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Department of Economics
Brief history of the department

The Department of Economics, Jorhat College came into being with the very inception of the college. At the beginning Economics was taught as a core subject. With the increase in the number of students and responding to the demand of time Major course was opened in 1977-78. The first batch of students came out successfully in the year 1979. Since then a large number of students have been being offered Economics as Major subject.

Mission and Vision

It has been an earnest endeavour on the part of the department to undertake number of academic and co-curricular activities. The department also undertakes various initiatives as its responsibility towards the society.

Course Offered
  • Economics (Major), Economics (Pass) under Semester system
  • Economics (core), Economics (Generic) under CBCS system.

Present Faculty Members
  • Mr. PulokJyoti Sharma, M.A. (HoD)
  • Dr. Mouchumi Mahanta, M.A., Ph.D., B.Music( Vocal, Violene, Classical Dance)
  • Dr. Jagat Jyoti Barua , M.A. , M.Phil, UGC-NET, Ph.D.
  • Ms. Mahfuja Begum, M.A. MPhil. UGC-NET, Pursuing Ph.D.
The founder teachers of the department

Sl.No.

Name of the teacher

Period

Designation

01.

Late Tarun Mohan Goswami.

from1-12-72 to 31-12- 81

Head of the department. Later Vice-Principal of the college.Died during his service period in December,1981.

02.

Mr.Narendra Nath Kakoti

From1-12 72 to 28-2-97

Head of the department from January,1982

03.

Mr. Hemanta Kumar Dutta

From1-12-72 to 31-7-95

Senior Lecturer.

Other teachers who worked in the Department

SL No.

Name of the teacher

Period

Designation

1

Dr. Sujata Phukan

from14-7-82 to 31-7-16

Associate Prof,HoD, Vice Principal,Principal i/c

2

Dr. Pradip Kr. Adhyapak

From 2-3-83 to 27-9-89

Assistant Professor

3

Mr. Panchananborthakur

From 15-11-88 to 31-7-2015

Associate professor, HoD

4.

Dr. Nilima Bora

From 05 11- 95 to 31-12-2018

Associate professor, HoD

Academic Activities
  • Migration of Rural Youths: A case study of XahaiKhangia Gaon on 11/04/2015
  • Tourism and Employment: A case study of Kaziranga Orchid Park on 10/02/2016
  • Demographic Pattern of Tea Garden Labourer: A case Study in Sycotta Tea Estate on 10/06/2016
  • A study on potential of Kakachang as a tourist place on 31/01/2018
  • A study on Environmental degradation in Picnic Spots of Assam: A case study of Silghat on 3rd February 2019.
  • A field-study on the “Financial Awareness and Financial Inclusion of the Tea Garden workers of Naginijan Tea-Estate, Jorhat” on 15/08/2019
Best Practices of the department
  1. Learning through Alumni interaction. Alumni Pursuing Ph.D.  or similar higher education are invited interact with current students and take classes on special issues.
  2.  Departmental Quiz isorganised.
  3. ICT is given utmost importance as a teaching aid.
  4. Departmental Awards for students.
  5. Economic Forum actively takes part enhancing economic discourse.
No. of books in the departmental library: more than 500
Current Faculty Members
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Mr Pulak Jyoti Sharma
M.A., HOD

Dr. Mouchumi Mahanta
M.A., Ph.D., B.Music( Vocal, Violene, Classical Dance)

Dr. Jagat Jyoti Barua
M.A. , M.Phil, UGC-NET, Ph.D.

Ms. Mahfuja Begum
M.A. MPhil. UGC-NET, Pursuing Ph.D.

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