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Department of Economics

The Department of Economics was established in 1882 and is as old as the Institution itself. Economics was a subject at the intermediate level till 1923 and once the Institution became a First Grade College in 1923, Economics became one among the major subjects of study for the degree students. The Department today offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. The Postgraduate programme was started in 2006.

‘The Department is committed to generating interest in the discipline of Economics among students by imparting sound theoretical knowledge and developing quantitative skills to analyse economic behaviour. We are engaged in creating responsible citizens with critical thinking, right human values and attitudes which help one become an agent of change for our society.’

“Postgraduate programme in Economics aims at building human capital in the discipline of Economics for teaching, training, and research and for employment in various sectors of the economy. The Department will remain focused on forming Economists who will be sensitive to the economic realities and become change agents for our developing economy.”

Our alumni, both graduates and postgraduates are well placed in various jobs such as researchers in leading national and international academic and research institutions, as college and school teachers, in the corporate sector, in private and nationalised banks, NGOs, civil services, in the government and as leaders in political parties.

Faculty from the Department have completed major and minor research projects from UGC and ICSSR. The Department regularly organises student seminars and has also organised national-level seminars.

Some PG Economics classes are supported by DataCamp, an intuitive learning platform for Data Science and Analytics. Learn any time, anywhere and become an expert in R, Python, SQL, and more. DataCamp’s learn-by-doing methodology combines short, expert videos and hands-on-the-keyboard exercises to help learners retain knowledge.


Develop and establish the Department as a School of Economics.

Message from DEAN

Mr Clement D'Souza

Message from DEAN

Greetings and a warm welcome from the School of Humanities!

The School of Humanities, under St Joseph’s University was created to provide learning spaces, with 7 departments and an associate department, the Department of Physical Education. Of the 7 departments, 5 departments have antecedent of more than 140 years in contributing to the motto of the Institution 'Fide et Labore'- meaning faith and toil.

As a stakeholder remotely or distantly you may be interested to know about School of Humanities and the Departments with the School. This message of mine provides you a glimpse of how we instil passion for excellence that helps our students to create a better tomorrow.

Do you know what inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and enthusiasm have in common? These are all without price tags, which are always provided at the School of Humanities both within and beyond classroom and the result being the students who graduated from this School emerge as a different person – more mature, shaped and inspired.

As the Dean, School of Humanities, I’m proud to say that all my colleagues both Associate and Assistant Professors are always ready with passion to inspire hope among the students; they eagerly help the students to ignite their imagination, and instil love of learning. Our Associate and Assistant Professors set the tone of their classrooms-they build a warm environment, mentor and nurture the students.

Along with the professors, students are helped by amazing group of Mentors, and this will make the School of Humanities a second home for the graduating students.

Each Department in the School has academic associations and also non-academic associations which help the students in character formation and also career mapping.

Students who wish to join our School, rest assured we will support you in every step of your formation years of 3/ 4-year UG programme or 1/ 2 years of PG programme and also the Research programme. Your academic success and wellbeing are as important to us, as they are to you.

Opportunities provided in the School of Humanities, St Josephs University, Bengaluru, is more than a pathway to a Degree; it is a pathway to discover the purpose of life.

Good wishes on your journey at the School of Humanities.

Warm regards,

Mr Clement D'Souza

Dean, School of Humanities


SL. No. Name of the Supervisor Designation Area of Specialisation PhD Scholars
1 Dr Nikhil Jha Assistant Professor

Area of Specialisation

  • Labor Economics
  • Spatial Economics
  • Urban Economics


  •  Jessy O P 
2 Dr Tulika Bhattacharya Assistant Professor

Area of Specialisation

  • Development economics
  • Urban economics
  • Input-Output economics
  • Health and gender studies
  • Intimate partner violence and their mental health and quality of life


  • Vanathi D

PHD Scholars

Name of Research Scholar Date of Enrollment for Coursework at SJU Area of Research Title of the Thesis (Provisional) Link to the Profile of the Supervisor Status of the Thesis
NITA MOITRA 16-01-2024 Economics Economics In Coursework
VANATHI D 16-01-2024 Economics Economics In Coursework
JESSY O P 10-07-2023 Development Economics Development Economics In Coursework

Research Fellows

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Visiting Researchers

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Adjunct Faculty

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