESEARCH AND PROJECT WORK : The teachers of the department are engaged in regular research work of their own and also in conducting research projects of the students. The department has been trying to build up a data bank on various socioeconomic aspects of the people in and around Kharagpur so that comprehensive profile of the area can be prepared. This is mostly done through project work of the students. The areas covered includes the problems of child labor, situation of the people employed in the informal sector, economic conditions of the slum dwellers, impact of urbanization on the economic life of the people living in the suburbs of Kharagpur and many other issues.

AMBIENCE : The department of economics provides a very congenial academic atmosphere for the students and every newcomer immediately feels a sense of familial belonging to the department which makes him/her feel easy and relaxed.

The intake capacity of Economics Honours is 81.  The general or subsidiary subjects are Bengali/Hindi, Political Science, philosophy & English. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Total of 800 marks in honours subjects, 600 in general papers and 150 in compulsory papers.  

B.A. Economics Honours

The intake capacity of Economics Honours is 81.  The general or subsidiary subjects are Bengali/Hindi, Political Science, philosophy, English.It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Total of 800 marks in honours subjects, 600 in general papers and 150 in compulsory papers. 

B.A. Morning Sift

The subjects of B.A. General (Morning Shift) are (a) Bengali, English, Pol. Sc./Physical Education (b)Bengali, English, Philosophy (c) Bengali, English, History / Physical Education (d) Bengali, English, Economics / Physical Education (e) Bengali, Pol. Sc., Philosophy (f) Bengali, Pol. Sc., History/ Physical Education (g) Bengali Pol. Sc. Economics/ Physical Education (h) Bengali, Philosophy, Economics (i) English, Philosophy, Economics (j) English, Pol. Sc., History/ Physical Education (k) English, Pol. Sc., Economics/ Physical Education (l) Bengali, Philosophy, History (m) English, Philosophy, History (n) English, Pol. Sc., Philosophy (o) Pol. Sc., Philosophy, Economics (p) Pol. Sc., Philosophy, History. However Mathematics is not allowed with Bengali/Hindi. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects.

B.A. General (Day Shift)

The subjects of B.A. General are History/Sociology/Economics, Bengali/Hindi, Sanskrit/Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science and English. However Mathematics is not allowed with Bengali/Hindi. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects. 

B.A. General (Day Shift) with Geography

The subjects of B.A. General (Day Shift) with Geography are Bengali/Hindi (b) History/Sociology/Economics (c) Sanskrit (d) political Science. However Mathematics is not allowed with Bengali/Hindi. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects. 

B. Sc. General (Pure Science)

The subjects of B. Sc. General (Pure Science) are (a) Mathematics, physics, Chemistry (b) Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science (c) Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science (d) Mathematics, Economics, Geography, History/ Sociology/ Economics. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year,  Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects.


Journal Publication

  1. FDI in India(Pp 188-191)

    Author : Prof. Kuntal Das
    Book : Foreign Direct Investment and its impact on Indian Economy(ISBN 978-81-928665-0-5).
    Year : 2013

  2. Economics of Eco-friendly Terracotta Products in Bankura District of West Bengal(Pp 233-245)

    Author : Dr. Bikash Ghosh
    Book : Journal of Economics and Development Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2(ISSN: 2334-2382 (Print), 2334-2390) (online)).
    Year : 2014

  3. How Does Primary Dairy Cooperative Perform? A Study of Physical and Financial Performance Variables in West Bengal State in India(pp.397-407)

    Author : Dr. Bikash Ghosh
    Book : Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, Vol. 3, No.2. (Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, Vol. 3, No.2. ).
    Year : 2013

  4. Economic Indicators of Primary Milk Producers Co-Operative Societies: Evidence from West Bengal(Pp.1-19)

    Author : Dr. Bikash Ghosh
    Book : International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management, Vol.1, No.3, July-September.(ISSN 2160-9659).
    Year : 2012

  5. Milk Marketing under Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Marketing Channels: Evidence from West Bengal(Pp87-108).

    Author : Dr. Bikash Ghosh
    Book : Economic Annals (ISSN 0013-3264), Volume LV, No. 187, October December(ISSN 0013- 3264).
    Year : 2011

  6. An Empirical Investigation on FDI and some other Foreign Trade Parameters in India- A Brief Review.

    Author : Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti
    Book : Look East, Vol. 1; Number 5(ISSN 2231-0029)
    Year : 2014

  7. Relevance of Education- Development Status of North-East India Revisited (pp- 77-81)

    Author : Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti
    Book : Proceedings of National Seminar on Contribution of Education in Employment and Earning
    Year : 2014

  8. General Impact of FDI in India- A brief Analysis Page 251-264

    Author : Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti
    Book : Impact of FDI on Indian Economy(ISBN-9788193149713)
    Year : 2014

  9. Employment Unemployment situation in northeast India(pp-14-25)

    Author : Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti
    Book : Jamshedpur Research Review; Vol I; Issue II; March-May(ISSN 23202750)
    Year : 2013

  10. Financial Recommendation for northeastern states in India(pp- 141-156).

    Author : Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti
    Book : RabindraBharati University Journal of Economics, Vol. VII; November (ISSN 0975-802X)
    Year : 2013

  11. The status of Agriculture sector in the post-reform period in northeast India in OPEN EYE ,(pp 5-14)

    Author : Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti
    Book : Journal of S.R.L Mahavidyalaya; West Bengal; India; Vol. 8; Dec(ISSN 22494332).
    Year : 2011

  12. Development Status in North-East India(pp 139-146)

    Author : Dr. Subhabrata Chakrabarti
    Book : Indian Journal of Regional Science; Vol. XXXXIII; Number 2; ISSN 0046-9017
    Year : 2011

  13. Gender-Related Development Programmes and Gender-Related development indicators for India(pp 131-145)

    Author : Prof. Sukla Mondal Saha
    Book : Gender Budgeting: A Step towards Justice: Conceptual and Empirical Issues(ISBN 978-81-8211-088-5)
    Year : 2012