SGGSWU Departments Department of Economics

In today’s globalised arena, India is one among the fast growing economies of the world. This emerging new economy is making new demands on its creators, managers, and explorers. This, in turn, is posing new challenges and opening new opportunities for us. A fast growing economy like ours needs services of the large number of well-trained economists. On the one hand, the centre and state governments needs well-trained economists at various levels. On the other hand, private sector, whose is expanding at phenomenal rate in India and has entered into new areas such as financial services, banking, insurances, and heavy industries, also require economists in various capacities.
Therefore, with the primary aim to create a centre for quality teaching and research programs in Economics, School of Economics is established at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University. The school aspires to become nationally and globally recognized centre of excellence in Economics.

Mission: School of Economics not only wants to focus on launching the careers of students but the school adopts ‘Service for the Society’ as its motto and yearns to address the evolving challenges of the economy and the society. The School intents to create an environment to deliver thought-provoking and research led programs which support learning and develop independent thinking among the students. The school seeks to produce professionals, ready:

“To undertake teaching of, and research in Economics;
To enter the administration as technocrats;
To assume responsibilities of setting-up/ managing the industry, agro-business, finance banking, business & trade, and insurance, and
To adopt economic journalism as career”


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1 Ph.D.

Seats: To be notified before the entrance test.
Duration: Minimum 3 years
Eligibility: 55% marks in Post-graduation.
The University admits Ph.D. students through Ph.D. Entrance test conducted by the University. The students who have qualified UGC (NET)/ UGC-CSIR (JRF) examination/  SLET/ GATE and foreign students sponsored by ICCR or any other applicable test conducted by notified authority of Government of India for the purpose, will be exempted from Ph.D. entrance test, subject to approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

2 B.A. Honours School Economics

Seats: 30
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in 10+2.

The student can leave the course after passing the three years then they shall be given degree of B.A. Economics Honours.

The students who have done B.Sc/B.A. Economics (Honours) with 50 % marks can take admission in M.A. Economics (Honours).

3 M.A. Economics

Seats: 30
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduation with Honors in the subject of Economics or graduation by obtaining at least 45% marks in the elective subject of Economics; or 50% marks in Graduation from a recognized University.

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1 Dr. Sumit Kumar Assistant Professor [email protected] Health Economics, Applied Economics
2 Dr. Kuldeep Walia Assistant Professor [email protected] Business Economics, Money and Banking, and Quantitative Techniques.
3 Ms. Rashmika Nagra Assistant Professor [email protected] Development Economics, Indian Economy
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1 Few Research Papers by Faculty Members

A. Dr. Kuldeep Walia


1. Relations  between  Union  and  States  -  Role  of  Finance  Commission”  by Unistar Publications.
2. Value  Added  Taxes:  A  Comparative  Study  of  Punjab  and  Haryana”  by  Unistar  Publications.
1. Study of Financial Administration of Centre and State in India”, Research Journal of Management and Technology “ Biz and Bytes”.(Nov.2014)ISSN 232089X
2. Planning Commission and Finance Commission in India”, International Journal of Computing and Business Research(Vol.4 Sep2014)ISSN 2229-6166
3. An Introduction to Tax Structure”, International Journal of Computing and Business Research(2013)ISSN 2229-6166
4. Introduction to Value Added Tax”, International Journal of Computing and Business Research(Vol.4 May 2013)ISSN 2229-6166
5. Comparison of Revenue Pattern of Punjab and Haryana”, PCMA Journal of Business Studies.(June 2013)ISSN 0974-997
6. Revenue Pattern of Haryana State”, PCMA Journal of Business Studies.(Jan2013)ISSN 0974-997
7. Financial Federalism under the Constitution of India”, RIMT-Journal of Strategic Management and Information(2013)ISSN 09755-43
8. Introduction to Federal System”, RIMT-Journal of Strategic Management and Information(2013)ISSN 09755-43
9. Sales Tax/ Vat Revenue from Different Groups of Commodity", Punjab Journal of Business Studies.(April 2010)

B. Mrs. Rupinder Kaur

1. Black Money and Corruption in India in edited book “Black Money in India Present Status and Future Challenges” (2014) ISBN 978-93-80144-37-5
2. Exploring Women Health Issues in Punjab: Current Status , Problems and Emerging Policy Issues in edited book “Punjab’s Economic Development in the era of Globilisation” (2014) ISBN 978-93-83723-03-04

C. Mrs. Rashmika Nagra

1. Paper Presentation on ‘Money Laundering: Concept, Significance and Impact’ at National Conference on Development Issues in South Asia on May 25, 2013 at, Punjabi University, Patiala.

