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Department of PG Studies and Research in Economics

The Department of Economics was started in the academic year 1974-75 by the University of Mysore. With the formation of Kuvempu University in 1987, the Department of Economics became one of the oldest Post-Graduate Departments. The department has completed four decades of excellent service to the academic community and is known for its quality training in Economics. Besides regular teaching and research, the faculty members of the department are also involved in training and extension activities. Two major Research Projects sanctioned by the UGC, New Delhi, have been completed by the faculty in the recent past.

An array of teaching methods is employed to address the needs of the students who have different learning styles and come from different socio-cultural backgrounds. The faculty at Department of Economics caters to the individualized student’s learning needs and endeavors to create a positive impact on their learning Redefining teaching objectives is influenced by expanding knowledge frontier and its preservation, self – understanding , self-discovery imaginative thinking and developing oral and writing competency.

Ideally, a good teaching method shall possess some elements that are conducive to generating strong desire among students to learn. For the benefit of the students the department has arranged lecture Programmes under UGC visiting fellow programme, Guest Lecture series, inviting experts from different universities, have also been arranged in the Department which benefited the students considerably. Lecture programmes have also been arranged under the auspices of planning forum, an academic association of the students and teachers in the Department. The staffs discharge their duties following punctuality and regularity. The Lecture classes in the Department are held regularly. If need be special classes are also being engaged.


Vision Statement

The Department shall strive for continuous improvement in quality of teaching as well as research for the benefit of student community in particular and the society at large.

Mission & Goals

  • Improve students’ knowledge base.
  • Increase students’ level of confidence and competence.
  • Train individuals to contribute significantly to National development.
  • Educate and enlighten the rural mass about socio-economic problems of the country.

Programms Offered

Sl No Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
1 M.A CBCS, Two-year, Four Semesters B.A., with Economics 39+03
2 Ph.D 3-5 Years M.A., in Economics. 05+2/Faculty


  • Annual to CBCS
  • Dedicated Faculty
  • Young Researchers
  • Faculty Participation in Academics
  • Special Lectures, Seminars, Workshops/ Training Programme
  • Engaged the students in rigorous intellectual exercise


  • Publication of a daily newspaper
  • Practical training in television radio production
  • Computer lab


  • More Research Projects
  • Better participative Teaching
  • Scope for interface with the Rural People
  • Region Specific Research
  • Field Study Based Courses

Future plans of the department


To conduct academic programmes every year for students & faculty members of the Department and for the general public with support from the University.


Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail

Year of Establishment



Department of PG Studies & Research in Economics
Kuvempu University
Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA

Teaching Faculty of Economics in Kuvempu University

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    Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Professor

    Area of Specialisation: Transport Economics, Rural Development, Infrastructure Economics, International Economics

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    Prof. Yogish S. N. Professor

    Qualification:B.Sc. M.A., Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Agricultural Economics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Statistical Methods, Computer Applications in Economic Analysis

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    Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Professor

    Qualification:M.A, Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Development Economics, Banking and Finance,Co-operation

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    Dr. Ravikumar S Guest Lecturer

    Area of Specialisation:

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    Dr. Sharath A.M Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:D.Com, DCA, B.Ed, MA, Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Agricultural Economics, Computer Applications in Economic Analysis, Research Methodology. Indian Economy, Financial Institutions and Markets, Social Sector.

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    Dr. ELAYARAJA K Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:B.Ed, MA, M.Phil, Ph.D, KSET,
    Area of Specialisation: Rural Development and Indian Economy

