St Agnes College was the first Women's College not only on the West Coast but also in the whole of South India. The Economics Department of St. Agnes College has the privilege of being the oldest department dating back to the foundation of the college in 1921 when it was affiliated to the Madras University. Economics was one of the subjects offered in all the combinations in the humanities strain as women whose only career option then was teaching opted mostly for Economics and History. With the reorganizations of States, the college and the department under it had to move from Madras to Dharwad, Mysore and finally Mangalore University.

Land-Marks of the Department:

  • First to start Mathematical Economics
  • Starting the Planning Forum
  • Sr. Noelline, the H.O.D. took the initiative to start the Mangalore University Economics Association, taking a step towards forming an Economics Professional Community at the University and State level.
  • Rain Water Harvesting was started on the campus by two members of the Department- Sr. Agatha Mary and Mr. Clement D'Souza before it was taken over by the College.
  • Upgrading of the Department after NAAC.
  • Autonomy has motivated the Department to not only think creatively but also materialize the creative thoughts.


A Guest Lecture was organised On Monday 23rd July 2018 by the Department of Economics, St. Agnes College (Autonomous) for the B.A Economics students on the topic Karnataka State Budget-2018. The speaker for the lecture was Dr. Jayavanth Nayak, Associate Professor of Economics, University College, Mangaluru. He discussed about the various aspects of state budget and its impact on the economy. This lecture was followed by a session on Budget Preparation by Reji John, Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru, where he focussed on different components of budget and its practical implementation. The session ended with students interaction with the resource persons.


The department organised a Panel Discussion on 'Goods and Services Tax' for the students of Economics, Commerce and BBA on 21 July 2017. Economics students of Roshni Nilaya also took part in the Panel Discussion. CA Dafny D'Souza, Ms.Rashmitha and Ms.Prakruthi were the Panalists. Mrs. Ceculia Farida Goveas, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya moderated the session.

ADD -ON COURSE: Quantitative Techniques In Economics

The Department of Economics conducted an add-on course for the final year economics students which aimed at evoking interest of the students in the use of mathematical techniques in order to solve economic problems. Nineteen students were part of this add-on course.

Name : Sr. Dr. Venissa A.C. (Prescilla D'Souza)
Department : ECONOMICS
Designation:HOD, Vice Principal
Qualification:M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
12/02/2016 National Mangalore University Economic Association Annual National Conference - 2016 SDM College(Autonomous)Ujire, Karnataka Partcipated

Papers Presented

Year Level Theme Place Participation Type
2012 National Economic Linkages of Poverty, Migration and Homlessness: Chennai and Bangalore, Research Methodology Workshop at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai Presented Paper
2011 State Micro Finance and Self Help Groups: A Two Dimensional Approach to Women Empowerment, Empowerment of women - Issues and Challenges Department of Economics, Vidyodaya Arts and Commerce First Grade College, Mysore Presented Paper

Papers Published

Year Level Paper Title Book Title and Publication No.
2014 National Homelessness and Vulnerability - A Multinomial Logit Analysis Echo Research - A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Pgs. 71-84
2013 National Income and Employment of Homeless people with Special reference to Bangalore and Chennai Echo Research - A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pgs. 12-24
Name : Prathvi.U.Karkera
Department : ECONOMICS
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.A, -

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
30/11/2015 National MICRO FINANCE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND INCLUSIVE FINANCE: ISSUES AND POLICY OPTIONS St. Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangalore Organizing Secretary
11/09/2015 State A Symposium for College Faculty Shri Ramakrishna Matt,Mangalore Participated
Name : Derik Dias
Department : ECONOMICS
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.A, -

Economics - Papers Offered

Semester Course Code Paper No. Title of the paper No. of hrs / Week Credits
B. A.
I ECO 101 I Micro Economics 6 4
II ECO 201 II Macro Economics 6 4
III ECO 301.1 III Monetary Economics 6 4
IV ECO 401.1 IV International Trade & Public Finance 6 4
V ECO 501.1 V Economic Thought 5 3
 ECO 502.3 ECO 502.4 VI (Electives)Development Economics Statistical Economics 5 3
VI ECO 601.2 VII Indian Economics 5 3
 ECO 602.4 ECO 602.5 VIII (Electives)Mathematical Economics Environmental Economics 5 3
I COM 104.2   Business Economics 4 4
II COM 204.2   International Trade 4 4
III COM 303.4   Monetary Economics 4 4
IV COM 403.4   Public Finance 4 4