Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala
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Department History

Establish in the year 1963, renowned economists like Dr. Karam Singh Gill, Dr. H.K. Manmohan Singh, Dr. J.N. Sinha, Dr. M.C. Kakwani, Dr. P.D. Hajela and Dr. Vivek Manocha laid the strong foundation of the department.

At the very outset, I am proud to say that the Department was identified by UGC as DSA in 1977. The Department completed the phase-IV of DSA in 2007. UGC team is expected any time now onwards to grant next phase of DSA, though, we are expecting centre for Advanced Studies. The Department received 24.50 lac under DSA phase-IV and Rs. 34.50 lac under ASIHSS (Assistance for Strengthening of Infrastructure in Humanities and Social Sciences Schemes from the UGC. Besides, the Department was able to generate Rs. 10.00 lac from other agencies. The Department at present is working in three thrust areas: Development Economics, Public Economics and Agriculture and Business Environment with a purpose. Besides, Masters Course in Economics, the Department is running B.Sc Hons. School, MBE, M.Phil and Ph.D courses. Nearly 50 percent of the total applicants get in to various courses being run by the department. More than 70 students are presently registered for Ph.D. degree.


The department is being run by 14 teachers comprising of 10 professors, 1 reader and 3 lecturers and 8 non-teaching members..

           
The departmental library is stoked with nearly 20,000 books and an equal number of books on economics in the main library. It is matter of pride that the departmental library is the depository of World Bank publications.


Besides the facility of computer lab, all the teaching and non-teaching staff members have been provided P-IV computer and an excess to internet as well. Most of these facilities have been created with the help of UGC grants.


As far as academic part is concerned our department is far ahead of all other departments of economics in the region.


Conducting and attending Seminars/workshops at the national/international level is a regular feature of the teachers of our department. Besides seminar/workshops consultancy services are also provided by the department both at regional and national level. Ten research projects funded by various agencies at the State and National level have been completed and another  are in progress.


Faculty (Click on Faculty Name for Bio data)

Faculty

Specialization

Distinction/

Awards

Publications/

Projects

(Number only)

Conferences/

Seminars Attended

(Number only)

Name: Dr. H.K. Manmohan Singh

 

 

Books:

Conferences

Designation: Professor  Emeritus

Papers

National :

Qualifications: Ph.D

National :

International :

Contact Information

International :

Seminars

Ph:

Projects :

National :

Email:

 

 

 

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Sucha Singh Gill

Development Economics, International Economics

 

Books: 4

Conferences 20

Designation: Professor

Papers  80

National : 20

Qualifications: M.A, Ph.D

National : 70

International :

Contact Information

International : 10

Seminars   33

Ph:  0175-2282857

Projects : 10

National : 25

Email: suchasinghgill@yahoo.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: 8

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Gurbachan Kaur Bhatia

Industrial Economics,

Economic Theory

 

Books: 1

Conferences  20

Designation: Professor

Papers  30

National : 16

Qualifications: M.A, Ph.D

National : 30

International : 4

Contact Information

International :

Seminars 30

Ph: 98725-82159

Projects : 2

National : 30

Email: bhatiagk@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

International:

   

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. O.P. Miglani

Business Economics,

Quantitative methods

 

Books: 1

Conferences

Designation: Professor

Papers  10

National :

Qualifications: M.A,M.COM, M.Phil, Ph.D.