Research Project of Economics in Kuvempu University

Sl No Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
1 Transport and Development in Karnataka University Grants Commission Dr.B.Jayarama Bhat Yuvaraja U 532800 Completed in December 2011
1 Cultivation of Arecanut in Malnad Region of Karnataka-A Case Study of Shimoga District UGC 393400 Completed
2 Cultivation of Arecanut in Malnad Region of Karnataka A Case Study of Shimoga District UGC Prof. S.N.Yogish - 393400 Completed
1 Poverty Alleviation Among Dalits in Karnataka: A Study of Kadur Taluk of Chikkamagalur District Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Buddha Study Centre, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta Dr. Ravindranatah N. Kadam Nil 50000 Competed
Sl No Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
1 Prof. Yogish S. N. Mr. Basavaraju S M 03 0000-00-00 Agrarian Transition in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka 0000-00-00 0
2 Prof. Yogish S. N. Smt. Sudha H M 05 0000-00-00 An Economic analysis of Production and Marketing of Onion-A Case Study of Chikkamagaluru District in Karnataka 0000-00-00 0
3 Prof. Yogish S. N. Mr. Shivappa 210 0000-00-00 An Economic Analysis of Groundnut Cultivation in Karnataka With Special Reference to Tumkur District 0000-00-00 0
4 Prof. Yogish S. N. Miss. Asha T 214 0000-00-00 Karnatakadalli Nagarasabhegalu: Chitradurga Nagara Sabheya Arthika Adhyayana 0000-00-00 0
5 Prof. Yogish S. N. Mr. Pradeepa K S 303 0000-00-00 An Analysis of Cashew Production and Marketing in Karnataka with Special Reference to Dakshina Kannada District 0000-00-00 0
6 Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Shivanna T 02 0000-00-00 Performance Evaluation of Housing Scheeme in Chitadurga District: With Soecial Reference to Indira Awas Yojan 0000-00-00 0
7 Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Mahesh S 04 0000-00-00 The Performance Analysis of the MGNREGA: A Comparative Study of Chikkamagalur and Tumkur District 0000-00-00 0
8 Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Madan. M.S 06 0000-00-00 Economic Analysis of Coconut Farming in Karnataka : A Case Study in Chikkamagalur District 0000-00-00 0
9 Prof. Yogish S. N. Mr. Venkatesha H 07 0000-00-00 An Economic Analysis of Pomegranate Cultivation - A Case Study of Chitradurga District in Karnataka 0000-00-00 0
10 Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Rajshekhar S. B 09 0000-00-00 Infrastructure Development in Karnataka: A Special Reference to Telecom Sector in Shivamogga District 0000-00-00 0
11 Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Smt. ShilpaM. Wadeyar 11 0000-00-00 An Economic Analysis of Sheep Rearing: A Case Study in Chikkamagalur and Chitradurg District 0000-00-00 0
12 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Shwetha S.K / 847399722231 Part Time 12 2012-07-18 Performance Analysis of Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee A Case Study Of Shivamogga District In Karnataka 2018-07-31 NO .
13 Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Vani H 13 0000-00-00 Gram Panchayats and Rural Development: A Study of Chikkamagalur District 0000-00-00 0
14 Prof. Ravindranath N. Kadam Vidya. K 15 0000-00-00 Performance Evaluation of Primary Agricultural Co-operative Credit Socities with Special Reference to Credit Recovery: A Study in Shivamogga District of Karnataka 0000-00-00 0
15 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Meenakshi K. H / 226798059833 Part Time 206 2015-02-25 Women Entrepreneurship In Shivamogga District - A Study 2020-02-25 NO .
16 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Sunil Kumar P / 779624512387 Part Time 207 2015-02-25 Rural Road Connectivity In Karnataka A Study Of Namma Grama Namma Raste Yojane ( NGNRY) 2020-02-25 NO .
17 Prof. Yogish S. N. Mr.Palaksha Naik N J 238 0000-00-00 An Economic Analysis of Arecanut Cultivation in Chikmagalore District-A Case Study 0000-00-00 0
18 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Nagesha B / 555690671235 Full Time 298 2016-04-24 Rural-Urban Migration-A Study in Chitradurga District 2020-04-30 YES NFST
19 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Ranjith Kumar / 201216409939 Full Time 299 2016-04-25 An Evaluation of Indian Railways Transport With Special Reference To South Western Railway 2020-04-30 YES University SC/ST Cell
20 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Sowmya K / 968342715599 Part Time 300 2016-04-25 An Economic Analysis of Road Transport - A Study In Chitradurga District 2020-04-30 NO .
21 Prof. Yogish S. N. Smt. Yasmeen Mohammed Alwan 304 0000-00-00 Economic Efficiency of Agricultural Exports - A Case Study of Yemeni Centers 0000-00-00 0
22 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Bharathraj S Nejar Part Time 392 2017-09-05 Roads and Rural Development A Study in Udupi District 2021-09-05 NO .
23 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Ravindra. M.K / 829537911640 Part Time 763 2010-10-18 Private Participation In Higher Education - A Study In Dakshina Kannada District 2018-10-18 NO .
24 Arts Prof. Jayarama Bhat Beedubail Eshwara M.G / 567867876910 Part Time 764 2012-10-31 Health Care Service In Urban Rural Karnataka : A Study In Shivamogga District 2018-10-31 NO .

Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :

Title Level Year Funding Agency
Youvajana mattu Sahakara Kuvempu University 19.10.2016
Visiting Professor/ Visiting Fellows Kuvempu University 11 to 15th April - 2016
Awareness Programme on Cooperation 31-03-2016 RICM
Preparation of Project Report at PG Level and Research Methods Kuvempu University March, 19 & 20, 2016
Contemporary Trends in Co-operative Movement and 92nd Birthday Celebration of Late K.H.Patil March 16, 2016
Invited Special Lecture on the Theme: - Union Budget 2016-17 11 March 2016
Self Employment Information / Guidance Programme March 05, 2016
Special Lecture Series 18 to 22nd January 2016
Infrastructure Development: Current Scenario and future challenges National 2008 Kuvempu University
Re-engineering co-operatives National 2008 Kuvempu University

Relevance of Co-Operative Sector in the Changing Economic Scenario

National 2007 Government of Karnataka
GATS- Challenges and Prospects for India National 2004 Kuvempu University
Recommendations of Eleventh Finance Commission State 2001 Kuvempu University
U.G.C.Sponsored Refresher Course in Economics State 2000 UGC

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