Activities During 2016-2017
The Freshers of I B.A. were welcomed in our midst with a short orientation programme put up by the II and III Year B.A students. There was a short entertainment highlighting the importance of the subject, the avenues open to a BA Economic graduate. The Chief Guest for the Programme was Dr.B.C.Manjula, HOD of the Department of Economics, St. Agnes College, motivated and inspired the students with her talk about career options and goals in life
Service Learning: Final year students of the department were involved in lending their service through service learning activity once a week . Eight students of final year degree every Wednesday proceed to Mallikatte government school to teach students lessons, crafts, paintings etc to make use of the latent skills. The programme encourages our students to be service minded in sharing their knowledge and expertise.
To inculcate in students love for the nature "Nurturing nature in the neighbourhood" was organized during which 125 saplings were planted by economics students on the road divider in front of St. Agnes college gate. The renowned environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmaka was the chief guest. The students with the Eco Secretary take turn to clean up the area, manure and take care of the plants every week.
To bring about ecological balance and prevent environmental degradation the department has organizes programmes like rain water harvesting , poster competition , collage painting, model making , campus cleaning.The first year students were given the knowledge of rain water harvesting .The entire process was explained to the students in the actual field.
Activities During 2015016
A National conference on 'Social Entrepreneurship - A way to reonstruct the society' was conducted on 23 and 24 November.
The Department of Economics has organized a visit to the Syndicate Bank and a field trip to industries. As part of the International year of Family Farming, the department put up an exhibition on the theme Ancient, Medieval and Modern Family Farming.
Extension activities of the Department:
The department had organized an extension service visit to 'Snehalya' - a home for the Destitute at Talapady. 20 students of I B.A. and II B.A. along with a staff member spent value time with the 45 inmates of 'Snehalaya'- a home for the mentally and physically disabled men, picked up from the streets. The students interacted with them affectionately. They were given eatables and an amount of Rs.3300/- which was contributed generously by a few students.