National :

International :

Contact Information

International :

Seminars             50

Ph: 094173-85177

Projects : 1

National :

Email: ommiglani@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

International:

   

 

 

 

 

Name:Dr. Ranjit Singh Ghuman

International Economics & trade, Economic theory: Micro Economics,

Economics of Development and Planning

UGC- Research awardee: 2006-2009

Books: 7

Conferences/ Seminars

Designation:  Professor

Papers 61

National : 85

Qualifications: Ph.D

National :53

International : 21

Contact Information

International :8

Seminars

Ph: 9872220714

Projects : 8

National :

Email: ghumanrs@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Ramesh Kumar Bansal

Quantitative Economics

 

Books: 3

Conferences

Designation: Professor

Papers  25

National : 6

Qualifications: M.A, Ph.D

National :

International :

Contact Information

International :

Seminars

Ph:  94173-30158

Projects : 4

National : 30

Email:

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Inderjeet Singh

Development Economics

Merit holder in M.A(Economics)

Books:2

Conferences 24

Designation: Professor & Head

Papers 25

National :  20

Qualifications: M.A, Ph.D

National : 20

International : 04

Contact Information

International : 5

Seminars

Ph: 0175-2282574,+9198152-24708

Projects : 5

National : 05

Email: inderjeetsidhu@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr.  Shakuntla Gupta

Agricultural

Economics

Best citizen of India Award

Books: 4

Conferences 25

Designation: Professor

Papers 25

National : 23

Qualifications: M.A, M.Phil,Ph.D

National : 24

International : 02

Contact Information

International : 1

Seminars 30

Ph: 0175-2206521

Projects :

National :  30

Email: Shakuntlagupta56@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data  

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Gian Singh

Economics of agriculture

 

Books: 2

Conferences  50

Designation: Professor

Papers 13

National :

Qualifications:  Ph.D

National :13

International :

Contact Information

International :

Seminars

Ph: +91-99156- 82196

Projects : 3

National :

Email: giansingh88@yahoo.com

 

 

International:

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Lakhwinder Singh

Economics of Science and Technology, International technological spillovers, Development Economics

 

Books: 2

Conferences 10

Designation: Professor

Papers  30

National :

Qualifications: M.A,M.Phil, Ph.D

National : 20

International :

Contact Information

International : 10

Seminars

Ph: 0175-2282295, +91-9888755642

Projects : 6

National :

Email: Lakhwindergill@pbi.ac.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Balwinder Singh Tiwana

Political Economy, Economics of Agriculture

Stood first in Pre- university in the subjects of Punjabi and geography at college level

Books: 1

Conferences 16

Designation: Professor

Papers

National : 10

Qualifications: Ph.D

National : 12

International : 6

Contact Information

International : 3

Seminars 20

Ph: +91- 98728-85601

Projects : 2

National : 16

Email: balwindertiwana@yahoo.co.in

 

 

International: 4

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Kamaljit Singh

Economics  of Labour

First in M.A, National Merit Scholarship, NV Gadgil Prize

Books: 1

Conferences  6

Designation:  Reader

Papers

National :  6

Qualifications: Ph.D

National : 10

International :

Contact Information

International :

Seminars  8

Ph: 98144-94160

Projects :

National :

Email:

 

 

 

 

 

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Sangeeta Nagaich

Gender Studies

 

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer (adhoc)

Papers  14

National : 6

Qualifications: Ph.D

National : 14

International :

Contact Information

International :

Seminars

Ph: 94170 -01562

Projects :

National : 30

Email: sangeeta201062@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr.  Parmod Kumar

Money & Banking, Business economics

University merit certificates, Roll of Honour, Merit scholarship

Books: 1

Conferences 12

Designation:  Lecturer(adhoc)

Papers   9

National : 11

Qualifications: M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D

National : 8

International : 1

Contact Information

International : 1

Seminars 10

Ph:  98151-32195

Projects : 1

National : 10

Email: parmod.agarwal@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Mr. Mukhdeep Si ngh      

              Manshahia           

Information technology & quantitative techniques

 

Books:

Conferences  4

Designation: Lecturer (adhoc)

Papers 13

National :3

Qualifications: M.C.A, M.Tech

National : 6

International :1

Contact Information

International :7

Seminars  3

Ph: +91-9888220398

Projects :

National : 2

Email: mukhdeep@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

International: 1

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC CHANGE

 

Name: Dr.Sukhwinder Singh

Economics of Health and applied Economics

 

