The Department of Agricultural Economics started functioning in 1960 as an integral part of the College of Agriculture. In the beginning it used to offer only undergraduate courses. The Master’s degree programme was started in 1963 and the Ph.D. degree programme in 1970. A new M.Sc. (Ag.) programme was started in Rural Banking in the year 1976 which successfully continued till 1992. The Department engages itself in all the three core activities of teaching, research and extension which constitute the integrated system of education in the university. In the last 54 years of its existence, the department has built up expertise in almost all the major fields of agricultural economics.
Vision:Agricultural and Rural Development with equity and sustainability through excellence in teaching, research, extension and training.