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1 Well-equipped Smart Classrooms

The university has several ICT equipped classrooms. These are fitted with smartboards, digital visualizer, overhead projector, television and computer. These are used for classroom teaching as well as seminar purposes. They sometimes add value to cultural activities.Smart classrooms are used to enhance the quality of teaching and improve the experience of learning.

2 Books and Journals in Library

No of Titles: 194
Volumes: 411

Online Journals

The university also has UGC-INFLIBNET facility and currently has JSTOR journals of Economics, Development Studies, Finance, and Business.

1. J-store : J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. Launched in 2001 by Informatics India Limited. J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online offered by 12,356 Publishers. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 41,125 e-journals with links to full text at publisher sites.

2. Proquest: Proquest  electronic access  has content collection that of  90,000 authoritative sources, 6 billion digital pages and spans six centuries. It includes the world’s largest collection of dissertations and theses; 20 million pages and three centuries of global, national, regional and specialty newspapers; more than 450,000 ebooks; rich aggregated collections of the world’s most important scholarly journals and periodicals.

3 Computer Lab and Statistical Software

• Computer Lab (20 Computers) with the Internet Facility inside the Library for Practical Training.
• Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) installed on all computers for learning and use.

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1 Activities of the department in last academic session
  • Special Lecture on “Concept of Morality in the teaching of Vivekananda” on 26th September, 2013 was organised. The lecture was delivered by Prof. S S Narang (Retd.) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  • Special Lecture on “Food security: Issue and options” on 6th September, 2013 was organised. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Gurmail Singh, Professor, Department of Economics, Panjab University.
  • One day historical trip to Virasat- e- Khalsa was organised on 1st October, 2013. The thirty students of School of Economics and School of Social Sciences participated in this trip.
  • Special Lecture on “Sikh Diaspora in Japan” on 13th August, 2014 was delivered by Dr. M. Azuma, Research Associate, School of Human Sciences Waseda University, Japan.
  • Industrial Trip of Post-graduate students to Vinayaka Industires /Oswal Industries, Ludhiana was organised on 18th September, 2014.
2 Future Events
  • The department in Collabration with Dept.of Physical education and Sports Technology is organising a International Conference on "Sports, Health and Sports Economics" on 3-4 March, 2015.
  • The department in Collabration with Dept.of Commerce and Management is organising a International Conference on "Value creation in Sustainable Development" on 17-18 March, 2015.
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1 SWOC Analysis

It is new department of the university, the department offers opportunities which develop professional and intellectual competitiveness of students with the aim to train them in theory, practice, law, and ethics, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The rigorous training range from grass root level of economics like micro and macro-economics to specialized courses like econometric modelling, health economics, and environmental economics. The SWOC analysis of the department is as follows:

1.Excellent organization and management.
2. Upliftment of socio economically weaker students
3. Participation of the students in inter -department competition
4. Students’ hard-working nature.
5. Placements cell for students
6. Concentration on both knowledge acquisition and employment capabilities of students.
7. Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students.
8. Modern teaching methods in practice other than the lecture method.

1.Time constraint.
2. Limitation to conduct extension programmes.
3. Senior Faculty.
4. Inadequate Industry links.

1. To design short courses for working professionals
2. Invite eminent academicians for guest lectures/seminars/workshops.
3. To have more exchange programmes with universities abroad
4. To incorporate industry requirements in to the syllabus.

1. To increase enrollment of more students in the subject
2. To constantly upgrade the syllabi for dynamic subjects like Indian economy, International Economics, and Development economics.
3. Incorporating Community base programme.

Future Plans for the department:
(a) Organizing state and national level seminars.
(b) Organizing National Level Competitions.
(c) Conducting more guest lecturers inviting expertise from the market.
(d) Giving students experience of small research projects and papers.
(e) To develop research facilities.

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