Books: 4

Conferences

Designation: Professor

Papers

National : 30

Qualifications: M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D

National : 13

International : 3

Contact Information

International : 2

Seminars

Ph: 0175- 2286913

Projects : 8

National : 35

Email: sohi42pbi@yahoo.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: 2

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Jaswinder Singh Brar

International economics, Economics of education

 

Books: 5

Conferences

Designation: Reader

Papers

National : 39

Qualifications: M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D

National : 14

International : 12

Contact Information

International : 21

Seminars

Ph: +91-98728-83465

Projects : 11

National :  5

Email: brar_jas@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data  

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 


Visiting Faculty

1.

Name Dr. H.S. Sidhu,

 

 

Designation  Professor

 

Qualification    Ph.D

 

Contact Information

Punjab School of Economics,

Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar

 

Ph:

 

Email:

 

 

2.

Name      Dr. R.K. Sharma

 

Designation  Professor

 

Qualification Ph.D

 

Contact Information

Department of Economics,

Jawahar Lal Nehru University ,

New Delhi .

 

Ph:

 

Email:

 

 

3.

Name  Dr. Parkash Mehta

 

Designation  Professor

 

Qualification  Ph.D

 

Contact Information

Department of Economics,

Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University ,      Palampur (H.P.)

 

Ph:

 

Email:

 

 

4.

Name  Dr. Kennth Peterson

 

Designation  Professor

 

Qualification Ph.D

 

Contact Information

Chair and Professor in Economics in Urban Studies, Furman University ,

Green Ville South Karoli,U.S.A

 

Ph:

 

Email:

 

 

5.

Name  Dr. Satwinder Singh

 

Designation Professor

 

Qualification Ph.D

 

Contact Information

Department of International Business,

Witan International College

London Road, Reading RGI

5 AQ Berks England

 

Ph:

 

Email:

 

 

Thrust Area

  • Development Planning
  • Public Economics
  • Agriculture and Business Environment

Significant Achievements

Department was able to generate financial recourses of Rs 1500000 approximately


Courses Offered and Admission Criteria

S. No.

Course

Duration

(years)

Seats

Eligibility

Tuition Fee & Other Charges

( Approximate) (Rs)

Admission Procedure

(Through Entrance Test/Direct)

1.

B.Sc( Hons school in economics)

3

28

10+2

8060

Direct merit base

2.

M.B.E

2

20

Graduation

23880+16680

Direct merit base

3.

M.A

2

68

Graduation

7850+3480

Direct merit base

4.

M.Phill

 

15

Master Degree in economics

7350 per sem

Direct merit base

5.

Ph.D

-

-

Master Degree in economics

-

Direct



INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

A) Internet Lab:
B) Departmental library
C) Seminar rooms -2



PLACEMENTS

Centralized placement cell at university level.


Alumni Association

Centralized Alumni


Major Research Projects, Minor Projects
Department faculty have published nine books and published 229 research papers in Journals of International/National repute and/or in Edited Volumes or Proceedings of National/International Conferences/Seminars. The department’s faculty has international recognition as evidenced by their invitations for doing collaborative research work and nominations to the editorial board of journals. Further the faculty of the department has carried out eight sponsored major research projects.


Conferences and Seminars

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b)      Punjab Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, March 4, 2005 .

c)      Policy Reforms in India - Some Economic, Social and Political Issues, March 5, 2005 ,

d)      Contemporary Development Issues in the North West India , March 25, 2004 .

e)      Indian Economic Development: Opportunities and Challenges, March 26-27, 2004 .

f)        Transitional Crisis in Green Revolution Belt and Response of Public Policy, March 30, 2003 .


Contact Us
Name:
Prof. Ranjit Singh Ghuman
Department of Economics ,Arts block no. 4,
Punjabi university, patiala – 147002


Ph. +91 175-304-6190
Office: +91 175-2286787
M: 9872220714

Email: ghumanrs@yahoo.co.uk
eco.pu.pta@gmail.com

 
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