Ever since the inception of the CH. S. D. St. Theresa’s College for Women at Eluru, West Godavari District in the year 1953, and Economics has been one of the subjects prescribed for Under - Graduate students has gained highest prominence. The department of Economics having a successful record at the Under - Graduate level, it was visualized to offer the course at Post - Graduate level by the management. The stalwarts of the parent department of Economics, Andhra University, Viz, Prof. B. Sarveswara Rao, Prof. Ramana, and Prof. Paradha Saradhi supported the idea and inspired the management to start Economics course at the P.G. level. Thus it had its humble beginning in 1971, with 23 students, due to ceaseless efforts and dedicated services of the then Principal Sr. Josephine and teaching, faculty Dr. Sr. Mary Benjanin, Dr. Mrs. A. Saraswathamma and Sr. M. Graziana. Andhra University has conferred permanent affiliation to P.G. department of Economics in 1991, on account the performance, the efficacy, caliber and dedicated service of the faculty and the institutions.

II. Aims and objectives of the department:

The Post – Graduate department of Economics works in accordance with the aims and objectives of the college. However, it has devised its own specific objectives, based on the main objectives of the college.

S.no Name Designation Qualification Years of service Specialization Photo
1 Dr. Mrs. D. Madhu Malathi lecturer & HOD M.A., M.Phil Ph.D 33 Mathematical Economics -
2 Dr. Mrs. I. Annapurna Reader M.A., M.Phil Ph.D 22 Econometrics -

The Dept of P.G. Economics inaugurated Club, by name “AMARTYA” in honour of Amartya Kumar Sen, Nobel Laureate, in the year 2003 and successfully conducting activities till to date. (2003 – 2016).

The aims and Objectives of the club are as follows:

  • To arrange guest lecturers of eminent expertise and administrators of different fields.
  • To conduct Extempore, Elocution, Essay writing, Quiz competition and posters etc
  • To promote General Knowledge, Cultivate the habit of reading Newspapers, Journals, Magazines and use INFLIBNET.
  • prepare their own Skits/Dramas to improve their histrionic talent.
  • Industrial Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Demography
  • Regional Economics
  • Knowledge lounge with the provision of Internet facility, besides latest editions of subject oriented books and journals to promote academic skills in students
  • Computer applications and training in soft skills (CATSS) course for the benefit of students to face global competence
  • Knowing the strength of the students department identifies the areas in which they can be trained –
  • a. Teaching Profession
    b. NET/SLET
    c. APPSC – group services
    d. UPSC

Educational tours, industrial / field trips are arranged for practical study to gain first hand information.

  • Since the inception of the department, the department acquired cent percent pass results and with maximum number of distinctions and first classes
  • The Dept has been securing 100% 1st classes with maximum no. of distinctions since 2005 onwards To date i.e 2015 -'16.
  • In the academic year 2007-’09, the total batch of 40 students excelled in the University Examinations, and brought credit and laurels to the department by acquiring cent percent distinctions.
  • The academic expertise of the faculty of the P. G. Department of Economics was recognized by the management and was awarded “THERSIAN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD” twice i.e. in the years 2006 & 2010.