1. Ph.D. Programme

2. M.A. Economics


Prof. J. Narasimha Rao

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D



Prof. J. Narasimha Rao

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D


Teaching of Economics began right from the inception of the University in 1919 at Intermediate level through Urdu medium.

A full-fledged Department of Economics was established in 1935 with the introduction of Economics at BA. with Prof. Ilyas Burney as the first Head. The M.A. Course in Economics was started in 1937 with the efforts of Prof.Habibur Rehman and Dr.Anwar Iqbal Qureshi.

The Department gained stature during the tenure of Prof. Gautam Mathur when he took over as the Head in 1965. Under his stewardship, the Department scaled new heights and grew into a strong Centre for Development Economics and Economic Planning. The UGC sanctioned Special Assistance Programme (SAP) to the Department under his headship in 1972. Subsequently, the Department was selected for the University Leadership Programme (ULP) to prepare text material for the undergraduate courses.

The Department had reputed economists on its rolls. Some of them included Dr. Raja J. Chellaiah, Former Member, Planning Commission, Prof. N. S. Iyengar, renowned Econometrician, Dr. Ali Mohammed Khusro, Chairman, XI Finance Commission, Dr. CH. Hanumantha Rao, former Member, Planning Commission, and Dr. Balwanth Reddy, former Principal, Administrative Staff College of India.

The Department has a very active research programme with Economics of Development and Planning as its thrust area. It has a team of 09 internal and 25 retired and external research supervisors. The Department has awarded 15 Ph.D degrees during 2016-17.

The faculty members have entered into academic contact with CESS, World Bank, Woolongong (Australia), IOWA, Boston (USA), and Indian Ocean Rim, Association for Regional Cooperation, Mauritius. The thrust area of the Department is Development, Inclusive Growth in Agriculture.

The Department was also identified as one of the consultant groups for preparing the State Development Report of Andhra Pradesh by Planning Commission in the year 2009-11.

Courses offered

  • Ph.D. Programme
  • M.A. Economics

Paper Titles of M.A.( Economics)



Core - 1:Micro Economics - I         

Core - 1 :Micro Economics - II 

Core - 2:Macro Economic Analysis - I

Core - 2 :Macro Economics Analysis - II

Core - 3:Quantitative Methods - I 

Core - 3 :Quantitative Methods - II

Elective I-A:Agricultural Economics - I

Elective I-A:Agricultural Economics - I

Elective I-B:Computer Applications -I

Elective I-B:Computer Applications-II

Elective II-A:Social Sector - I

Elective II-A:Social Sector - II

Elective II-B:Financial Economics-I

Elective II-B:Financial Economics - II




Core - 1:Econometrics - I

Core - 1 :Econometrics - II

Core - 2:International Economics

Core - 2 :Indian Economy

Core - 3:Public Economics

Core - 3 :Environment Economics

Elective I-A:Industrial economics-I

Elective I-A:Industrial Economics-II             

Elective I-B:Agri-Business- I

Elective I-B:Agri-Business-II

Elective II-A:Demography         

Elective II-A:Economics of Insurance

Elective II-B:Development Economics

Elective II-B:Telangana Economy/Project work

Note: Complete details about the course may please be obtained from the Head of the department


Prof. A. K. Vasudeva Chary
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Specializations: Industrial Economics & Macro Economics

Prof. A. Nakula Reddy, Head
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Specializations: Agricultural Economics & Micro Economics

Prof. J. Narasimha Rao, Chairman BoS
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Specializations: Development Economics, Agricultural Economics & Public Economic

Prof. B. Sudhakar Reddy
M.A., Ph.D.
Specializations: International Trade & Finance


Dr. M. Ramulu
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Specializations: Agricultural Economics
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Mr. R.Sunitha - Computer Operator
Mr. A.Anjaiah - Junior Assistant
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